Treatments for cancer are more effective than 50 years ago. With the emphasis now on earlier detection through regular screening, treatment outcomes have improved greatly.
Food safety is a valuable goal year-round but especially in the warmer months. Why? More people travel and transport food during the vacation months. The outside temperatures in summer and early autumn often leave outdoor food in the danger zone, between 40 degrees and 140 degrees.
Lymphedema is a common side effect among cancer survivors, especially breast cancer survivors, but it can affect any patient whose treatment plan included lymph nodes being removed by surgery or lymph nodes being damaged by radiation treatment.
Diagnoses of early prostate cancer continue to decline. In 2012, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended against routine screening for prostate cancer using a blood test to check the level of PSA (prostate specific antigen) in male patients.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Adult survivors of childhood cancer may still deal with the late effects of cancer and cancer treatment years after their last treatment.
September is Pain Awareness Month. This month was established by the American Chronic Pain Association in 2001. In honor of Pain Awareness Month, let’s learn more about the issues surrounding pain and cancer.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ofatumumab in combination with fludarabine and cyclophosphamide for the treatment of relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
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