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My Cancer Surgery

My Cancer Surgery

The surgery to remove the prostate is called a radical prostatectomy. This surgery removes the entire prostate gland and some surrounding tissue. While the urologist/surgeon is inside the abdomen, he/she also checks the lymph nodes to see if the cancer has spread or metastasized. The urologist can have “live” biopsies taken and evaluated during the surgery […]

Improved accuracy for cancer drug testing

Improved accuracy for cancer drug testing

A method to more accurately test anti-cancer drugs has now been developed at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. The method paves the way to a much earlier assessment of who benefits from a specific drug and who does not. “It is common for cancer patients to be prescribed drugs that fail to help them, […]

Prostate Cancer Surgery, Radiotherapy Offer Similar Overall Survival

Prostate Cancer Surgery, Radiotherapy Offer Similar Overall Survival

Radical prostatectomy and radiation therapy are associated with similar overall survival among men with localized prostate cancer (PCa), but progression-free survival rates are better with radiation therapy, Japanese researchers reported at the 2015 European Cancer Congress in Vienna. Renal and Urology News– Narihiko Hayashi, MD, and colleagues at Yokohama City University School of Medicine, studied […]

Cancer Surgery Crisis — Urgent Action Needed

Cancer Surgery Crisis — Urgent Action Needed

Surgery has a bigger impact on cancer than any other treatment modality, with potential to cure more than 50% of patients, and yet worldwide, fewer than 25% of cancer patients have access to safe and affordable care. There is a huge shortfall in the worldwide provision of cancer surgery, say experts, and they suggest that […]

Perception of Cancer Care Quality Varies Based on Patient Involvement

Perception of Cancer Care Quality Varies Based on Patient Involvement

(HealthDay News) — Cancer patients who let their doctors make all the decisions are less likely to rate their care as excellent compared to patients who participate in their medical decisions, a new study suggests. The report was published online February 12 in JAMA Oncology. Kenneth Kehl, MD, an oncology fellow at the University of Texas […]

Tumor Paint: Changing the way surgeons fight cancer

Tumor Paint: Changing the way surgeons fight cancer

One of the primary uses of radiotherapy is to treat the site where surgery has been performed to destroy cancerous tumor cells in patients.  The radiation therapy treats the tumor bed to make sure that all of the cancer cells that were not removed in the surgery are destroyed. It has historically been very difficult […]

A Patient Survives Cancer by having most of her Organs Removed

A Patient Survives Cancer by having most of her Organs Removed

A Patient Survives Cancer by having most of her Organs Removed Meredith Moore story of survival. A woman who was diagnosed with stage-three pancreatic cancer did not have many more options for treating it after rounds of chemo and radiation therapy failed to help her. While this site is dedicated to safe radiation cancer treatments for […]