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The Effects of Turmeric Curcumin on Pancreatic Cancer Patients
In 2010 I profiled a study conducted by the National Institutes of Health, the largest such study in history, which found that dietary fat of animal origin was associated with increased pancreatic cancer risk. Which animal fat is the worst? The second ... [...]
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Reducing Salt Intake Might Harm Heart Failure Patients, Study Claims
Close to 6 million Americans have heart failure while more than 870,000 cases are diagnosed each year. If you have heart failure, it means your heart isn't pumping as well as it should be and, as a result, your body is probably not getting enough oxygen. [...]
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Prostate Cancer Drug May Slow Memory Loss in Alzheimer's Patients
pills A medication developed and commercialized for treating advanced prostate cancer may also help stabilize cognitive impairment in women who suffer from Alzheimer's disease, according to a study conducted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and ... [...]
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Study could help more personalised care for breast cancer patients
He said: "This study both gave us the first large scale view of the rest of the genome, uncovering some new reasons why breast cancer arises, and gave us an unexpected way to characterise the types of mutations that happen in certain breast cancers.". [...]
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New drug offers a ray of hope for prostate cancer patients
A new class of cancer drug can help men with aggressive prostate cancer that has stopped responding to conventional treatment, according to a new study. Researchers found that the drugs, called Hsp90 inhibitors, specifically target and inactivate a ... [...]
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Research to empower breast cancer patients Empowering patients with breast …
When women test positive for BRCA1 or BRCA2, or the new RECQL, typically the recommended treatment is prophylactic mastectomy to reduce the risk of developing cancer. While one in nine Canadian women is expected to develop breast cancer in her ... [...]
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Table 3. The prognostic factors for CRPC patients reported in previous studies
Sharifi N, Gulley JL, Dahut WL. An update on androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer. Endocrine-Related Cancer. 2010;17(4):R305–15. Miyamoto H, Messing EM, Chang C. Androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer: current status and future ... [...]
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Cost of cancer: One in FIVE patients struggling to afford bills
Katie, 47 from Birmingham was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2015. She said cancer treatment made her feel the cold which lead to problems managing her fuel bills. “When I was going through treatment for breast cancer, I felt freezing all of ... [...]
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Local METAvivor event benefits patients battling metastatic breast cancer
The treatments to fight stage 1,2, and 3 breast cancer, commonly chemotherapy and radiation, are ineffective. Once diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, a patient's average lifespan is 33 months. 20% of patients will live 5 years, 10% will live 10. [...]
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Low-dose of aspirin is likely to increase survival chances in cancer patients
"Our review, based on the available evidence, suggests that low-dose aspirin taken by patients with bowel, breast or prostate cancer, in addition to other treatments, is associated with a reduction in deaths of about 15-20 percent, together with a ... [...]
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Prognosis of Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer Patients – Use of the …
Detection of circulating tumor cells (CTC) in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) may improve the estimate of chemotherapy response. We evaluated ... The sPSA level correlated with CTC positivity during docetaxel therapy (p=0.0031). [...]
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Letters from strangers lift cancer patients
One Girls Love Mail recipient, a year after finishing breast cancer treatment, wrote Mulligan to say how much she cherished the note from Max, an elementary school student. “She said she kept it by her bedside and reread it every night. It made her ... [...]
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Critical to screen patients with rheumatoid arthritis for hearing impairment
Treatment of HI in RA is empirical. Oral steroids and intensifying Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs might be an option. Anti-oxidants (eg. vitamin E) may play a protective role for the inner ear. Regular audiometric test and TEOAEs should be ... [...]
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It is critical to screen patients with rheumatoid arthritis for hearing impairment
Treatment of HI in RA is empirical. Oral steroids and intensifying Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs might be an option. Anti-oxidants (eg. vitamin E) may play a protective role for the inner ear. Regular audiometric test and TEOAEs should be ... [...]
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Long-term outcomes of patients with recent-onset RA after 10 years of tight …
A recent study looked at long-term outcomes in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) after 10 years of targeted treatment in four treatment strategies. The treatment strategies included sequential monotherapy, step-up combination therapy ... [...]
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Steroid Use With Abiraterone Offers Multidimensional Benefits to Patients With …
For decades, the standard of care for men with advanced prostate cancer has been the depletion or inhibition of androgens. While androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) often results in temporary tumor regression or symptom relief in some patients, disease ... [...]
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