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Cancer

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  • Drugmaker reverses course, offers treatment to stricken 7-year-old

    Drugmaker reverses course, offers treatment to stricken 7-year-old
    A 7-year-old Virginia boy struggling with a serious infection began a potentially lifesaving drug treatment Wednesday after his family's awareness campaign went viral and spurred the FDA and a pharmaceutical company to fast-track a new drug trial....
  • Research examines use of viruses to fight cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that someday it may be possible for doctors to use viruses to cure cancer. How does it work? What types of cancer could it affect? ANSWER: A considerable amount of research is currently underway that's examining the use of...
  • Married cancer patients fare better: Can you put that in a pill?

    Married cancer patients fare better: Can you put that in a pill?
    Married people who are diagnosed with the most common types of cancer are 20% less likely to die than patients who are single – and depending on the type of cancer they have, their odds of dying may be reduced by as much as 33%, new research shows....
  • Hair loss due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy for cancer is usually temporary

    Q: Can hair re-grow after radiation therapy and chemotherapy for brain cancer? What can I do to prevent hair loss? If I do lose my hair, are there any remedies to speed up re-growth? A: Hair loss can be a distressing side effect of chemotherapy and...
  • Close monitoring can help catch complications from neurofibromatosis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes neurofibromatosis, and how is it treated? Is it very common? I had not heard of the disease until my niece was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 1. ANSWER: Neurofibromatosis type 1 is a genetic disorder that disrupts...
  • Considering reconstruction

    Considering reconstruction
    When I received my second diagnosis of breast cancer in November, it came with good and bad news. The good was that, unlike the first — Stage 3 cancer— this one was in the early stages. No chemotherapy or radiation would be required. The bad...
  • Staying fit and active can help prevent a recurrence of breast cancer

    Nearing the end of chemotherapy for breast cancer, I peppered my oncologist with questions about how to prevent a recurrence. Should I avoid soy products? Processed foods? What about alcohol? I'd been surfing the Web looking for information. My doctor...
  • Treatment options can offer relief from vaginal atrophy

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What exactly is vaginal atrophy? Are there any effective treatments for it, or is it just another part of aging that I will have to live with? ANSWER: Vaginal atrophy (atrophic vaginitis) is the thinning and inflammation of the...
  • Quality of life often good post-breast cancer

    Quality of life often good post-breast cancer
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More than a decade after treatment, the average woman who has had breast cancer seems about as satisfied with her life as women who never had the disease, according to a new Canadian study. "It's been recognized for a long...
  • Let's talk menopause

    Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health http://www.whatdoctorsknow.com Menopause is the point in time when a woman's menstrual periods stop. Some people call the years leading up to a woman's last period...
  • Deerfield man races for father, cancer research

    Deerfield man races for father, cancer research
    David Mutnick said when he crossed the finish line at a marathon last month, he ran into his father's arms and both men cried. "I just said, 'This is for you, Dad,'" said Mutnick, 37, of Deerfield. Never a long-distance runner, Mutnick laced up his...