Tag Archives: Radiation Therapy

As radiation therapy declined so did second cancers in childhood cancer survivors

Washington: Childhood cancer survivors are living longer. Now research shows they are also less likely to develop second cancers while still young. The decline followed a sharp drop in the use of radiation therapy for treatment of childhood cancers.

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More complications, less satisfaction in breast cancer patients who get radiation, implants

Washington: Many breast cancer patients who have a mastectomy will consider breast reconstruction. But for a portion of these women, radiation therapy is also recommended — and that can alter the tissue around the breast, impacting reconstruction efforts.

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New radiation therapy better for lung cancer treatment

New York: A new radiation therapy, which has already been in use to treat prostate, brain, and head and neck cancers, also reduces chemotherapy side effects when administered in those afflicted with lung cancer, new research has found.

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Shorter course of radiation therapy associated with less toxicity in women with early stage breast cancer

Washington: Women who receive a shorter course of whole breast radiation therapy for early stage disease experience less toxicity and improved quality of life compared to those who undergo a longer course of treatment, researchers report from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre.

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Timing of cancer radiation therapy may minimize hair loss, researchers say

Washington: Discovering that mouse hair has a circadian clock — a 24-hour cycle of growth followed by restorative repair — researchers suspect that hair loss in humans from toxic cancer radiotherapy and chemotherapy might be minimized if these treatments are given late in the day.

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Implant-based breast reconstruction following radiation has high patient satisfaction rate

Washington: Breast cancer patients who have received radiation therapy after mastectomy have more problems related to the use of implants for breast reconstruction, according to a review in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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