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What are phleboliths and are they safe?

What are phleboliths and are they safe?

Phleboliths are small, round lumps of calcium that form in a person’s veins. They often show up as white spots on pelvic X-rays, and they can be mistaken for kidney stones. These calcifications are common, particularly in the pelvis. They are not usually a cause for concern and are rarely painful. However, if they do […]

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Study suggests a role for radiotherapy for extending the lives of pancreatic cancer patients

Study suggests a role for radiotherapy for extending the lives of pancreatic cancer patients

Patients with early stage pancreatic cancer could be given longer to live if they receive radiotherapy at a high enough dose, according to research presented at the ESTRO 36 conference. Pancreatic cancer already affects around 338,000 people worldwide annually and this figure is increasing. It is notoriously difficult to treat and consequently has one of […]