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Prostate Cancer Treatment: Hormonal Therapy

Prostate Cancer Treatment: Hormonal Therapy

What medications block testosterone for prostate cancer treatment? Today medicines used to block testosterone production by the testes include: LH-RH agonists: Leuprolide (Lupron), goserelin (Zoladex), histrelin (Supprelin LA), and triptorelin (Trelstar) are examples of these mediations. These are either given by injection into the muscle or under the skin at varying intervals of at least […]

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Prostate Cancer Treatment: Radical Prostatectomy Surgery

Prostate Cancer Treatment: Radical Prostatectomy Surgery

When do doctors consider surgery for prostate cancer? Radical prostatectomy, or surgical removal of the entire prostate gland, isn’t typically the first choice in prostate cancer treatment, but sometimes a radical approach is necessary to keep the cancer from metastasizing. Cancer of the prostate, the male gland in the pelvis that produces the fluid part […]

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Health Tip: Preparing for a Wig During Cancer Treatment

Latest Cancer News (HealthDay News) — If you’re coping with hair loss during cancer treatment, you may be considering a wig. To prepare for a wig during cancer treatment, Breastcancer.org suggests: Find pictures of your preferred color, length and style. Cut your hair short. Look online, at a wig shop or through a charity program. […]

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Wildfires Send Kids to ERs for Breathing Problems

Wildfires Send Kids to ERs for Breathing Problems

Latest Asthma News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Wildfires are becoming increasingly common, and along with the rising environmental damage, a new study finds more breathing problems for kids. In December 2017, a small wildfire in San Diego County, Calif., resulted in 16 more kids a day than usual showing up in emergency […]

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Anxiety and loss of appetite: What is the link?

Anxiety and loss of appetite: What is the link?

Anxiety commonly causes a change in appetite. Some people with anxiety tend to overeat or consume a lot of unhealthful foods. Others, however, lose their desire to eat when they feel stressed and anxious. Anxiety is a mental health condition that affects 40 million adults in the United States each year. Changes in appetite are […]

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What to know about brain atrophy

What to know about brain atrophy

Brain atrophy refers to a loss of brain cells or a loss in the number of connections between brain cells. People who experience brain atrophy typically develop poorer cognitive functioning as a result of this type of brain damage. There are two main types of brain atrophy: focal atrophy, which occurs in specific brain regions, […]

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Chest pain and leg pain: Are they connected?

Chest pain and leg pain: Are they connected?

Leg pain and chest pain do not typically occur together. However, there is a connection between leg pain and heart health, so a person may experience both of these symptoms at the same time. If a person is experiencing chest pain, they should seek medical attention immediately as it may indicate a heart attack. In […]