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Bladder Cancer

Bladder Cancer

What is chemotherapy for bladder cancer? Patients who are diagnosed with metastatic bladder cancer (M stage – M1; cancer which has spread to other parts of the body) are usually treated with chemotherapy. Chemotherapy may also be used in cases of “locally advanced” bladder cancer (T stage – T3 and above and/or N stage – […]

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Bone Cancer

Bone Cancer

What is bone cancer? What is metastatic bone cancer? Illustration of Bone Cancer Bone cancer is a malignant tumor that arises from the cells that make up the bones of the body. This is also known as primary bone cancer. Primary bone tumors are tumors that arise in the bone tissue itself, and they may […]

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How to Protect Against Short- and Long-Term Sun Damage

How to Protect Against Short- and Long-Term Sun Damage

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, July 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Don’t invite skin cancer to your holiday weekend. As you celebrate America’s independence at beaches, pools or backyard parties, remember that the sun’s damaging rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. — and protecting yourself is a must. “When it comes to sunscreen, […]

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ondansetron (Zofran, Zofran ODT, Zuplenz)

ondansetron (Zofran, Zofran ODT, Zuplenz)

What is ondansetron oral disintegrating tablet, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Ondansetron is an anti-nausea medication most often used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. Chemotherapy agents increase secretion of serotonin which stimulates serotonin (5-HT3) receptors in the brain, causing nausea and vomiting. Ondansetron works by selectively blocking serotonin (5-HT3) […]

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New Urine Test Might Show Whether Prostate Cancer Needs Treatment

New Urine Test Might Show Whether Prostate Cancer Needs Treatment

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A man who learns he has prostate cancer faces a difficult choice: whether to immediately treat the cancer despite potential side effects or wait and see if it’s a slow-growing tumor that never needs treatment. Men may soon have help making […]

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Early Risers May Be a Little Less Likely to Get Breast Cancer

Early Risers May Be a Little Less Likely to Get Breast Cancer

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re a woman who greets the early morning with a smile, new research delivers good news — you have a slightly reduced risk of developing breast cancer. For night owls and people who tend to sleep more than the usual […]

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Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors Face More Struggles

Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors Face More Struggles

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Adult survivors of childhood brain tumors often face intellectual and financial struggles, a new study finds. Advances in treatment have prolonged the lives of many childhood brain tumor patients, but survivors may have to contend with a number of effects from the disease and its […]

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Melanoma

Melanoma

Melanoma Symptoms and Signs Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that forms in pigment-forming cells (melanocytes). (A mole, or melanocytic nevus, is a benign tumor of these pigment-forming cells.) Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. Rarely, melanomas can be found in other areas of the body that contain pigment-forming cells, including […]