Radiation News

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10/15/2014
Parenthood May Push Cancer Patients to Seek More Treatment

They may choose aggressive therapy in attempt to have more time with children, study finds

10/2/2014
Cancer Treatments in Pregnancy Safe for Offspring, Small Studies Find

Chemo, radiation given after first trimester did not raise health risks for children

9/29/2014
Too Many Heart Scans May Pose Radiation Risks, Cardiologists Say

American Heart Association urges doctors to make sure patient understands dangers, test is appropriate

9/15/2014
Chest Radiation May Help Fight Some Advanced Lung Cancers: Study

Added to chemo, it lowered recurrence rates, improved survival, researchers report

7/14/2014
Men With Prostate Cancer May Not Always Get Best Advice

Doctors suggest widely varying treatments; second opinion vital, experts say

4/30/2014
Radiation May Equal Surgery, With Easier Recovery, for Cancerous Lymph Nodes

Study of breast cancer patients found fewer complications with nonsurgical treatment

4/22/2014
Certain Type of Brain Malformation May Be Best Left Alone

Saying no to surgery, radiation tied to better outcomes in study of abnormal brain connections

4/1/2014
Cialis May Not Prevent Impotence in Men Treated for Prostate Cancer

Study sees little value in taking the drug during radiation treatment

3/24/2014
Targeted Radiation Might Help Fight Advanced Breast Cancer: Study

Therapy kills small vessels that feed liver tumors linked to breast cancer's spread

3/12/2014
Newer Radiation Therapy Treats Prostate Cancer More Quickly: Study

But researchers found less expensive treatment was more likely to lead to urinary complications

3/4/2014
Yoga May Help Breast Cancer Patients During Radiation Therapy

Study found it lowered levels of stress hormones, reduced fatigue, improved quality of life

2/21/2014
Advanced Tonsil Cancer May Respond Well to Targeted Radiation

Early study sought to reduce patients' exposure to radiation's side effects

2/19/2014
Radiation-Free Cancer Scans: Coming Soon?

Children might benefit most from new way to detect tumors, but experts say more research is needed

2/12/2014
Newsman Tom Brokaw Has Many Treatment Options for His Blood Cancer

Doctors note advances in therapies have boosted survival rates

1/23/2014
Radiation Before Surgery May Improve Survival From Rare Lung Cancer

Small study of mesothelioma patients also found smoother recovery with this treatment method

12/26/2013
Surgery With Follow-Up Radiation Best for Tongue Cancer: Study

Patients who started with chemotherapy had worse response, researchers say

12/11/2013
Chemo for Advanced Breast Cancer Might Be Enough

Study finds no survival benefit in treating original tumor with surgery, radiation

12/9/2013
Money Problems Can Compromise Breast Cancer Care

Study found gaps in health insurance, lower income and debt reduced chances of recommended therapy

12/3/2013
Radiation Treatment May Help Rid Body of HIV

Early research found it lowered levels of virus to undetectable levels in blood samples from patients

11/15/2013
Most Men With Breast Cancer Undergo Mastectomy, Study Finds

Surgery, radiation decisions differ between men and women, researchers say

11/11/2013
'One-Stop' Radiation Treatment Might Offer Breast Cancer Care Alternative

Study patients received radiation during surgery rather than after

10/28/2013
Radiation for Breast Cancer May Raise Heart Risks: Study

But experts say risk of cancer recurrence outweighs small chance of heart disease years later

10/25/2013
After Breast Cancer Surgery, Patient Assistance Programs Can Help

Study found women who turned to these programs were more likely to receive other needed treatments

10/24/2013
Do Some Docs Have Vested Interest in Prescribing Radiation for Prostate Cancer?

Study found greater increases in use of expensive treatment in practices that owned the equipment

10/21/2013
Many People Not Told Cancer Tests Can Lead to 'Overtreatment'

Early detection of slow-growing tumors could result in unnecessary surgery, chemo, radiation, study says

10/8/2013
Radiation Therapy Overused in Advanced Prostate Cancer, Study Says

Just one session is needed for effective pain relief, but many men get 10, according to researcher

10/5/2013
Selecting Sunglasses for Healthy Eyes

Tips for protecting your vision and skin

10/2/2013
Skin Cancer Patients Not Avoiding Sun, Study Suggests

Danish researchers looked at exposure after melanoma diagnosis

9/24/2013
Kidney Damage a Risk of Some Childhood Cancer Treatments, Finds Study

Likelihood greatest with use of certain chemotherapy drugs, surgery

9/19/2013
Eating, Swallowing Exercises May Aid Throat Cancer Patients

Keeping up these activities during chemo or radiation linked to better diets after treatment, study finds

9/19/2013
Shorter Radiation Course Appears Effective for Early Breast Cancer

New protocol could replace current standard, experts say

9/4/2013
New Method Cuts Radiation During Pacemaker Procedure: Study

Electromagnetic tracking system reduces time that live X-rays are needed during device implantation

8/30/2013
Ocean Plume from Japan Nuke Disaster Will Reach U.S. by 2014

But radioactive material from 2011 meltdown is expected to be harmless, experts say

8/28/2013
Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment Tied to Higher Risk of Stomach Cancer in Study

Chemo, radiation doses to the stomach found to raise odds

8/14/2013
'Watch & Wait' OK for Many Low-Grade Prostate Tumors: Study

Aggressiveness doesn't seem to change over time, researchers say

7/17/2013
New Drug May Extend Survival for Some Prostate Cancer Patients

Study found Xofigo also improved quality of life for those whose cancer had spread to the bones

7/15/2013
Cancer, Chemo May Lower Alzheimer's Risk, Study Suggests

Results, if confirmed, might point to new treatments

7/13/2013
Pregnancy Odds Good for Childhood Cancer Survivors, Study Finds

'It just might be a little harder,' researcher says

7/8/2013
Airport Scanners Pose Little Radiation Risk: Report

Travelers receive higher dose during flight itself, researchers say

6/27/2013
Rural Women Less Likely to Get Preferred Breast Cancer Treatment: Study

Radiation after lumpectomy less common in country than city, researchers find

6/25/2013
New, Pricey Prostate Cancer Treatments May Be Overused: Study

More men who have low-risk disease are choosing procedures that may not benefit them, researcher says

6/10/2013
Cutting Unneeded CT Scans in Kids Could Lower Future Cancer Risk

Reducing radiation dosage would also help, study found

6/3/2013
Fine-Tuning Breast Cancer Treatments: What Works Better?

Studies compared side effects with different Taxol schedules, and between radiation and surgery

5/30/2013
Scientists Gauge Radiation Dose From Trip to Mars

253-day journey would expose astronaut to amount equal to 40-50 whole-body scans, study says

5/22/2013
Children Who Have CT Scans May Face Higher Cancer Risk

Those exposed before age 5 are most vulnerable, study finds

5/20/2013
Newer, Pricier Prostate Cancer Radiation No Better Than Old: Study

Researchers looked at men who had the therapy after surgery

4/24/2013
Many Who Got Thyroid Cancer After Chernobyl Still Alive: Study

Finding gives hope to those exposed to radiation in other nuclear disasters, researchers say

4/15/2013
Freezing Treatment May Help Destroy Lung Tumors: Study

'Cryoablation' might offer therapeutic option for cancer patients whose disease has spread

4/11/2013
Radiation Therapy May Raise Future Death Risk From Heart Surgery

Study found nearly doubled risk tied to chest radiation received years ago

4/10/2013
New Strategy Helps Young Lymphoma Patients Avoid Radiation Treatment

Approach resulted in high remission rates without the risks tied to radiotherapy, researchers say