Former Australian cricketer Ian Chappell has been battling with skin cancer. Recently, he finished his six weeks of radiation therapy after getting the tumors removed from his shoulder, armpit, and neck. He said had been quiet about his skin cancer battle because he was not aware what radiotherapy would be like.
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have been testing a new treatment method to treat patients with pancreatic cancer and they found preliminary results promising. They inserted a catheter into a patient’s pancreases to bathe the tumor with cytotoxic agents. The patient was pleased with the results and is doing well.
According to the Cancer Research UK, skin cancer cases have increased from 2004 to 2016. The research center found that men are the common victims of melanoma than women are. The risk increases not by holidaying in the sun but by not taking precautions, such as wearing sunscreen, protective clothing, hat, and sunglasses.
Medtronic has recalled its insulin pumps after finding that they could be hacked, altering the settings of the pumps that communicate with other devices such as blood glucose monitors and glucose sensor transmitters. Hackers can hijack the insulin pumps and alter their setting, making the user vulnerable to health implications.
Former Emmerdale actress, Leah Bracknell, opened up about her journey with terminal lung cancer in a new post on her blog – Something Beginning with C. She explained her incredible approach to her condition as a “cancer rebel” and said time is running out. She received her lung cancer diagnosis in 2016 and was told that she might live up to eight months.
According to a UK study, there is a potential link between vaginal bacteria and ovarian cancer. Researchers found that women with an inadequate amount of good bacteria are vulnerable to ovarian cancer. However, more studies are required to get strong evidence between low vaginal bacteria and ovarian cancer.
Although rare, athletes are more vulnerable to sudden cardiac arrest. According to the new guidelines of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), physicians are advised to ask athletes if they feel dizzy, breathless, or experience chest pain during or after exercise. The journal also reviewed that using automated external defibrillators can improve survival rates.