Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Multiple Sclerosis May Not Increase Risk Of Breast And Colorectal Cancers

A new study has found that people with multiple sclerosis, a devastating neurological condition, may not be at risk of developing breast and colorectal cancers. However, they could be at risk of developing bladder cancer. The Canadian study was published online in the journal Neurology.

FDA Approves Test to Identify Patients with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer for Keytruda Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of PD-L1 IHC 22C3 pharmDx, a lab test developed by Agilent Technologies, to identify patients with triple-negative breast cancer who may be suitable for treatment with pembrolizumab (Keytruda).

Al Roker “Back Home” After Undergoing Prostate Cancer Surgery

Al Roker has recently given an update about his health, revealing that he is now back home after undergoing prostate cancer surgery. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer on September 29 after getting an MRI and a biopsy. Roker posted a pic with his wife on Instagram to share he is doing well.

Can Diabetes Drugs Cause Cancer?

There is no clear evidence to suggest that diabetes drugs cause cancer. In fact, studies have found no such association. Given the fact that uncontrolled diabetes could increase the risk of cancer, patients should continue taking their medications as advised. Recently, a diabetes drug metformin has been recalled for containing a carcinogen.

Al Roker Thanks Fans for Overwhelming Support after Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Al Roker has recently thanks fans for their support after revealing his prostate cancer diagnosis. The 66-year-old journalist posted a video on Instagram and revealed that he will be undergoing prostate cancer surgery next week. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer on Sept. 29.

Smart Drugs for Cancer Treatment

Smart drugs like modafinil and armodafinil are not designed for the treatment of cancer, but they might be recommended to treat cancer-related fatigue. Most patients with cancer often experience physical and mental fatigue, and smart drugs, aka nootropics, might help treat severe fatigue.

USPSTF Recommends Starting Colorectal Cancer Screening At Age 45

In a new guideline draft, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recommended starting colorectal cancer screening at the age of 45 in asymptomatic, average-risk individuals. The new draft was released in response to an increased incidence of colon cancer among people under 50.