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.
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.
According to a new study, prostate cancer treatment called Androgen Deprivation Therapy, which is used to suppress male hormone testosterone, has been linked to an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers found that the risk increased with the number of ADT doses prescribed.
According to a new UK study, a strain of a common cold virus called coxsackievirus has been found effective at destroying the tumor in patients with bladder cancer. In fact, in one patient, there was no trace of cancer after introducing the cold virus in the bladder through surgery. However, experts recommend conducting more studies.