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  • The study of more than 300 women who underwent breast radiation found that almost half had heard "frightening" stories going into treatment. (hon.ch)
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  • He said that right now, radiation is "underused" in men who might benefit from it after prostate surgery, and costs may be one reason. (bio-medicine.org)
  • The study also noted no long-term adverse effects from radiation after this breast-conserving surgery, as deaths from any cause were also reduced substantially. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Cost of Prostate Cancer Surgery Varies Widely in U.S. (healthday.com)
  • People who had surgery before radiation treatment were more likely to complete the treatment without interruption than were those who did not have surgery (70 percent versus 52 percent). (bio-medicine.org)
  • David Tom Cooke, assistant professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UC Davis Health System and Cancer Center, has been named to the Medical Advisory Committee of the nonprofit Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation (ECEF). (ucdavis.edu)
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  • Overall, 47 percent said that before starting treatment, they'd read or heard "scary" stories about the effects of breast radiation. (hon.ch)
  • But recent research shows that among nonsmoking women who receive breast radiation, less than 1 percent ultimately die of heart disease or lung cancer, according to McCloskey's team. (hon.ch)
  • And 15 years after diagnosis, 25 percent of women with radiation were alive, vs. 21 percent in the control group. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Small-cell lung cancer is a fast-growing malignancy that accounts for up to 15 percent of lung cancers, according to the American Cancer Society. (hon.ch)
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  • However, only about a third of these women were considered "suitable" for the treatment, according to criteria used in a new study published in the Dec. 16 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . (bio-medicine.org)
  • Still, in the absence of long-term data, Hattangadi recommends that women getting treatment for early-stage breast cancer have a "thorough discussion with their physicians on the pros and cons of the approach. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Doctors can also now create individualized radiation plans for each patient, and give the treatment in "more convenient" schedules, McCloskey noted. (hon.ch)
  • The side effects of any cancer treatment will vary from one person to another. (hon.ch)
  • Head, Neck Cancer Treatment Often Not. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Also, prostate cancer treatment has the greatest likelihood of success if the disease is caught at an early stage. (healthday.com)
  • Our analysis is one of the first to examine the quality of life and financial costs of these three very common prostate cancer treatment strategies for more than five years after treatment. (bio-medicine.org)
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  • Although brachytherapy is vastly more convenient (taking place over the course of a week rather than six weeks), the worry is that directed radiation isn't comprehensive enough to find and kill all cancer cells lingering in the breast as compared with the current standard, whole breast radiation (WBI). (bio-medicine.org)
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  • Doctors use 3-D computer images to visualize the area, then target it with thin radiation beams from different angles -- with the individual beams varied in intensity. (bio-medicine.org)
  • For some time, doctors have wondered whether radiation was really necessary for all women, said study co-author Sarah Darby, professor of medical statistics at the University of Oxford in England. (bio-medicine.org)