Are you looking for a second or third opinion of the cancer treatments for your beloved family member or yourself? If so, knowing the history of immunotherapy can be quite beneficial. That’s because immunotherapy has now been fully accepted by the medical profession as a viable treatment of cancer. Yet many doctors are unable to use this type of cancer therapy due to lack of training. It’s not part of the normal curriculum at medical school. Read More
It’s not an uncommon thought to be deeply afraid of getting cancer. More than 1.25 million new cases of invasive cancer are diagnosed each year while an additional of 1.5 million cases of noninvasive cancers will be diagnosed. Heartbreakingly, more than 500,000 people will die from cancer each year. Read More
Prostate Cancer Symptoms May Be Nonexistent. You might be surprised to find out that early signs of prostate cancer may not occur at all. You might feel as healthy as you did ten years ago and be having one of the best times in your life – and then the diagnosis shows up. In fact, only when the cancer has progressed do the urinary symptoms begin to show up.
Radiofrequency Ablation is a medical procedure used in cancer treatment to eliminate tumors and metastases. It is also used for arthritis pain, and the pain relief in these cases can last anywhere from 6 months to a year. The percentage of people actually experiencing pain relief is estimated at over 70%. Sometimes, the pain relief lasts for years. Read More
What is immunotherapy? Immunotherapy, also called biologic therapy or biotherapy, is an immune system therapy for cancer that uses certain parts of a person’s immune system to fight the diseases. It uses substances made by the body or in a laboratory (also known as natural cancer fighters) to improve or restore these immune system functions. Read More
Ablation treatment is an emerging treatment option for cancer patients. Ablation uses extreme temperatures to destroy tumors or alleviate blockages and other symptoms. It is a minimally invasive procedure that has become common since the advent of modern imaging in the 1990s. Ablative therapies include radiofrequency (RF) ablation, microwave ablation and cryotherapy. Read More
Learning that you’ve been diagnosed with cancer can be one of the most traumatizing and life-altering experiences you can go through. Individuals enduring this experience are often shocked, distressed and extremely overwhelmed. Upon diagnosis, they must quickly determine how to tell their friends and family, learn a whole new vocabulary Read More
Although there are some instances in which cancer patients only have one treatment option to fight their disease, in most other cases, patients can choose from an array of options. Read on to learn about one of these choices, an immune treatment for cancer known as immunotherapy. Read More
Researchers have discovered a way to increase the effectiveness of certain cancer immunotherapy drugs while decreasing the drugs’ negative side-effects. A research team at the University of Chicago made the discovery by attaching specific peptides to a class of cancer immunotherapy drug known as checkpoint inhibitors.
One emerging treatment option for cancer patients is thermal ablation therapy. This is a minimally invasive procedure that uses extreme temperatures to destroy small tumors or alleviate blockages and other symptoms. It has become common since the advent of modern imaging in the 1990s. Read More