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Caring for Skin During and After Radiation

Cancer-related fatigue: Create a personal exercise plan Cancer fatigue can be overwhelming and intense. One of the most effective ways to address it is with exercise. How to care for skin during and after radiation Most side effects from radiation therapy are limited to the area being treated and go [...]

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New Therapies for Triple Negative Breast Cancer

New therapies sought for triple negative breast cancer Researchers have found that triple negative breast cancer is more common in younger women and in African-American women. Thyroidectomy Find out how to prepare for this procedure to treat thyroid disorders, such as cancer, and what you can expect. PSA test: Benefits [...]

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Treating Tumors With Precisely Focused Radiation Beams

Mayo Clinic research team shares discoveries on kidney cancer See how one research team is working to find better treatments and a potential cure for kidney cancer. Stereotactic radiosurgery This procedure treats tumors in the brain and other parts of the body with precisely focused radiation beams. Managing chemotherapy side [...]

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Intimacy and Sex After Cancer Treatment is Over

Intimacy and sex after cancer treatment is over Emotions can have a strong effect on your desire for sex due to anxiety, fears and physical changes during and after cancer treatment. Be patient as you heal. Hormone therapy for breast cancer Get the facts about this treatment for breast cancers [...]

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Planning Ahead With an Advance Directive

Planning ahead with an advance directive is crucial Dealing with a life-changing diagnosis such as cancer makes having an advance directive to outline treatment even more important. Monoclonal antibody drugs for cancer: How they work Get the facts on how monoclonal antibodies are being used in cancer treatment. Managing chemotherapy [...]

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Prostate Cancer Brachytherapy: Can I pass radiation to Others?

Treatment key to living with metastatic bone cancer Metastatic bone cancer usually can't be cured; instead, the goals are to provide pain relief and control further spread through treatment. Prostate cancer brachytherapy: Can I pass radiation to others? Passing radiation to others from prostate cancer brachytherapy depends on your treatment [...]

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Chemo after Radiation Therapy Improves Brain Cancer Survival

A clinical trial co-led by researchers at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and Wake Forest School of Medicine has found that adding chemotherapy following radiation treatment improves survival for adults with low-grade gliomas by approximately five-and- a-half years. Results of the clinical trial were made public today by the National Cancer Institute. Gliomas are tumors [...]

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Getting Nutrition During Cancer Treatment

                                                                        Colorectal cancer risk: genes, the environment and family history A Mayo Clinic expert discusses [...]

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Mayo Clinic-led Study: Less Invasive Surgery Detects Residual Breast Cancer in Lymph Nodes after Chemotherapy

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Most patients whose breast cancer has spread to their lymph nodes have most of the lymph nodes in their armpit area removed after chemotherapy to determine if any cancer remains. A study conducted through the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group and led by Judy Boughey, M.D., a breast surgeon at Mayo Clinic, shows that [...]

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Targeted Chemotherapy: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Richard Gray explains a new way of delivering chemotherapy in some cancer patients. To listen, click the link below. Chemo Targets

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Mouth Sores and Chemotherapy

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Judith Kaur explains why mouth sores are a common problem with chemotherapy treatments. To listen, click the link below. Mouth Sores and Chemo

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Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Al Moreno explains the use of chemotherapy in the treatment of breast cancer. To listen, click the link below. Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

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Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Al Moreno discusses chemotherapy in relation to treatment for breast cancer. To listen, click the link below. Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

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Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Edith Perez discusses the role of chemotherapy in the treatment of breast cancer. To listen, click the link below. Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

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Researchers Formulate Treatment Combination Lethal To Pancreatic Cancer Cells

A combination of two targeted therapies packs a powerful punch to kill pancreatic cancer cells in the laboratory, Mayo Clinic cancer researchers report. With further testing of these drugs that are from classes of pharmaceuticals already used in patients, the Mayo research may lead to new treatment opportunities for patients [...]

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Mayo Clinic Study Suggests Two is Better Than One When Battling Agressive Lymphoma

When combined with a cocktail of chemotherapy drugs, two monoclonal antibodies, instead of one, appear to offer superior results in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, according to Mayo Clinic researchers working with the North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG). Researchers say that adding the targeted therapy epratuzumab to a [...]

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Mayo Clinic Awarded Major Grant for Ovarian Cancer Research

Investigators at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center received a five-year, $11.5 million grant to translate research into treatments for women with ovarian cancer. Every year in the United States, more than 16,000 women die from the disease and another 22,000 are diagnosed, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Survival Improves When Herceptin is Used with Chemotherapy

Herceptin has proven to be a life-saving drug for women with HER2+ breast cancer, which makes up 20 percent to 25 percent of all cases. But it has not been known whether the agent should be given with, or after, chemotherapy in women who have already had surgery to remove [...]

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Less Invasive Surgery Finds Residual Breast Cancer in Lymph Nodes After Chemotherapy

Most patients whose breast cancer has spread to their lymph nodes have most of the lymph nodes in their armpit area removed after chemotherapy to determine if any cancer remains. But a study conducted through the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group and led by Mayo Clinic breast surgeon, Judy Boughey, M.D., [...]

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Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Myelofibrosis Myelofibrosis is a serious bone marrow disorder that disrupts your body's normal production of blood cells. Sexual health and aging: Keep the passion alive Sexual health is important at any age. Find out how aging can affect sexuality and what you can do to maintain [...]

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