- By Laurel J. Kelly
Living With Cancer: 3D printing for cancer treatment
3D printing for cancer treatment
3D printing offers a new dimension in cancer treatment. A 3D printer creates a physical model showing the location of tumors, along with bone, internal organs, nerves and blood vessels. Medical professionals use the model to plan surgery, map out challenges and discuss a range of treatments. Learn more about 3D printing for cancer treatment and the benefits to patient care, education and research.
Cancer antigen 125 test and ovarian cancer
The cancer antigen 125 (CA 125) blood test isn't recommended for women with an average risk of ovarian cancer. While women with ovarian cancer often have an elevated level of CA 125, an elevated CA 125 level doesn't always mean you have ovarian cancer. Some women with ovarian cancer never have an elevated CA 125 level. And many other conditions also can cause an elevated CA 125 level. Learn more from Dr. Shannon Laughlin-Tommaso, a Mayo Clinic OB-GYN.
Thalidomide: Research advances in cancer and other conditions
Despite its history, thalidomide has proven effective in treating some diseases, including cancer. Consider the benefits and risks of thalidomide to help you decide whether this drug might be right for you.