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Does exercise increase recovery in patients undergoing surgery for breast cancer?

Does exercise increase recovery in patients undergoing surgery for breast cancer?

Posted by on Jul 21, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study was carried out to examine the impact of physical activity (PA) on the recovery of patients having surgery for breast cancer (BC). The authors found that PA reduces the risk of patients developing chronic pain and women who had higher levels of PA recovered better than sedentary women.  Some background BC is one of...

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Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of radiofrequency ablation for breast cancer smaller than 2 cm.

Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of radiofrequency ablation for breast cancer smaller than 2 cm.

Posted by on Jul 11, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effectiveness and safety of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for breast cancer (BC) smaller than 2 cm. The data showed that RFA was safe and effective in these patients. Some background Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a medical procedure where pieces of tissue are removed using the heat that is produced from an...

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Long-term outcomes of focal cryotherapy in low- to intermediate-risk prostate cancer.

Long-term outcomes of focal cryotherapy in low- to intermediate-risk prostate cancer.

Posted by on Jun 5, 2021 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the use of focal cryotherapy (FC) for the treatment of low- to intermediate-risk prostate cancer (PC). The authors found that the use of FC was safe and increased time to further therapy with similar survival compared to active surveillance (AS).  Some background PC is one of the most common forms of...

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Evaluating the long-term outcomes of regional (hockey-stick) prostate cryoablation in men with low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer

Evaluating the long-term outcomes of regional (hockey-stick) prostate cryoablation in men with low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer

Posted by on Feb 27, 2021 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reported the long-term effectiveness and quality of life outcomes after prostate cryoablation (a process that uses extreme cold to destroy prostate tumor) treatment for patients with low and intermediate-risk prostate cancer (PCa). The data showed that the treatment had good outcomes with minimal impact on urinary and sexual...

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Does prior stroke affect ischemia or bleeding risk after percutaneous coronary intervention?

Posted by on Dec 8, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the risk of ischemia (IR) or bleeding (BR) after stroke in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). They found that patients with prior stroke had higher IR/BR after PCI.  Some background Coronary artery disease (CAD) is caused by blockages and reduced blood flow to the heart....

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A review on new therapies to treat metastatic melanoma

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed other studies about different treatments for metastatic (spread to other parts of the body) melanoma. Researchers suggested that targeted therapy improves overall survival of these patients when compared to chemotherapy. Some background Melanoma is the most dangerous common skin cancer. 70 to 80% of patients are...

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Is targeted chemotherapy for stage II/III rectal cancer before surgery effective?

Posted by on Aug 19, 2017 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effect of pre-surgical chemotherapy without radiotherapy in stage II/III rectal cancer. The study showed that combined targeted chemotherapy was effective in these patients. Some background Rectal cancer is a cancer of the end part of the digestive system. In stage II and III, the cancer has begun to...

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