Cancer patients who’ve undergone chest radiation therapy may incur cardiovascular damage that shows up decades later. Surgeons recommend multi-component procedures, or other therapies based upon each patient’s risk.
A new study finds that yoga improves quality of life and lessens fatigue for breast cancer patients who are undergoing radiation therapy.
Imagine focusing hundreds of radiation beams on a cancerous tumor, hitting it hard with radiation. It’s called Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) and can treat colon cancers that have spread to a person’s liver.
If you have cancer, you can take steps to prepare yourself for treatment and help manage the process. Seek out the right sources of information, rely on available support and remember — you’re the boss.
Many people take vitamin E supplements thinking the antioxidant will help fight or stave off lung cancer. A new study suggests that those supplements have exactly the opposite effect in mice.
Massive chest pain that feels like a heart attack might be something else: acute pericarditis, a potentially life-threatening inflammation of the sac around the heart. It's not a heart attack, but can feel like one.
A diagnosis of breast cancer is scary and bewildering. Getting answers to these questions from your doctor will help you understand what’s ahead and take an active role in your treatment.
While the diagnosis of stage 3 or 4 lung cancer can be scary, there is hope for patients with advanced disease. Treatment of these stages of cancer generally is not surgical and relies instead on chemotherapy and radiation.