Radiation and Your Patient

Breast Conservation Improves Survival vs Mastectomy in Breast Cancer

Breast Conservation Improves Survival vs Mastectomy in Breast Cancer

Results of a recent study demonstrated overall survival was better among women who underwent breast-conserving surgery vs mastectomy. Furthermore, best overall survival was achieved with adjuvant radiotherapy in the former group and systemic therapy in the latter group.

Optimal Treatment Regimens for Oldest Patients Is an Emerging Challenge for Radiation Oncology

Optimal Treatment Regimens for Oldest Patients Is an Emerging Challenge for Radiation Oncology

A look at the significant influence of age-adjusted prognoses and treatment priorities for radiation therapy in the oldest patients with cancer.

Most Skull Radiation Patients Show No Cognitive Impairment

Most Skull Radiation Patients Show No Cognitive Impairment

The researchers found that the majority of patients had no frank detectable cognitive impairment after undergoing skull base irradiation.

Preventing Body-Trauma Triggers During Radiation Therapy for Cancer

Preventing Body-Trauma Triggers During Radiation Therapy for Cancer

Some patients undergoing radiation therapy may experience traumatic symptoms if they had a prior experience that triggered their "fight, flight, or freeze" response. Somatic experiencing may help these patients manage their symptoms during their radiation treatments.

Adjuvant Partial Breast Radiotherapy Noninferior in Preventing Relapse in Local Breast Cancer

Adjuvant Partial Breast Radiotherapy Noninferior in Preventing Relapse in Local Breast Cancer

Partial-breast and reduced-dose radiotherapy was found to be noninferior in preventing local relapse compared with whole-breast radiation therapy in patients with early stage breast cancer with a lower-than-average risk of relapse.

Deodorant, Antiperspirant Use During Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer Not Detrimental

Deodorant, Antiperspirant Use During Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer Not Detrimental

Use of antiperspirant or deodorant does not adversely affect potential for dermal toxicity or surface concentrations of aluminum in the axilla in women undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer.

Oropharyngeal Mucositis Pain Effectively Relieved With Indomethacin Oral Spray

Oropharyngeal Mucositis Pain Effectively Relieved With Indomethacin Oral Spray

Indomethacin oral spray (IM-OS) is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for oropharyngeal mucositis pain in patients with cancer.

Novel 3D Marker Reduces Radiation, Improves Cosmesis in Breast Conserving Surgery

Novel 3D Marker Reduces Radiation, Improves Cosmesis in Breast Conserving Surgery

Two recent studies examined the benefits of using a 3D bioabsorbable marker to indicate the tumor bed in women with breast cancer who underwent breast conserving surgery (BCS).

Cancer Risk Not Increased by Childhood Exposure to Diagnostic Radiation

Cancer Risk Not Increased by Childhood Exposure to Diagnostic Radiation

Risk of developing cancer as a result of childhood exposure to medical imaging radiation is not increased in children or adults, a new study reports.

Wait Times From Cancer Diagnosis to First Treatment Longer, Negative Impact on Survival

Wait Times From Cancer Diagnosis to First Treatment Longer, Negative Impact on Survival

Data from the National Cancer Database are indicating that wait times from cancer diagnosis to initial treatment were substantially longer over a 5-year period.

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