Health News

It Took Two to Fight Lymphoma
Treatment for follicular lymphoma — the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma — often comes with serious side effects. New research may change that for many patients.
Reducing Discomfort of Leukemia Treatment
While leukemia treatments can be uncomfortable, they also save lives. Still, reducing the discomfort of these treatments remains important, especially for the youngest patients.
Study Finds Promising Treatment for Myelofibrosis
Myelofibrosis is a type of chronic leukemia that attacks bone marrow. Researchers at Mayo Clinic showed promising study results for one treatment for this disease.
Banned Rx May Save Young Lives
A medication taken off the market in 2010 may have a new use in treating children with an aggressive form of blood cancer.
Rx Improved Stem Cell Transplant Success and Survival
To avoid potentially lethal complications, stem cell transplants had to use cells donated by relatives of the patient or perfectly matched donors. Not anymore. Researchers are expanding the possibilities.
Stem Cell Transplants Over the Ages
Stem cell transplants that replace damaged blood cells with healthy ones can be life-saving procedures for people living with blood cancers. Advances have made stem cell transplants available to more people.
Rx May Decrease Serious Transplant Side Effect
Stem cell transplants are potentially curative treatments for blood cancer patients. But a common side effect of this procedure, called graft-versus-host disease, can be very serious, even deadly.
Allergies Linked to Higher Blood Cancer Risks in Women
Living with allergies can be annoying. Now, a study has found that women with common allergies may possibly have more than itchy eyes and sneezing to worry about.
News Childhood Cancer Survivors Can Take to Heart
Therapies that are successful in wiping out childhood leukemia can impact the health of survivors years down the road. New research found that heart problems can begin to appear in survivors even during childhood.
Boosting Blood Cancer Survival
Lymphomas are blood cancers that start in the cells of the immune system. Burkitt’s lymphoma is a particularly aggressive form of the disease. New research may have discovered a better way to treat it.