Breast Cancer Survivors Battling Brittle Bones
Breast cancer survivors can have ongoing health challenges after they’ve beaten "The Big C." Many are on medications that block estrogen, the hormone that drives most breast cancers. These medicines also increase the risk of osteoporosis (brittle bones) and increase the risk of fractures.
Links Between Epilepsy and Cancer?
Here’s an interesting fact. Epilepsy is fairly common in Denmark. About 1.5 percent of the Danish population has this brain disorder that causes seizures. A recent study looked at cancer risks associated with the disease and its treatment.
Can Cancer Cancel Alzheimer's?
Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging, although it typically develops in later adulthood. Research is ongoing to find causes and cures for Alzheimer's, including links between Alzheimer's and other diseases.
Cancer and Alzheimer's: A Less Likely Duo
Alzheimer's disease and cancer are big concerns for many aging people. Having one of those conditions can be difficult for patients and families. Having both would likely be an even greater hardship.
Zapping Cancer Pain Away
Living pain free can make a big difference for cancer patients, especially when the cancer has spread to sensitive areas such as the bone.
Price of Fame at the Expense of Longer Life
Success and fame can come with a hefty price: living a shorter life. Researchers said fame and achievements in performance-related careers could come at the cost of a shorter life expectancy.
Antidepressant May Ease Cancer Pain
Chemotherapy can and does save lives. These powerful cancer medicines also have side effects that can last years. But an existing medication may come to the rescue.
Cancer Surgery Anesthesia and Chronic Pain
Breast cancer patients who undergo a mastectomy (removal of breast) can have pain for years after the surgery. Does the medication given during surgery make a difference?
Low Back Pain Rarely Signals Cancer
If you’ve ever had low back pain, you’re a member of a large club. An estimated 70 percent of individuals have low back pain at some point in their lives. But how often does low back pain signal something more serious? Very rarely.
Material "Wood" Replace Damaged or Lost Bone
Remember the images of pirates scraping by with a wood leg? Well, wood may be coming back into fashion for repairing and replacing damaged bones.