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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Giving a single, high dose of radiation directly to the site of a prostate tumour is safe and results in high patient satisfaction

Vienna, Austria: Doctors have found that treating prostate cancer with a single, high dose of radiation delivered precisely to the site of the tumour results in good quality of life and fewer trips to the hospital, with adverse side effects … Continue reading

Published Sunday, May 7th, 2017 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Adaptive radiotherapy reduces pneumonitis while controlling lung cancer

Vienna, Austria: Lung cancer patients who are treated with radiotherapy can develop an inflammation of the lung tissue called pneumonitis; this can limit the dose of radiation they can receive and severe forms of pneumonitis, if left untreated, can be … Continue reading

Published Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

ESTRO announces GIRO: a project to save one million lives in under twenty years

Vienna, Austria: Although radiation therapy is an essential part of modern cancer treatment, and is indicated for about half of all new cancer patients, facilities for its provision are sadly lacking in many countries worldwide. Indeed, 29 out of 52 … Continue reading

Published Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Cervical cancer survivors frequently suffer from long-term fatigue, insomnia and hot flushes

Vienna Austria: Around half of women who have been treated for locally advanced cervical cancer suffer from symptoms of insomnia, fatigue or hot flushes at some point, according to new research presented at the ESTRO 36 conference. Cervical cancer affects … Continue reading

Published Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 12:01 am
Posted in Uncategorized
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