Doctor's Diary: Don't underestimate the danger of 'alternative' cancer therapies

Bogus cancer treatments that give false hope to patients are worse than misleading, they can be harmful too
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Exogeneous hyperthermia, defined as a 30 –60 minute exposure to a thermal stimulus of 40–44 °C, has been employed in treatment of an array of diseases [1]. This technique has proved effective in the treatment of various of cancers such as cervical, bladder and head and neck cancer [2–4]. Within our clinic we have used local hype rthermia at 44 ± 0.1 °C in the treatment of plantar warts and found this procedure to be more effective than that of conventional therapies [5,6]. With this method, we have also successfully alleviated cutaneous warts in patients with diabetes mellitus [7]...
Source: Journal of Dermatological Science - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Br J Dermatol Source Type: research
This study looks at a collection of studies looking at the benefit of HPV vaccines in reducing pre cervical cancer lesions.  HPV also causes many other serious cancers (especially head and neck).  In time, as more people have been vaccinated, we will see a reduction in all HPV cancers.  The HP V vaccine is one of a number of vaccines using virus like particles (VLPS) which have been shown to be very safe over the last 35 years. “The Cochrane library of reviews has a very rigorous assessment process of all their reviews. “The review only looked at cervical precancer (in women and girls),...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - Category: Information Technology Authors: Source Type: news
New evidence published today in the Cochrane Library shows that human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines protect against cervical lesions in young women, particularly in those who are vaccinated between the ages of 15 and 26. It also summarizes findings on harms that have been assessed in randomized controlled trials.Most people who have sexual contact at some point in their life will be exposed to the human papilloma virus (HPV). In the majority of women, HPV infection will be cleared by the immune system. When the immune system does not clear the virus, persistent HPV infection can cause abnormal cervical cells. These lesion...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - Category: Information Technology Authors: Source Type: news
Conclusions: In Malaysia, the use of AS04-HPV-16/18v, in addition to screening, was modelled to be dominant over 4vHPVv, with greater estimated CC benefits and lower costs. PMID: 29693347 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev Source Type: research
Conclusion Our case reports the possibility that metastases of breast cancer might also mimic these conditions.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractEpithelioid sarcoma first described by Enzinger (Cancer 26:1029 –41,1970) is a rare soft-tissue sarcoma typically presenting as a subcutaneous or deep dermal mass in distal portions of the extremities of adolescents and young adults. They are frequently mistaken for ulcers, abscesses, or infected warts that fail medical management. Patients often develop multiple local recurrences of long duration, with subsequent metastases in 30 to 50% of cases (Chase and Enzinger (Am J Surg Pathol 9:241 –63,1985)). We here report a case of left thumb epithelioid sarcoma that presented as an ulcer and subsequently met...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Aastha Mattoo, Mohit BhatiaJournal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics 2018 14(2):454-456 Oral verruca vulgaris is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Verruca vulgaris most frequently occurs on the fingers, toes, soles, and dorsal surfaces of hands and is mostly asymptomatic. Varieties of verrucous and papillary lesions affect the skin as well as oral mucosa which may be either benign or reactive. Common wart is one of the most commonly observed skin growths and a lesion of childhood. Intraoral warts can occur at any age with equal incidence in both genders but are most commonly seen in the third to fifth deca...
Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractHuman papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and anal cancer screening are valuable, yet underutilized, tools in prevention of HPV-related cancers among sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations. The aim of this study was to characterize primary care providers ’ (PCPs) practices and perceptions pertaining to HPV vaccination and anal cancer screening. A survey assessing self-reported practice characteristics related to HPV vaccination and anal cancer screening, as well as perceived barriers to vaccination and anal cancer screening at the patient-, provid er-, and system-level was distributed to PCPs at a Federall...
Source: Journal of Community Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
ConclusionUniversal two‐dose nonavalent HPV vaccination for 11‐ to 12‐year‐old adolescent women is very cost‐effective in Singapore. Tweetable abstractNonavalent HPV vaccination of 11‐ to 12‐year‐old girls is cost‐effective in Singapore.
Source: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Health Economics Source Type: research
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