Cancer survivor left 'infertile' as a teenager gives birth to a perfect baby girl
Kirstie Waldrum, 23, from Mountsorrel, Leicestershire, was diagnosed with leukaemia at age 13 and told the two-and-a-half years of intensive chemotherapy would leave her infertile.
The thumbnail take on finasteride has been that it prevents prostate cancer but increases the risk for high-grade disease. A new study debunks the latter idea.Medscape Medical News
Smart technologies can sift through data to help the NHS spot diseases quicker, the PM is to say.
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will call on Britain's health service, charities and artificial intelligence sector to work together to better identify patients with the early stages of cancer and stop thousands dying each year.
This article will discuss those efforts and results to date. PMID: 29766832 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This study assessed the survival impact of combined surgery to the primary tumor and metastatic disease in the management of metastatic NSCLC. Stage IV NSCLC patients at presentation, diagnosed from 2004 to 2013 were identified from the SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results) database. Propensity-matched analysis was performed considering baseline characteristics (age, gender, race, histology, TN stage, and site of metastases). A total of 144,334 patients were identified. The median age group was 65-70 years, and 1139 patients (0.8% of the patients) have received surgical treatment to both the primary tumor...
In conclusion, NSUN2 is a potential independent prognostic marker and may be a potential therapeutic target in HNSCC. PMID: 29775108 [PubMed - in process]
The costs associated with a cancer diagnosis can add to a patient's stress, which can have a negative effect on outcome. Nurses can help by being prepared to discuss the financial aspects of care.Medscape Medical News
CONCLUSIONS: Reported compliance with fertility preservation guidelines was greater than published rates. Higher compliance rates in female patients and in patients with cancers more common among young adults may reflect greater awareness of fertility-related concerns among these patients and their providers. PMID: 26957616 [PubMed - in process]
The UK papers today welcome news of a world first in fertility treatment. As The Guardian concisely summarises: "A young woman in Belgium has become the first to give birth to a healthy baby after having her fertility restored by a transplant of ovarian tissue that was removed and frozen when she was a child". The woman was born with sickle cell anaemia, a serious inherited blood disorder where the red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body, develop abnormally. This can cause severe pain and organ damage. Due to the severity of her condition, a decision was taken to perform a stem cell transplant. This ...
This study sought to establish rates of documentation of discussion of risk of infertility, fertility preservation (FP) options, and referrals to fertility specialists in AYA patients' medical records at four cancer centers. Methods: All centers reviewed randomized records within the top four AYA disease sites (breast, leukemia/lymphoma, sarcoma, and testicular). Eligible records included those of patients: diagnosed in 2011, with no prior receipt of gonadotoxic therapy; age 18 to 45 years; with no multiple primary cancers; and for whom record was not second opinion. Quality Oncology Practice Initiative methods were used ...