Blood cancer warning: Only a third of people in UK know THESE three common deadly types

BLOOD cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, but the majority of people in the UK can ’t identify the most common symptoms, which include fatigue, joint pain and unusual bleeding.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Children with cancer have high emergency department (ED) utilization, but little is known about their chief complaints. A retrospective chart review of ED chief complaints for children with cancer (actively receiving therapy) at Riley Hospital for Children from January 2014 to December 2015 was performed. Proportions of visits and disposition for top 5 chief complaints were determined. Multivariate logistic regression analyzed factors associated with admission. There were 598 encounters by 231 children with cancer. About half (49%) had>1 complaint. The 5 most common primary chief complaints were: fever (60.2%), pain (6....
Source: Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology - Category: Hematology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
​BY GREGORY TAYLOR, DO, &DIANE KAISER, DOA 41-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain, noting multiple episodes over the past year of intermittent right upper quadrant pain that she described as “achy” and “fullness.” These episodes occurred sporadically with no identifiable exacerbating factors. Associated symptoms included a 20-pound unintentional weight loss over two months with occasional nausea and vomiting. She was a former smoker of 10-pack years and had stopped two months prior to arrival, and she reported drinking two to three glasses of wine a week. S...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
ConclusionThis endoscopy-based study revealed the most common histology of benign SB tumors were hamartoma and adenoma, and malignant ones were lymphomas, GISTs, adenocarcinomas and metastatic cancers. Most of them were male gender, except for GISTs, and with proximal location, except for lymphomas. Further large-scale investigation efforts are warranted to elucidate the epidemiology of SB tumors.
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
I took our cat, Peekaboo, to the vet two days ago, around lunchtime. When her new CAT scan results came in, my vet told me that, even though the melanoma had spread a bit in the past two weeks, the cancer hadn’t gone into the jawbone yet. She recommended that we do the surgery. After asking a few obvious but almost-impossible-to-answer questions (will the surgery PROLONG HER LIFE without impacting her QUALITY OF LIFE, blablabla), I called Stefano, and we both agreed it was our only choice at this point, even though there really aren’t any guarantees: this sort of cancer is very aggressive, so it may come back a...
Source: Margaret's Corner - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Blogroll cat surgery feline oral cancer feline oral melanoma Source Type: blogs
ConclusionPSE using gel foam or microsphere showed nearly the same efficacy with no significant difference between the improvement in laboratory tests. However, using microsphere particles was associated with fewer occurrences of serious complications when compared with using gel foam.
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionFAL embolotherapy has a high success rate for arterial GIH that was unresponsive to internal medicine treatment and gastroscopy management, with low postoperative rates of bleeding and complications; thus, this method has a high cost-efficacy.
Source: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionIn our study, we detected an prevalence of endometrial cancer among 9% of geriatric women with endometrial polyps. Hence, it is important to conduct a pathological evaluation of endometrial polyps in such patients.
Source: International Journal of Gerontology - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
Conclusions: This IHF met the recommended wait times for all indications for colonoscopy while maintaining high procedural quality and safety. IHFs are one solution to help meet the increasing demand for colonoscopy in Ontario. PMID: 29974039 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol Source Type: research
Purpose of review Endometrial ablation is a common treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding, but serious limitations and long-term complications exist. Our purpose is to summarize the use of endometrial ablation devices, potential short-term and long-term complications, cost effectiveness, and quality of life in relation to alternative treatments. Recent findings There is insufficient evidence to strongly recommend one endometrial ablation device over another. Providers should consider and discuss with their patients, complications including risk of future pregnancy, endometrial cancer, and hysterectomy for continued bl...
Source: Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: MINIMALLY INVASIVE GYNECOLOGIC PROCEDURES: Edited by Matthew T. Siedhoff Source Type: research
ConclusionFAL embolotherapy has a high success rate for arterial GIH that was unresponsive to internal medicine treatment and gastroscopy management, with low postoperative rates of bleeding and complications; thus, this method has a high cost-efficacy.
Source: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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