Study finds that a traditional Chinese medicine is effective at treating liver cancer

(Natural News) Conventional treatments for cancer, such as chemotherapy and radiation, are known for targeting even healthy cells. The damage induced on healthy cells by non-selective targeting these cancer treatments lead to side effects like diarrhea, anemia, infertility, mood changes, and weight loss. To avoid these side effects, people are now turning to traditional medicine...
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We present a case series of 2 sisters in their 20s who presented with isolated uterine leiomyomas and were found to carry a novel mutation for the fumarate hydratase gene. One patient was referred for treatment of infertility and recurrent miscarriages and the other was referred for acute symptomatic anemia due to myomas. Prompt diagnosis of hereditary leiomyomatosis renal cell cancer was made due to a high index of clinical suspicion based on early onset disease and familial clustering as well as characteristic pathologic findings on uterine leiomyoma surgical specimen. Timely diagnosis not only allowed for genetic counse...
Source: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology of the Corpus: Case Report Source Type: research
Fanconi anemia (FA) is a relatively rare genetic condition with primary sequelae of bone marrow failure, hematologic malignancies, and squamous cell cancers (SCC) of head/neck, breast, and anogenital tract. Many patients require hematopoietic stem cell transplant (bone marrow transplant, BMT) to treat marrow dysfunction, but risk of future malignancies remains. Female patients are at risk of reproductive complications, including infertility related to primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) and gynecologic cancers.
Source: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
(American Society of Plant Biologists) Fanconi anemia is a human genetic disorder with severe effects, including an increased risk of cancer and infertility. Research in plants helps us understand the disease in humans, showing how a key protein functions in the exchange of genetic material.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
Adjuvant chemotherapy reduces the 10-year relative risk of death from breast cancer by approximately 35%. Efforts have been made to define the subset of women who derive the most benefit from this treatment so patients who are cured without chemotherapy can avoid the toxic adverse effects, and patients who would benefit most from chemotherapy would receive it. Despite these efforts, a substantial number of women are still advised to undergo chemotherapy but choose not to receive treatment because of concerns about adverse effects. Therefore, an intervention that could reduce the adverse effects of chemotherapy may lead to ...
Source: JAMA - Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research
te; A Abstract Prognosis of patients with acquired aplastic anemia (AA) treated with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has greatly improved. Nevertheless, long-term morbidity may occur and are responsible for the persistent increased death rates as compared to general population. Most late effects evolve during the first 10 years post-transplant; however, some of them may appear later. Patients with AA undergoing a HSCT from a matched sibling donor (MSD) present a lower incidence of non-malignant late complications when compared to patients transplanted for a malignant disease. In case of unrelated HS...
Source: Current Drug Targets - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Drug Targets Source Type: research
Date: Monday, 06 27, 2016; Speaker: Neal S. Young, MD, Aplastic Anemia, NHLBI; Bruce Furie, MD, Blood Coagulation Proteins, Harvard; Barbora Piknova, PhD, Physiological Effects of Nitrite &Nitrate Reduction, NIDDK; Mark T. Gladwin, MD, Nitric Oxide, Erythrocytes, &Disease, University of Pittsburgh; Constance T. Noguchi, PhD, Pathophysiology of Sickle Cell Disease, NIDDK; Griffin P. Rodgers, MD, New Aspects of Sickle Cell Anemia Therapy, NIDDK; Jacques Elion, MD, PhD, Global Approaches to Sickle Cell Disease, INSERM; Gilbert S. Omenn, MD, PhD, Proteomics, Bioinformatics, and Splice Isoforms in Breast Cancers, Univer...
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Tanmoy Mukherjee, MD Associate Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Mount Sinai Health System; Co-Director, Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York; Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai When prospective parents who are unable to conceive a child on their own consult me for assistance, I am excited to help them build their families. But for them, dealing with the challenges of infertility can be as stressful as having cancer. Fortunately, the latest advances in in vitro fertilization (IVF) are giving them a ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
In this study, we generated Fancb mutant mice, the first mouse model of X-linked FA, and identified a novel function of the FA pathway in epigenetic regulation during mammalian gametogenesis. Fancb mutant mice were infertile and exhibited primordial germ cell (PGC) defects during embryogenesis. Further, Fancb mutation resulted in the reduction of undifferentiated spermatogonia in spermatogenesis, suggesting that FANCB regulates the maintenance of undifferentiated spermatogonia. Additionally, based on functional studies, we dissected the pathway in which FANCB functions during meiosis. The localization of FANCB on sex chrom...
Source: Human Molecular Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research
How many times can you begin again? That's what I asked myself as I entered the Hospital for Special Surgery, just three weeks after my first lumbar spine epidural steroid injection and SI joint procedure. I was late. I spent two hours stuck in traffic during my drive from New Jersey to New York. So I was frazzled and my thoughts were scattered when I arrived. Yet, that question, can I start over again after another procedure rattled around in my head. My entire adulthood has been a long and winding road, at least medically. At 17, a sparse menstrual cycle, joint pain and spontaneous fever left doctors scratching their he...
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CHICAGO (AP) -- Barely 2 years old, Talia Pisano is getting tough treatment for kidney cancer that spread to her brain. She's also getting a chance at having babies of her own someday.  To battle infertility sometimes caused by cancer treatment, some children's hospitals are trying a futuristic approach: removing and freezing immature ovary and testes tissue, with hopes of being able to put it back when patients reach adulthood and want to start families. No one knows yet if it will work. It has in adults - more than 30 babies have been born to women who had ovarian tissue removed in adulthood, frozen, and put back af...
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