Category: Other Cancers

Other Cancers

glioblastomaFighting the Deadliest Brain Cancer, Glioblastoma

Researchers at Yale Medicine are working to harness the immune system to battle glioblastoma. Tremendous progress has been made in extending the life expectancy for patients suffering from glioblasma, the deadliest of brain cancers. Forty years ago, patient with this cancer diagnosis were given four months to live. Now the median life expectancy is more than 14 […]

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Masculinity, Other Cancers

oncodermatologistSee an ‘Onco-Dermatologist’ for Cancer-Related Skin, Hair, and Nail Problems

Soothing the skin helps cancer patients through treatment. You probably know that oncologists treat cancer and dermatologists specialize in problems related to the skin, hair and nails—but you may not have heard of “onco-dermatology.” It links the two specialties to focus on the prevention and treatment of the skin, hair and nail problems that often arise as side […]

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Lifestyle, Nutrition, Other Cancers

recognizing colorectal cancerColorectal Cancer: What Gen-Xers and Millennials Need to Know

Yale Medicine doctors warn that people as young as age 20 need to be aware of the warning signs. Nobody in their 20s, 30s or 40s gets colorectal cancer, right? Wrong. The truth is that colorectal cancer is on the rise in young adults, and has been for years. That’s why Yale Medicine surgeons who treat […]

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Depression, Nutrition, Other Cancers, Psychology

health problems men ignoreThree Major Health Problems Men Often Don’t Look Out For

Men are well-known for not looking after themselves and their health. While women will typically go to the doctor when they notice signs that something might be wrong, many men are capable of putting things off for years with the result that minor health problems often turn into something much more serious and potentially life-threatening […]

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Other Cancers

liquid biopsyHow Can Liquid Biopsy Influence Cancer Treatment Decision?

Noninvasive testing technology for cancer diagnosis and monitoring has advanced to include liquid biopsy for early detection. Using nothing more than a blood sample, scientists can locate DNA belonging to the tumor, referred to as circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA), and analyze it to diagnose the type of cancer present as well as identify specific characteristics […]

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