Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill cancer cells. The drugs are called cytotoxic (toxic to cells) medications. Chemotherapy is referred to as body-wide, or systemic, therapy because the drugs affect cells throughout the body.
Chemotherapy drugs may be taken by mouth as pills or given by injection or infusion. Treatment may be administered at a medical center, doctor's office, or even a patient's home. Some patients receiving chemotherapy may need to remain in the hospital for several...Read more
A recent study by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine indicates that older women (defined as over age 65) who’ve had... Read more »
Bone density scanning, also called dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA or DEXA) or bone densitometry, is the most widely used method to... Read more »
January 1, 2009. How lame is it to make New Year’s resolutions today?I mean, you’re a pretty special person if you can actually... Read more »
Radiation treatment is used for more than just cancer. It also helps prevent a condition called heterotopic ossification( HO). HO is an overgrowth of... Read more »
When it comes to breast cancer treatment, radiation can seem like a walk in the park compared to major surgery and months of chemotherapy. For me, it... Read more »
Bone graft material is used whenever there's a need for extra bone to support a fracture site or defect in the bone. It's easily available (taken... Read more »