New Rx for Blood Cancer Approved
Mantle cell lymphoma is a rare, but aggressive form of blood cancer. It’s a form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Patients with this disease got a new treatment option today.
Treating Blood Cancer During Pregnancy
Pregnancy is such an exciting time in a woman’s life. She’s caring for herself and the child growing inside her. Sometimes, but not often, this bliss is interrupted with a cancer diagnosis. A recent study looked at treating blood cancers during pregnancy.
Watching for Blood Clots in Pregnancy
When a woman is pregnant, the hormones her body makes can increase her risk of experiencing a blood clot. Other factors might increase this risk further.
Time of Anti-Clotting Therapy With Stents
Mesh tubes called stents can help keep blood vessels open in people with blocked arteries. To prevent blood clots from forming in stents, patients take anti-clotting agents, but it has not been clear how long this therapy should last.
New Thinking on Childhood Cancer Survivors
Thanks to treatment advances, the vast majority of children diagnosed with leukemia are living well into adulthood. But the powerful treatment, while effective against the cancer, can cause some health problems later in life. A new study looked at the treatment-related effects on survivors’ mental functions.
FDA Asks for Halt in Sales of Blood Cancer Rx
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked the maker of a medication that has been used to treat two types of leukemia to stop selling that product.
Stem Cell Transplants for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a term that covers various types of blood cancers that develop in the lymphatic system. Researchers recently set out to see if replacing these cancerous cells with healthy ones could help improve survival.
Trends for Treating a Bleeding Nose
While it may be difficult to know when and where a nosebleed will happen, treatment options are much easier to determine.
Iron Supplements for Children Found Beneficial
When children's bodies do not have enough iron, it may contribute to the risk for a disorder called anemia. But does receiving iron supplements reduce this risk?
Living High, Living Dangerously with Anemia
The higher you are in the world, the thinner the air is. Higher altitudes mean it's more difficult to breathe and gain the oxygen your body needs.