Blood Clots in Cancer Surgery Patients
One of the things doctors look for after surgery is the possibility of blood clots forming. Most cancer surgery patients have a high risk of blood clots. Head and neck cancer surgery patients were believed to be at low risk for blood clots. New research suggests otherwise.
What Cancer Patients Aren’t Talking About
During your doctor visits, there are some things you may not want to bring up. You may think they’re concerns your doctor can't help you with, or maybe you’re embarrassed to talk about them. Recent research looked at what topics cancer patients are willing to discuss with their doctors.
Blood Clots More Common in Smokers
Smokers may face a number of serious health problems, including a higher risk for blood clots in the legs.
Which Pill is Best?
Birth control pills are some of the most common medications prescribed in the United States. Therefore, it is important to know about the different risks that different pills have.
Don’t Lose Hope When Losing Platelets
Platelets are the blood cells in charge of stopping the bleeding when people are cut. People cannot live without any platelets, yet some people live with only very few platelets in their blood.
Wait, I Didn’t Know That About Blood Cancer!
Since there is no screening test for blood cancers, early detection is a challenge. But advances in blood cancer treatments are helping patients live longer, more fulfilling lives.
Raising Awareness of Sickle Cell
Sickle cell disease is a public health concern in the US and worldwide. There is no easy cure, but patients can live normal and productive lives with prompt detection and the right treatment.
Dabigatran a Danger for Mechanical Valves?
Some patients with weak heart valves opt to get an artificial valve to improve heart function. These valves require lifelong anticlotting medication, but some medications may be more effective than others.
The Long and Winding Cancer Road
Treatments for cancers afflicting young people have improved vastly over the years. For example, survival rates have never been higher for Hodgkin lymphoma, one of the most common cancers in young adults.
Rx Treats the Gut, but Upsets the Blood
Patients with ulcerative colitis can be treated effectively with a class of medications called thiopurines . But taking these medications over a long period of time can have some negative effects.