Oncology & Cancer

ASCO/ASTRO/SSO update guidelines on postmastectomy RT

(HealthDay)—New guidelines have been issued by three leading cancer organizations for postmastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT). All three groups published the guidelines online this week in their respective journals: the Journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Constant cough? Don't ignore persistent 'minor' symptoms

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic adult lung disease in which normal lung tissue is slowly replaced by scar tissue, affecting seven to 16 of every 100,000 Americans. Though the name is similar, IPF differs ...

Oncology & Cancer

Possible advance for some late-stage lung cancer patients

(HealthDay)—Surgical biopsy is safe for certain late-stage lung cancer patients and could improve their chances of getting treated with newer types of drugs that target cancer-related genetic mutations, a new small study ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

HRCT scans can identify deadly lung disease

People who have suspected idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) without typical patterns on high resolution computed tomography scans could in future be spared the substantial risks of lung biopsy and be given a confident diagnosis ...

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