Q&A: Additional opinions helpful in treating back pain

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am in my late 50s and have an active lifestyle. I have had two prior surgeries for a herniated lumbar disk. Recently, I began to have leg pain, which occurred previously, so I believe I must have another ...

Oncology & Cancer

Desmoplastic melanoma responds to PD-1 blockade immunotherapy

Tumors from desmoplastic melanoma, a rare cancer most commonly found on the head or neck, can often be shrunk significantly before surgery by an immunotherapy known as PD-1 blockade, a result that may reduce the need for ...


Leg cramps, pain? It could be PAD

Pain or cramping in your legs during physical activity may be an early sign of a condition called peripheral artery disease (PAD)—and you should get checked out by your doctor, an expert says.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ketone bodies reduce markers of asthma in obese mice

More than half of people with asthma are obese. These individuals do not respond well to standard therapies, but new research out of the Vermont Lung Center holds promise for improving asthma treatments for this population. ...

Oncology & Cancer

Microspheres delay progression of colon cancer

Targeted radioembolization alongside chemotherapy improved progress-free survival for patients with colon cancer that had metastasized to the liver, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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