Could a common and inexpensive heart medicine (beta-blockers) help cancer patients live longer? – Doctors and researchers noticed that when cancer patients took beta-blockers because of their heart disease, they tended to live longer than other cancer patients. They decided to study whether beta-blockers significantly improve survival for several different types of cancer.
The benefits of exercise after getting diagnosed with cancer – You may have heard that regular exercise can reduce your risk of developing cancer, but did you know it’s also good for cancer patients who are undergoing or have completed treatment?
Do cancer researchers make new treatments sound better than they really are? – Everyone wants to find a cure for cancer, but some medical researchers are exaggerating the effectiveness of the treatments they study. In some cases, information about side effects and other risks are downplayed as well.
Chemotherapy: what is it, and how is it used? – This article outlines the five major types of chemotherapy and discusses why patients might be confused about their treatment.
Is newer and more expensive care better? – Is more medical care really better? What about all these new, expensive drugs and high-tech surgeries? Do they save lives or improve health?