Articles on cancer

The latest medical news, expert views on key health issues, as well as advice on disease prevention and management.

Oncology

Liquid biopsy in cancer care

Marina Virko  4 minutes
Liquid biopsy in cancer care

Usually a biopsy deals with tissue (epithelial, muscular, etc.). However, in recent years, scientists have increasingly been paying attention to the human body fluids, primarily blood.

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Oncology

A Second Opinion from Expert Center is Crucial for Liver Mts Surgery

Marina Virko  Reviews — 2  2 minutes
A Second Opinion from Expert Center is Crucial for Liver Mts Surgery

A German tumor center says patients with liver metastases of colon cancer should promptly seek a second opinion from a major center of expertise.

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Oncology

University Hospital Cologne shares expertise in testicular cancer treatment

Marina Virko  7,5 minutes
University Hospital Cologne shares expertise in testicular cancer treatment

Malignant tumors of the testes are rare, so finding a genuine specialist is not easy. Germany’s leading urology facility provides effective guidelines for diagnosis and treatment.

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Oncology

Paget disease

Marina Virko  Reviews — 1
Paget disease

Flaking skin around the nipple of the breast in a woman does not always indicate an allergic reaction or skin disorder. Such symptoms may show the presence of Paget's disease. The condition is rare, but this type of breast cancer should be ruled out before treating any rashes in the nipple and areola area.

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Oncology

Kidney cancer: diagnosis and treatment methods

Marina Virko  Reviews — 3  12 minutes
Kidney cancer: diagnosis and treatment methods

In most cases, malignant kidney tumors arise from the epithelial cells of nephrons (the basic elements of the renal structure) and represent renal cell carcinomas. As a rule, the disease affects only one part of the paired organ and is often detected by chance.

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Oncology

Does Asymptomatic Thyroid Cancer Really Need Surgery?

Marina Virko  2 minutes
Does Asymptomatic Thyroid Cancer Really Need Surgery?

Diagnostic tools are becoming so precise that one can see even the tiniest tumors that are not associated with any complaints at present, and are not to be associated with them in the future. However, treatment including surgery is increasingly becoming the option in such cases all over the world. Isn’t it worthwhile asking if it really makes sense?

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Oncology

Second opinion on testicular tumors: quality diagnosis and treatment

Marina Virko  2 minutes
Second opinion on testicular tumors: quality diagnosis and treatment

For over a decade, German patients with cancer of the testes have been entitled to a free online second opinion procedure. Physicians can get a second opinion from the expert of their choice within one or two days.

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Oncology

Radiation therapy for breast cancer

Oleg Gluz  28 minutes
Radiation therapy for breast cancer

Along with surgery and various types of drugs, radiation therapy is an important component of combination treatment for malignant breast tumors. Its techniques and algorithms are being improved constantly in order to increase the effectiveness and safety of radiotherpay.

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