Neuropathy and other nerve problems during cancer treatment

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neuropathy-other-nerve-problems/id43... During cancer treatment, adverse nerve and muscular side effects are common. Unfortunately, there is no treatment that will prevent these conditions, but there are therapies to help relieve these side effects. Ivo Tremont, M.D., and Karin Woodman, M.D., both assistant professors in Neuro-Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discuss some of the common neurologic and muscular disorders that...

Gallbladder cancer: rare and often misdiagnosed

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gallbladder-cancer-rare-often/id4318... Gallbladder cancer is often misdiagnosed as liver cancer and is difficult to detect early since there are no symptoms at onset. Approximately 5,000 cases are diagnosed in the United States each year, but incidence is increasing with young Latinos in the southern part of the country. Listen to Milind Javle, M.D., associate professor in Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer...

Telemedicine extends minimally invasive surgery’s benefits

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MD Anderson Cancer Center has a program focused on minimally invasive surgery that includes patient care, training for health care professionals and research into new minimally invasive and robotic surgical advances. Called MINTOS (Minimally Invasive New Technologies for Oncologic Surgery), the program also involves perioperative telemedicine aimed at extending specialized surgical care to underserved communities using mobile technologies. Surena Matin, M.D., medical director for MINTOS, and...

Acoustic neuroma: advances in treatment and detection

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/acoustic-neuroma-advances/id43184821... Acoustic neuroma is a benign (not cancerous) tumor that forms in the head cavity. Acoustic neuroma generally affects hearing, balance and facial nerves. Although acoustic neuroma is not cancer, tumors can be dangerous if they grow large and press against the brainstem or brain. Paul Gidley, M.D., and Franco DeMonte, M.D., both professors in Head and Neck Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer...

Hope for leptomeningeal disease (LMD)

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Leptomeningeal disease (LMD), which is also referred to as leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LC), is a rare complication of cancer where the disease spreads to the membranes (meninges) surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Having a diagnosis of LMD may feel grim, but Cynthia Weisinger, a LMD and stage four breast cancer patient at MD Anderson Cancer Center, represents hope. Cynthia was diagnosed with LMD by Ivo Tremont, M.D., assistant professor of Neuro-Oncology, in October 2013 and is now...

Top five ways to reduce cancer risk

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You can reduce your cancer risk by following these simple guidelines from Ernest Hawk, M.D., vice president of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Many diseases can be avoided by changing your lifestyle. Learn what you can reduce your risk for cancer.

Personalized treatment for ovarian cancer

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/personalized-treatment-for/id4318482... MD Anderson Cancer Center now has a more strategic approach to treating ovarian cancer which results in a 68% higher rate of removing the whole cancer tumor. Previously, all new ovarian cancer patients would undergo surgery to explore the extent of the disease and remove as much of it as possible. Under this new protocol, all patients undergo this procedure to determine if chemotherapy may...

Wilms’ tumor: childhood kidney cancer

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wilms-tumor-childhood-kidney/id43184... Wilms’ tumor is a cancer that develops in the kidney and is the fifth most common cancer in children. Generally there are no symptoms and Wilms’ tumor is most likely discovered when a large mass is felt by a parent. Najat Daw, M.D., professor in Pediatrics at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses detection, treatment and research for Wilms’ tumor.

Prostate Cancer Moon Shot update

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/prostate-cancer-moon-shot/id43184821... . The Prostate Cancer Moon Shot at MD Anderson Cancer Center focuses on: reducing overtreatment; combining therapies used in more advanced cases to treat the disease earlier; and developing new, targeted therapies (including immunotherapy) for patients who see little to no benefit from traditional treatment methods. Timothy Thompson, Ph.D., professor in Genitourinary Medical Oncology, discusses...

Lung Cancer Moon Shot update

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Lung cancer is being fought on three fronts at MD Anderson Cancer Center: prevention, early detection and treatment of advanced disease. John Heymach, M.D., Ph.D., professor in Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology at MD Anderson, talks about new developments in lung cancer research including advances in genetic mapping, molecular profiling, diagnostic imaging and lung cancer screening. With lung cancer being a part of the MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program, we have a chance to make lung...