Using Stereotactic Radiosurgery to Treat Trigeminal Neuralgia
Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition characterized by one-sided facial pain. If diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, many different treatment options are available to help reduce or block the pain signal to the brain. Stereotactic radiosurgery is one type of treatment that is able to reduce the pain caused by trigeminal neuralgia.
Cancer screenings are important because they can help detect cancer even if no symptoms are showing. Some recommended screening tests include breast, cervical, colorectal, and lung cancers because of the benefits of detecting cancer early. This article contains information on the recommended guidelines for adults, based upon age.
Tobacco is addictive and many people struggle to stop smoking even though they know it is bad for their health. Recent studies have shown that vapors from e-cigarettes may develop into lung cancer. Dr. Perkins discusses the study further in this article.
Aspirin has different health benefits, especially in the prevention of certain types of cancer. The US Preventive Services Task Force has recommended aspirin use to reduce the risk of developing colon cancer, with patients ages 50 to 59 seeing the most benefit from using aspirin.
Early cancer detection is critical in cancer treatment and survival. In fact, a recent study published in The Lancet reported that using Low Dose CT scans improved survival outcomes for lung cancer patients. Dr. Jyoti further discusses the importance of cancer screenings and the results of the study.
Breast and Ovarian Cancer Drug May Be Effective in Treating Prostate Cancer
A new clinical study shows promise in treating prostate cancer with a drug usually used to treat breast and ovarian cancer. The clinical study is in phase III and the treatment may be available for patients soon. Read Dr. Ossi’s summary of the clinical trial.