Cancer

 
A Nutty Way to Prevent Cancer?
June 25, 2015

A large review ties nut consumption to a lower incidence of cancer, but not diabetes.

The IBD-Cancer Link: 3 Key Questions
May 04, 2015

There is a lot of new information about the link between various malignancies and inflammatory bowel disease. Here: answers to 3 key questions.

Stroke Risk Spikes After Cancer Dx
January 15, 2015

Cancer may be an under-appreciated, but common risk factor for stroke, which is most common the first month after cancer diagnosis.

Healthy Weight Trims Ovarian Cancer Risk
March 17, 2014

Being overweight increases a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer, according to a new comprehensive report. The finding offers a way to reduce the risk.

Obesity Tied to a Variety of Health Problems
December 17, 2013

Recent studies have linked obesity with a number of clinical concerns, ranging from kidney disease to pancreatic cancer to hearing loss in women.

Primary Adrenal Insufficiency
November 01, 2007

For 2 weeks, a 43-year-old white female had worsening nausea and multiple episodes of vomiting. Her symptoms began with increased malaise and decreased appetite. The emesis was unrelated to meals and was sometimes accompanied by mild abdominal distention. She had occasional fevers but denied any recent contact with ill persons. She also reported a 12-lb weight loss, decreased energy level, and an increased tan complexion over the past several months.

Sweet Syndrome
November 01, 2007

A 66-year-old woman was hospitalized because of severe anemia secondary to myelodysplastic syndrome. She had had associated fatigue and throbbing pain in both legs for several days.

Pyoderma Gangrenosum on Both Legs of a 62-Year-Old Woman
November 01, 2007

Worsening painful ulcers on both legs prompted a 62-year-old woman to seek medical attention. She had a history of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), demonstrated by the markedly deformed interphalangeal joints in her thumbs (A), and scleroderma-polymyositis overlap syndrome.

Glucagonoma Syndrome
November 01, 2007

A 74-year-old woman presented with a refractory pruritic eruption. Four months earlier, she had sought evaluation of a thickened, slightly crusted 6 3 8-cm patch on her right ankle of 2 months' duration. Contact dermatitis with secondary impetigo from scratching was suspected, and a topical corticosteroid and an oral antibiotic were prescribed.

Asthma Drug Shows Promise in Pancreatic Cancer
December 19, 2006

HOUSTON -- Cromolyn, an old-line asthma and allergy drug, has shown a marked effect on the progress of pancreatic cancer - at least in mice.