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Prostate cancer treatment ADT (androgen deprivation therapy) doubles the chances of dementia, a new study has discovered. It’s the standard treatment for prostate cancers that have spread—and doctors perhaps need to start looking for a safer alternative, say researchers.
Immunotherapy, the new cancer treatment that harnesses the body’s own immune system, has once again been described as a ‘game-changer’ after a new study has found it helped people with head and neck cancers live longer. But while anything is better than chemotherapy, it’s not quite the magic bullet that drug companies are claiming.
Men who opt to just have their prostate cancer monitored are living as long as those who instead choose aggressive treatment—and they’re also enjoying a better quality of life, new research has discovered.
Chemotherapy is killing up to half of all breast and lung cancer patients within the first month of treatment—although the drug is never cited as the cause of death, the first-ever study into the lethal effects of the drug has discovered.
The Epstein-Barr virus—one of the most common infections in the world—seems to increase the risk for several cancers, including breast cancer. The virus changes cells in the breast that could lead to cancer decades later, scientists surmise.