Close X
Get more out of WDDTY.com
by joining the site for free
Free 17-point plan to great health
Twice weekly e-news bulletins
Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
Sign up for free and claim your
17-point plan to great health
Free 17-point plan to great health

Twice weekly e-news bulletins

Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
OR

If you want to read our in-depth research articles or
have our amazing magazine delivered to your home
each month, then you have to pay.


Click here if you're interested
Helping you make better health choices

What Doctors Don't Tell You

In shops now or delivered to your home from only £3.50 an issue!

Subscribe!
February 2018 (Vol. 28 Issue 11)

Chemo:

About the author: 

Chemo: image

It's generally accepted that the earlier chemotherapy is given, the better the outcome for the cancer patient

It's generally accepted that the earlier chemotherapy is given, the better the outcome for the cancer patient. It's become common practice to give women chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment before surgery - known as neoadjuvant - to shrink tumour size.
But a meta-analysis - which is research that reviews other studies - has found that the procedure doesn't prolong life or stop the spread of the cancer. In fact cancer patients who had neoadjuvant treatment had a 22 per cent greater risk of developing local tumours compared with those who had received chemotherapy and radiotherapy only after surgery (adjuvant).
Researchers at the Ioannina School of Medicine in Greece looked at the results of nine studies that involved around 4,000 breast cancer patients who had received chemotherapy either before or after surgery.
The conclusion, if taken seriously, could change cancer treatment - but it probably won't.


Polycystic kidneys image

Polycystic kidneys

Back pain image

Back pain

You may also be interested in...

Latest Tweet

About

Since 1989, WDDTY has provided thousands of resources on how to beat asthma, arthritis, depression and many other chronic conditions.

Start by looking in our fully searchable database, active and friendly community forums and the latest health news.

Positive SSL Wildcard

Facebook Twitter

Most Popular Health Website of the Year 2014

© 2010 - 2017 WDDTY Publishing Ltd.
All Rights Reserved