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Not long ago, scientists declared that diesel fumes were cancer-causing and linked to lung cancer. An international body has now gone a step further in classifying outdoor air pollution.
Even though surgery is commonly used to remove solid tumors, some patients are unable or unwilling to undergo the operation. In such cases, doctors rely on other forms of treatment such as chemotherapy and radiation.
Surgery can put the body under a great deal of stress. That’s why surgeons want their patients to be as healthy as possible before going under the knife. Recently, researchers found that being in good shape nutritionally is also important.
From a surgeon’s point of view, robotic surgery is sort of like a video game. The surgeon sits at a console and controls the robot’s arms and hands. As with all types of surgery, a great deal of training is required. A new review compared robotic and open surgery for treating bladder cancer.
How many times have you heard, “Eat more fruits and vegetables”? Maybe your mother was the first one to give you this advice. But do fruits and vegetables make a difference in your cancer risk? Depends on who you ask.