Study: One in six men with advanced prostate cancer experiences reduced sense of smell and taste

One in six men being treated for advanced prostate cancer experiences a reduced sense of smell and taste, a symptom that could cause increased anxiety among patients because it is also a side effect of COVID-19, according to Tulane researchers. A study published in the journal Supportive Care in Cancer […]

Don’t Delay: Patients With Cancer Need Both Doses of COVID Vax

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The first report on responses to COVID-19 vaccination among patients with cancer suggests that for these patients, the immune response that occurs after the first dose of vaccine is reduced in comparison with the response that […]

Serious Disruptions in Pediatric Cancer Care From COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously disrupted pediatric cancer care around the world, a global survey has found. The most pronounced effects have been in low- and middle-income countries, although effects have also been seen in high-income […]

No Survival Benefit to Primary Resection Before Chemo in CRC

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Contrary to previous reports, primary tumor resection prior to chemotherapy did not confer a survival benefit in colorectal cancer patients in a randomized phase 3 study in Japan. “I was surprised by the findings because we designed the study to test the superiority of primary […]

Treatment of Candidiasis (Thrush)

Candida infection is a fungal infection. It is often easy to treat and symptoms resolve with the use of antifungal agents. However, there is a risk of recurrence. There are different treatments for different types of Candidiasis. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) Treatment of Oral Candidiasis Candida infection of the […]