Tag Archives: cancer

TGA approves new treatment for aggressive form of prostate cancer

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has registered a new medication to treat a particularly aggressive and advanced type of prostate cancer. Lynparza is manufactured by biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, and has for years been used to treat people with specific types of ovarian and breast cancer. Now, it’s also the first targeted treatment for men with “BRCA-mutated… Read More »

Testicular cancer: ‘If you think something is wrong, get it checked… the sooner you know, the sooner you can get things sorted’

Aidan Hunter has always been in good shape, enjoyed keeping fit and taking part in adrenalin-filled activities. So when he was travelling Europe in 2017, he challenged himself to jumping off an 80ft bridge. While he didn’t suffer any pain afterwards, he did experience some testicular swelling which he put down to a side effect… Read More »

Low CD4 cell count linked to increased risk of cancer among people with HIV in South Africa

Immune suppression is associated with an increased risk of numerous infection-related cancers among people with HIV in South Africa, investigators report in Clinical Infectious Diseases. There was a strong association between a lower CD4 cell count and the incidence of Kaposi’s sarcoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, cervical cancer and other cancers linked to human papillomavirus (HPV), as… Read More »

Cancer survivor creates curly wigs after not being able to find any during chemo

Loading the player… Diane Austin shared with PEOPLE the inspiration behind her hair company, Coils To Locs, and opened up about her journey through cancer and motherhood. Read More: Dr. Jackie urges women to screen for cervical cancer Austin revealed a nervousness to share with her now 23-year-old daughter Paige her cancer diagnosis. At the… Read More »

Women with HIV have six-fold increase in risk of cervical cancer

Vaccination, screening and treatment could achieve elimination with a decade, say World Health Organization Women with HIV have a six-fold increase in the risk of cervical cancer compared to their HIV-negative peers, investigators report in The Lancet Global Health. They also found that globally 6% of all cases of cervical cancer are in women with… Read More »