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Radiation

Radiation increases cancer risk for dialysis patients

High radiation doses put a significant number of dialysis patients at increased risk of cancer, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results suggest that clinicians should consider scaling back on radiation for purposes of diagnosis in this patient population.

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Surgery or radiation, not monitoring, most often sought for low-risk prostate cancer, Mayo finds

Few physicians recommend active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer rather than pursuing surgery or radiation, according to a Mayo Clinic study being presented at the North Central Section of the American Urological Association’s annual meeting Oct. 10 in Chicago. Mayo Clinic urologists also are discussing findings on enlarged prostates, bladder cancer and other research… Surgery or radiation, not monitoring, most often sought for low-risk prostate cancer, Mayo finds   



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