Progress against Colon Cancer. Part 2

Cancer |

However, treatment advances over the past decade have included a combined chemotherapy regimen for disease involving lymph nodes (which has raised survival rates from 40 percent to 60 percent), and surgical removal of liver metastases in certain patients (raising survival rates from less than 10 percent to more than 25 percent in those patients). (more…)

Progress against Colon Cancer. Part 1

Cancer |

Q.Why is colon cancer so frequently fatal? Have doctors made any recent progress in treatments and cures?

R.H.V. (more…)

What Is Fifth Disease ?

Health |

Fifth disease is a viral childhood illness. It is so named because it is placed among the five common infections — along with measles, German measles (rubella), roseola and scarlet fever — that cause a rash and fever, and that are contagious. (more…)