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Granisetron patch for nausea and vomiting

Sancuso uses a transdermal patch system to deliver the anti-emetic, granisetron, to the systemic circulation via passive diffusion. The absorption of drug from the patch is variable from patient to patient.

Dye binds to proteins altered by prostate cancer fo form PSA.

Popular drugs lower PSA levels

Two of the most commonly used classes of medication—statins and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)—may compromise already controversial cancer screenings by lowering serum levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA).

HRT after bilateral mastectomy

A 37-year-old woman was found to be positive for the BRCA mutation after being treated with chemotherapy, mastectomy, and radiation therapy for breast cancer. She then underwent prophylactic oophorectomy and contralateral mastectomy. Within four months of the oophorectomy, her bone mineral density decreased 18%. (She is also on chronic low-dose prednisone for rheumatoid arthritis.) She…

Limit colorectal screening in the elderly?

Limit colorectal screening in the elderly?

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is calling for an end to colorectal cancer (CRC) screening for persons older than 85 years and is recommending against routine screening for those aged 76-85 years.

Pap and high-risk HPV

Should a Pap smear be repeated if the first report reads “no endocervical cells found”? Also, what should I do if the Pap smear is normal, but high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) is detected? What is the likelihood the HPV will resolve on its own over time?—Smita Kapoor, MD, Phoenix There is no medical reason to…

Latest on lycopene

What is the latest on lycopene and prostate cancer risk? If lycopene is beneficial, what dose should be taken?—Gerard K. Nash, DO, Amarillo, Tex. One of the first articles correlating the consumption of cooked tomatoes with prevention of prostate cancer was published in 1995 (J Natl Cancer Inst. 1995;87:1767-1776). Men who consumed two to four…

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