Rectal cancer surgery is complicated by the proximity of the rectum to other organs and structures. Patients often have to make the difficult choice between radical resection, which requires subsequent use of a stoma, or sphincter preservation surgery that maintains quality of life but carries a higher risk of recurrence. Brachytherapy for rectal cancer is now available as a potential alternative to surgery for patients with low-lying small rectal tumors.Read more
Non-melanoma skin cancer is a term used for all the cancer types that happen in the skin but are not melanoma. This includes several types of skin cancer including squamous cell skin cancers and basal cell carcinoma. In this article, we discuss some of the key non-melanoma skin cancer treatments and their key characteristics.Read more
Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis can be extremely worrying and intimidating for patients. Very few of us are well informed regarding the different treatment options available for breast cancer, and as such we may not be aware of some of the alternative breast cancer treatments available.
Knowledge is power and making informed choices under the guidance of a doctor regarding the treatment route you choose is important. This article aims to explain some of the alternative breast cancer treatments available and which of them actually work.Read more
Rectal cancer is a type of cancer in which malignant cancer cells form in the tissues of the rectum. There is a range of rectal cancer treatments that can be carried out, varying concerning the cancer stage. This article will discuss the key stages of the disease and which rectal cancer treatments should be offered accordingly.Read more
A 2020 report from The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) estimated that as many as 1 in 5 people globally would experience a form of cancer during their lifetime.
Global aging populations and a range of socio-economic risk factors represent some of the key drivers of this increase. There is an ever-increasing demand for cost-effective, accessible, efficient, and patient-centered cancer therapy and treatment.
Ariane’s Papillon+™ system offers medical practitioners a turnkey solution to successful rectal, superficial and intraoperative X-ray brachytherapy via a range of treatment modalities.Read more