Immunotherapy, a new cancer treatment that trains the immune system to attack cancerous cells, is being hailed by experts as the biggest step forward since chemotherapy, which some claim it could replace within five years.
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was diagnosed with throat cancer, casting doubt on his political future in Latin America's largest economy.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Thursday that his latest medical checks have been stellar and ridiculed rumors that his health might have taken a turn for the worse. The press conference took place at the presidential palace.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that he is recovering “favourably” from the “impacts” of his fourth and latest round of chemotherapy, although he admitted that he feels that his physical strength is “a little diminished”.
President Hugo Chavez will undergo a third round of chemotherapy for cancer at home in Venezuela beginning Monday, he said, instead of travelling to Cuba where he had two previous rounds of treatment.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has pledged to run for re-election next year, dismissing speculation that cancer treatment would force him out of the political arena.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he was preparing for a second round of chemotherapy treatment in Cuba to eliminate the risk of malignant cells. Last weekend, Chavez flew back to Cuba for chemotherapy after delegating limited powers to his finance minister and vice president.
New studies explain that patients who have experienced chemotherapy and have difficulties eating may not notice those difficulties much longer. The active ingredient in marijuana, THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, has been shown to drastically increase appetite levels and help individuals enjoy the idea of eating once again.