It's estimated that between 2.6 and 3.8 million U.S. service members were exposed to Agent Orange. The main ingredient, dioxin TCDD, is a highly toxic compound that causes cancer, disrupts hormones and leads to other serious medical and reproductive problems.
As with many other types of cancer, several factors determine how fast kidney cancer can spread. Your age, overall health and the type of kidney cancer all play a role in whether the disease is fast- or slow-growing.
Women all over the world are #DitchingTheDye to embrace their natural hair color, save money and accept the changes that come with aging. Some women may also start ditching the dye as a result of findings published in December, 2019, linking use of hair dyes and chemical hair straighteners to increased breast cancer risk.
The respiratory virus COVID-19 originated in Wuhan, China, and has spread to more than 100 countries around the world, including the U.S. Rates are rapidly increasing in other European countries, and more recently in the U.S.
Results from the CheckMate 214 clinical trial show that combined therapy with two immunotherapy drugs, nivolumab and ipilimumab, can be very effective in the treatment of renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer.
Roswell Park patients who enrolled in clinical trials provided critical information that led to FDA approval of Herceptin (breast cancer), Gleevec (leukemia), Yervoy (melanoma) and other drugs — and consequently, they were among the first patients to benefit from those drugs.