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Minden mayor discloses cancer diagnosis

MINDEN, La. – Minden Mayor Terry Gardner made a tearful announcement via video to Minden residents Tuesday afternoon, disclosing he has been diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer. “This is probably one of the hardest videos that I’ve ever had to put out there for our citizens,” Gardner said,...
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Excessive degradation of mitochondria is the tipping point from normal alcohol metabolism to alcoholic liver disease

While most commonly known as "the powerhouses of the cell" because of their energy producing capabilities, mitochondria also play important roles in regulating the health of cells. These important structures can be damaged by alcohol consumption, which can cause them to rupture and release their DNA, proteins and lipids, collectively known as "damage associated molecular patterns (DAMPs)."
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Only Fools and Horses star Patrick Murray announces he is ‘cured’ of lung cancer

Only Fools and Horses star Patrick Murray has said his lung cancer is “cured” and that the tumour in his liver is shrinking.Murray, 65, who played Mickey Pearce in the classic BBC sitcom, revealed in January that scans had caught a cancerous lung tumour in its early stages and that he had undergone an operation to have it removed, followed by chemotherapy.Subsequent scans found another tumour in his liver that was unconnected to his lung cancer and also treatable.He received transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (Tace), a minimally invasive procedure performed in interventional radiology to restrict a tumour’s blood supply.Sharing a...
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Only Fools and Horses star shares good news amid cancer battle: 'Over the moon'

Patrick Murray, 65, who played Mickey Pearce in beloved TV show Only Fools and Horses took to Twitter to share an update on his cancer diagnosis with fans. The actor explained that he was diagnosed with lung cancer in October 2021, and during treatment, a second tumour was found in his liver. Thankfully the star had good news to share with his legions of loyal followers.
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Can medications for excessive alcohol use help prevent and treat alcohol-related liver disease?

Excessive alcohol consumption can harm the liver, causing a range of conditions from relatively minor liver damage to serious problems such as cirrhosis and liver cancer—all of which fall under the umbrella of alcohol-associated liver disease (ALD). Though medications that help patients reduce their alcohol intake exist, they are widely under-prescribed.
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A new model based inflammatory index and tumor burden score (TBS) to predict the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after liver resection

To establish a model based on inflammation index and tumor burden score (TBS) to predict recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after liver resection. A retrospective study was performed on 217 patients who diagnosed HCC underwent liver resection at Xiangya Hospital Central South University from June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2019. According to the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve, the optimal cut-off value of inflammatory index and the TBS was determined by the Youden index. Prediction performance was compared by the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC). Cox regression analysis was used to determine the risk factors for the recurrence of HCC after liver resection. According to the independent risk factors of the patients, a prediction model for HCC was established based on inflammation index and tumor burden score (TBS).The prediction performance of the model was compared with single index (TBS group and NLR group) and traditional HCC stage models (TNM stage and BCLC stage). MLR"‰="‰0.39, NLR"‰="‰2.63, PLR"‰="‰134, SII"‰="‰428 and TBS"‰="‰8.06 are the optimal cut-off values. AUC of SII, PLR, NLR, MLR and TBS were 0.643, 0.642, 0.642, 0.618 and 0.724respectively. MVI (P"‰="‰0.005), satellite nodule (P"‰="‰0.017), BCLC B-CÂ stage (P"‰="‰0.013), NLR"‰>"‰2.63 (P"‰="‰0.013), TBS"‰>"‰8.06 (P"‰="‰0.017) are independent risk factors for the recurrence of HCC after liver resection. According to this study, the optimal inflammatory index NLR combined with TBS was obtained. The AUC of NLR"“TBS model was 0.762, not only better than NLR group (AUC"‰="‰0.630) and TBS group (AUC"‰="‰0.671), also better than traditional BCLC (AUC"‰="‰0.620) and TNM (AUC"‰="‰0.587) stage models. Interestingly, we found that NLR and TBS should be good prognostic factor for recurrence of HCC after liver resection. The NLR"“TBS model based the best inflammatory index (NLR) and TBS have a better prediction performance and the prediction performance of NLR"“TBS model not only better than NLR group and TBS group, but better than BCLC and TNM stage models.

Man caught with £10,000 cannabis haul spared jail after cancer patients defend ‘life-saving treatment’

A medicinal cannabis supplier caught with more than a kilogram of the class-B drug has escaped jail after hundreds of cancer patients submitted letters to the court in his defence.Andrew Baines, 46, a father of two and a cancer patient himself, supplied hundreds of patients with medicinal cannabis oil. The same patients and their families submitted scores of letters to the court, describing how Mr Baines – who faced possible charges of possession with intent to supply and production of a controlled drug – had saved their lives. Mr Baines was spared a 15-year sentence in a landmark ruling after...
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