Dr. Ajay Sahajpal, MD

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  • Surgical, Aurora Health Care

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many young people consider hookahs a hip and safer way to smoke, but a new study finds fumes from the water pipes contain the toxin benzene.

    Benzene has been linked to an increased risk for leukemia in prior research, according to a scientific tea...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that genes tied to blue eyes and red hair could put people at higher risk for moles or freckling in childhood, which are often precursors to the deadly skin cancer melanoma later in life.

    Howeve...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who experience pain and swelling related to their treatment may find relief in acupuncture and exercise, new research suggests.

    In one study, acupuncture helped reduce joint pain by up to 40 percent, said study author Dr. ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men are at increased risk for oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infection if their female sex partners have oral and/or genital HPV infections, a new study shows.

    The findings suggest that HPV transmission occurs through both oral-oral and oral-g...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Annual lung cancer screenings for long-term smokers may soon be covered by Medicare, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Monday.

    The reimbursement proposal would cover annual CT scans for people aged 55 to 74 with ...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news and bad news in the war against colon cancer: While rates have fallen among older Americans, cases among adults aged 20 to 49 are rising and expected to continue to do so, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed U.S. National C...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with advanced melanoma may live longer when treated with a combination of the cancer drug Yervoy and the immune system booster sargramostim, a new study finds.

    Patients given the two drugs had a median survival of 17.5 months, compared to...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who identified more than 800 "markers" of cancer in patients' blood say their findings could potentially lead to a single blood test for many types of cancer.

    All cancers produce markers -- or indicators -- in the blood, and having a b...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Besides the danger and worry from the disease itself, many Americans battling cancer are faced with high bills for medical care, two new reports show.

    One-third of cancer survivors in the United States say they have experienced money or work p...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hematology:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Blood cell mutations linked to the blood cancers leukemia and lymphoma increase as people get older, according to a new study.

    Researchers analyzed blood samples from nearly 3,000 Americans, ages 10 to 90, and found the mutations in less than ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly men who've lost the Y chromosome from their blood cells may be at increased risk for earlier death and death from cancer, a new study suggests.

    This age-related loss is common among men and could explain why men tend to die younger and ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The combination drug Akynzeo (netupitant and palonosetron) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat nausea and vomiting among people undergoing chemotherapy, the agency said Friday in a news release.

    Akynzeo contains a n...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sexual Health:

    TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tobacco use in any form appears to be linked to an increased risk of infection with oral human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16), a virus that can cause cancers of the mouth and throat, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers.

    The odds of b...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One out of three people diagnosed with cancer also wind up struggling with a mental health disorder such as anxiety or depression, a new study from Germany reports.

    Many people seem to cope with the natural stress of a cancer diagnosis, but for abo...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black mothers who don't breast-feed may be at higher risk for an aggressive type of breast cancer, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data from nearly 3,700 black breast cancer patients. About one-third of them had estrogen receptor-negat...Full Article