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Health Headlines - 9/27/19

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Health Headlines - 9/27/19

Health Headlines - 9/27/19

In today's health headlines we talk about the generic for Zantac that has been found to cause Cancer and are being recalled.

Also, a new Cancer treatment allows Radiation treatments to happen inside the body instead of the traditional outside treatment.

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N-F-L START.A VOLUNTARY RECALL TONIGHT --FOR THE GENERIC VERSION OFZANTAC.ZANTAC HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS...AFTER LOW-LEVELS OF ACHEMICAL... LINKED TOCANCER... WERE FOUND IN THEDRUG.THOSE PILLS... ARE NOT BEINGRECALLED.BUT APOTEX... WHO MAKES THEGENERIC "RANITIDINE TABLETS"...SOLD AT WALMART ANDRITE AID... AND "WAL-ZAN" ATWALGREENS... HAS ISSUED ARECALL.IF YOU HAVE ANY OF IT... YOUSHOULD RETURN IT WHERE YOUBOUGHT IT.PATIENTS TYPICALLY LAY UNDER AMACHINE TO RECEIVE RADIATIONTREATMENT FROMOUTSIDE THE BODY.BUT THERE'S A NEW TYPE OFRADIATION TREATMENT... THATWORKS FROM INSIDETHE BODY TO KILL CANCER.TERESA SNOW SHOWS US HOW ITWORKS.(NATS)AT LEAST A COUPLE OF TIMES AWEEK, YOU'LL FINDMARY GLADBACH WITH HER SISTERSPLAYING CARDS JUST MINUTES FROMTHECOUNTRY HOME WHERE THEY WERERAISED."PLAY CARDS.

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WEDON'T HAVE ANYTHING IF WE DON'THAVE FOOD."MARY LEANED ON FAMILY THROUGHHER FIRST BATTLEWITH CANCERBUT WORRIED HER TIME WAS LIMITEDWHEN SHE WASDEALT A BAD HAND -- DIAGNOSEDAGAIN, THIS TIME WITH STAGE FOURCOLON CANCER THAT HAD SPREADTO HER LIVER.(NATSOT: "IT WAS TERRIFYING.")THE TUMORS WERE INOPERABLE, ANDIN THELIVER, THEY WERE NOT RESPONDINGTO CHEMOTHERAPY.AT UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI HEALTHCARE'S ELLISFISCHEL CANCER CENTER, A TEAM OFSURGEONS AND ONCOLOGISTS LOOKEDAT ALL THE OPTIONS.DOCTOR RYAN DAVIS, ANINTERVENTIONALRADIOLOGIST, SUGGESTED SELECTIVEINTERNAL RADIATION THERAPY, ORSIRT."WE CAN ACTUALLY DELIVER UP TORADIATION BECAUSE WE'REDELIVERING IT ALMOST FROM INSIDEOUT."THROUGH A CATHETER... DOCTORSDELIVERMICROSCOPIC SPHERES FILLED WITHTHE RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPE Y-90.THE BEADS ARE INJECTED DIRECTLYINTO THE ARTERYTHAT FEEDS THE LIVER TUMOR.THAT ALLOWS THEM TO SPARE THEHEALTHY LIVERTISSUE."IT'S A BETA EMITTER, SO IT'S AVERY HIGH-ENERGY RADIATION THATONLYPENETRATES THE TISSUE FOR ABOUTA CENTIMETER."A YEAR LATER, THE BRIGHT SPOTSON MARY'S LIVERSCANS HAVE DISAPPEAREDAND THOUGH IT'S NOT A CURE, IT'SMEANT MORE TIMEFOR THE THINGS SHE LOVES MOST.(NATSOT: "IT'S DONE ITS JOB, IGUESS!")PROVING THAT EVEN IN HEREIGHTIES, SHE STILL HAS AFEW CARDS UP HER SLEEVE.THE TREATMENT CONSISTS OF TWOOUTPATIENT VISITS.THE RADIOACTIVE SPHERES EMITMOST OF THEIR RADIATION WITHINELEVEN DAYS.AFTER THAT... THEY STAY IN THEBODY... WHERE THEY AREUNNOTICEABLE TO TH




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