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  • Cancer Know Your Enemy
    Cancer Know Your Enemy
    Cancer: Know your enemyBy: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BScChemotherapy is an effective tool at killing cancer cells when it is used appropriately. The biggest challenge is knowing which drug is best suited for an individuals cancer. Over the years we...
  • New nausea relief for chemo patients approved
    New nausea relief for chemo patients approved
    The FDA has given its seal of approval to Akynzeo (netupitant and palonosetron), a “fixed” combination capsule comprised of Oral palonosetron and Netupitant to treat nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy.&ldquo...
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    A Brush with Death
    I dodged a bullet on Sunday, and I owe a big thank you to the members of Brockport Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the emergency room staff at Unity Hospital for saving my life.Everything was fine Sunday afternoon until just after the kick-off of...
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    Cancer and Chemotherapy Led to Pulmonary Embolism (Blood Clots in Lungs)
    Having Colon Cancer is weird enough, but having a Pulmonary Embolism is downright scary.It started Sunday afternoon just after the kick-off of the 4:00 football game. I really didn’t want to watch the Cowboys, but I put the game on anyway...
  • UCLA stem cell research may lead to new cancer treatments
    UCLA stem cell research may lead to new cancer treatments
    Significant research is ongoing at UCLA’s Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research. The center’s latest breakthrough was the discovery that a unique protein, pleiotrophin, can promote recovery of bone...
  • Chemotherapy treatment
    Exercise improves efficacy of chemotherapy drug
    Exercise improves effectiveness of drug to reduce tumor sizeExercise has long been recommended to cancer patients. Exercise has been shown to reduce fatigue by 40% to 50% during treatment. Regular physical activity is linked to increased life...
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    Nighttime thoughts
    3:30 a.m. and I'm awake - FINALLY!! Chemo really knocked me on my butt this time. Friday and Saturday, I felt great (well, not great, but you know) but since Sunday, I have basically just slept non-stop. Constant naps. Up for about an hour...
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    Chemotherapy is a Roller Coaster Ride of Side Effects
    When you’re undergoing chemotherapy to treat cancer, you have to go with the flow. Every type of chemotherapy has different side effects, and my doctors tell me that everyone reacts to chemotherapy differently.So you have to take the good...
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    Chemotherapy Put Me On A Baby Food Diet
    Doctors say that everyone reacts to chemotherapy differently. Each of us has a slightly different body chemistry and that’s why we have different reactions to chemo.For me, my downfall is dinner. I can eat a breakfast of corn flakes or...
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    Chemotherapy – Pain, GER!!!
    Chemotherapy can have so many side-effects it is difficult to write then all down, and when you do write them down you find out that some of them have ten different names.The data sheet the oncologist gave me on the chemotherapy medicine,...
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    Chemotherapy Killed My Taste for Coffee
    I love my coffee, and anyone who knows me can tell you I drink too much coffee every day. But not anymore.I started my chemotherapy for colon cancer on Tuesday, and the nurse who administered the drug the nurse read me every last word on the list...
  • Happy Girl
    Healthy lifestyle may lower risk of heart disease in childhood cancer survivors
    Childhood survivors of cancer can lower their risk of cardiovascular disease later in life by following a heart-healthy lifestyle, suggests a new study. Published in the July 28 online journal Cancer, the study was conducted by researchers at St....
  • Samantha Harris of 'Dancing with the Stars'
    ‘DWTS’ Samantha Harris shares her breast cancer survivor story
    Samantha Harris, the pretty 40-yar old mother of 2 and one time cohost of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” recently learned the double mastectomy she underwent to treat her breast cancer was not enough. Her cancer had spread to her...
  • Cancer treatment
    Cancer, radiation and the bell that never was
    Earlier in the year, I was diagnosed with malignant neoplasm, floor of mouth, stage 3. Simply translated, that means cancer.It started with a lump in my jaw and I had pointed it out to my family doctor last fall, but they decided it was something...
  • Living With Cancer XVI
    Living With Cancer XVI
    We left off with me getting busted for skipping school for half a year. Dean Brown helping me out and my Mother shipping me off to my Aunt and Uncle for the summer in England. I arrived there on a Saturday morning and was picked up at Heathrow...