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    High-absorption turmeric extract found to be effective in fighting colon cancer
    Modern medical research has been finding a wide variety of health benefits associated with the spice turmeric, including improved brain health, pain relief, mood enhancement, and cancer prevention. Research published this year suggests that an...
  • UCLA research may lead to new treatments for head and neck cancers
    UCLA research may lead to new treatments for head and neck cancers
    Worldwide, head and neck cancer is the sixth-most common form of cancer worldwide; in addition, it accounts for 5% of cancers diagnosed annually in the United States. Of the more than 42,000 individuals diagnosed with head and neck cancer each...
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    Grandma knits a new hairdo after years of chemotherapy
    There are so many horrible aspects to battling cancer that it would be impossible to list them all. Even the treatments meant to help fight off this awful disease come with their own set of challenges. Of those one has become synonymous with the...
  • Pet Scan of Human Brain
    French scientists breach blood brain barrier, allowing chemotherapy of tumors
    One of the most vexing problems surrounding dealing with brain ailments is dealing with the blood brain barrier. The good thing about the blood brain barrier is that it protects the brain against harmful diseases and toxins that may be in the...
  • 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...