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  • Nancy Ballard's chemo rooms rock for over 800,000 patients a year
    Nancy Ballard's chemo rooms rock for over 800,000 patients a year
    Even with her corporate life behind her, Jefferson Award Winner Nancy Ballard was busy enough. Her life as a master botanical illustrator, a successful writer (third book now on the way), a wife, the mother of three children now grown, and a...
  • UCLA makes progress on war against melanoma
    UCLA makes progress on war against melanoma
    Research on melanoma, a deadly skin cancer, is ongoing UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. The results of their latest advance was published online on January 15 in the journal Cancer Cell. The researchers have discovered how melanoma...
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    Connecticut court rules teen must undergo chemo
    Connecticut ‘s highest court ruled Thursday that a 17-year-old cancer patient must continue chemotherapy against her wishes. The state’s Supreme Court unanimously upheld a lower court’s ruling ordering her to undergo treatment,...
  • Teen refusing chemotherapy: Should someone have the right to refuse treatment? Controversy
    Teen refusing chemotherapy: 17-year-old refuses treatment, intense legal battle
    A teen refusing chemotherapy is stirring up a national debate and an intense legal battle this week. The 17-year-old girl, conveyed by the media as Cassandra C., is saying no to chemotherapy treatment on the grounds that it could make her even...
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    Connecticut teen refuses chemo and goes to court
    A 17-year-old Connecticut girl who refused treatment for cancer and is being forced to undergo chemotherapy by the state is engaged in an unprecedented legal battle to win the right to make decisions about her own body. The girl, who is identified...
  • 5-year-old boy with brain cancer sad after crooks steal his TV, Playstation and games from his room
    Crooks steal from 5-year-old with cancer: Boy's favorite stuff gone in break-in
    A five-year-old little boy undergoing chemotherapy for brain cancer lost all his precious belongings when crooks broke into his St. Louis home and took all his favorite things. Crooks by-passed a Christmas tree with mounds of wrapped presents and...
  • Cancer: Know Your Enemy
    Cancer: Know your enemy
    By: Dr. Adam McLeod, ND, BScChemotherapy can be an effective tool at killing cancer cells when it is used appropriately. The biggest challenge is knowing which drug is best suited for an individual’s cancer. Over the years we have learned...
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    New breast cancer vaccine shows promise as an alternative to chemotherapy
    Medical Daily reported on Monday that a new breast cancer vaccine has been proven in trial to be not only safe but also effective in slowing the progression of the disease in women with metastatic or advanced forms of the cancer. The trial was...
  • Turmeric powder
    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...
  • Knitting supplies
    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...