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  • 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...
  • MADC
    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...
  • Method to preserve fertility during breast cancer treatment reported
    Method to preserve fertility during breast cancer treatment reported
    Most women who develop breast cancer are beyond their child-bearing years; however, a significant number of younger women who develop breast cancer want to preserve their ability to have a child. For these women, a new technique is available that...
  • Chemo Cozy
    Make chemotherapy treatments easier with Chemo Cozy
    When was the last time you heard of fashion that was functional? Chemo Cozy is an innovative line of jackets created to provide comfort for patients during infusion treatments.Created by Greg & Ellen Hamilton during Greg's fight with...
  • Peggy beating canine cancer
    Facing canine cancer with Peggy and Toby
    We often think of cancer as only affecting humans, but you might be surprised to learn that canine cancer is very prevalent. One out of three dogs develop cancer; of those, half will die from it. Though a sobering thought, there is hope for a cure...
  • Ivy
    Cancer – It was just another season in my life
    Ivy was first diagnosed with breast cancer about the same time that Farrah Fawcett was filming the documentary about her own cancer struggles in 2009.The 47 year-old Altamonte Springs mother of one son decided she would not allow the cancer to...