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Category Archives for cancer

Antioxidants During Chemotherapy/Radiation?

A blanket rejection of the concurrent use of antioxidants with chemotherapy is not justified by the preponderance of evidence at this time and serves neither the scientific community nor cancer patients Hi

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How to Be the Best Caregiver 

Whether you happen to be a paid professional or a family member, being a caregiver is a big responsibility. You’re in charge of looking after someone who is likely vulnerable and unable to do many things

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Cannabidiol Use for Breast Cancer Patients

“According to a study by the American Association for Cancer Research conducted in 2011, it was found that CBD inhibited the survival of estrogen receptor-positive and estrogen receptor-negative

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White glow? Pink eye? Red eye? Consider Retinoblastoma-

“The longer that retinoblastoma can grow before they’re diagnosed and treated, the more invasive they become” A friend’s daughter was diagnosed with retinoblastoma as an infant.

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Patient Assistance Programs for the Cancer Patient in Need

The article linked below talks about the pluses and minuses of pharaceutical companies subsidizing co-pays. "Drug makers are increasingly subsidizing these "co-pays" — the share of

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Magnesium, Cisplatin and Kidney Damage

"The results of a new study indicate that prophylactic magnesium supplementation, in addition to preventing side effects that result directly from magnesium deficiency, can decrease the severity of

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Can Statins Increase Cancer Risk and Over-Treatment?

Statins may increase the risk of cancer in the elderly, can cause side effects and are a prime example of over-treatment… First and foremost, I want to go on record by quoting the NYTimes article

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Cardiac Risks for Elderly Breast Cancer Patients Taking Herceptin

A new study demonstrates that Herceptin (trastuzumab) increases the risk of heart problems in breast cancer patients aged 70 to 92.  It is a significant increase of 33% for those who with a history

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Bladder Cancer Therapy beyond Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG)

The agent (CG0070) yielded an overall 12-month complete response (CR) rate of 30% in a phase 2 single-arm trial in patients with BCG-unresponsive, high-grade Ta, T1, or CIS ± Ta/T1 non-muscle-invasive

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Chemo Combo Improves Survival of Biliary Tract Cancer

The combination of chemotherapy drugs gemcitabine and cisplatin may slow the advancement of biliary tract cancers, as compaired to using gemcitabine alone.  

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