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Radiotherapy more effective than chemotherapy for early stage II testicular cancer
Turin, Italy: A large study of testicular cancer patients has shown that radiation therapy is a better treatment than chemotherapy for patients with stage IIa disease (where one or more regional lymph nodes contain cancer cells but they are less than ... [...]
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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Risks and Benefits of Chemotherapy Treatments
Pain medications like ibuprofen or naproxen patients use to relieve pain and inflammation only treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, but DMARDs treat the underlying cause of rheumatoid arthritis by changing the body's immune response so it will ... [...]
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Two known chemotherapy agents effectively target breast cancer stem cells
Thangaraju's lab has evidence that the two additional drugs directly affect at least two key ways that enable stem cells to make breast cancer, including the myoepithelial cells that enable it to spread to the bone, lung and beyond. They appear to help ... [...]
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Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy Combination Prolongs Survival in Low-grade Glial …
Grade 2 gliomas comprise 5% to 10% of all brain tumors, but nearly all patients with grade 2 gliomas experience progressive neurologic symptoms and premature death.1. This study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, enrolled 251 patients ... [...]
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Radiation therapy chemotherapy combination improves survival in adults with …
Patients were randomized to 1 of 2 trial arms, radiation therapy plus six cycles of PCV chemotherapy or radiation therapy alone. Before treatment, researchers conducted a pathology review on tumor samples and prepared for samples for correlative ... [...]
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Cancer patient makes a party out of chemotherapy
Shaw first battled breast cancer at the age of 48. She remained cancer free for 14 years, until it returned aggressively. While her chemo regiment has successfully kept her cancer from spreading, it's not expected to cure her. She considers every extra ... [...]
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Talking Cancer: What It's Like to Finish Chemotherapy
Having done my last chemotherapy treatment session at the Cancer Diseases Hospital (CDH) on March 10, 2016, a day when I became one year older, I must admit I was really looking forward to the day. At long last it was the end of the ... treatment only ... [...]
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More regular chemotherapy BOOSTS breast cancer survival: Treatment every 2 …
But the study of 3,305 women, presented at the European Breast Cancer Conference in Amsterdam, found that speeding up the treatment to every two weeks improved 10-year survival by 29 per cent. In some more aggressive cancers, the chances of the ... [...]
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Two-weekly chemotherapy 'gives better chance' for breast cancer women under 50
Having chemotherapy every two weeks, rather than three, can improve survival chances for women under 50 with breast cancer, new research suggests. The two-weekly therapy doesn't seem to increase a woman's risk of treatment-induced early menopause, ... [...]
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Anne Pharo ditches chemotherapy and vows to beat breast cancer by running
A mother whose cancer has returned for the third time has turned her back on modern medicine - and says she will try to overcome the disease through healthy living and alternative therapies. Anne Pharo, 41, has been treated for breast cancer twice ... [...]
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Cancer: Low doses of chemotherapy 'may control disease more effectively'
An experiment on mice with breast cancer has shown that the conventional approach to cancer treatment, where high doses are used in the hope of killing off all cancer cells, may be counterproductive in terms of long-term survival. The study found that ... [...]
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After chemotherapy, immune system recovery may be slower than believed
A small observational study out of the U.K. of breast cancer patients found that certain types of chemotherapy can weaken part of the immune system for up to nine months after treatment. Stock photo by Feature Pics. Most cancer patients know that ... [...]
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Targeted axillary dissection of lymph nodes after chemotherapy improves …
The research, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, has changed treatment guidelines at the institution for a select group of breast cancer patients with lymph node metastasis, who will now receive Targeted Axillary Dissection (TAD). The TAD ... [...]
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MD Anderson Study Highlights Risks of Delayed Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer …
To clarify the treatment's optimal timing and identify factors that may contribute to a delay, the research team analyzed data from the California Cancer Registry comprising 24,823 patients with stage 1 to 3 invasive breast cancer, diagnosed between Jan. [...]
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Vasculature-related Effects After Anthrocycline-containing Chemotherapy Not …
The study included 30 breast cancer survivors (6.5 ± 3.6 years after treatment with Anth-C) with normal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) (60% ± 6%) and 30 matched controls. No differences in the echocardiographic measures were seen between the ... [...]
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Turmeric Blocks Cancer Cells – Which Chemotherapy Can't Do!
However, in order to fully grab the most benefits out of these cancer-blocking properties of turmeric, the curcumin or the turmeric has to be of high quality and in the form that could optimize absorption by the body. Keep in mind that turmeric is ... [...]
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