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Special Backpacks Provide Much Needed Relief for Cancer Patients

...cer services at UCLH, said it was possible to give chemo through backpacks. She said the increase in ambulatory care was proving beneficial, both to patients and the NHS. Susanna said the patients loved their increased freedom, but stressed they always kept a bed available on the ward in case one of the ...

Doctors Remove Tumour from Heart in a Rare Surgery

...erous in nature. We will, however, put Ram through chemo and radio therapy." Cardiac surgeon Murali Manohar, who coordinated the surgery, said the patient's atria was rebuilt with his own pericardium, the outer covering of the heart, creating passive, bag-like receptacles to channel blood returning from ...

Childhood Cancer can Lead to Chronic Health Problems Later in Life: Study

...sease burden later in life than either stand-alone chemo or drug therapy or stand-alone surgery. More than half the children in the study who underwent radiation treatment had a high or severe burden of illness by the time they were young adults, compared to 25 percent of patients who had surgery, and 15...

US Professors Develop Fusion Protein to Fight Cancer

...tic cancers without the damages that are caused by chemo and radiotherapy. A fusion protein is the produ...ir loss and sickness, the two main side effects of chemo and radiation therapies, which kill normal cells along with cancer cells. Pinto explains, 'So you...

Gene Thought to Help Kill Cancer Cells may Actually Help Them Thrive

A new study of chemo patients, scientists at the Georgia Institute of T...r to cancer patients who had not been treated with chemo and those whose profiles were similar to patients with benign tumors. As they continued their ana...

Chemo Brain- Nothing Forgettable About It

...getfulness, distraction etc. Oncologists suggest chemo brain could be due to very high doses of chemother...ng Cancer Center in New York. At the same time chemo brain is actually a testimony to the vast progress made in the field of cancer care. Persons who wou...

Cancer Prevention Begins During Pregnancy

...iven the same carcinogen but who also received the chemo protective supplement Indole-3-carbinol, or I3C, d... by scientists in other U.S. research programs for chemo protection of women against breast cancer. Cancer chemo protection is one of the main research are...

New chemo combination to fight breast cancer better

...relapses. Whereas the group that received standard chemo therapy showed only 75% lived on to see another 5 years and only 69% showed no relapses. Editorialists who were part of the study note that although chemotherapy reduces the risk of recurrence of breast cancer , its up to the doctors and patients du...

Chemotherapy's Effects on the Brain

...atients for tumor response to therapy." Although chemo brain is an acknowledged phenomenon, doctors don't...ricia Ganz, who is organizing a long-term study on chemo brain of a larger group of breast-cancer survivors with Silverman and their colleagues at UCLA. Mo...

Chemotherapy causes mental fog

...n 25% of the chemotherapy patients are affected by chemo brain. The latest study by the University of Minnesota reported an 82%. "People with 'chemo brain' often can't focus, remember things or multitask the way they did before chemotherapy," Silverman said. "Our study demonstrates for the first time tha...

A decade of service to cancer patients

... Santha Jose.“Kanjivellam is a great relief to the chemo patients. So we started distributing kanjivellam in the wards. Our members spend time in the paediatric ward, telling stories to children there. Today, after 10 years, the patients eagerly wait for us. They know we care,” said Santha. Asraya was be...

Biocon Launches Anti-Cancer Drug

... effective in increasing survival rates than other chemo drugs. The drug is to combat head and neck cancers of which the Indian subcontinent has 30 percent overall incidence. RAS...

Risk Of Colorectal Polyps Recurrence Can Be Controlled By Rofecoxib

...ant to aggressively research and develop potential chemo preventive agents to help patients who are at the highest risk of developing the disease,' according to Anil K. Rustgi, MD, editor of Gastroenterology and Chief of Gastroenterology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. 'It is importan...

Study Claims That Chemo Before And After Surgery Enhances Survival Rates

...compared to surgery alone. It was also stated that chemo helped in shrinking the tumors and thereby improved the survival without a return of cancer. It was explained that surgery is the accepted treatment for stomach cancer, and that all or a part of the stomach removed during the procedure. The probabi...

Tiniest Nanoscale Test Tubes Corked; Holds Promise In Cancer Treatment

...mporary hair loss and blood disease. To make the chemo hit only the cancerous cells, Martin and scientists have spent years experimenting with drug-carrying nanotubes or nanoparticles. ‘Nano’ stems from nanotechnology, the fast-growing science of making objects or devices that approach molecular dimens...

Dispensing Drug Dosage To Children Through Computers

...was slightly higher with the use of the electronic chemo order system, probably because current versions do not allow users to match a specific drug order to a recommended one, and because new or experimental drugs do not appear on the system's dropdown menu. This shortcoming will be eliminated after a hos...

Novel Technique To Revolutionize Treatment Of Spinal Tumors

...process doesn't preclude other treatments, such as chemo or radiation therapy. Though the process doesn't cure the cancer, it can add to the quality of life for the patient. ‘Even in patients with a malignancy, it doesn't mean it's the end of their life. This procedure allows them to resume activities, l...

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center To Study Ways To Prevent 'Chemo Brain'

...he benefits of exercise if any on "chemo brain" or chemo fog. "A substantial number of cancer survivors who receive chemotherapy report mild to moderate cognitive impairment that persists following treatment. These impairments have been reported across a range of cancer types and chemotherapy agents," said...

Effects Of Certain Food Related To Single Pain Receptors

...tobacco, vehicle exhaust and byproducts of certain chemo receptor drugs used for treatment of cancer, arthritis etc. The researchers say that they have identified the new receptor (TRPAI) to help in developing new medications for pain and also for treating diseases caused by environmental pollutants. The...

Art As A Healing Tool In Cancer

...have their picture taken with their tile and their chemo nurse," said Vicki L. Friedman, director of MedPIC. She added that the program was designed to help patients bring out their feelings. "Those are the kinds of things where we just stand back and watch," Friedman said. "It's very overwhelming, very em...

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