Tag: "chemo" at medical news
Treatment of Breast Cancer with Herceptin for Nine Weeks
...e-based chemotherapy) were better when compared to chemo
alone. A study was conducted by Finland researchers to analyze the safety and efficiency of Herceptin in 1010 women who had breast cancer. The women included in the study received docetaxel or vinorelbine and then FEC (5-fluorouracil, epirubicin, c...
Rolling Stones Guitarist Wants Chemotherapy
... new tracks).' I said to Charlie, 'If this is what chemo
does for you, I'll take it, whether I need it or not,'" Ratethemusic quoted him, as saying. One can never be sure if these statements are likely to turn out to be true, however no doctor is likely to comply to Keiths request knowing the side effect...
WHO declares Tuberculosis – ‘An Emergency’ in Afrca
...r TB patients who are co-infected with HIV, and to chemo
prophylaxis against TB for people with HIV; Expand national TB partnerships, public-private collaboration and community participation in TB control activities. According to WHO release, in the other four WHO regions of the world, TB trends are ei...
Chemo may not assist in fighting cancer
...nt, while it was 84 percent for those who had both chemo
and tamoxifen. However, for the ER-negative patie... disease-free survival rate for those who had both chemo
and tamoxifen was 82 percent. For ER-negative patients who took only tamoxifen, the survival rate wa...
Using herbal remedies with chemotherapy may not be a good idea
...g alternate medications even while being under the chemo
treatment. The study had taken a mouse breast cancer cell line to check whether the extracts of the herb black cohort, that is commercially available, can alter the response of the cancer cells to radiation and drugs, which are used for chemotherapy...
Long-term use of calcium supplements to prevent colon cancer
...e-cancerous polyp formations in colon. Calcium has chemo
protective properties that can prevent formation of colorectal polyps. The previous study was in a trial, which observed 930 patients with a history of developing pre-cancerous adenoma, and was given 1200 mg. of calcium supplements or placebo medic...
Longer Lung Cancer Survival
...r.Her first dose of chemotherapy didn’t work. More chemo
and radiation followed, but her cancer didn’t go away. She says, "You want to hear words of encouragement and hope. You know, you just long for something." Those words of hope came when she met Oncologist Karen Kelly, M.D., who introduced her to a p...
Novel research on liver cancer
...technique called chemoembolization, which delivers chemo
to the tumor and blocks off the artery, they found encouraging results. The researchers observe that with 3-bromopyruvate in the rabbits, healthy liver seems to be spared, but sections of healthy liver were damaged by chemoembolization. Doctors fel...