Chemotherapy

Slick Woods Reveals She Is Undergoing Chemotherapy

Slick Woods has revealed that she is undergoing chemotherapy. The 23-year-old model took to Instagram on Tuesday (November 19) to reveal that she is receiving chemotherapy for an undisclosed cancer. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Slick...
Related topics: Cancer, Instagram, Oncology, Health Photos

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Alex Trebek On Cancer Battle: 'it's Wearing On Me ... But I Just Have To Stick With It'

Alex Trebek admits working through chemo is challenging. "I have to push myself; I work harder than I did before," says the "Jeopardy!" host.       
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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The Week That Wasn't: New Virus, Child Dementia Treatment, Chemo Bubbles

Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained. Medscape
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Dementia, Cancer

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No Benefit From Second Surgery In Recurrent Ovarian Ca

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Secondary surgery for recurrent ovarian cancer failed to improve survival as compared with chemotherapy alone, final results of a large randomized trial showed. In fact, surgery followed by chemotherapy was associated with...
Related topics: Ovarian Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Elect-ing A Better Candidate For Chemo Delivery

Chemo drugs are notoriously toxic, in part because so little of the drug actually gets to its target organ, requiring high doses. Scientists have now found a way to deliver nanoparticles filled with chemo to the lungs with 10x greater success by...
Related topics: Cancer

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Secondary Surgery Does Not Improve Overall Survival For Recurrent Ovarian Cancer Patients

Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported that secondary tumor-reduction, or cytoreduction, surgery followed by chemotherapy did not result in longer survival than chemotherapy alone in patients with...
Related topics: Ovarian Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Elect-ing A Better Candidate For Chemo Delivery

Chemotherapy has been the backbone of cancer treatment for decades, but it is notorious for its toxicity to healthy cells, severe side effects, and poor targeting of the intended tumors. Efforts to improve chemotherapy's efficacy and tolerability...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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The Gut May Be The Ticket To Reducing Chemo's Side Effects

In a new study, scientists observed several simultaneous reactions in mice given a common chemotherapy drug: Their gut bacteria and tissue changed, their blood and brains showed signs of inflammation, and their behaviors suggested they were fatigued...
Related topics: Cancer, Medical Research, Bacteria

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Clinical Challenges: Immunotherapy And Chemo In Nsclc

(MedPage Today) -- Several studies have shown that adding immune checkpoint inhibitors to chemotherapy is a superior approach to chemotherapy alone for treating patients with advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Does that...
Related topics: Cancer, Lung Cancer, Oncology

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Chemotherapy Sometimes Set The Stage For Drug-resistant Leukemia At Relapse

An international collaboration has identified therapy-induced, drug-resistance mutations in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who relapse.
Related topics: Cancer, Leukemia, Genetics

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Advance Care Planning May Not Reduce Healthcare Use

Seriously ill patients with billed encounters for advance care planning are more likely to be hospitalized, enter hospice, and die but are less likely to undergo intensive treatment, such as chemotherapy. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Cancer

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Chemotherapy Sometimes Set The Stage For Drug-resistant Leukemia At Relapse

An international collaboration has identified therapy-induced, drug-resistance mutations in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who relapse
Related topics: Cancer, Leukemia, Genetics

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After Beating Cancer, Eddie Olczyk Continues The Fight

Eddie Olczyk was ready to give up. The NHL player turned broadcaster was on his second round of chemotherapy for stage 3 colon cancer, and the effects were so severe that he told his wife, Diana, he couldn’t do it anymore. Diana told her...
Related topics: Cancer, Colon Cancer, Oncology

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Photo Captures Mom’s First Kiss And Cuddle With ‘miracle’ Baby After Enduring Chemo During...

Post by Genny Glassman. Jade Devis is nothing if not determined. Earlier this year, the Rancho Cucamonga, California, mom-to-be was given a devastating breast cancer diagnosis early in her pregnancy. She defied some medical advice by not only...
Related topics: Health Photos, Cancer, Breast Cancer, Oncology

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Encouraging Outcomes With Ttfields Plus Chemo In Mesothelioma

(MedPage Today) -- Further investigation in a randomized trial is warranted
Related topics: Cancer

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Fda Labeling Restriction Quickly Reflected In Oncology Practice

TUESDAY, Oct. 29, 2019 -- The June 2018 U.S. Food and Drug Administration label restriction on first-line immunotherapy for advanced bladder cancer was associated with a decrease in immunotherapy use and an increase in chemotherapy use, according...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Cancer, Oncology, Bladder Cancer

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Predictors Of Immune Response To Hep B Shot Id'd In Lymphoma

MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 -- For patients with lymphoma, the dose and frequency of hepatitis B vaccination, sex, Ann Arbor stage, and ibrutinib as part of the chemotherapy regimen are independent factors that affect the impact of the vaccine,...
Related topics: Hepatitis B, Lymphoma, Hepatitis, Vaccines, Cancer

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Man Wins $200,000 Lottery On The Way To His Last Chemo Treatment

A cancer patient on his way to his last chemotherapy treatment won $200,000 from a scratch-off lottery ticket.   Ronnie Foster, a retiree in Pink Hill, North Carolina, stopped by a convenience store on his way to the hospital and bought a $1...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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A Possible Gut-brain Connection To 'chemo Brain'

To test the possible relationship between the gut and chemo brain, a lab is examining chemo's effects on mice whose guts have been manipulated before treatment. One experiment involves feeding the mice antibiotics. The other relies on the universal...
Related topics: Cancer, Antibiotics

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A Possible Gut-brain Connection To 'chemo Brain'

To test the possible relationship between the gut and chemo brain, Leah Pyter's lab is examining chemo's effects on mice whose guts have been manipulated before treatment. One experiment involves feeding the mice antibiotics. The other relies on the...
Related topics: Cancer, Antibiotics

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