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Chemo and Radiation’s Effect on Your Eyes

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By: Jane Ashley From: whatnext.com When we think of chemotherapy side effects, we think about nausea, fatigue and low blood counts. But did you know that some chemotherapy drugs and other cancer treatments may affect your eyes? From tearing to dry eyes to sensitivity to light, be sure to tell your oncologist about any changes to your eyes. How Can …

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What are the best ways to prevent cancer?

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By: Ann Silberman From: quora.com No. All these people saying yes, and pointing excitedly to food, vitamins, or lifestyle are forgetting that cancer has been around for millennia. Cancer has been found in Egyptian mummies. Ancient Egyptians certainly ate healthy, they didn’t use plastic, they didn’t have pharmaceuticals companies-and they got cancer and died. Cancer is also found in the …

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New Research in JNCCN Touts Ice Chips as a Simple, Inexpensive Way to Reduce a Common Chemotherapy Side Effect

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Researchers from Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania find patients who kept ice chips in their mouths during infusion with oxaliplatin reported less trouble eating and drinking than patients who were not exposed to this intervention. A new study in the April 2019 issue of JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network from the Abramson Cancer Center at …

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Adjuvant AI Breast Cancer Therapy May Cause Long-Term Cognitive Decline

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By: BETH FAND INCOLLINGO From: oncnursingnews.com The cognitive function of postmenopausal women who take hormonal maintenance therapy after surgery for breast cancer remains compromised after the regimen’s 5-year course, according to study results presented at the ONS 44th Annual Congress in Anaheim, California, April 12. Catherine M. Bender, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, and colleagues embarked on the study because they and …

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New breast cancer gene puts younger women at risk

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By: Sharp Grossmont Hospital Health News Team From: eccalifornian.com Michelle Buckley was a busy single mom raising two teenagers. As a physical therapist assistant at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, she understood the importance of keeping fit. She exercised, ate healthy food and got regular checkups. She was also a firm believer in breast self-exams because 10 years prior, at age 32, …

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Unraveling why some people get not one, not two, but many cancers

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By: Marlene Cimons From: washingtonpost.com Noelle Johnson, 42, was diagnosed with her first cancer — a soft tissue sarcoma under her right arm — in 1999 when she was 21. In 2013, her physicians found six different cancers in her breasts. In the years that followed, surgeons discovered and removed numerous masses they deemed “premalignant” from her ovary, her uterus, …

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Valuable Information for Cancer Patients and Their Loved Ones in A Live Online Event

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Calling All Cancer Patients, Cargivers and Loved Ones! Don’t miss out on this Facebook Live interview on Thursday May 9, 2019 at 2 pm ET. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Professor of Breast Cancer Lillie D. Shockney, RN will share information regarding reporting the side effects of cancer treatments and how to support a loved one that should be extremely …

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Cancer: ‘Off-the-shelf’ stem cell treatment enters clinical trial

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By: Yella Hewings-Martin PhD From: medicalnewstoday.com In a first-of-its-kind trial in the United States, researchers are testing a stem cell-derived natural killer cell immunotherapy in people with incurable cancer. Cancer follows heart disease as the second biggest killer worldwide. In the United States, an estimated 606,880 people will die due to cancer in 2019. With the advent of immunotherapy, researchers …