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What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Pills

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Usually, chemotherapy is associated with cancer drugs given intravenously in a hospital or doctor’s office. This has been the traditional nonsurgical method of treating cancer. Some versions of oral chemotherapy have been around for more than 60 years. But it’s due to recent advances in cancer treatments that oral chemotherapy pills have become more widely used. In 2007, researchers estimated …

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THE UNDERSTUDIED CONSEQUENCES OF PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY AFTER CHEMOTHERAPY

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In two papers published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute researchers from UC Davis, UCLA and other institutions have found that peripheral neuropathy, which causes pain, numbness, and tingling in hands and/or feet, can bother early-stage breast cancer patients years after completing chemotherapy. In addition, a systematic literature review found only a handful of studies that tracked long-term …

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New cancer treatment may be more effective than chemotherapy

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By: Samuel Osborne From: independent.co.uk A newly discovered process to trigger the death of cancer cells could be more effective than current methods such as chemotherapy, scientists have said. The new method of killing cancer cells, called Caspase Independent Cell Death (CICD), led to the complete eradication of tumours in experimental models. Most current anti-cancer therapies (chemotherapy, radiation and immunotherapy) …

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New Imaging Test Could Detect Heart Damage in Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy

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Source: University of Ottawa Heart Institute From: globenewswire.com Heart damage (cardiotoxicity) is a known risk for women treated with chemotherapy for early stage breast cancer. As breast cancer treatment has become more successful, more women are surviving a breast cancer diagnosis. However, there can be short- and long-term toxicities (side effects) from cancer treatments. Heart disease is now the second …

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FDA clears expanded use of cooling cap to reduce hair loss during chemotherapy

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From: PR Newswire Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the expanded use of a cooling cap, DigniCap Cooling System, to reduce hair loss (alopecia) during chemotherapy. This is the first cooling cap cleared by the agency for use in cancer patients with solid tumors. “We are pleased to expand the use of this product for cancer patients with …

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Chemotherapy may spread cancer and trigger more aggressive tumours, warn scientists

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By: Sarah Knapton From: telegraph.co.uk Chemotherapy could allow cancer to spread, and trigger more aggressive tumours, a new study suggests. Researchers in the US studied the impact of drugs on patients with breast cancer and found medication increases the chance of cancer cells migrating to other parts of the body, where they are almost always lethal. Around 55,000 women are diagnosed …

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Essential Eyebrow Solution® will meet with leading oncologists to discuss options for eyebrow hair preservation during cancer treatment

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EES – Essential Eyebrow Solution®, EES is the only cosmetic eyebrow product on the market proven to help combat eyebrow thinning.  It has been clinically tested for retention of eyebrows during chemotherapy with outstanding results. RMV Trademarks, LLC, manufacturer and distributor of EES, will be participating in the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, June 2-6 at McCormick …

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Debunking the Myth of Lymphedema Risk

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From: The American Society of Breast Surgeons Axillary Surgery Only One Factor Breast cancer-related lymphedema, chronic swelling of the arm and chest area, is strongly associated with multi-modality therapies and not axillary node surgery alone as widely believed, according to a new study presented this week at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. The study found …

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Research suggests potential therapy to prevent ‘chemobrain’ in cancer patients

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Findings offered by a University of Kansas researcher, identified as one of 20 ‘Must See Presenters’ at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society in early April, suggest a possible therapeutic intervention for “chemobrain,” the cognitive impairment plaguing up to a third of cancer patients following chemotherapy. “It’s something doctors learned about because patients were complaining,” said Michael Johnson, …