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Chemotherapy For Breast Cancer: Overcoming The Side Effects

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Dr. Omiete Charles-Davies Chemotherapy is the use of drugs or chemicals to treat an illness or disease, which in this case is, breast cancer. It involves giving patients anti-cancer drugs called cytotoxic drugs – which literally means cell (cyto) killing (toxic). Chemotherapy is used to also control the spread of breast cancer, reduce symptoms or prevent a recurrence. Chemotherapy …

Living With Cancer: The New Medicine

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Susan Gubar From: In his 2010 book “The Emperor of All Maladies,” Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee lamented the gap between “the new science” going on in research laboratories and “the old medicine” most cancer patients receive. Yet for almost two years, I have benefited from the new medicine derived from the new science, much to my surprise. Every month, …