Top News: #Cancer

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In this Sept. 5, 2013 file photo, chemotherapy is administered to a cancer patient via intravenous drip at a hospital in Durham, N.C. A leading doctor group, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, announced on Monday, June 22, 2015, that they are proposing a tool to help patients decide how much a drug will cost and how much good it is likely to do. The move is the latest of several recent efforts to focus on value in cancer care. The Connection Between Cancer Treatment and Cardiac Problems:

When she was just a year old, Brenda Yano was diagnosed with acute leukemia. She was one of the lucky ones, cured by aggressive chemotherapy. Years later, Yano was told the cure had come with a cost: She could never have a baby. But no one cautioned her about the potential damage four years of chemotherapy would do to her heart. Read more

For certain early-stage, slow-growing cancers, researchers suggest ‘active surveillance’ may be an acceptable alternative to surgery or radiation.Debate Over Early-Stage Cancer: To Treat or Not to Treat?:

To treat or not to treat is becoming a hot question. After years of aggressive treatment of even the smallest thyroid cancers, prominent researchers in the U.S. and Japan are urging a rethinking of old practices and saying simply to watch and wait may be effective for many patients with early-stage disease. Read more


Good foodAfter cancer, survivors do not choose healthy foods: What’s going on?:

Surrviving cancer doesn’t always inspire people to eat healthier, according to a new study. In fact, it may do just the opposite. Researchers report that on average, cancer survivors eat a less nutritious diet than the overall population, including less fiber and more empty calories. Read more


chemoChemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting most common distressing symptoms in majority of cancer patients:

Findings suggest need for improved dialogue between patients receiving chemotherapy and their healthcare team, including pharmacists. Read more


Women practicing tree pose in yoga classA New Prescription for Cancer Patients: Exercise:

The next blockbuster prescription for cancer patients may be exercise, scientists say.New research is chipping away at the doctrine that says cancer patients should take it easy. Until recently, many doctors —and patients—assumed that exercise was too draining and might be unsafe, particularly during chemotherapy, with its challenging side effects and overwhelming fatigue. Read more