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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Adrenal Glands

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Adrenal Glands

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Erectile dysfunction, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Infertility, Kidney stones, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 3 comments

The adrenal glands-which are also called suprarenal glands-are part of the endocrine system and are found on the top of each kidney. How the endocrine system hormones work Hormones secreted from glands of the endocrine system travel in the bloodstream to target cells. Target cells have receptors that are specific to each hormone. The hormones and receptors...

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Right To Try: Needed Legislation or Snake Oil?

Right To Try: Needed Legislation or Snake Oil?

Posted by on Mar 10, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

Thirty-eight states in the US have passed “Right To Try” laws. These are laws that are created to give terminally ill patients who have run out of options access to experimental drugs that have not completed the FDA approval process.  There is an effort underway to pass this type of legislation on a federal level. On February 8, the #LCSM (Lung...

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Physical exercise improves quality of life of advanced colorectal cancer patients

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of physical exercise in metastatic (spread to other parts of the body) colorectal cancer (mCRC). Researchers suggested that physical exercise increases patient quality of life. Some background The overall survival of patients with mCRC has improved during the last two decades. This was mainly due to new...

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Fluoropyrimidine and irinotecan chemotherapy in the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of fluoropyrimidine and irinotecan (FLIRI) to treat metastatic (spread to other parts of the body) colorectal cancer. Researchers suggested that FLIRI could be used as first line treatment for these patients.  Some background The chemotherapy combinations FOLFOX, CapeOX or FOLFIRI plus...

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Colostomy symptoms after rectal cancer surgery

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the complications associated with a colostomy (COL or stoma; a surgically created opening from the abdomen to bowel after removal of the damaged part of the intestine). Researchers suggested that rectal cancer patients who get a COL do not feel limited 3 years after the surgery. Some background Patients with...

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Obesity is associated with wound infection after colorectal cancer surgery

Posted by on Mar 3, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the association between obesity and wound infection after colorectal cancer surgery. Researchers suggested that obesity is associated with a higher risk of wound infection. Some background Obesity has increased over recent decades and continues to rise. Prior studies have shown that obesity is associated...

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To Treat or Not To Treat Cancer: Medical Decision-making

To Treat or Not To Treat Cancer: Medical Decision-making

Posted by on Jan 28, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 7 comments

Cherry Hughes** is an active, energetic 75 year old, still working in the marketing and public relations profession in Great Britain.  Her life is filled with friends and fun.  “I love cooking and eating out.  I am deeply interested in politics.  I love music …I go to jazz clubs.  I love going to France …I have a little apartment...

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What is Neutropenia?

What is Neutropenia?

Posted by on Jan 21, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

There are 1.6 million people diagnosed with cancer in the US each year. Of these, 650,000 receive chemotherapy. Did you know that 60,000 people a year are hospitalized for neutropenia, a common side effect of chemotherapy? One in fourteen die because of it. Of the 650,000 receiving chemotherapy, 104,000 are not aware of neutropenia and 52,000 don’t...

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