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Accurate diagnosis and treatment of diarrhea following colon cancer surgery can improve quality of life

Posted by on Jul 14, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the causes and treatment options for diarrhea after colon surgery in colon cancer patients. Researchers suggested that an accurate diagnosis will improve the treatment of these patients. Some background Surgery to remove colon tumors changes the anatomy and the normal intestinal function of the bowel. Thus, many...

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Oxaliplatin based treatments as adjuvant chemotherapy treatment in colon cancer patients

Posted by on Jul 14, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of a 3-month oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy treatment after surgery in patients with stage 3 colon cancer. Researchers suggested 6-months of treatment is associated with better outcomes. Some background The current standard treatment for stage 3 colon cancer patients is surgery followed by...

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mFOLFOX6 and XELOX have similar side effect rates stage 3 colon cancer

Posted by on Jun 27, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety of the chemotherapies mFOLFOX6 and XELOX in Japanese colon cancer patients. Researchers suggested that the safety of both treatments is acceptable. Some background FOLFOX chemotherapy is the standard treatment for stage 3 colon cancer patients who underwent surgery. mFOLFOX6 combines leucovorin,...

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ASCO 2018: Chemotherapy Side Effects & Treating Metastatic Lung Cancer

ASCO 2018: Chemotherapy Side Effects & Treating Metastatic Lung Cancer

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Blog, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer | 0 comments

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meets at the beginning of June each year in Chicago. It is the world’s largest oncology organization where researchers from around the world present their research findings. Here are the results of two studies presented during the first couple of days of the conference. Chemotherapy Side Effects and...

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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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