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PTSD and Cancer

PTSD and Cancer

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

“I think all too often we underestimate the impact of a cancer diagnosis on the mental health and well-being of the individual, thus it goes unaddressed.” ~Stephanie Zimmerman, MSN Receiving a diagnosis of cancer can bring on feelings of worry, fear, dread, anger, uncertainty and loss.  Research indicates that, for some people, these symptoms of...

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New treatments for induction with stem cell transplant in relapsed multiple myeloma

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied the use of novel drugs with salvage autologous stem cell transplant in relapsed multiple myeloma. This study concluded that salvage autologous stem cell transplant is safe and effective for patients with relapsed multiple myeloma.  Some background For patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma aged up to...

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Does Alcohol Increase Cancer Risk?

Does Alcohol Increase Cancer Risk?

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In July 2017, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conducted the National Cancer Opinion Survey to find out what people in the US know about cancer.  ASCO released the results in October.  The findings have already influenced recommendations made by the organization. Beliefs About Cancer Risk Among other questions, the survey asked  4,016...

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New Studies Linking Gut Bacteria and Cancer Treatment

New Studies Linking Gut Bacteria and Cancer Treatment

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

In It’s All In Your Gut, A High Fiber Diet and the Immune System, we introduced the microbiome that lives in our body.  It helps with our digestion and makes the short-chained fatty acids (SCFAs) that are important to our immune system.  Now several recent studies are looking at bacteria in the bodies of people with cancer.   Specifically, these...

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Bone treatment for patients with multiple myeloma

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied the use of bone targeting agents in patients with multiple myeloma. The authors concluded that there could be insufficient bone targeted treatment in patients with multiple myeloma.  Some background Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells (type of white blood cell). This causes bone destruction, high...

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Bortezomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone as induction therapy in multiple myeloma

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied the effectiveness of bortezomib (Velcade), cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) and dexamethasone in patients with multiple myeloma who had not been previously treated. The combination of bortezomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone was found to be effective and well-tolerated.  Some background Multiple myeloma is a...

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