Items Tagged ‘Types of Cancer’

December 5th, 2016

ASCO Recommends Early Integration of Palliative Care for Advanced Cancers

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has updated its guidelines on the integration of palliative care for patients diagnosed with advanced cancer, as well as their caretakers. In essence, the guidelines state that palliative care should be administered as early as possible for all patients diagnosed with advanced cancers, alongside their active treatment, as […]

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Tags: active treatment, advanced cancer, All Cancer Types, asco, caregiver, guidelines, News, Palliative care, quality of life, Types of Cancer


July 12th, 2016

Syndros™ Approved for Treating Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

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The orally administered liquid formulation, Syndros (dronabinol), has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Syndros is an oral formulation comparable to the pharmaceutical version of Marinol® (dronabinol capsules). Nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy in cancer patients can be a very serious […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, antiemetics, cancer, cannabinoid, Chemotherapy, dronabinol, nausea, News, side effect, Syndros, THC, Types of Cancer


July 8th, 2016

It’s in the Genes: Top 5 Things to Know about Genetic Testing

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Advances in genetic testing are offering women more information than ever before about their genetic makeup and are providing opportunities for empowered decision-making related to a wide range of health issues. In this recurring column, experts provide vital information about how genetic testing suits one’s individual needs, potential risks and benefits, and the role of […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Health and Wellness, News, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, Types of Cancer


April 11th, 2016

Fertility Rates Encouraging for Childhood Cancer Survivors

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Fertility rates, including pregnancy and livebirth rates, for both male and female childhood cancer survivors were recently analyzed in a large study, indicating promising data in this emotionally charged issue among young cancer survivors. The results were recently published in The Lancet Oncology. The risk of infertility among cancer survivors who are still young enough to […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, childhood cancer survivors, fertility, live birth rates, News, pregnancy, Types of Cancer


April 7th, 2016

Financial Distress Associated with Mortality in Cancer Patients

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Severe financial distress that requires filing for bankruptcy after a cancer diagnosis appears to increase mortality among cancer patients. These results were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Treatment for cancer can be associated with overwhelming expenses. Not only can the actual treatments for cancer carry a high price-tag, but other associated variables can […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, anxiety, bankruptcy, cancer diagnosis, difficulty, distress, finance, money, News, Types of Cancer


December 1st, 2015

Investigational Drug May Prevent Life-Threatening Muscle Loss in Advanced Cancers

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – New data describes how an experimental drug can stop life-threatening muscle wasting (cachexia) associated with advanced cancers and restore muscle health. The experimental agent, known as AR-42 while in testing, was developed and tested in preclinical studies at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, AR-42, cachexia, gastrointestinal cancers, HDAC, muscle wasting, News, Pancreatic Cancer, Types of Cancer


August 25th, 2015

Patients Rising, Launched to Fight for Access to Vital Therapies and Services for Patients with Life-Threatening Diseases

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Patient advocacy veterans Jonathan and Terry Wilcox today announced the launch of a new not-for-profit organization, Patients Rising. This patient advocacy organization will educate, advocate and communicate the importance of access to vital therapies and services for patients who face life-changing and life-threatening diseases. The organization will be focused on ensuring that the patients’ voice […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, Esophageal Cancer, News, Stage IV/Recurrent Esophageal Cancer, Types of Cancer, vital options


November 10th, 2014

Tips for Cancer Caregivers: November is National Family Caregiver Month

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Caring for a family member or friend with cancer is often very challenging. The experience can be exhausting both mentally and physically, but it actually becomes even more so when you don’t take care of yourself. I use a metaphor of a watering can and a garden to drive home this point. If your loved […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, cancer caregiver, caregiver, caregiver support, General, News, Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer), support, Types of Cancer


September 26th, 2014

Patients With Advanced Cancers Learn to Live Life Day by Day

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Advances in treatment mean that patients with metastatic cancer are living longer, but challenges remain. Renelle Jacobson is in her fifth year of chemotherapy. She has undergone about 10 surgeries, including a leg amputation. She copes on a daily basis with the symptoms of cancer and the side effects of treatment—pain, nausea, and low blood […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, cancer, coping, metastatic cancer, News, stage IV cancer, terminal, Types of Cancer


September 2nd, 2014

Depression in Cancer Patients: What We Are Missing and What Can Be Done

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Major depression is an important complication of cancer that can result in additional impairment of quality of life.  A series of three articles published in the Lancet presented new research on depression in people with cancer and confirmed that depression is common, significantly undertreated, and can be improved once diagnosed and managed with an integrated treatment program, […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, cancer, depression, General, News, Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer), Types of Cancer


August 12th, 2014

Weighing the Risks

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Exploring the Link Between Obesity and Cancer By Kari Bohlke, ScD “For the great majority of Americans who do not use tobacco, weight control, dietary choices, and levels of physical activity are the most important modifiable determinants of cancer risk.” —From the 2006 American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention1 […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, Breast Cancer, cancer, cancer prevention, cancer risk, Colon Cancer, endometrial cancer, News, obesity, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Uterine Cancer


December 25th, 2013

ASCO’s Top Five List for Improving Cancer Care

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has released its second “Top Five” list of opportunities to improve the quality and value of cancer care. The list—published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology—is part of the Choosing Wisely® campaign, an initiative led by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation (ABIMF) to discourage the misuse […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, General, News, Types of Cancer


September 16th, 2013

End-of-Life Care Remains Aggressive, Despite Patient Wishes

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Although most patients with advanced cancer prefer hospice or palliative care that minimizes symptoms, many continue to receive aggressive treatment during their final weeks and months of life. In fact, elderly patients with advanced cancer often receive intensive treatment until the last month of life and hospice care is often delayed until the final three […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers


May 1st, 2013

Number of Cancer Survivors Expected to Reach 18 Million by 2022

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As of January 2012, there were approximately 13.7 million cancer survivors in the United States and that number is expected to rise by 31 percent to 18 million by 2022, according to the second Annual Report on Cancer Survivorship in the United States published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Cancer survivors represent a growing population—and one in […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, General, News, Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer), Types of Cancer


April 19th, 2013

Heart Healthy Lifestyle Can Reduce Cancer Risk

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Following a heart-healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk for heart disease can also help prevent cancer, according to the results of a study published in Circulation. The American Heart Association designed their educational program My Life Check® in order to improve health by educating the public on how best to live. The campaign includes Life’s […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, General, Health and Wellness, News, Other News Topics (not Types of Cancer), Types of Cancer