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Treat Cancer Smarter With Molecular Profiling

Five words or lessMore than 1.5 million people in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer this year.
Of the many critical decisions they will have to make, none is more important than the type of treatment that will be used to fight their cancer — especially when patient response rates aren’t very promising.


First line or standard therapies for cancer fail, on average, at least 70 percent of the time, and, when they do, studies show that as few as 5 percent of cancer patients respond to the second standard treatment plan they are given.
However, a recent study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology showed that when 
molecular profiling was used to guide the selection of cancer therapy, a drug known to target the specific biomarkers of a tumor was found in 98 percent of advanced cancer patients studied. Read the rest of this entry »

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Experimental Cancer Treatment Offers Hope

Now we turn to what is being hailed as a breakthrough in the fight against cancer. A small group of pioneers sending a big ray of hope. An experimental treatment that appears to stop cancer cells in their tracks in some people. And abc’s dr. Rich about bard besser tells us about the big news today. Reporter: David asponte was out of options.

He was being treated for acute lymphocytic leukemia, a rare and often fatal disease in adults. When chemotherapy failed, doctors turned to an experimental treatment. Robin roberts went to visit him last december.

I think I am on the right road, I think I am on the right road. Reporter: Doctors took out millions of david’s disease-fighting white blood cells, then used a retrovirus, which is great at getting into human immune systems to change those cells to targeted cancer fighters. David’s cells went back in and destroyed the cancer like a living drug.

The first patient to have similar experimental treatment was 7-year-old emma whitehead who went through the procedure last year and now is in complete remission. She has a ton of energy. She’s doing wonderful right now. Read the rest of this entry »

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cost of cancer treatment $618,616 – Amanda Bennet’s story

Kidney Cancer and renal systemAfter 2 years of her husband’s death Amanda Bennet examines the cost of keeping one man alive suffering from cancer. Read the rest of this entry »

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Acupuncture Offers Relief to Breast Cancer Patients With Hot Flashes

Acupuncture not only cools hot flashes that occur as a result of breast cancer treatment but may offer a host of other benefits to boost women’s well-being.

A new study shows acupuncture was as good as drug therapy with Effexor (venlafaxine) at easing hot flashes in breast cancer patients, but it also improved sex drive, energy levels, and clarity of thought. Read the rest of this entry »

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Teresa Heinz heir to the Heinz ketchup fortune fighting cancer

Teresa Heinz, a part-time Wood River Valley resident for more than 30 years, has announced that she is being treated for breast cancer, but has a 95 percent chance of recovery.

Heinz, 71, and her husband, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, own a house just north of Ketchum along the Big Wood River. Read the rest of this entry »

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cancer and sexuality (part 4) – relationships

Cancer Treatment and how it affect Relationships

We have been writing a series on “cancer and sexuality” for past few weeks and hopefully this series helped people with cancer to better understand how it affects the sexuality. In part 1 of this series we covered about the question what is sexuality and how cancer affects it.  In part 2 we covered what type of cancer treatments exist and how they bring changes in woman and man’s sexuality. Finally in the previous article part 3 we cover various remedies available for changes in sexuality due to cancer. Read the rest of this entry »

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Medicine for Osteoporosis may cut breast cancer risk

Breast Cancer

Women who took a commonly used class of osteoporosis drugs called bisphosphonates had significantly fewer invasive breast cancers than women not using the bone-strengthening pills, according to a new analysis of data from the Women’s Health Initiative. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cancer and sexuality (Part 2) – How can cancer treatment affect sexuality

cancer and sexuality part 2

In part one of this series cancer and sexuality we briefly covered three topics:

What is sexuality?
What is a normal sexual response?
How can my cancer and cancer treatment affect my sexuality?

We continue the series today covering the third question in detail on how can cancer and cancer treatment affect the sexuality. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cancer and Sexuality

Cancer and SexualityWhen patients are diagnosed with cancer, they have many thoughts, fears, and questions, and most want to learn more about their disease and treatment. There also are practical issues to consider—paying for treatment, finding transportation, keeping a job, and juggling family responsibilities. Patients are dealing with huge decisions and coping with stressful changes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Surviving cancer with naturopathy

surviving cancer with naturopathy

Cancer or the ‘Big C’, as it is fearfully referred to, is no longer considered a death sentence. The number of individuals who have survived cancer has considerably increased over the years. Certain adult cancers have a survival rate of 70% or more, while a few childhood cancers may boast of a greater cure rate. Read the rest of this entry »

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