New cancer treatment stops patients losing their hair during chemo, docs say – Live News 24

New cancer treatment stops patients losing their hair during chemo, docs say  – Live News 24

CANCER patients losing their hair could be a thing of the past – thanks to a new breakthrough  The findings will offer hope to millions who suffer, arguably, one of the most distressing side effects of treatment  Scientists in Manchester have discovered how to protect the hair follicle during chemo  They hope it will helpRead More New cancer treatment stops patients losing their hair during chemo, docs say – Live News 24

Chemotherapy and Recurrence in Breast Cancer

Chemotherapy and Recurrence in Breast Cancer

The 21-gene expression recurrence score provides prognostic information in hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. Research has shown that patients with a recurrence score of more than 25 benefit from the combination of chemotherapy and endocrine therapy, and patients with recurrence score of less than 11 benefit from endocrine therapy alone. However, the benefit of chemoendocrine therapy forRead More Chemotherapy and Recurrence in Breast Cancer

Do All Colon Cancer Patients Need Chemotherapy?

Do All Colon Cancer Patients Need Chemotherapy?

So there are 4 stages of colon cancer and stage 4 is when the tumor has spread to other organs and surgery is typically not an option and these patients benefit from chemotherapy stage three patients are those individuals where the cancer from the colon has been removed but there’s evidence that cancer has migratedRead More Do All Colon Cancer Patients Need Chemotherapy?

Coloring provides a positive path through chemotherapy

Coloring provides a positive path through chemotherapy

HAT COMES OF THAT MEETING. NOW TO HEALTH LIVING – IF YOU’VE HEARD THE WORDS, YOU KNOW. WHEN A DOCTOR SAYS “YOU HAVE CANCER,” IT’S EASY TO GO DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE OF WORRY. ONE REASON U-C HEALTH IS HELPING SOME PATIENTS CHANNEL THEIR INNER CHILD. Rachel Dunaway/Cervical Cancer SurvivorBridie Orr/UC Health Clinical Operations ManagerRead More Coloring provides a positive path through chemotherapy

Decreasing Emergency Visits by Standardizing Education of Patients on Oral Chemotherapy

Decreasing Emergency Visits by Standardizing Education of Patients on Oral Chemotherapy

Oral chemotherapy is a very important part of the treatment of cancer. There are new drugs now available that can be very toxic and have a lot of issues to patients if they don’t have very good education and monitoring. Our project was to standardize teaching and monitoring of patients on oral chemotherapy. We noticedRead More Decreasing Emergency Visits by Standardizing Education of Patients on Oral Chemotherapy

Reducing the Risk of Thromboembolism in Cancer

Reducing the Risk of Thromboembolism in Cancer

Patients with cancer have an increased risk of venous thromboembolism. But parenteral thromboprophylaxis is not routinely recommended in practice guidelines because the absolute risk reduction is modest and parenteral thromboprophylaxis is associated with an increased risk of major bleeding as well as the inconvenience of daily injections. Could a direct oral anticoagulant such as apixaban,Read More Reducing the Risk of Thromboembolism in Cancer

Combined Therapies for Small-Cell Lung Cancer

Combined Therapies for Small-Cell Lung Cancer

Small cell lung cancer is a rapidly progressive cancer with a median survival of approximately 10 months after first line treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy and etoposide. The tumor has a high mutation rate suggesting potential susceptibility to immune checkpoint inhibitors. Atezolizumab is a humanized monoclonal IgG antibody that binds to PD-L1 on tumor cells andRead More Combined Therapies for Small-Cell Lung Cancer

Will I Need Chemotherapy?

Will I Need Chemotherapy?

So what do my patients dread the most? Answer, chemotherapy. When I think of my new patients coming in, my newly diagnosed patients, it is almost the number one question on their mind, am I going to need chemotherapy and we really understand how chemotherapy can be quite frightening to patients. We also know thatRead More Will I Need Chemotherapy?

Don’t let me be misunderstood! Improving the chemotherapy experience for CALD patients through enhan

Don’t let me be misunderstood! Improving the chemotherapy experience for CALD patients through enhan

A cancer diagnosis and embarking on chemotherapy are stressful events for all patients and we know that clear communication and education helps reassure patients to assist delivery of best outcomes and i’ll be presenting on an implementation project from the Grand Princess Mary Centre A number of factors seeded the genesis of this project, pharmacistsRead More Don’t let me be misunderstood! Improving the chemotherapy experience for CALD patients through enhan