Latest Chemo Stories

2009-05-15 09:05:00

Ginger, frequently used to help a sour stomach, is now being used to fight the side effects of cancer treatment: nausea caused by chemotherapy, says a large, new study.

2008-12-29 13:28:03

Obesity affects health in several ways, but new research shows obesity can have minimal impact on ovarian cancer survival.

2008-10-27 15:00:27

Chemo brain -- reduced cognitive abilities because of chemotherapy treatment of cancer -- can improve with computer-based training, U.S. researchers say. Lead investigator Sarah-Jane Kim said chemo brain is a well-documented phenomenon in patients with different types of cancer.

2008-10-13 06:00:18

By Liz Szabo Barbara Bradfield has lived to see dramatic changes in breast cancer. When she was diagnosed in 1989, Bradfield's tumor -- which produced an overabundance of a protein called HER2 -- was considered especially deadly.

2008-10-01 18:00:10

By JEFF BRUMLEY PART 4OTHER OPTIONS Fighting breast cancer - or any cancer, for that matter - is about employing the best weapons modern medicine has to offer.

2008-09-15 21:00:09

By Eric Eyre For years, cancer patients have complained about the memory loss and attention problems they experience while undergoing chemotherapy.

2008-07-27 15:00:14

By Allison Kennedy, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Ga. Jul.

2008-07-06 18:00:07

By George Sanchez, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jul. 6--Cancer blog Following my diagnosis, I began a blog with Paul Contreras, an old friend who also is a young cancer survivor. Here are some excerpts. To read the full blog, go to http://mycancerchronicles.blogspot.com. Tuesday, Aug.

2008-06-21 15:00:00

By Mike Fletcher, Kokomo Tribune, Ind. Jun. 21--As a nurse, Sherri Parish knew what cancer can do to a person. She saw the sickness, the loss of hair and the agony on the faces of cancer patients. But until she lived through it herself, she didn't fully realize the consequences.

2007-07-23 13:45:00

More breast cancer patients are being offered chemotherapy before surgery instead of afterward - amid much debate about how to do it right and when it's a good option.

Word of the Day
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.