Latest Chemo Stories

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.

2006-08-30 11:51:21

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Unlike cranial radiation, chemotherapy for children with a certain type of leukemia does not appear to have harmful long-term effects on intelligence, even at high doses, a new study shows.

2006-08-16 07:05:00

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chemotherapy drugs may cause more serious side effects for breast cancer patients under age 64 than once thought, a U.S. study released on Tuesday said.

2005-12-01 12:36:20

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer suffer a worse quality of life than healthy women, as well as troublesome symptoms such as fatigue, but these problems -- and their quality of life -- gradually improve, a new study shows.

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