Tag Archives: chemo

Growing older – or not

Remember your last class reunion? Why is it that some of your peers look 10 years older than you but some look 10 years younger? One of the factors, according to researchers, is environmental differences from one person to the … Continue reading

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Cancer surprise

The fact is that everyone gets cancer during their lifetime. By the time you are 50 years old your body has already fought off dozens of cancers you will never even know about. In fact, everyone HAS one or more … Continue reading

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Daily chemotherapy for cancer prevention??

So now they are studying the chemo drug Tamoxifen for everyday dosage for “breast cancer prevention” in healthy women. A new study is looking at the risks/benefits of using Tamoxifen as a chemoprevention agent, and how physicians should communicate its … Continue reading

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Silly silibinin beats chemo

Ever heard of silibinin? Silibinin is an extract of milk thistle that can decrease tumor sizes and the number of tumors in patients with lung cancer. Research shows that milk thistle extract inhibits of nitric oxide production that correlates with … Continue reading

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How do solid tumors survive toxic chemo?

Chemotherapy drugs have poor results rates for many reasons. One big reason is that solid tumors have a unique method of growth from healthy organs and tissues. As a tumor grows, it puts out hormonal signals for outside blood vessels … Continue reading

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Prostate cancer treatment options

Prostate cancer is one of the most over-treated cancers in the US – right up there next to breast cancer over-treatment. According to a new Medscape Medical News article, the study published in the latest issue of Urology, treatments for … Continue reading

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Death by chemo

What is worse than cancer? Dying from the cancer drugs that are supposed to “cure” it for one…Capecitabine, AKA Xeloda, is an oral chemical used to treat breast and colorectal cancers but is associated with potentially fatal cutaneous reactions. Other … Continue reading

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Losing a cancer bet

What was that definition of insanity? Chemotherapy fits that one.  Chemotherapy carries an overall 5-year survival rate of 2.1% This means there is about a 98% chance you’re not going to make it. One common problem with chemo is that … Continue reading

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Real Health Talk News and Views broadcast 09/19/13

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Chemo savvy

Which one is stronger: cancer, chemo or you? Medical studies show that cancer often wins that race against you because of the damage chemo does to healthy cells. In a series of experiments, researchers found that formerly-healthy fibroblast cells receive … Continue reading

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Real Health Talk News and Views broadcast 09/12/13

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12 days of hell. . .

Cashing in on cancer: Doctors have questioned the value of Genentech’s Tarceva for pancreatic cancer. The $4,000-a-month drug won approval by boosting median survival by a mere 12 days. Here’s how to think about this cost: People who added Tarceva … Continue reading

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