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Ovarian cancer drug delivers ‘very promising’ results in early trial

A new targeted treatment for ovarian cancer has shown ‘very promising’ results in an early clinical trial – shrinking tumours in half of women with the disease. Researchers believe the drug, which mimics the action of folic acid to enter cells, could hold huge promise for women with advanced ovarian cancer who have stopped responding […]

Xavier Research Lab Produces Breast Cancer Treatment Breakthrough

A Xavier University of Louisiana cancer research lab has announced a new treatment for breast cancer, which could reduce the number of women who choose preventional mastectomies and who experience negative side effects with traditional treatment options. XULA Biology Chair Shubha Ireland is part of a team of Lousiana-based researchers who have developed a “super cocktail” […]

29-12-2016

29/12/2016 The third session of carbo/caelyx. My veins are bad, they don’t want to take another needle in. First two tries – not a chance. Third try – nearly fainted, but we’re good, we’re in. Unfortunately, this got blocked at the very end of chemo infusion. Nurses had to remove it and try again. I […]

15-12-2016

15/12/2016 Not great day today… 15 years ago I said: “Yes, I do” to the most wonderful man on the planet. 15 years married, 16 years together, our crystal anniversary and I am spending this day in the hospital. It supposed to be simple and quick, morning CT scan.  Nurses and doctor couldn’t get the needle in. […]

Starting Chemotherapy: 15 Nutrition Tips

Starting chemotherapy

If you are undergoing chemotherapy, you want to stay as healthy and comfortable as possible during treatment. What you eat during treatment can make a big difference in helping you achieve that goal. “Chemotherapy and radiation treatments place their own burdens on the nutrition system in addition to cancer itself,” explains Charlie Pieterick, RN, MS, […]

3.11.16

3.11.16 Nothing has changed on haematology ward. Same nurses, same procedures, same gray faces. Funny…Nurse is saying to me: “Nice to see you…” Really? I don’t complain. They are really nice, warm and helpful. They have a very hard job to do. Ok, let’s get the drip in. Good luck with this as my veins haven’t recovered […]

30.10.16

30.10.16 I didn’t cry since I left doctor’s office. I don’t even know why.  And what is strange…I am very calm. Probably my knowledge and experience make me feel stronger. It’s very strange as well but I feel kind of relief. This bomb was sitting and ticking. I didn’t know when and will blow up. Constant […]