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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” […]

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

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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, […]

Leukaemia drug to fight Ovarian Cancer

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A drug already approved for leukaemia patients could also be used to treat a specific type of ovarian cancer, according to new research. Scientists from The Institute of Cancer Research, London found that ovarian cancer cells in mice stopped growing after they were given a drug called dasatinib. The research, funded by Cancer Research UK, […]

BRCA1 gene mutation linked to fewer eggs in ovaries

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Women with the BRCA1 gene mutation appear to have smaller amounts of the anti-Müllerian hormone, a hormone that indicates the number of eggs remaining in the ovaries. The research appears in the journal Human Reproduction. The ovaries of women with the BRCA1 mutation appear to have fewer eggs. BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations are associated […]

Of Alternative Medicines, Misinformation And Fear

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It happens to me quite often. When I tell people I had cancer and I underwent an extensive surgery followed by the course of chemotherapy they often stare at me and say that chemo kills. It actually upsets me a lot. “You have decided to take chemo??? Do you know that it kills your healthy […]

This cancer survivor just climbed Ireland’s snowiest mountain – on crutches

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Nikki Bradley has been battling a rare form of bone cancer since she was 16. Facing a possible amputation, she’s determined to fit as much into her life as she can. CLIMBING A MOUNTAIN is something that many of us would like to do, that some of us actually do, and that others among us […]

Omega-3s could lower breast cancer risk in obese women, study suggests

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A study has found that omega-3 fatty acids could reduce breast density – a risk factor for breast cancer – in postmenopausal obese women. The study took the form of an open-label, randomized clinical trial of 266 postmenopausal women with high breast density who were either a normal weight, overweight or obese. The findings are […]