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Chemotherapy

To the Ladies: In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Licia Morelli | Posted 10.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Licia Morelli

This was a week of dips and joys. It was a week of heart splitting conversations and elation at good news. It was seven days where, when I talked to...

Revealing Portraits Show The Raw Emotion Of Patients 'Facing Chemo'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.09.2015 | Good News

A photographer is giving viewers a striking and intimate look at people undergoing chemotherapy.  Robert Houser, a photographer based i...

Unstoppable Cancer Patient On Chemotherapy Crushes Squat Challenge

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.01.2015 | Good News

This woman's strength shines even when she's powering through chemotherapy treatment.  Elizabeth Bobbe, a fitness instructor in Winches...

Gene Differences Determine Which Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemo

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease - good news from a major study that...

Ovarian Cancer Treatment: A Guide to Abdominal Chemotherapy

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Keep in mind that there is no "one size fits all" treatment for ovarian cancer. Your doctor should discuss with you all the appropriate treatment options for your individual case, and help you understand and weigh the risks and benefits of each.

A Nurse to My Own (Part I: Are You Okay?)

Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN

Today I am feeling quietly concerned but calm. Yesterday I was motivated to overcome the challenge at hand. Tomorrow? Who knows. Every single day will be punctuated by a different emotion, a different version of the woman who I am.

From His Strength, I Discovered Mine

Jessica Bensten | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

My son was diagnosed with cancer when he was 13 months old. He had just gotten a clean bill of health at his one-year pediatrician checkup. He learned to walk about halfway into the next month. I'd weaned him by 13 months. And just a couple weeks later, on the afternoon of February 15, I discovered a lump.

When You Want to Get Something Done, Give It to a Woman

Lesley Foreman | Posted 09.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lesley Foreman

I have always liked the phrase, when you want to get something done, give it to a busy person. While I still believe that to be true, my life has ta...

Dad Allegedly Robbed Bank To Pay For Daughter's Cancer Treatment

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 08.27.2015 | Crime

A Michigan father accused of robbing a bank told police he did it to pay for his daughter's cancer treatment. Brian Randolph, 23, is accused of robbin...

Progress Against Cancer: Hope Conquering Hype

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

After starting the War On Cancer, how are we doing in 2015? Is it still only the hype of technology promises, or is there hope in the current panoply of accomplishments from medical research?

7 Things to Know While You're Undergoing Chemotherapy

Andrea Ghoorah Sieminski | Posted 08.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Ghoorah Sieminski

While I can't guarantee that your road will be without bumps, in fact, I can almost assure you that there will be bumps, I can offer you some insights that helped me along the way. So, buckle up and hold on tight, you can do this. Good luck to you my friend. I'm sending you love and strength.

How CrossFit (and a Little Cancer) Helped Me Grow a Little Bit... Down There

H. Alan Scott | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living
H. Alan Scott

Looking up at the height of the ropes, stretching some 25 feet from the ground, I could clearly see how I would die. I wasn't having any of it. I was ...

Maryland Governor Declares 'Bald Is Beautiful' After Starting Chemo

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R), who is undergoing cancer treatment, shared a photo of his "new aerodynamic look" in a humorous Facebook post on Tu...

How Breast Cancer Helped Me Summit Mt. St. Helens

Molly Lindquist | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Molly Lindquist

At the suggestion of my friend Sam, five of us set out to summit Mt. St. Helens. I never would have attempted this hike pre-cancer, but now, almost four years after my diagnosis, I feel stronger physically and mentally than at any other point in my life.

The Simple Way To Find Happiness In Every Day

Teresa Kindred | Posted 07.11.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

During periods of darkness in our lives we have to search for the light. It's always there but at times we may have to get out a magnifying glass to see it. The light (or happy) isn't shined in our eyes like the bright lights of an oncoming car, we have to search for it in the corners and crevices. It's like the flower that finds a crack in the side walk and blooms.

The Chemo Countdown: When 'Nevermore' Can't Come Soon Enough

Jodi Meryl Wallace | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Jodi Meryl Wallace

To treat triple positive breast cancer, there are four different drugs: Doxataxel, Carboplatin, Herceptin and Perjeta -- which I refer to as the fou...

Pancreatic Cancer: Hope on the Horizon?

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

According to articles in a variety of scientific journals, numerous substances extracted from marine life (including fungi, sponges, algae, mollusks, "sea squirts," coral, and seaweed) have potential to fight other kinds of challenging cancers.

Gratitude Is a Verb: You Don't Need to Feel Great to Be Grateful

Jodi Meryl Wallace | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jodi Meryl Wallace

Gratitude is a practice. It is skill that has to be developed, and when you don't feel well, it doesn't come easy.

6 Ways to Recognize Chemo Brain and What You Can Do About It

Jodi Meryl Wallace | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Jodi Meryl Wallace

It sounds like a Ben and Jerry's ice cream flavor or maybe a kid's board game. It's neither. Chemo brain is the happy name that's been given to the serious effect that chemotherapy has on the cognitive function of cancer patients.

My Road Back From Chemobrain

Earl Shellner | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Earl Shellner

Cancer rehab has given me my life back. I am no longer afraid to speak with others or give a speech to a room full of people. I still use many of the things I learned from speech therapy and they help me in some way almost every single day.

Badass Mom Shows Cancer Who's Boss With A Defiant Pink Faux-Hawk

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.01.2015 | Fifty

After being diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time, Janet Sheppard-Kelleher decided to face the disease the only way she knows how -- with hum...

Oh, the Places You Will Chemo

Jodi Meryl Wallace | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jodi Meryl Wallace

There isn't much to laugh about when it comes to breast cancer, but I made the decision when I was diagnosed six months ago to make it my business to try and distract myself from all the treatment and doctors and side effects. To wit, I offer up a poem.

Rare Disease, Rare Indifference, and the Case for Our Righteous Indignation

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There are times when the addition of insult to injury warrants more than our forbearance. Sometimes, it warrants righteous indignation, and a revolt. ...

High Costs of Cancer Drugs

Erin Havel | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

We are in a different time period thanks to scientific discovery. Our health care system and our views of what cancer looks like need to expand to match up with where we are.

Promising New Treatments for Melanoma

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Despite these recent breakthroughs, there is no "one size fits all" treatment for patients with metastatic melanoma. Your medical oncologist (a doctor who specializes in treating cancer with medications) should consider the individual factors of your case to determine which drugs make the most sense for you.