Category Archives: Chemotherapy

Wendy Freden was diagnosed with stage 1A multifocal invasive breast cancer when she was 44, after feeling a lump in her breast. Now, at 45, she’s cancer free, but getting there took a lot of difficult decisions. In a post … Continue reading

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“Chemo drunk is a feeling I can’t justly describe with words and adjectives.” So begins this first person breast cancer account appearing in Breast Cancer News, authored by Susan Miller, who also writes for her personal cancer blog. The author … Continue reading

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A group of prominent cancer doctors is planning a novel assault on high drug costs, using clinical trials to show that many oncology medications could be taken at lower doses or for shorter periods without hurting their effectiveness, in this … Continue reading

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The mental fog often experienced by breast cancer patients after chemotherapy might be due more to post-traumatic stress than to the cancer drugs, a new study suggests, in this report from Reuters. “Patients who complain of cognitive problems may actually … Continue reading

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New research reveals exercise helps those battling the fatigue caused by cancer and by its treatment — and usually does it better than drugs do, in this report from NBC News. Karen Mustian of the University of Rochester Medical Center … Continue reading

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It’s no surprise that most women with breast cancer consider hair loss one of the most traumatic aspects of chemotherapy. Earlier this week came good news. Women receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer are more likely to keep most of their … Continue reading

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Many women being treated for breast cancer suffer from severe treatment side effects even when they don’t receive chemotherapy, a recent study suggests, as reported at TIME.com. For the study, researchers surveyed 1,945 women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer about … Continue reading

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“Chemo brain” — the mental fog common after breast cancer treatment — can persist for six months, new research shows, in a report from the Chicago Tribune. The finding comes from one of the largest studies to date to look … Continue reading

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