Tag Archives: quality of life

In Reporting Symptoms, Don’t Patients Know Best? (NYT)

About six years ago, my doctor gave me some samples of a drug to treat pain from an injury. I took it for a few days and then woke up … Continue reading 

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Tamoxifen for relapse of ovarian cancer

BACKGROUND: Tamoxifen is an important drug for treating breast cancer. Ovarian cancer cells are known to possess receptors for hormones and may thus also respond to tamoxifen. OBJECTIVES: Tamoxifen is … Continue reading 

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OU doctor leads treatment study for ovarian cancer

A doctor at the OU Health Sciences Center and OU Cancer Institute is directing a nationwide clinical trial to study treatments for ovarian cancer. Dr. Joan Walker, gynecologic oncologist, is … Continue reading 

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Cancer Costs More Than Doubled in 40-Year Fight

The rising cost of cancer research and care, which helped reduce death rates by 16 percent over 40 years, is straining the U.S. health system and needs to be restrained, … Continue reading 

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Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy (NCI)

It usually starts in the hands and/or feet and creeps up the arms and legs. Sometimes it feels like a tingling or numbness. Other times, it’s more of a shooting … Continue reading 

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FDA Announces new safety plan for anemia drugs

Washington, D.C – February 16, 2010 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the final Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for Erythropoetin Stimulating Agents (ESAs) marketed under the brand … Continue reading 

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A pill that protects against chemo side effects? (Time)

While chemotherapy is often a critical component of cancer treatment, its side effects—which can include hair loss, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and new infections, among other health problems—are often … Continue reading 

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