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More painkillers needed for cancer patients-experts

Cancer patients, particularly in developing regions, are in dire need of painkillers and affordable drugs, experts said. “It’s shocking and shameful the number of people who suffer needlessly because of … Continue reading 

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Collateral damage: toxic effects of targeted antiangiogenic therapies in ovarian cancer

First-line chemotherapy fails in more than 20% of patients with epithelial ovarian cancer and about 40—50% of women who respond to initial treatment relapse within 2 years. In the recurrent … Continue reading 

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Is chemotherapy-induced neutropenia a prognostic factor in patients with ovarian cancer?

OBJECTIVE: This study sought to determine if relative neutropenia (RN) following six cycles of paclitaxel/carboplatin could serve as a prognostic factor in patients with ovarian cancer. DESIGN: A single institution, … Continue reading 

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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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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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