What Should Cancer Patients and Family Do About the Flu Vaccine?
Now that it is October the question arises as to whether individuals with cancer and their families should get the flu shot. This is an important question to discuss every year in the Fall. It is essential that individuals with cancer discuss this...
Promising New Drugs Being Studied
New Drug for Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia (CML)Genta Inc. has received permission from the Food and Drug Administration to test at the University of Pennsylvania heir drug calledG4460 on patients. This new drug uses antisense technology o target an...
Test Results From Your Doctor - No News Is Not Always Good News
You would think that being diagnosed with cancer was bad enough. But what if you discovered that a “communication glitch” resulted in a delayed diagnosis of your cancer? A delay that resulted in your being diagnosed as a Stage IV cancer patient wi...
Yes, No, I Need More Information
One of the overall themes of this blog will be how can you live or cope with cancer. The day you or your loved one learned you had cancer you probably suffered from surprise, shock and were numb. Almost everyone feels disbelief. You may have known...
Laughing is One of the Best Medicines
Thanks to Rita for making me laugh in this week's grand rounds at msspnexus where she highlighted my post on whether cancer patients should discuss using complementary therapies with their physician
Another Good Resource: The Oncology Nursing Society
In addition to providing news and tips, science and how to cope and improve your physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being I would like this to be a site that you can go to for other resources that are accurate and credible.The one ...
Can Individuals With Cancer Be Around Vaccinated Children?
In the United States most children and adolescents receive childhood vaccinations on a regular schedule based on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These vaccinations start at birth and include:Hepatitis A and...
Who Are the Team Members Who Help Treat Cancer?
Multidisciplinary Approach To Treating CancerIn order to give you the best possible cancer care you will be cared for by a team of healthcare professionals. This team is called a multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary approach to treating cancer. ...
Targeted Therapies for Colorectal Cancer
Because chemotherapy drugs must be given systemically and can thus harm healthy as well as cancer cells, they tend to cause a wide variety of side effects and are not very specific. More recently, researchers have developed targeted therapies or b...
Participation in Grand Rounds
Emily Devoto hosts Grand Rounds this week. She offered some of the best writing in the medical bloggosphere for all of us to read. She also highlighted my writing on the topic of cancer and spirituality.Tags: Healthline, health, medical, doctor, g...