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  • 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...

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  • This Weeks' Best of Health Matters

    The Health Matters HealthBlog Network consists of a dozen independent and unfiltered medical professionals blogging about the topics that matter to you. Each week, Healthline's Editors select the three top posts from the network to share with all ...

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  • How Can All Family Members Obtain Important Information from the Doctor?

    It is difficult if an individual with cancer has many family/friends that they want to have the latest information. Most doctors and nurses are willing and interested in trying to keep the individual with cancer and family up-to-date, but it is ha...

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  • Tips On Taking Pain Medication At Home

    In order to help you manage your pain at home, health care providers suggest the following:Take the pain medication when the pain first begins.Ask your health care provider what you can expect from the pain medications, including possible side eff...

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  • What is the Difference Between Alternative and Complementary Medicine?

    Although some health care professionals and many lay people use the terms alternative and complementary therapies interchangeably, they are very different. Alternative therapies are unconventional unproven therapies that reject conventional medici...

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  • 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...

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  • How Do You Prefer Orientation/Education about Cancer?

    The following is a review written by a nurse, Valerie R. Vestal, MSN, FNP, RN, at our institution on a study related to orientation for individuals with cancer and their primary support person.Because of the unfamiliar surroundings and unpredictab...

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  • Avastin to Treat Gliomas

    Avastin is a cancer drug that has been shown and been approved to treat lung and colorectal cancers. A new study now has shown that Avastin can slow the growth and shrink tumors of a common form of brain cancer called glioma. This is exciting news...

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  • Healthcare Consumerism

    The topic of how to effectively communicate with your healthcare provider is just a minor part of a larger movement in healthcare called "Healthcare Consumerism". I would suggest you all go to this URL http://fardj.prblogs.org/2007/01/30/grand-rou...

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  • Free Set of Papers On Cancer From New York Times

    As I was searching for more new information on cancer and resources for us all to share I stumbled on an exciting free piece of information. The New York Times is releasing A free collection of articles about cancer published in The New York Times...

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BA, MPH

Steve shares what he learned from his personal experience with cancer.

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