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Chemotherapy and fear are not hand in hand

Published On: | Eric Brown

You just learned you have cancer. Your life is about to turn upside down. Your mind is racing 100 miles an hour with all kinds of fears and worries when you hear another frightening word – chemotherapy. Now, panic and anxiety overwhelm you. Question after question pops into your head … what will happen to […]

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Can hair loss from chemotherapy be prevented?

Published On: | Kylie Chin

Hair loss (alopecia) is an unfortunate side effect of chemotherapy, but breast cancer researchers are experimenting with scalp hypothermia (cryotherapy or cold-cap therapy)—a technique that uses a special head-cap to protect against chemo-induced alopecia. According to the NY Daily News, a scalp-cooling device known as a DigniCap may soon be available in the U.S., and […]

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New Pre-Surgical (Neoadjuvant) Breast Cancer Drug is on the Road to Approval

Published On: | Kylie Chin

Roche, a Swiss global health-care company, has recently received a positive review from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning their new pre-surgical breast cancer treatment drug, Perjeta. In actuality, a positive review is an understatement. FDA scientists are recommending accelerating the approval process for the drug, a measure usually reserved for pioneering drugs that […]

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