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Creating a Caregiver Notebook

October 24th 2008

Take it from a chronically disorganized caregiver: You want your cancer information organized and accessible.

Lung Cancer Patients Living Longer With Targeted Drugs

October 24th 2008

Avastin is one of a new class of drugs that works by targeting the newly formed blood vessels that develop around tumors, a process called antiangiogenesis—recent studies have seen positive survival results in colon cancer and now lung cancer.

The Pitfalls and Promises of Diagnosing Ovarian Cancer Early

October 24th 2008

Ovarian cancer, also known as “the silent killer,” may soon be detected earlier, giving women improved survival rates, with the recognition of specific early warning signs which including abdominal pain, abdominal bloating, urinary urgency or frequency, pelvic and lower back pressure, loss of appetite or feeling full quickly and abnormal vaginal bleeding.

CURExtra - Monitoring for Bladder Cancer Recurrence

October 23rd 2008

Bladder cancer has one of the highest recurrence rates, but there are many tests and ways to monitor for early detection including, urine cytology, cystoscopy, BladderChek, UroVysion, FISH and ImmunoCyt Bladder Cancer Monitoring Test.

Preventing Prostate Cancer: Drugs or Diet?

October 23rd 2008

Research focusing on early detection and prevention of prostate cancer with chemoprevention drugs such as Proscar and Avodart and dietary prevention with vitamins and supplements such as vitamin E and selenium.

CURExtra - Evista Gives Women Another Choice for Preventing Breast Cancer

October 23rd 2008

The STAR (Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene) trial, one of the largest breast cancer prevention trials ever conducted, showed that five years of Evista is as effective as tamoxifen in lowering risk of developing breast cancer, giving high-risk women a new option for prevention

CURExtra - The Hidden Dangers of Tanning Salons

October 23rd 2008

Many people, especially young adults and teens, are unaware of the dangers of indoor tanning beds and that they give off UV light, just like the sun, and can cause skin cancer.

CURExtra - Faces of Fatigue

October 23rd 2008

Many cancer patients who undergo radiation therapy or chemotherapy experience moderate to severe treatment-related fatigue—tiredness, feeling drained, low energy, shortness of breath, concentration difficulty—and although the specific cause is unknown, there are ways to manage cancer fatigue including exercise, meditation, stress reduction, energy conservation and certain medications.

CURExtra - Prostate Cancer Therapy: Men Guided by What They Fear, What They Hear

October 23rd 2008

Choosing which cancer treatment is right for you is tough, but it is important to weigh the risks and benefits of each option and consider getting a second opinion, and studies show that most men diagnosed with prostate cancer base treatment decisions on preconceived ideas and fears or stories heard from other patients rather than logical evaluation of each treatment option—chemotherapy, radiation, surgery—and information from doctors.

Oncologists Address Fertility Issues Earlier With Patients

October 23rd 2008

Oncologists are increasingly focusing on treatment-related infertility.

10 Steps to Financial Peace of Mind During Treatment

October 23rd 2008

CURExtra - Better Treatments/Better Healthcare

October 23rd 2008

With research focused on targeted therapies that are less toxic, patients with advanced and rare cancers once considered incurable are being diagnosed earlier with better screening and diagnostic tests and living longer with new treatments like Xeloda for advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer.

Researchers Focus On Hormone-Negative Breast Cancer

October 23rd 2008

Women with hormone-negative breast cancers may not be able to benefit from tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors, but a subset of patients with HER2-positive breast cancer are able to take advantage of advances such as Herceptin and Tykerb. For women with hormone- and HER2-negative cancers, or triple negative, new research into what drives these cancers and prevent recurrence may increase treatment options and benefit this population.

CURExtra - The Future of Vaccine Therapies as Cancer Treatment

October 23rd 2008

With the Food and Drug Administration requesting more information about the efficacy of Provenge, an investigational vaccine for hormone-refractory prostate cancer and what many expected to be the first vaccine approved to treat cancer, one may wonder when a therapeutic vaccine will finally reach patients outside clinical trials. But as researchers learn more about the immune system, develop better vaccines, and find how best to study their effects on cancer, vaccines are still expected to be an important player in the future of cancer therapy.

After Caregiving

October 22nd 2008

A guide for caregivers after treatment ends—what to expect, how to return to normal, accepting a new role, coping with grief and finding emotional support.

A New Role

September 8th 2008

A guide for navigating the challenging territory of caretaking.

Taking Care of Yourself

September 8th 2008

How and why caregivers should care for themselves.

CURExtra - Making Progress: 2007 in Review

December 31st 2007

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2007 top Clinical Cancer Advances: Major Research Advances in Cancer Treatment, Prevention, and Screening saw advances in liver cancer, better screening methods for breast cancer, and the first vaccine to prevent cervical cancer—each advancement in prevention, screening, and treatment brings researchers one step closer to improving quality care for all people affected by cancer.

Researchers and Advocates Make Progress in Multiple Myeloma

July 1st 2007

Brian Durie, MD, and Susan Novis, president of the International Myeloma Foundation, answer questions about the progress in multiple myeloma.

Taking a Holiday From Cancer

December 20th 2005

Patients and their caregivers must do a balancing act during the holidays of continuing past traditions while also conforming to the demands of cancer treatments, side effects, and doctor appointments—families are learning that with a proactive approach and family communication, the holidays can still be festive and memorable.