Exercise Reduces Cancer-Related Fatigue (November 30, 2012)

Aerobic exercise can relieve the fatigue associated with cancer and its treatment, according to an updated systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. Fatigue is one of the most common side effects... Continue Reading

Weight and Exercise May Be Important Factors in Prostate Cancer (December 6, 2010)

Weight and exercise have once again demonstrated that they are each significant factors in the diagnosis, quality of life, and survival of prostate cancer. Results from several recent studies have concluded... Continue Reading

Moderate Aerobic Exercise May Help Combat Fatigue (December 4, 2010)

Study results indicate that moderate aerobic exercise may improve physical functioning in men who are receiving radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer and this improved physical functioning may... Continue Reading

Hodgkin’s Survivors: Increased Fatigue, Cardiac, and Thyroid Complications (October 14, 2010)

According to an article published in the Annals of Oncology, survivors of Hodgkin’s lymphoma have a significantly increased rate of cardiac and thyroid complications than their siblings. In addition,... Continue Reading

Red Blood Cell Transfusions: What You Need to Know (February 16, 2010)

Overview Blood transfusions involve the delivery of whole blood or blood components into a patient’s circulation. Each year in the United States, an estimated five million people receive a blood transfusion.[1]... Continue Reading

Six Tips for Dealing with Anemia (December 2, 2009)

Anemia, a common condition among cancer patients, is an inadequate supply of red blood cells that results in a decrease in the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and... Continue Reading

Tips for Dealing with Fatigue and the Inability to Eat (December 2, 2009)

Cancer-treatment fatigue is more than just being tired. It is an overwhelming sense of tiredness that is not always relieved by rest. It can be mild, causing a person to have less energy to do the things... Continue Reading

Exercise Reduces Chemotherapy-related Fatigue (October 21, 2009)

Exercise reduces fatigue and improves strength, physical functioning, and emotional well-being in men and women undergoing chemotherapy, according to the results of a study published in the British Medical... Continue Reading

Fight Fatigue with Your Fork (June 11, 2009)

Fatigue can be a debilitating side effect of cancer treatment, but food choices can make a real difference in maintaining energy. By Laurie Wertich We all know what it’s like to feel a little tired—maybe... Continue Reading

Exercise May Keep Fatigue at Bay in Men Undergoing Radiation for Prostate Cancer (February 2, 2009)

Exercise provides at least short-term relief from fatigue for men with prostate cancer who are undergoing radiation therapy—and may result in long-term improvements as well—according to the results... Continue Reading

Chemotherapy-induced Anemia Associated with Breast Cancer Recurrence (April 10, 2008)

A recent study conducted in Austria reveals that in premenopausal women with localized breast cancer, chemotherapy-induced anemia is associated with local recurrence following treatment. Full details of... Continue Reading

Fatigue Persists in Some Patients Treated for Early Breast Cancer (October 16, 2007)

According to an article recently published in the journal Cancer, fatigue is experienced by significantly more women treated for early breast cancer with chemotherapy and radiation than women who have... Continue Reading

Neulasta® Reduces Risk of Neutropenia in Colorectal Cancer Patients (August 10, 2007)

According to the results of a study presented at the 9th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer, Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim) reduces the risk of severe neutropenia (low white blood cell count) in colorectal... Continue Reading

Preventive Treatment Reduces Risk of Febrile Neutropenia and Early Death (August 3, 2007)

According to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, preventive treatment with a granulocyte colony stimulating factor (drugs that boost white blood cell levels) reduces the... Continue Reading

Early Intervention with Aranesp® In Dose-dense Therapy Reduces Risk of Severe Anemia for Breast Cancer Patients (December 21, 2006)

According to a study recently presented at the 2006 annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, early intervention with Aranesp® (darbepoetin alfa) allows patients with early breast cancer to maintain... Continue Reading

Aranesp® Effective in Myelodysplastic Syndromes (December 2, 2005)

According to a recent article published in the Annals of Oncology, Aranesp (darbepoetin afla) is effective in the treatment of anemia in patients with low or intermediate-risk myelodysplastic syndromes.... Continue Reading

Anemia During Chemotherapy Associated with Shorter Survival in Breast Cancer Patients (August 4, 2005)

According to an article published in the journal Acta Oncologica, women with lower hemoglobin levels (anemia) during chemotherapy for breast cancer have shorter survival times than women with higher hemoglobin... Continue Reading

Aranesp® Effective in Low-Intermediate Risk MDS (February 14, 2005)

According to the results of a recent study published in the British Journal of Hematology, Aranesp® (darbepoetin alfa) improves anemia in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes. Myelodysplastic syndromes... Continue Reading

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