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Chemotherapy for Older Patients: What You Should Know About the Risk of Infection (July 3, 2012)

As you may already know, chemotherapy works by attacking the rapidly dividing cells it finds in the body, particularly cancer cells because they multiply quickly. However, chemotherapy can’t differentiate... 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

It’s Not Just a Little Fever: Preventing Infection during Therapy for Lymphoma (October 30, 2010)

Many cancer patients are at an increased risk of infection because of their low levels of infection-fighting white blood cells, a condition called neutropenia. The most common reason that cancer patients... Continue Reading

Anemia Common in Lung Cancer Patients (October 20, 2010)

A European study of anemia and cancer reports that anemia is common in lung cancer patients and often untreated. Results from the European Cancer Anemia Survey (ECAS) suggest that anemia is common in... Continue Reading

Women and Colorectal Cancer: Understanding Your Risk (October 7, 2010)

From the Colorectal Cancer Coalition Women need to be aware that they are as much at risk for colorectal cancer as men are and should give this message to their mothers, sisters, and friends. Women can... 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

Understanding the Relationship Between Anemia and Cancer (February 11, 2010)

Anemia, a common side effect of cancer treatment, is a condition in which there are fewer red blood cells than normal. The function of red blood cells is to transport oxygen to the tissues of the body.... Continue Reading

Conquering Chemotherapy-How advances in the management of neutropenia have led to advances in curative therapy. (February 10, 2010)

By Maria G. Essig, MS, ELS If you were to ask the average person—even the most health conscious of your friends—what their neutrophil count is, chances are you would get a blank stare. But as a cancer... Continue Reading

Blood and Cancer (December 11, 2009)

Advances in the treatment of blood cancers have led to increasingly high survival rates, and current research continues to offer up exciting progress in the field. By Barbara Boughton Treatment of blood... Continue Reading

Successful Treatment Means Staying on Schedule (December 2, 2009)

In order to receive the best possible benefit from your cancer therapy, it is important to follow your treatment as your doctor has prescribed. Even if you’re not able to visit your regular treatment... 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

Movement and Exercise During Treatment (December 2, 2009)

While starting a serious exercise program during cancer treatment is usually not a good idea, maintaining energy for your current daily activity level is important as is regaining any lost strength. As... 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

Amgen Helps Reduce Out-of-pocket Costs for Neulasta® (July 2, 2009)

Amgen’s Neulasta FIRST STEP™ Program provides assistance to eligible, low-income, commercially-insured chemotherapy patients who need help with their co-insurance or co-payment requirement for Neulasta®... 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

Dose Intensity Associated with Survival in Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (September 9, 2008)

Relative dose intensity (RDI) remains a key factor in the outcomes of patients with non-Hodgkins lymphoma (NHL). These results have been validated in several multicenter clinical studies. Non-Hodgkin’s... Continue Reading

Updates in the Management of Myelodysplastic Syndromes: A Report from the 2007 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Meeting (August 26, 2008)

Updates in the Management of Myelodysplastic Syndromes: A Report from the 2007 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Meeting December 8-11, 2007 Atlanta, Georgia Mikkael A. Sekeres, MD, MS, Assistant Professor... Continue Reading

Supportive Care and Hematologic Malignancies: Updates from the 2007 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Meeting (August 26, 2008)

Supportive Care and Hematologic Malignancies: Updates from the 2007 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Meeting December 8-11, 2007Atlanta, Georgia C. Dean Buckner, MD, Founding Member, Fred Hutchinson... Continue Reading

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