All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘chemotherapy’

Amber Marchese: ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Star Confirms Cancer is Back

Amber Marchese, star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, confirmed recently that her cancer has returned. She learned the devastating news back in April. “I was just sick to my stomach,” she said in an interview with People magazine. “I can’t even begin to describe the feeling you get when someone says you have cancer,” she adds. “Then to …

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Amy Robach Finished With Chemo Treatments

Amy Robach is finished with her chemo treatments. The Good Morning America anchor celebrated her ‘graduation’ from chemotherapy on Friday. Robach was diagnosed with breast cancer following an on-air mammogram. “I join the ranks of 2.8 million women who are breast-cancer survivors,” she said in a clip that was filmed while she had her very last chemo treatment. “And I …

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Jessica Sanchez is Declared Cancer-Free and Returns Back to WKMG

Traffic reporter Jessica Sanchez at WKMG-Channel 6 will be returning back to work following a one-year struggle with cancer. If you’re unfamiliar with Sanchez, you may remember the very outspoken journalist for her controversial response to a drunk interviewee during a live Superbowl report last January 31 in New Orleans. In the video a young female, who is obviously under …

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Amish Family Chemo Battle Continues

An Amish family has fled their home, and has gone into hiding, after a court ruling ordered that their daughter continue chemotherapy treatments. Sarah Hershberger, an 11-year-old Amish girl, was diagnosed with Leukemia in April 2013, and was undergoing rounds of chemotherapy until her parents Andy and Anna Hershberger made the decision to stop treatments. Her parents believed that the …

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Camille Grammer Finishes Cancer Treatments

The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camille Grammer, 45, has completed her treatment of chemotherapy and radiation for her endometrial cancer. On January 3, Grammer tweeted, “I rang the bell at MD Anderson Cancer Center which marks that I have completed my Chemo and Radiation treatments. YAY,” and then added, “Thank you and your terrific Doctors and Staff!” …

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Amish Girl With Lymphoma Flees to Avoid Chemo

A young Amish girl with lymphoblastic lymphoma is now believed to have fled her Ohio home with her family to avoid chemotherapy treatments. A court ruling in October appointed 10-year-old Sarah Hershberger a temporary guardian to make her medical decisions. Sarah was diagnosed with the cancer and her family consented to two years of chemotherapy last Spring. After the treatments …

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Cancer Treatment Could Help Against “Aggressive” Leukemia

A new study has found that combining ibrutinib and rituximab could help cancer patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The results of the study were presented this week at the 54th annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). “This is a patient population with a great need for more targeted therapies,” said Dr. Jan Burger, lead author of …

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Chemotherapy May Cause Memory and Concentration Difficulties, Shows Study

According to new research, Chemotherapy can induce changes in patient brains, affecting their concentration and memory. Dubbed “chemo brain,” the physiological effects were detected by researchers using PET/CT scans. “The chemo brain phenomenon is described as ‘mental fog’ and ‘loss of coping skills’ by patients who receive chemotherapy,” said Dr. Rachel Lagos, a diagnostic radiology resident at the West Virginia …

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Herceptin Breast Cancer Drug Shown to Greatly Increase Heart Risks

A study by the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle has determined that trastuzumab, the drug behind the brand name Herceptin, raises the risks for heart problems in breast cancer patients much more than previously thought. Trastuzumab is widely prescribed alongside chemotherapy to increase survival chances for patients with breast cancer. Erin Bowles, an epidemiologist at the Group Health Research …

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