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Sunday, October 11, 2015
Eye-Opening Breast Cancer Tips
Thank goodness for
Breast Cancer research, because there are new discoveries made
everyday. Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
We have come along
way, but still have a long way to go. While Cancer may be
frightening to some, there is hope in the new discoveries that are
Taxol or Taxotere vs
According to WebMd.,
Taxol when administered during chemotherapy does not dissolve in
water, therefore needs to be put in solvents when administering to
cancer patients which can cause several side effects. Also, patients
require several medications including steroids and antihistamines
before starting chemotherapy. This is something that I have
witnessed when sitting with cancer patients talking with them during
chemotherapy. The further add that Abraxane can be added dissolved
in water thus no more medication needed before therapy, no side
effects, and shorter infusion time. In fact they state the time
changes from 3 hours to about half an hour of Chemotherapy. Now for
someone that has not had chemotherapy or been around someone that has
had it, you may not see the significance. But I know personally from
sitting with chemotherapy patients it can be time consuming.
Dador at abc7 news talks about how memory loss is not uncommon after
chemotherapy. She talked to Dr. Patricia A. Ganz, who shared
information about a pilot study. The patients participated in a
5 two-hour session learning strategies to retrain their
brain. Dr. Ganz has been studying and doing research on this
for several years.
you have a relative or friend that is going through chemo
treatments, Just sitting with them during the treatment, can give
them great support. Sometimes the chemo treatments may be just about
20 minutes during a session, while at other times, it may be up to 3
hours or more. Every patient’s timing and situation may vary. If
you have never gone through this, you can learn a lot just sitting
and talking with others that are going through this.
I talked with a patient that had chemotherapy, he mentioned that he
had trouble traveling to places that he may have been to numerous
times before. Because of the chemo fog, he just cannot remember the
directions. This was frustrating to him too. Unfortunately
chemotherapy damages the good cells of the body as well as the cancer
cells, which includes cells in the brain as well.
have talked to several cancer patients that stated they went through
their chemotherapy sessions alone. I was quite surprised. I always
recommend if you have a friend or relative going through treatment,
go with them to the chemotherapy sessions if possible. Chemotherapy
can last several months and 2 to 3 hours at a time one or several
days a week. I was totally ignorant of the time process involved.
Now I realize how they can be so tired because the chemo not only
kills the bad cancer cells it destroys the good cells in your body as
well. I discovered cancer patients can bring their laptops, watch
TV, or something that I did with them was to talk.
I learned so much from just listening
individuals. I was surprised to see men there with breast cancer. I
learned breast Cancer can also
occur in dogs. I recall a relative of mine that found a stray dog
and took her in. This tiny dog had numerous medical problems which
included breast cancer. My relative took the dog to the vet
continually and cared for her with all vigilance.
No Side Effects
According to Kristin
Bien at wsbt.com Cancer treatment will start human trials with no side
effects. She further adds that John Kanzius uses nano-technology and
radio waves to treat cancer by injecting nano articles directly into
the cancer cell and are heated to destroy the cancer cell. This
definitely beats not having side effects such as memory loss, low
blood count, constipation, hair loss, nerve damage, and much more
that results from chemotherapy and radiation. I can understand when
someone tells me that they are a cancer survivor. They have actually
had to survive much more than cancer.
breastcancer.org. they talk about the cancer possibly having estrogen
receptors that receives signals from the estrogen to promote the
cancer growth. The cancer feeds off it. So cancer treatment is
treated more aggressively with young women that are still
menstruating. I personally have heard an oncologist say this exact
same thing. I personally know from talking with cancer patients
that after chemo is complete they still continue on the Tamoxifen
daily tablet once a day originally for 5 years. Now that has changed
to 10 years daily. It is referred to as (oral Chemo).