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    When patients with cancer need to undergo therapies such as chemotherapy or radiation many side effects occur during those processes that could severely damage the patient’s self confidence. Cosmetics hold a high value with great significance for these patients, that help women stay intact with their culture and confidence from using wigs, makeup, body therapies, and plastic surgeries. Cosmetologist and oncoplastic surgeons take required college courses to pursue a career in this field. These cosmetologists who focus solely on cancer patients, aim to help people regain the confidence lost throughout the illness, and relieve the patient’s anxiety in order to nourish them back to health. As cancer progresses to more people the future holds…

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    Anticancer Chemotherapy

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    Anticancer chemotherapy: The aim of drug treatment in patients with cancer is to reduce the presence of malignant cells. This may be achieved by causing a lethal cytotoxic event in the cancer cell that will arrest tumour progression. Targets for cytotoxic attack include inhibition of purine and pyrimidine synthesis, inhibition of DNA and RNA synthesis and chemical attack on the integrity of the structure of cellular DNA. Since these treatments reduce the mechanisms of cell proliferation in…

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    Systemic Chemotherapy

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    source, to non-invasively deliver the drug payload, is much less complicated and more cost-efficient than current or emerging invasive, drug delivery approaches. The short-comings of cancer chemotherapy plaguing the industry and patients that desperately need good drugs, can…

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    any cancer patients go through rigorous, painful treatments in order to kill the harmful cancer cells in their body, one of these treatments is chemotherapy. Over 650,000 people receive chemotherapy in America every year (Dunbar). Chemotherapy has several horrible side effects such as nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, nerve and muscle pain, and throat sores. Many studies have shown the effects of marijuana can help combat the side effects of chemotherapy. Marijuana has been shown to help…

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    Glimelius B et all conducted a randomized, controlled clinical trial, (62) between 1991 and 1995, on patients with pancreatic and biliary cancer to estimate any gain in the quantity and quality of life produced by chemotherapy. 90 eligible patients below the age of 76 years with surgically non-curable pancreatic or biliary adenocarcinoma were randomized into two groups: immediate chemotherapy along with best supportive care or to best supportive care only. If the supportive measures did not lead…

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    enough. This may require having to remove part or the whole of the lung. After surgery, they might have chemotherapy to lower the chance of the cancer coming back. If they cannot have surgery they might have one or more of these treatments radiotherapy, chemotherapy or chemoradiotherapy (Cancer Research UK, 2017a). Stage 4 means the cancer has spread to the other lung or other parts of the body such as the liver or bones. The treatment aims to control the cancer for as long as possible and help…

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    deaths in the United States. There are many different types cancer therapies including immunotherapy, chemotherapy, and radiation. There are also many different types of immunotherapy. These include Monoclonal antibodies, non-specific immunotherapies, oncolytic virus therapy, t-cell therapy, and cancer vaccines. In immunotherapy, the therapy uses the body’s immune system to fight the cancer cells. Certain immunotherapies can mark cancer cells so it is easier for the person 's immune system to…

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    Should Chemotherapy Be Used as a Cure Treatment? Do you think chemotherapy is a good cure treatment? Well there are both pros and cons to the situation. Well according to Ron Wilson “ In the study, less than 1% of women who skipped chemotherapy based on a low risk score had a recurrence of cancer beyond the breast five years later, researchers said. Just 1.3% had a recurrence of the original cancer anywhere." But that doesn't necessarily make chemo such a great thing because according to…

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    “Chemotherapy is brutal. The goal is pretty much to kill everything in your body without killing you,” says Rashida Jones, actress and daughter of a cancer survivor. She is not far off the mark: chemotherapy is a variety of chemical drug treatments designed to slow or kill the quickly dividing cells that make up cancer. Cancer can attack any individual, in any stage of life, in any part of the body. Despite the fact that almost 40% of people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their…

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    plus cytotoxic chemotherapy The combination of the medications in the chemo regiment known as RICE, stand for the medications, Rituximab, Ifosfamide, Carboplaten, and Etoposide. -Rituximab: monoclonal antibodies, helping the body’s immune system to destroy the cancer cells. -Ifosfamide: alkylating agent, chemotherapy agent, stopping the cancer cells from dividing. -…

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