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    It is January of 2005, and I am on my way to Columbus for my first chemotherapy. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October of last year. My two sons, Jeff and Jason are coming with me. Jeff driving, Jason sitting in the passenger seat and I 'm in the back seat of the 2002 GMC Envoy. I glance out the window and watch as we pass the Shoe. It is chilly outside and the winds were powerful on this winter day, snows covering the trees and the ground, it’s a beautiful sight of a winter wonderland. I’m warm in my cozy knitted sweater I made for myself a few months ago, it’s one of my favorites. I can feel the warm air blowing onto my feet from the heater. We are on our way to the James Center, where I 'm receiving my treatment. A month ago I…

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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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    What combination therapy regimen are you posting about? (Regimen must include BOTH a monoclonal antibody/targeted therapy 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…

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    Non Lung Cancer

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    This review yielded absolute 2 years’ survival benefit of 8% in favour of chemoradiotherapy arm. In addition, there were a reduction in the risk of death (HR 0.71, 95 %CI 0.64- 0.80) and improve progression free survival PFS and loco regional control in favour of chemoradiotherapy arm. Furthermore, there were no significant difference in the frequency of chemotherapy whether weekly or 2-4weekly. The chemotherapies regimen used were carboplatin/cisplatin combined with either, vinorelbine or…

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    Introduction Chemotherapy induced diarrhea (CID) is a relatively common side effect of cancer treatment, occurring as often as 50-80% of the time in patients undergoing chemotherapy (Stein, Voigt & Jordan, 2010). The effects of CID are physically, and emotionally debilitating and can be life threatening. Chemotherapy is toxic and through some understanding, appears to affect the gastrointestinal tract to excrete fluid and electrolytes at an alarming rate. Physically, the patient undergoes volume…

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    Hodgkins Lymphoma Essay

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    Marrow, skin, organs. Treatment: Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma often consists of giving several drugs together in a set regimen. Because each medication destroys tumor cells in a different way, a combination of drugs may make the cells more vulnerable to treatment. The following are some standard chemotherapy regimens for Hodgkin lymphoma:  ABVD: doxorubicin (adriamycin), bleomycin, vinblastine, dacarbazine  Stanford V: mechlorethamine, doxorubicin,…

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    T-Cell Lymphoma Case Study

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    conventional chemotherapy and are generally associated with an inferior outcome except for anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) + anaplastic large-cell lymphoma. While the precise biologic reasons for the differences between B- and T-cell lymphomas are not clear, many explanations have been advanced, including differences in intrinsic chemosensitivity, the fact that patients with PTCL typically have a higher International Prognostic Index (IPI) at presentation, and the absence of drugs with unique…

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    nodes. Modern Western Medicine have provided patients such as Ella several treatment options to choose from depending on the factors listed above. Albeit, some cases of cancer are unavoidable, however, in Ella’s case there are treatment methods the could have prevented the cancer from resurfacing as well as rid the cancer all together. “Western treatment options include surgery, which is the longest-standing and most common approach for cancer patients. Another approach is chemotherapy which…

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    cord compression. One of the first decisions to be made about treatment is whether or not the patient is a candidate for stem cell transplant. If they are a candidate for an autologous transplant (which is the preferred treatment choice over chemotherapy), alkylator and nitrosourea therapy is usually deferred initially in order to avoid injury to the stem cells. Induction chemotherapy with an autologous stem cell transplant is another treatment regimen that is widely used. As more and more…

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    Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is generally addressed by a chemotherapy regimen, however, this method of treatment is highly nonspecific and a relapse of the disease occurs in a majority of patients. Due to the nonspecific nature of the chemotherapy drug, it is hypothesized that chemotherapy temporarily solves the problem and fails to completely eliminate the the cancer stem cells, which harbor the potential for self-renewal and continuous proliferation. This has lead to the need for a better drug…

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