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What Is Chemotherapy

What Is Chemotherapy?

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Chemotherapy is designed to kill quickly reproducing cells in the body, most commonly cancer cells, by using highly potent chemicals. The chemicals used will vary based upon the type of cancer the patient has. How...
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Study: Antidepressant Eases Nerve Pain From Chemo

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Cancer comes with all kinds of pain, sometimes from the disease itself, and often directly and indirectly from treatment, including the discomforts caused by chemotherapy. As many as 40 percent of cancer patients who...
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A Child’s Chronic Illness Story Inspires a Mother’s Journey of Coping, Caring

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When a child is chronically ill, the whole family feels the pain, particularly the parents. Regardless of the condition, the stress families suffer is remarkably similar. Here, JoAnne Colucci talks about the love, worry,...
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Researchers Discover A New Type of Chemotherapy

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Scientists have discovered a new type of chemotherapy that locates a partner's gene and eradicates cancer cells. Scientists at the University of Alberta have discovered a partner gene, that when zapped, kills cancer cells. When a...
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Lung Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment 101

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When cells of the lung start growing rapidly in an uncontrolled manner, the condition is called lung cancer. Cancer can affect any part of the lung and it's the leading cause of cancer deaths...

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