The New York Times continues to be the best and brightest remaining light for good national journalism. I can’t speak to your politics; I’m impressed with the depth and breadth of the medical writing. I don’t see that as political.
There has been a lot cancer related going on in my life.
I would like to pass along an invaluable resource for those of us that are undergoing chemotherapy.
I didn’t realize that The Saturday Evening Post investigated this type of thing…
I just completed writing a four part series of articles about nutritional supplements on my daily site, MultipleMyelomaBlog.com.
Here are excerpts from a disturbing article about well known conflict of interests between some oncologists and their patients:
Here is some important, positive news about fish oil which is circulating among a number of different media outlets:
Ovarian cancer patients and caregivers–as well as other cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy–might want to read this article from EverydayHealth.com:
Here is the New York Times take on yesterday’s story, Memory Loss Among Cancer Patients & Survivors Is Real–Now It’s Time For Doctors & Researchers To Do Something About It!
Here is an important story for all cancer patients and caregivers to consider:
Here is a good Columbus Dispatch Q and A article about the importance of good nutrition for chemotherapy patients:
Here is a noteworthy article we found on Caring4Cancer.com today. This is an important trend, because it doesn’t only affect lymphoma patients. Lower dosing is a fortunate trend for patients fighting a number of different cancers:
Weight loss during cancer therapy is a very common problem. Here is part of an article, Taste Disorders in Cancer Patients on Chemotherapy,
by Linda Fugate, about how and why things taste differently during treatment:
Here is a ground-breaking announcement concerning cervical cancer treatment, released today on ScienceDaily.Com:
As you probably know, my husband, Pat, has multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow. He endures monthly chemotherapy and lots and lots of bone pain each and every day. Somehow he finds the time and energy to write and post articles about cancer daily. I fill-in when I can or when he isn’t feeling well. Pat’s specialty are blood and bone marrow cancers—for example, he traveled to New Orleans last December and used his journalist credentials to report live from ASH—thanks to the International Myeloma Foundation, who payed his way.
What many of you may or may not know is, I am also a cervical, uterine and ovarian cancer survivor. Pat has agreed to help me write more about these cancers—my cancers.
Starting today, we are going to post more about these and other cancers, in addition to articles about leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma—along with stories about nutrition, alternative medicine and exercising to help our fellow cancer patients.
As Pat would say: Feel good and keep smiling—and thank you for reading! Pattie
One of our readers e-mailed us this excellent primer about constipation and chemotherapy last week:
Merck Oncology has joined the iPod revolution! You can now download an iChemoDiary onto your mobile digital device or personal computer. iChemoDiary is designed to help patients record and track their chemotherapy schedules, medications and treatment plans, keep an iLog to record possible side effects–even connect with your doctor or nurse to help deal with side effects. Free downloads available at iTunes or at iChemoDiary.com. This was an “unsolicited post”… We saw a PSA about the service and it sounded pretty cool! Let us know what you think- Pat & Pattie
Pat found this article about ovarian cancer in the LA Times this morning. As you may know, I am an ovarian cancer survivor. Had my doctors found the cancer only a few months earlier, I may have been able to avoid my chemotherapy altogether and just had survery to remove my ovaries, so I am a big supporter of early detection. This may help:
Here is an interesting and insightful exchange I found on a blog called TheWordIsHope.Com, dated Christmas Eve:
I’m not sure one would consider getting chemotherapy “fun,” but here is whimsical look at chemo from a holiday perspective, thanks to EverydayHealth.Com: