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    an increased risk of cancer in other organs, as well as heart disease. Patients may finally have a new option, however. "We have defined a new standard for patients with testicular cancer," said lead author Dr. Tim Oliver, a professor of medical oncology at St. Bartholomew's and The London School of Medicine. "It's proven to be as safe as radiation, and it's less toxic." In their study, Oliver and colleagues randomly assigned nearly 1,500 patients with stage 1 seminoma to a single course of post-surgery

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    This paper highlights the benefits and drawbacks of the legalization of cannabinoid, such as pain relief versus withdrawal symptoms caused by the usage. Also, possible solutions, or alternates, are reviewed. Introduction Cannabis, commonly known as marijuana, is used medicinally throughout the world today. The active chemicals in which cannabis produces are called cannabinoids; however, in cannabinoids, delta-9-THC is the active ingredient which creates a drug-like high. In medicine the use of cannabinoids

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    This article presented the readers with a clear purpose for this research. The researchers wanted to look at the uncertainties that young women that are survivors of cancer face, and how they cope with these major challenges and changes in their life that they are faced with after surviving breast cancer. This article focuses on younger breast cancer survivors (BCS) because breast cancer is seen more often in older women, the writers state that there is little research done on the stress of survivorship

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    (2012). Cognitive side effects of cancer therapy demonstrate a functional role for adult neurogenesis. Behavioural Brain Research , 227 (2), 376-379. Sadhna Kohli, P. J. (2007). Self-Reported Cognitive Impairment in Patients With Cancer. Journal of Oncology Practice , 3 (2), 54-59. Shelli Kesler, S. H. (2013). Cognitive Training for Improving Executive Function in Chemotherapy-Treated Breast Cancer Survivors . Clinical Breast Cancer , 13 (4), 299-306. van Dam, F. S. (1998, Febuary 4). Impairment of

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    Question: Explain the radiation therapy and other therapeutic strategy in the treatment of tumor. INTRODUCTION Radiation therapy or radiotherapy, is defined as various forms of radiation used to treat cancer and other diseases [1]. Main focus of radiotherapy is to cure cancer, to control the growth of the cancer and to relieve symptoms, such as pain. Radiation therapy works by damaging the DNA within cancer cells and destroying the ability of the cancer cells to reproduce [2]. When these damaged

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    Marie Lesperance When Life Throws a Curveball Irish playwright, George Bernard, once said that “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” Can someone truly “create themselves” when his or her life’s quality and longevity are in jeopardy? It is very sad to think about children who have been diagnosed with cancer and that if they lose their battle, may never get to live a full, healthy life like their peers. According to the Childhood Cancer Foundation, a staggering 175,000

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    the United States. As a consequence of continuous progress in oncology, numerous previously fatal diseases are now curable and the severity of others has been effectively reduced (Hayes, Davies, Parker, Bashford, & Newman, 2003; Irvine, 1996). It is estimated that approximately 59% of patients diagnosed with cancer are expected to live longer than five years (Greenlee, Murray, Bolden, & Wingo, 2000). Advancement in the field of oncology includes hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). HSCT is

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    often I began to get more excited about the idea. After babysitting for several families over the years I knew that pediatrics would be the best place for me in nursing. I began to imagine myself as my Aunt who is a nurse practitioner in pediatric oncology. Over the years she has been able to help children in need that

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    for skin cancer. Seventy percent of basal cell carcinomas, have concluded this gene most likely was the “first hit” in the type of skin cancer. McLemore, M. R. (2005). Researchers believe that a single gene causes skin cancer. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 9(6), 671. They found that mutations in the gene, NLRP1, cause the immune system in the patients' skin to misfire, dramatically increasing the risk of developing skin cancer. The gene was not previously known to cause human disease, and

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    As a sixteen year breast cancer survivor, who found my lump early through mammography, I had a higher rate of survival due to the early detection (my cancer was still in stage one), than my counterparts who found theirs at a later stage of cancer growth. Despite arguments to the contrary, women under 50 should have routine mammograms. Early detection, through screening, is critical to survival, especially for an individual who is at higher risk due to a close relative (usually a mother or sister)

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