Colon cancer chemotherapy

Until just a few years ago, colon cancer (also known as colorectal cancer or large bowel cancer) was not something that was spoken of very much in polite company. For one, many people in Western society do not speak overly much about disease. Speaking of sad or uncomfortable things like sickness or cancer is often […]

Chemotherapy alternatives

Chemotherapy is a treatment for cancer, but many people dread having the treatment due to its uncomfortable side effects; although the side effects can vary significantly from individual to individual, some are still weary to try it, and many wish to have an alternative treatment, or at least be given the option. Thus, there are […]

Chemotherapy side effects

Chemotherapy is a treatment for cancer. It is designed to kill the cancerous cells in the body, but at the same time it can cause harm to cells that are normal and healthy. Not all of the healthy cells are affected, but those that divide more rapidly tend to be the ones that get damaged. […]

Alternative cancer treatments

There are several alternative or complimentary treatments that cancer patients can try to help with many of the side effects or symptoms that occur during their disease process. Many of these alternative treatments are endorsed by mainstream medicine. The Mayo Clinic has approved all of the treatments here for use by cancer patients, however they […]

Chemotherapy and pregnancy

When a woman is diagnosed with cancer, typically speed will dictate the development and implementation of a treatment plan, which obviously has to be done as soon as possible after diagnosis. When that woman is expecting a child, the treatment that can save the life of the woman can also cause some concern for the […]

Cancer chemotherapy

Although there are several different types of cancer, most of them are treated very similarly. Since cancer does not respond to traditional forms of medication, aside from experimental treatments and clinical trials, the only methods that seem to work are surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Although surgery is generally used to remove the cancerous tumor, radiation […]