Leukemia Lymphoma Cancer Articles (10)
Side Effects From My First Medication for CML 2003
Greetings! I imagine if you have chosen this article to read either you or someone you know has Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML). This is actually the first of three short articles describing the side effects I have experienced from the three medications I have taken over my last 8 years…
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How Are Clinical Trials Designed?
Clinical trials have a specific design which allows for a step by step analysis - slow and deliberate - of new drugs, new treatments, new diagnostic tests, as well as quality of life and economic issues. Research teams made up of scientists and physicians from around the world gather together…
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Cancer Clinical Trial Participants Are Heroes
Gratitude. “Thankfulness, gratefulness, or appreciation is a feeling, emotion or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive.” Oprah often spoke about gratitude and how important it is each and every day of our life to stop and give thanks. My work with cancer patients…
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Will I Die From Chronic Myeloid Leukemia?
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) is one of four major types of leukemia. Leukemia is one of a number of blood cancers. Groundbreaking discoveries have been made in the last 10 years in the treatment of CML. Due to the major advancements in medication treatment patients no longer hear the devastating…
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Myths About Clinical Trials - Lets Clarify!
Fact or fiction? Often we are afraid of what we don’t understand. Right? I know before I took part in a clinical trial I didn’t know what they were all about and I was a nurse! So I want to share with you some of the myths that keep folks…
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Common Personal, Genetic, And Environmental Risk Factors for Myelodysplasia
The exact cause of any type of cancer is most likely due to a wide variety of factors. Even though the exact causes for a particular cancer cannon be pinpointed the main risk factors that have been shown to contribute the most to cancer development are personal genetics , and…
By:  in  Cancer  >  Leukemia Lymphoma Cancer   Sep 13, 2012  
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Side Effects From My Second Medication for CML 2004
Greetings! This is article 2 in a series of 3 articles describing the side effects I have experienced on each of the three drugs I have been prescribed while treating my CML the last 8 years. Article 1 "Side Effects From My Second Medication for CML 2004" referenced the side…
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The Road Back: Recovering From Hodgkins Lymphoma
Life has many twists and turns. You never know what's coming your way, so you have to be ready for the challenges that will inevitably come. In December of 2013, I was faced with the biggest challenge of my life when I was diagnosed with Non - Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Unfortunately,…
By:  in  Cancer  >  Leukemia Lymphoma Cancer   Aug 31, 2015  
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Side Effects From My Third Medication for CML 2007-Present
Greetings! This is the third of three articles I wrote to share my experience and side effects of the three medications I have taken for my CML. The first drug was Interferon, followed by Gleevec, and currently I continue with Sprycel. I was diagnosed back in 2003 and am delighted…
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Do You Know A Hero?
Imagine being told you have Stage IV cancer and you are only 25 years old. Imagine it is the end of the summer you’re preparing for your first day on the job as a new high school teacher and you have just been told that you will be starting chemotherapy…
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