Tag Archives: Cancer Treatment

Should You Get a Second Opinion?

Why second opinions are essential

I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians~ Alexander the Great When a doctor tells you you have cancer (or any life-threatening illness) your natural reaction is to ask him or her, “What should I do?” You’ve just … Continue reading

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Immunotherapy drug Keytruda Tops Chemo in Lung Cancer Study

FDA may offer the drug to more patients based on promising results

Researches have stopped a study of Keytruda (pembrolizumab) the immunotherapy drug that former president Jimmy Carter says helped stop the progression of his advanced melanoma, because the medication is so effective that they want to offer it to all the patients in … Continue reading

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Caravan Over Chemo: One Woman’s Cancer Diagnosis Leads to the Ultimate Road Trip

A 90-year-old woman embraces her love of travel at the end of life

When her doctor told her that she had uterine cancer, 90-year-old Norma responded, “I’m hitting the road.” Rather than choosing surgery or undergoing chemotherapy, she decided to take an extended road trip six months ago, and she hasn’t stopped since. … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Be Terminally Ill?

A new perspective on terminal illness

Each month Kathleen Clohessy offers a new perspective on living with a terminal illness. With 25 years experience caring for families and children facing life-threatening illness, she uses her extensive personal knowledge and expertise to enlighten our readers regarding the challenges … Continue reading

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Is Chemotherapy Worth It for Late-Stage Cancer Patients?

A recent study shows that it can do more harm than good

Less than 10 years ago, my grandmother was on her death bed as late-stage lung cancer slowly consumed her. She had gone through months of painful chemotherapy, but the treatment only extended her life for a short time. In those … Continue reading

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How Does Hospice Improve Quality of Life? An Interview with Sheena Boyd

Sheena Boyd illuminates how hospice services can improve the quality of life for clients with terminal diagnoses

Today SevenPonds speaks with Sheena Boyd, a former UK hospice worker at St. John’s Hospice in central London. Boyd has had 10 years of hospice experience as a day services manager, where she would help clients maintain a quality of … Continue reading

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