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Tag Archives: Cancer Treatment
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
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
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
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
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