The Road Through Chemo

Everyone's road through chemotherapy is a bit unique. We all face our demons of nausea, fatigue, hair loss, and emotional ups and downs differently. We struggle through. And then we somehow make itI am always interested in hearing about other's chemo misadventures.Stephen Blyth wrote about his chemo story in the Boston Globe. He begins with the advice from the National Cancer Institute:" The National Cancer Institute tries to be helpful: “At some point during chemotherapy, you may feel: Anxious; Depressed; Afraid; Angry; Frustrated; Helpless; Lonely. It is normal to have a wide range of feelings while going through chemotherapy. After all, living with cancer and getting treatment can be stressful.”These words made me want to yell. Do they not understand? It is not remotely normal to see only bleakness, to be continuously angst-ridden, and to lack the spirit even to say good night to my precious daughters.“Many people find that light exercise, such as walking, riding a bike and doing yoga, helps them feel better.” This advice enraged me: The very idea of exercise was laughable. Each night I would resolve to walk round the block tomorrow. But in the morning I would lie unable to rise, unable to sl eep, taunted by piles of unread, unreadable books by my bed. 2.30 p.m. 5 p.m. A shuffle downstairs for a bowl of cereal, the act of eating an unexpected respite, then back to bed. My wife was unwavering in the face of such misery: You will feel better, it ...
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Dalton Trans., 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9DT04545G, PaperJoanna Izabela Izabela Lachowicz, Gabriele Dalla Torre, Rosita Cappai, Enrico Randaccio, Valeria Marina Nurchi, Remigiusz RB Bachor, Zbigniew Szewczuk, Lukasz Jaremko, Mariusz Jaremko, Maria Barbara MBP Pisano, Sofia SC Cosentino, Germano Orr ù, Antonella AI Ibba, Joni JM Mujika, Xabier Lopez Mimosine is a non-protein aminoacid with various properties, such as antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-virus among others. Due to its structure similarity with deferiprone (DFP), mimosine is a potential excellent... The content of this R...
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CONCLUSIONS: Lifestyle subgroups of patients were determined by stress, emotional problems, and age. The groups were significantly associated with Aβ42 and diagnostic outcome. This pattern may confound the differentiation between objective and subjective memory problems. Asking about lifestyle variables, in conjunction with neuropsychological testing, could potentially identify individuals who are not likely to have objective memory impairment and guide interventions. PMID: 31982880 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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(New York University) Following up on their landmark 2016 study, researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine found that a one-time, single-dose treatment of psilocybin, a compound found in psychedelic mushrooms, combined with psychotherapy appears to be associated with significant improvements in emotional and existential distress in cancer patients.
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ConclusionIn this cohort of middle-aged Danes, diet quality was neither statistically significantly associated with the hazards of late-onset MS diagnosis in the entire sample, nor in sub-groups of current smokers, former smokers or never smokers.
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Publication date: Available online 27 January 2020Source: International Journal of PharmaceuticsAuthor(s): Lokesh Kaushik, Shubham Srivastava, Anshul Panjeta, Dasharath Chaudhari, Rohan Ghadi, Kaushik Kuche, Ruchi Malik, Simran Preet, Sanyog Jain, Kaisar RazaAbstractDocetaxel (DTX), a widely prescribed anticancer agent, is now associated with increased instances of multidrug resistance. Also, being a problematic BCS class IV drug, it poses challenges for the formulators. Henceforth, it was envisioned to synthesize an analogue of DTX with a biocompatible lipid, i.e., palmitic acid. The in-silico studies (molecular docking a...
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Johnson&Johnson Chief Executive Alex Gorsky on Monday faced questions from plaintiffs lawyers over the timing of his sale of company stock, as he testified for the first time in a jury trial over allegations that the company's Baby Powder causes cancer. Gorsky told the jury that he had sold company shares in November 2018, two days after a Reuters reporter contacted the company and summarized in an email her review of documents that showed J&J knew small amou
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Publication date: Available online 27 January 2020Source: Cancer GeneticsAuthor(s): Katsuya Yamamoto, Kimikazu Yakushijin, Mitsuhiro Ito, Hideaki Goto, Ako Higashime, Kazuyoshi Kajimoto, Yoshitake Hayashi, Hiroshi Matsuoka, Hironobu MinamiAbstractIn multiple myeloma (MM), MYC rearrangements that result in increased MYC expression are associated with an aggressive form of MM and adverse outcome. However, the consequences of MYC amplification in MM remain unclear. Here, we describe an unusual case of plasma cell leukemia (PCL) harboring MYC amplification on double minute chromosomes (dmin). A 79-year-old woman was initially ...
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