A young cancer patient found an exercise bike helped him endure chemotherapy. Now he wants others to have the same chance.

“I felt like I was helping myself stay healthy.” Bike to Fight is placing exercise bikes on adolescent and young adult oncology floors in hospitals nationwide.
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Cassandra Callender, who was forced by Connecticut courts as a teenager to undergo chemotherapy for cancer, has died at age 22. When she was 17, Cassandra and her mother refused treatment for her Hodgkin's lymphoma. This form of cancer has a high cure...
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A young woman who was forced by Connecticut courts as a teenager to undergo chemotherapy has died after battling cancer
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László Virág Csaba Hegedűs Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common bone tumor in children and adolescents. Modern OS treatment, based on the combination of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (cisplatin + doxorubicin + methotrexate) with subsequent surgical removal of the primary tumor and metastases, has dramatically improved overall survival of OS patients. However, further research is needed to identify new therapeutic targets. Here we report that expression level of the nuclear NAD synthesis enzyme, nicotinamide mononucleotide adenylyltransferase-1 (NMNAT1), increases in U-2OS cells upon exposure to DN...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
AbstractCancer patients suffer from many physical, psychological, and social problems that may impede quality of life and reduce the impact of treatment. Researchers have concluded that in addition to focusing on the treatment of the disease in the form of drugs and chemotherapy, factors such as the physical environment, communication skills of physicians and nurses with patients, increased hope, quality of life, knowledge of the disease, causing the immune system of patients with cancer is be strengthened. The influential role of therapeutic places can be effective in the outcome and treatment of adolescents and children ...
Source: Network Modeling Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics - Category: Bioinformatics Source Type: research
Conclusions Few studies—none of high quality or in child/adolescent populations—have evaluated exercise effects on CIPN. The exercise interventions, dosages, and settings have been too heterogeneous to identify the most beneficial intervention for other CIPN-related outcomes. However, aerobic exercise may be a key component of exercise interventions for CIPN. Implications for Practice Although promising, the empirical evidence is insufficient to definitively conclude that exercise interventions ameliorate CIPN.
Source: Cancer Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research
Abstract Several factors trigger the development of genetic mutations that are responsible for causing a neoplasm. Medulloblastoma is a malignant and invasive cerebellar neoplasm, that affects children and young adults. Mucinous carcinoma is a special type of breast cancer. Being a special atypical subtype of invasive carcinoma, it most frequently affects women of advanced age and represents 1 to 7% of all breast cancers. The reported case aims to show the rarity of the occurrence of desmoplastic medulloblastoma and mammary mucinous carcinoma in a young patient in a short period of time, in different sites, without direct ...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
This article summarizes the management of treatment for bone sarcomas. Systemic therapy, surgical therapy, and radiotherapy are presented. Osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, and Ewing sarcoma are among the most frequently occurring bone sarcomas in all age groups. In recent decades, multimodal treatment of these rare entities has increased disease-free survival for these patients. As malignant primary bone tumors are rare cancers, and since management is complex, the standard of treatment should be performed by reference centers. If possible, wide en-bloc resection of the bone sarcoma should be performed. The role of radiothera...
Source: Memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
We’re tackling a few urgent questions from parents in this time of coronavirus and COVID-19. Are you wondering if babies and children should continue to have vaccines on schedule? Thinking about how to manage regular medical appointments, and which situations require in-person visits to a pediatric practice? Read on. Should parents take babies for initial vaccines right now? What about toddlers and older children who are due for vaccines? The answer to this question is going to depend on many factors, including what your doctor’s office is offering. As with all health care decisions, it comes down to weighing r...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Adolescent health Children's Health Health care Parenting Vaccines Source Type: blogs
Authors: Ingley KM, Cohen-Gogo S, Gupta AA Abstract Soft-tissue sarcoma (sts) is rare and represents approximately 7% of cancers in children and in adolescents less than 20 years of age. Rhabdomyosarcoma (rms) is most prevalent in children less than 10 years of age and peaks again during adolescence (16-19 years of age). Multi-agent chemotherapy constitutes the mainstay of treatment for rms. In other non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft-tissue tumours, such as synovial sarcoma, evidence for routine use of chemotherapy is less robust, and alternative treatment options, including targeted agents and immunotherapy, are being exp...
Source: Current Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Curr Oncol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The treatment approach used is well tolerated by adult patients. However, the AYA patients and particularly adolescent subgroup had more advanced disease at diagnosis and should be treated more intensively in dedicated units. RT dose
Source: Cancer Radiotherapie - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Cancer Radiother Source Type: research
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