Category Archives: cancer treatments

MAJOR HOSPITAL REFUSES TO PRESCRIBE NEW COLON CANCER DRUG

A 2003 law requires that Medicare must pay whatever price the drug manufacturer sets– plus a 6% cushion. Continue reading

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ATTENTION CANCER PATIENTS WITH SWOLLEN LEGS

If you are a cancer patient who has been diagnosed with a blood clot and you now have a very swollen leg/legs that your doctor cannot explain, please read on– our experience may illuminate your own. Continue reading

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Shedding Light On the Cancer Journey: the book

My dear and faithful readers: As of today, over 60,000 people have read and hopefully benefited from this blog– beyond my wildest expectation when I started this project  6 years ago. Such strong support has led me to turn Shedding Light On the … Continue reading

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VERTIGO RELATED TO CHEMO TOXICITY

“Those platinum-based drugs are well-known to cause damage to the inner ear.” Continue reading

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A FEW MORE WORDS ABOUT POWERPORTS

Having a Powerport is not a free ride. It isn’t one of one of those medical marvels that you have installed in your body and then forget about. Continue reading

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SOMETIMES TOO MUCH RESEARCH IS NOT A GOOD THING

We have to do our own research. However, research is a double edged sword: it might save you, but it can utterly devastate you as well. Continue reading

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COUMADIN FOR LIFE

While researching the causes for the malaise that John was still feeling a full month after his first RFA and 2 months after the end of chemo, I discovered a surprising fact. Virtually all the symptoms John was experiencing– weakness, … Continue reading

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