Australian researchers may have found a treatment to combat a serious side effect of chemotherapy treatments prescribed for cancer patients. The study directed by Professor Wally Langdon at the University of Western Australia (UWA) could pave the way for more effective chemotherapy, which is often limited in terms of dosage and frequency because of side effects. Myelosuppression is one of the most common side effects of chemotherapy.
Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood didn't consider chemotherapy for lung cancer treatment because of its potential side effect: hair loss.
A new study on treatment for a type of lung cancer has found that people who undergo immunotherapy have fewer serious side effects than those who undergo chemo.
Beauty blogger Nadina Ioana gave her mother, who is undergoing chemotherapy, an amazing makeover and shared it on her Instagram and YouTube channel. Because of the cancer treatment, her mom has lost her hair, eyelashes, and brows, but Ioana’s posts show the transformative power of makeup, false lashes, and a good wig.
This could be breakthrough news for women who are battling cancer during pregnancy, or waiting to treat it till after they’ve delivered— and risking their lives in the process. A study of 129 children aged 1 to 3 who had prenatal exposure to cancer treatment showed their mental processes and heart function developed normally compared with children from the general population. “Our results show that fear of cancer treatment is no reason to terminate a pregnancy, that maternal treatment should not be delayed and that chemotherapy can be given,” said Frederic Amant, a professor and gynaecological oncologist at University Hospitals Leuven in Belgium who led the work.