Posts tagged “Clinical Trials”

Chemo in 2020 Versus 1988 - Advancements But Some Things Never Change

by GregP_WN

My history with cancer goes back to 1988 when I got a crash course in what Hodgkin's Lymphoma is. That whirlwind started fast, then slowed down to a steady speed over the next 32 years. There have been some fantastic advances in cancer treatments, chemo, and the treatment of side effects. But some things haven't changed. 

Advancements In Chemo Treatments

Chemo Delivery - When I was diagnosed in 88, there wasn't a lot of time spent on education about the whole process. They didn't tell me what to expect, how it would...

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My First Chemo Treatment....In 32 Years

by GregP_WN

So, I had traditional chemo treatments way back in 1988, and again in 1989 for my first two cancer diagnoses for Hodgkin's Lymphoma. It did its job back then and I was clean of cancer for 20 years. 

Looking For A Clinical Trial

Since then, I have had 3 more diagnoses, all in the last 11 years, 2 of them in the last year. Things have changed, treatments have changed, my body has changed, time is running out, options are running out. This is where I stand now. 

The chemo treatments that I had back in 88 and 89...

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Looking for a Clinical Trial? New Clinical Trial Finders Will Help

by Jane Ashley

Most late-stage cancer patients hear this advice, “You might want to consider a clinical trial.” A number of Stage IV patients think ahead to have a plan in place in the event that a second line chemo isn’t effective. Your oncologist may even tell you that you need to contemplate a clinical trial.

Looking For A Clinical Trial

Knowing in advance what your options are in the event of second-line treatment failure will help you avoid stress if you get bad news.

Before you begin searching, you need to produce a one-page...

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