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    WhatNextEmails asked a questionCancer

    Here are a few questions that were emailed to us, can any of you chime in on these?

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      There is a genetic correlation between breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. Those who are braca positive run the risk of both.

      8 days ago
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      There is no correlation between gallbladder removal and pancreatic cancer and pancreatic cancer is only familial if members of the family are braca positive and have a history of brr breast or pancreatic cancer.

      8 days ago
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    Newlasta Onpro patch Vs. the shot *Emailed question*

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      I give my husband the shot. HIs doctor said he is not a candidate for the patch nuelasta. We actually are discontinuing it this week because they have removed the oxiplatin from his chemo and they think we wont need the nuelasta any longer, The shot is easy to give , even to yourself if you have to.

      about 1 month ago
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      JaneA

      If you go back for shot, you only get charged for the shot - not another visit so Bonecrusher, don't worry about that.

      Skyemberr, I was on FOLFOX when Neulasta OnPro was introduced. My first bout of neutropenia, I had to make an hour trip to and from my cancer treatment center to get the shot. The next time, I developed neutropenia, the OnPro had been introduced and I wore it home with no problems. I got neutropenic one more time and got the Onpro again no problems.

      It doesn't interfere with FOLFOX because I have been NED for three years. So rest easy everyone - the Neulasta Onpro is a Godsend.

      about 1 month ago
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      MarciaLynn

      Neither the shot nor the patch were really a big deal for me, just another thing on my growing list I had to deal with on my journey! I had to give myself the shot after my first round of chemo and it wasn't hard to do. The last 5 treatments were via the patch, again no big deal. I had all 6 sessions of chemo as an inpatient for 5 days, so an appointment was set in a clinic at the hospital immediately following my discharge. I stopped on my way out and had the patch "installed." Again, not a big deal.

      BUT, the side effect of deep bone pain was horrible!! (first round only) It started about 4-5 days after injection and lasted a few days. I mentioned it to the doctor the next visit, and he told me to take Claratin the next time I had Neulasta. I did and had none of the bone pain from the last 5 treatments. 8/26/18

      29 days ago
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    Someone emailed us a link to these amazing pictures of cancer cells. While they are killers, these pictures are also pretty amazing.

    See striking and bizarre images of cancer cells
    Scientists from Australia find stunning art in the course of their medical research.

    The Art of Science, an exhibition in Melbourne, Australia, has taken on the interesting challenge of blending art and a healthy dose of science education.

    The free exhibition, held at the Federation Square in the city, features images and videos taken from medical research, and the pictures of cancer cells or protein structures are visually stunning.

    With five days left to go before the exhibition closes on Aug. 19, it's likely not all of us can hop on a plane to head Down Under, so check out the gallery below for a peek.
    https://www.cnet.com/news/see-striking-and-bizarre-new-images-of-cancer-cells/?ftag=COS-05-10aaa0h

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