June – 2009 – My Cancer Advisor

Archive for June, 2009

Jun 28 2009
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Chemotherapy Options for Prostate Cancer

Dr Gerald Chodak talks about the types of drugs used for aggressive prostate cancer that was refractory to hormone treatments. He discusses the indications, benefits and side effects of taxotere (doce...

Jun 28 2009
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Herceptin (trastuzumab) for HER2-positive Breast Cancer

This Oncology Podcasting News describes results with Herceptin (trastuzumab; Genentech Oncology) for inflammatory breast cancer patients who are Her2+ and discusses the approval of Ixempra (ixapilon...

Jun 28 2009
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In the Operating Room: Surgical Removal of Pancreas Cancer

This is an interview with Dr Richard Alexander, a prominent surgical oncologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He talks about pancreas cancer and shows an operating room video of cancer...

Jun 28 2009
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Don Imus Talks About His Prostate Cancer

Radio personality Don Imus has announced that he developed prostate cancer. Listen to his description of how his PSA has varied and gone up and down over the years. This video is just a heads-up for m...

Jun 21 2009
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Miss Maryland on the Dangers of Sunburn and Tanning Beds

Brittany Lietz was Miss Maryland in 2006 and went on to the Miss America Pagent. Her public platform was about prevention of sunburn and the dangers of using tanning booths. As a model, Brittany used ...

Jun 21 2009
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Important Information When Considering Breast Cancer Surgery

For women who are considering surgery for breast cancer, this is a nice video showing anatomy of the breast and lymph glands in the armpit as well as basic elements of breast cancer surgery. Here̵...

Jun 20 2009
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What Does Colon Cancer Look Like?

Here is a 14 second segment view of a colon cancer seen through a scope. Not very pleasant, but an important view if you’re looking for cancer. There are other options such as a virtual colonosc...

Jun 20 2009
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Diagnosing Melanoma: What Does the Dermatologist Look For?

This is a 2 minute video about what a dermatologists does when screening for melanoma. Dr Susan Sweeter, an expert  from Stanford Medical Center, is interviewed. Here’s more information from ou...

Jun 20 2009
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In the Operating Room: Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer

Of all the videos about robotic surgery for prostate cancer, this is one of the most detailed and informative for patients. It shows the operation from beginning to end. The robotic-Assisted Laparosco...