July – 2009 – My Cancer Advisor

Archive for July, 2009

Jul 24 2009
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Zoledronic Acid (Zometa) to Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence

Zoledronic acid (Zometa, Novartis) is an intravenous drug that can reduce or delay bone complications from bone metastases in patients with breast, prostate, and lung cancer as well as multiple myelo...

Jul 24 2009
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Capecitabine (Xeloda) for Early Stage Breast Cancer and Colorectal Cancer

Capecitabine (XELODA, Roche) is the first FDA-approved oral chemotherapy for the treatment of both metastatic breast and colorectal cancers. The drug is approved for use in colorectal cancer, both as ...

Jul 11 2009
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Breast Cancer Treatment with Femara (letrozole) and Tamoxifen

This is an opportunity to summarize results of a major international study involving over 8000 postmenopausal women with hormone positive breast cancers who received either Tamoxifen or letrazole (Fem...

Jul 11 2009
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Soraya: Gifted Latin Singer who Died of Breast Cancer

Soraya was one of my favorite singers! Unfortunately, she had a very strong family history of breast cancer, including in her mother and her sister. She developed breast cancer while she was in her 3...

Jul 11 2009
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Melissa Etheridge and Experiencing Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

Melissa Etheridge is a Grammy Award winning singer who developed breast cancer that spread to a lymph node. After surgery, she had adjuvant (added) chemotherapy. This video is an A&E Biography of...

Jul 11 2009
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In the Operating Room: Laparoscopic Resection of the Pancreas

For those who want to gain visual insights into minimally invasive surgery, this video segment shows a partial resection (removal) of a pancreas that has a cancer growing in it. The 2-minute segment ...