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Alternative medicine goes mainstream - Insurance News Net

Sun, 2014-06-01 10:09

Alternative medicine goes mainstream
Insurance News Net
Applications for alternative medicine reach far beyond cancer treatment. Physicians from many fields who just a few years ago would have balked at the idea of incorporating therapies once considered "mystic" into their treatment plans are now ...

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Study: Drug Preserves Fertility in Younger Women With Cancer - Voice of America

Sun, 2014-06-01 09:33

Voice of America

Study: Drug Preserves Fertility in Younger Women With Cancer
Voice of America
A new treatment approach may help thousands of women with early-stage breast cancer avoid premature menopause and preserve their ability to have children, U.S. researchers said. A study, presented at the annual meeting of American Society of Clinical ...

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These Two Pills May Treat Ovarian Cancer Better Than Chemotherapy - Medical Daily

Sun, 2014-06-01 08:30

Medical Daily

These Two Pills May Treat Ovarian Cancer Better Than Chemotherapy
Medical Daily
A phase 2 clinical trial promises an alternative to chemotherapy, in pill form. Researchers found that combining the two drugs olaparib and cediranib can offer similar cancer cell-killing effects as chemotherapy in recurrent ovarian cancer patients ...
Researchers: Results of ovarian cancer treatment study are 'exciting'Timesonline.com
Pills Show Promise for Recurrent Ovarian CancerWebMD
Clinical Trial Analysis Suggests Drug Combination May Be Highly Effective in ...eNews Park Forest

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Newer Anti-Estrogen Treatment May Benefit Younger Breast Cancer Survivors - Health.com

Sun, 2014-06-01 07:40

Newer Anti-Estrogen Treatment May Benefit Younger Breast Cancer Survivors
Health.com
“For years, tamoxifen has been the standard hormone therapy for preventing breast cancer recurrences in young women with hormone-sensitive disease. These results confirm that exemestane with ovarian function suppression constitutes a valid alternative ...
Expensive Drugs Forcing Cancer Doctors to Weigh PriceBloomberg
Costly drugs force cancer docs to weigh price with therapyIndianapolis Business Journal

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Alternative medicine goes mainstream - Insurance News Net

Sun, 2014-06-01 05:18

Alternative medicine goes mainstream
Insurance News Net
Applications for alternative medicine reach far beyond cancer treatment. Physicians from many fields who just a few years ago would have balked at the idea of incorporating therapies once considered "mystic" into their treatment plans are now ...

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Categories: Cancer News

Alternative medicine goes mainstream - Orlando Sentinel

Sat, 2014-05-31 19:27

Alternative medicine goes mainstream
Orlando Sentinel
"It heartens me to see more doctors starting to treat the whole person rather than just cutting them and giving them medicine," said Diane Robinson, a neuropsychologist and the program director of integrative medicine at the cancer center. Applications ...

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Advanced Bladder Cancer Successfully Treated In Phase I Trials Of New Drug - Medical Daily

Sat, 2014-05-31 14:20

Medical Daily

Advanced Bladder Cancer Successfully Treated In Phase I Trials Of New Drug
Medical Daily
Bladder cancer affects 383,000 people worldwide, and occurs when the epithelial lining of the bladder becomes malignant. Radiation and chemotherapy are used to treat it, but in some cases, the cancer does not respond to these treatments and alternative ...
Work by Houston scientist shows promise in treating advanced bladder cancerHouston Chronicle

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Health Minister warns against alternative medicine 'charlatans' - Prague Post

Sat, 2014-05-31 12:25

Health Minister warns against alternative medicine 'charlatans'
Prague Post
Despite apparent improvements, the illness may be further worsening if a patient uses an alternative cancer therapy, the chamber said. If the patient decides to return to standard treatment after a time, it may be much harder to treat the disease or ...

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Pair of Pills Shows Promise for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer - HealthDay

Sat, 2014-05-31 07:09

Pair of Pills Shows Promise for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
HealthDay
This raises the possibility that this drug combination "might offer a non-chemotherapy alternative for the treatment of ovarian cancer," she said. Patients could swallow pills rather than go through intravenous chemo treatment. As many as four out of ...

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Treatment helps prevent early menopause in breast cancer patients - Business Insider

Fri, 2014-05-30 12:32

Treatment helps prevent early menopause in breast cancer patients
Business Insider
About a quarter of breast cancers occur in women under 50, affecting some 40,000 to 50,000 women each year. Unlike natural menopause, which occurs gradually, chemotherapy can suddenly throw a woman into full-blown menopause. In about half of these ...
Drug Saves Fertility for Women With CancerNew York Times
Drug may aid young breast cancer patientsBoston Globe
New drug treatment helps prevent early menopause in breast cancer patients ...HealthCanal.com
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Costly drugs force cancer docs to weigh price with therapy - Indianapolis Business Journal

Fri, 2014-05-30 09:10

Medscape

Costly drugs force cancer docs to weigh price with therapy
Indianapolis Business Journal
For some pills, he checks with the pharmacy in advance to find out what the patient's co-pay will be, so financial assistance can be arranged or alternative treatments can be found. Second tier. Cancer patients, focused on saving their lives, are ...
Expensive Drugs Forcing Cancer Doctors to Weigh PriceBusinessweek
Saturday at ASCO: CLL and Lung, Thyroid, Ovarian Cancer NewsMedscape
ASCO Abuzz About Immunotherapies: A Preview of the Latest in Cancer ...InvestorIdeas.com (press release)

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Health Minister warns against alternative medicine 'charlatans' - Prague Post

Fri, 2014-05-30 04:34

Health Minister warns against alternative medicine 'charlatans'
Prague Post
Despite apparent improvements, the illness may be further worsening if a patient uses an alternative cancer therapy, the chamber said. If the patient decides to return to standard treatment after a time, it may be much harder to treat the disease or ...

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Tattoos heal scars of cancer - Livingston Daily

Fri, 2014-05-30 03:01

Tattoos heal scars of cancer
Livingston Daily
The Tyrone Township resident was inspired to go under the pen by Personal Ink, or P.ink, a nonprofit group that promotes tattoo art as an alternative to post-breast cancer reconstructive surgery. P.ink's mission is to help breast cancer survivors ...

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Expensive Drugs Forcing Cancer Doctors to Weigh Price - Bloomberg

Fri, 2014-05-30 02:58

Expensive Drugs Forcing Cancer Doctors to Weigh Price
Bloomberg
... to warn patients when he prescribes a drug that might have high co-pays. For some pills, he checks with the pharmacy in advance to find out what the patient's co-pay will be, so financial assistance can be arranged or alternative treatments can be ...

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Antidepressant may be hormone alternative for hot flashes - Chicago Tribune (blog)

Thu, 2014-05-29 15:06

TheHealthSite

Antidepressant may be hormone alternative for hot flashes
Chicago Tribune (blog)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved one antidepressant medication, the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) paroxetine, brand name Brisdelle, for treating hot flashes in 2013. ... recommended that hormone therapy be used at the ...
Antidepressant effective for treating hot flashes, study showsBoston Globe

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Fundraising helps Gerry try alternative treatment - Swindon Advertiser

Wed, 2014-05-28 19:56

Swindon Advertiser

Fundraising helps Gerry try alternative treatment
Swindon Advertiser
FATHER-of-two Gerry Hunt is steadily regaining strength and already trying a range of alternative cancer treatments thanks to hundreds of donations from kind benefactors. The drumming teacher from Wroughton was diagnosed with follicular non-Hodgkin's ...

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Antidepressant May Be New Alternative To Treat Hot Flashes - CBS Local

Wed, 2014-05-28 19:53

University Herald

Antidepressant May Be New Alternative To Treat Hot Flashes
CBS Local
A hormonal approach and a non-hormonal approach.” Estrogen therapy has come under fire for possibly raising the risk of heart disease and breast cancer in women, but Dr. Joffe says for some, it's still a reasonable option, especially if used in the ...
Generic Antidepressant May Effectively Alleviate Menopause SymptomsUniversity Herald

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Antidepressant effective for treating hot flashes, study shows - Boston Globe

Wed, 2014-05-28 15:34

TheHealthSite

Antidepressant effective for treating hot flashes, study shows
Boston Globe
“Estrogen therapy is still the gold standard for alleviating hot flashes and night sweats, but it's nice to see that alternative treatments can work nearly as well,” said study leader Dr. Hadine Joffe, director of the Women's Hormone and Aging Research ...
Antidepressants -- A Treatment for Hot FlashesIntelihealth.com
Fred Hutch researchers tackle hot flashesFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center News
Venlafaxine 'could manage hot flashes'International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
TIME -EurekAlert (press release)
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Cancer Ads Focus on Emotion, Not Facts - Healthline

Wed, 2014-05-28 14:12

Cancer Ads Focus on Emotion, Not Facts
Healthline
Ads for cancer centers play on people's hopes and fears to promote cancer therapy and rarely provide needed information, according to a new study. Cancer Ads Focus Emotion, Not Facts. Print ads and TV ... In an accompanying editorial, Gregory A. Abel ...

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Insurers try to curb oncology costs by regulating cancer treatment - UPI.com

Wed, 2014-05-28 10:08

Wall Street Journal

Insurers try to curb oncology costs by regulating cancer treatment
UPI.com
INDIANAPOLIS, May 28 (UPI) --Insurers are attempting to curb cancer treatment costs by incentivizing doctors to follow specific treatment pathways and protocols. Oncology practices currently buy cancer treatment medications up front, and are reimbursed ...
Insurers Push For Doctors To Follow Guided Cancer Treatment PlansInsurance News Net

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