chemotherapy Archive

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Curing A.L.L. with GSK-J4 (Not Chemo)

A compound called GSK-J4 can kill one of the most aggressive forms of A.L.L. (acute lymphoblastic leukemia) in both children and adults. Ottawa Hospital researchers at the University of Ottawa published their discoveries in Genes and Development on March 1, 2016. Dr. Marjorie …
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4 Fashion Don’ts for Chemotherapy

There really are tons of tips and tricks for the fashion conscious lady as she goes through cancer treatment.  But, let me share jut a few “don’ts” this morning for the lady handling chemo. Number 1: Skinny Jeans   Without a doubt, this is one …
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Chemo Dates

I was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer on November 3, 2005. I opted for a bi-lateral mastectomy with reconstruction, 6 rounds of chemotherapy and 4 ½ years of Tamoxifen. I was just 27 years old when this disease changed my existence. …
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Brain Cancer at 4 years old

This is Magnus. He is four years old. He also has a brain tumor. This story isn’t just Magnus’s story. It’s about his family. It’s about fighting. The fight against cancer is more than just the patient, but their support as well. …
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5 Simple Chemotherapy Hacks

My body didn’t take well to chemo, it almost killed me twice. It sent me to the ICU multiple times. I really wish nobody had to experience the negative effects of chemo, and there so many things that I wish I could have …