New Rx for Blood Cancer Approved
Mantle cell lymphoma is a rare, but aggressive form of blood cancer. It’s a form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Patients with this disease got a new treatment option today.
Treating Blood Cancer During Pregnancy
Pregnancy is such an exciting time in a woman’s life. She’s caring for herself and the child growing inside her. Sometimes, but not often, this bliss is interrupted with a cancer diagnosis. A recent study looked at treating blood cancers during pregnancy.
New Thinking on Childhood Cancer Survivors
Thanks to treatment advances, the vast majority of children diagnosed with leukemia are living well into adulthood. But the powerful treatment, while effective against the cancer, can cause some health problems later in life. A new study looked at the treatment-related effects on survivors’ mental functions.
FDA Asks for Halt in Sales of Blood Cancer Rx
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked the maker of a medication that has been used to treat two types of leukemia to stop selling that product.
FDA Approves Gazyva for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
The US Food and Drug Administration today approved Gazyva ( obinutuzumab ) for use in combination with chlorambucil to treat patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
Stem Cell Transplants for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a term that covers various types of blood cancers that develop in the lymphatic system. Researchers recently set out to see if replacing these cancerous cells with healthy ones could help improve survival.
What Cancer Patients Aren’t Talking About
During your doctor visits, there are some things you may not want to bring up. You may think they’re concerns your doctor can't help you with, or maybe you’re embarrassed to talk about them. Recent research looked at what topics cancer patients are willing to discuss with their doctors.
Wait, I Didn’t Know That About Blood Cancer!
Since there is no screening test for blood cancers, early detection is a challenge. But advances in blood cancer treatments are helping patients live longer, more fulfilling lives.
The Long and Winding Cancer Road
Treatments for cancers afflicting young people have improved vastly over the years. For example, survival rates have never been higher for Hodgkin lymphoma, one of the most common cancers in young adults.
Rx Treats the Gut, but Upsets the Blood
Patients with ulcerative colitis can be treated effectively with a class of medications called thiopurines . But taking these medications over a long period of time can have some negative effects.