Meredith Newman Delaware News Journal Published 12:03 PM EDT Oct 10, 2018 Maggie Abercrombie thought the first question she asked her oncologist was an obvious one. "What about babies?" At 30, she had just been diagnosed with stage II breast cancer in 2010. She and her now-husband Mike Henderson "weren't trying but also not preventing" a pregnancy at the time. She saw herself as the mom of three kids one day. Abercrombie still recalls the doctor's cold reply: “Why are you worried about kids? You have cancer.” For some young women with breast cancer, the status and future of their fertility is at the forefront when determining their cancer treatment. It can be a complicated (and expensive) process, one that is often dependent on timing — and in Abercrombie's case, potential risks. Christiana Care cancer patients find respite in virtual reality during chemotherapy "I was absolutely determined I was going to do everything … [Read more...] about Delaware woman refuses suggestion to not have children during cancer treatment.
Final stage cancer treatment
A gangrene-causing bacteria which can be harmful at high doses may help treat late stage cancer patients where other options have failed, medical trials have shown. Safety tests on a new type of “bacterial therapy” found that tumours which have become resistant to other treatments became necrotic and shrank when injected with bacterial spores. University of Texas doctors used a strain of bacteria related to the lethal hospital superbug clostridium difficile, which has been modified to make it less harmful to humans. Clostridium novyi-NT needs a very low oxygen environment to survive; this means it won’t develop in healthy tissue with a good blood supply, but dense, rapidly growing tumours are a perfect host. “By exploiting the inherent differences between healthy and cancerous tissue, Clostridium novyi-NT represents a very precise anti-cancer therapeutic that can specifically attack a patient’s cancer,” said Dr … [Read more...] about Injecting tumours with gangrene-causing bacteria could help fight late-stage cancers, study reveals
LazyTown star Stefan Karl Stefansson is in the final stages of cancer, his wife has said.The actor played villain Robbie Rotten in the CBeebies show."Stefan has bile-duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma), a rare and little-researched disease," his wife Steinunn Olina wrote on Facebook."The disease is now advanced to stage four, and therefore, his life expectancy is unfortunately significantly reduced." https://twitter.com/gfrancagm/status/879846213780213761 Friends and fans have raised more than $140,000 (£110,000) to help support his treatment and care."Despite the best efforts of his excellent Icelandic medical team, and Stefan's personal heroism, there is no apparent cure," organiser Mark Valeti wrote on the fundraising page."There are always experimental processes, and they will be woven into the fabric of Stefan's care if at all possible.""Love and humility are unusual and so helpful through it all. I'm moved and very grateful," Steffan wrote in Icelandic on his Facebook page.He … [Read more...] about LazyTown actor Stefan Karl Stefansson in final stages of cancer
Back in 2002, cancer wasn't on Jon Albert's radar. He and his wife Jill had successful careers and busy lives, caring for their two young children, Jake, 9, and Jamie, 7.That all changed when Jill found a lump in her breast. Told the cancer had been caught early, she was given a 97% chance of survival. But several months later, she learned the disease had spread."The cruelest part of cancer is the emotional pain," Jon Albert said. "Jill would cry herself to sleep in fear that Jake and Jamie would forget her. But we took advantage of that window in which we knew that the battle was being lost to rack up the memories."Going through treatment, they noticed how many other families with young children were in the same situation -- facing the same fears and concerns."I had an epiphany," he said. "What about giving these families positive time away, together as a family?"By early 2006, Jill's condition had worsened, so Jon left his job to spend more time with her and research setting up a … [Read more...] about Parents with late-stage cancer share one last family adventure
Little Lily Douglas travelled to America for pioneering treatment last weekend with a big smile on her face - as she was told she is officially cancer-free. Lily (10) from Perth, who has captured the hearts of residents all over Perth and Kinross, was given just a five per cent chance of survival when she was diagnosed almost exactly a year ago. But she was given the all-clear from Ewing’s Sarcoma by doctors on Friday, April 13, and on Saturday, Lily and her family travelled to Jacksonville in Florida to undergo 10 weeks of proton therapy, which will help make sure there are no “rogue” cancer cells left in her body. Lily’s mum Jane said: “We got the news on Friday morning to say the scans are clear, which is great news. “She has three little nodules on her lung, but they remain the same, so they are dead. It’s like if you had a spot - you are left with scar tissue but there is no doubt they are dead cells. “It is just amazing to sit for a … [Read more...] about Lily Douglas has finally kicked cancer