I have always been struck by the development of the field of medical oncology. It’s really not that old a specialty even though cancer has been around for eons.
It used to be that surgeons cut out what they could when you were diagnosed with cancer. And after a while most people died from their [...]
Maybe you read the other day in The New York Times that the pharmaceutical industry has a problem. Big blockbuster drugs like Lipitor are going off patent and the industry leaders don’t have new blockbusters showing promise to replace them. So the big companies search for little companies with new discoveries and they consider buying [...]
Andrew sums up what all the news out of ASH means for you, the patient. [...]
Andrew blogs from the first day of the American Society of Hematology’s 52nd Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, highlighting the day’s discussions.
Promising Lymphoma News from Patient Power® on Vimeo.
Are there newer and better medicines to prevent clotting? The new seems to be good. Watch to find out more and look for new videos from heart experts very soon!
Big News for Coumadin Patients from Patient Power® on Vimeo.
On location at the AHA meeting in Chicago, Andrew discusses lowering your risk of heart disease and how weight affects your risk.
Lower Obesity and Save Your Heart from Patient Power® on Vimeo.
The news wasn’t good this week for women concerned about breast cancer.
First came the story that some women were diagnosed with breast cancer, very early stage, had treatment – including disfiguring surgery – and then found out they never had cancer in the first place. The pathologist goofed, maybe even a second pathologist also [...]
I wrote about this a couple of weeks ago when it became clear the American Cancer Society was mulling over whether screening recommendations should be changed for breast and prostate cancers.
The concern, of course is, are some indolent, non-aggressive cancers suspected or discovered and patients are harmed with invasive tests and/or unnecessary or premature [...]
Avoiding the Swine Flu from Patient Power® on Vimeo.
If the worst happened and your child was diagnosed with cancer you would probably want aggressive therapy for the child with hope for a cure, let alone to save your child’s life. In diseases like childhood leukemia these days, the vast majority of the time, aggressive therapy works.
But when it comes to chronic conditions [...]