Faces of Survival: Terry Jenkins

...said.She also received support from her school and other area band directors. Every two weeks she took three days off for chemo treatments. She was able to have her radiation treatments on her lunch break, but she just didn't have the strength to prepare...

Chemo With Style helps cancer survivors to cope

...off the latest in fashions during the Chemo With Style Fashion Show on Nov. 12. It is a fundraiser for a program, Chemo With Style, that will be offered in...volunteer coordinator for the program. "Chemo With Style will offer them styling suggestions...

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Chemo Duck is here to help

...equipment when diagnosed with cancer more than four years ago just shy of his first birthday. But the ordeal was made easier with Chemo Duck - a yellow stuffed duck complete with hospital scrubs, a head bandanna and a tiny IV line for chemotherapy. The plush...

After beating cancer, Kaufman runs in Ironman 70.3 Augusta

...Kaufman ran three marathons while receiving treatment. She ran a marathon in March in Atlanta two weeks after finishing her final chemo treatment ? one of her nine marathons this year.Kaufman, 46, said her doctor gave her a clean bill of health. And she's...

For me, chemo treatment far from horror show

...for me, was about a man who, when the chemo took his hair, it included his nose hair...didn't have time to ponder the upcoming chemo.At my quarterly exam on a Wednesday, we...six days after the exam ? I was taking chemo.It was a long, brutal day, friends...

Pregnant breast cancer patient faces chemo

...long-term birth defects or anything if the chemo is not given in the first 14 weeks or so...her that the old image of violently sick chemo patients is in the past."We have pretty...uncommon that people get sick with the chemo now."The third drug, Taxol, will...

Large doses of chemo drug may help people with advanced MS

...infections and other problems." Autoimmune diseases typically are suppressed with drug interferon, steroids, radiation and other chemo drugs that stop reproduction of the confused cells that treat the body's own cells like they're foreign invaders. Brodsky's...

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Doctors ponder lasting effects of chemo

Dawn Galloway and her children have a name for the occasional lapse of memory. "Chemo brain, that's what she tells me," said Tyler Galloway, 15. "I can use that," mom protests, laughing. Having survived...

Remission is a wonderful response to leukemia

...year, so I wanted to update you now.The chemo went on for six months. Cancer-killing...actually made the visits pleasant.The chemo caused few deleterious effects to my body...one answer to cancer.Months later, the chemo ? most likely one especially nasty liquid...

Gallo returns to mound for Lady Warriors

...they still have about eight to nine months to go."She's in what they call maintenance phase," he said. "She takes oral chemo every day, she gets infused once a month, gets spinal taps once a quarter."He said that August stint a year ago was especially...