Sunday, August 09, 2009

cancer news

Kathy, mom of a fellow Hodgkin's transplant survivor, posted this recent CNN video about the desperate need for more bone marrow donors, especially amongst minority populations.

To my sadness, this morning I learned that her son, Eric, is in the hospital undergoing kidney dialysis. Please visit their blog and offer words of encouragement.

In another story, there's promising research news for Hodgkin's Lymphoma. According to the article Successful New Treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma Reduces Long-Term Risks in Medical News, a new chemotherapy treatment called ABVE-PC has a lower long-term toxicity level than the standard regimens, ABVD and MOPP. Higher toxicity levels are associated with secondary cancers, infertility, and cardiomyopathy.


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