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Cold medicine could stop cancer spread

Bladder cancer is the seventh most common cancer in males worldwide. Every year, about 20,000 people in Japan are diagnosed with bladder cancer, of whom around 8,000–mostly men–succumb to the disease. 408 more words


#34, Post Chemo, Day 2

My newly devised Side Effects Level scale will run from 0 (no discernable side effects of any kind) to 5 (incredible discomfort or inconvenience). On the crucial chemo treatment days and the two days following, where side effects are most likely to emerge, I will be providing a rating. 183 more words

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#33, Post Chemo, Day 1

I feel sleepy, but not too bad. I managed to get about 5.5 hours of sleep – a bit less than normal – and the fatigue I’m feeling is minor and may be related to sleep loss over the last couple of days rather than an effect of the chemo. 147 more words

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In late December, I had just turned 28, I experienced blood in my urine for the first time. It was a terrifying experience. I remember panicking but then it stopped, but once a month it struck again. 194 more words

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#32, Chemotherapy

I reported to the chemo room promptly at 9 AM and was approached by a nurse named Dan, a 58 year-old, mustachioed comedian (after 36 years in this business, I guess he needs to be as a self-defense measure) who started my IV and explained that I would be getting a large amount of fluid along with the pre-medications (designed to counteract or reduce the side effects from the chemo drugs). 541 more words

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Pioglitazone use and risk of bladder cancer in patients with type 2 diabetes: retrospective cohort study using datasets from four European countries

Objective To evaluate the association between pioglitazone use and bladder cancer risk in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Design Retrospective cohort study using propensity score matched cohorts. 300 more words

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#31, Chemo Education

I got a phone call from a nurse named Amy to schedule a patient education course the next day to prepare me for what was to come. 76 more words

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