Chemotherapy Today

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Modern chemotherapeutic compounds are distinguished by the fact that they bind to very specific molecules on or inside cells and thus block the function of these molecules. Of course, before using them in patients, it must first be checked, if these  molecules are present in the tumor cells of the patient in question. This concept is sold under the title “personalized cancer therapy” as a great hope of the future.

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Only Two Thirds of the EU Population Eat Fruit and Veg Daily!

Obstschale

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nutrition experts frequently recommend the consumption of at least five servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Nonetheless, 34% of the EU population does not even consume fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. These are the findings of national surveys, just published by the Eurostat Office.

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No Remedy for Nerves

Am Seil

 

 

 

 

 

After the conversation with my oncologists (described in my previous post), and after a bit of reflection, I declined a 5th chemo. Unfortunately, it is not possible to know immediately whether this was the right choice. So my nerves have been somewhat strained in these last weeks!

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And this is what prevention looks like

Drampolyp

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had never thought I could be at risk for cancer. Never, not me! Then, in 2009, I ended up on the operating table with complete bowel obstruction. In retrospect, looking over my previous reports, I beginn to realize, how I had been at risk for developing cancer. That I really was a candidate for it!

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