Archive for November, 2012

THE CHALLENGES OF SURVIVING CANCER

Maybe it’s your mother, maybe it’s your co-worker, or your neighbor, or maybe you yourself are a cancer survivor. In America alone, there are approximately 10.5 million people living with a history of cancer. Cancer survivors are people who have been diagnosed with cancer and those people in their lives who are affected by the

MAN TO MAN

Sarasota is a not-for-profit group organized to educate and inform its members on matters concerning prostate cancer. The organization does not dispense medical advice. Meetings are normally held on the fourth Monday at 2 p.m. in Sarasota Memorial Hospital although exceptions to this schedule do occur. Call the number above for further information. Our presenter

BEING AN EMPOWERED PATIENT

There’s no way around it. A diagnosis of cancer is frightening, and most people react the same way — with disbelief, anger, and ultimately, a sense of having no control over one’s life. But medicine and technology has come so far that many cancers, if caught early, can be cured, or at the very least

Breast Cancer Technology

CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY HELPS BREAST CANCER PATIENTS MAKE BETTER TREATMENT DECISIONS — Test Predicts Likelihood of Disease Recurrence and Chemotherapy Benefit in Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients — (Sarasota, FL) — Despite effective therapy for many breast cancer patients who are diagnosed early, breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death in women.

CANCER CENTER OF SARASOTA RECOGNIZES NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And since the program began in 1985, mammography rates have more than doubled for women age 50 and older and breast cancer deaths have declined. This is exciting progress, but there are still many women who do not take advantage of early detection at all and others who

MY ANEMIA AND THROMBOCYTOPENIA

A 62-year-old white male from the Bradenton-Sarasota area presented with anemia and thrombocytopenia. A bone marrow aspiration and biopsy was done and a diagnosis of marrow failure due to myelodysplastic syndrome was made. At another office, Procrit therapy was initiated and the patient was transfusion dependent for red cells and platelets. A second opinion was

MY BREAST CANCER

A 44-year-old female presents with history of breast cancer, metastatic to the liver. At the time of presentation, her liver was largely replaced with cancer. The patient was treated with Avastin (bevacizumab) and chemotherapy for about 2 years. The patient responded well for 18 months. However, for the last 6 months the patient had progressive

MY APLASTIC ANEMIA

An 84 year old white male was treated in the Sarasota-Manatee area for more than a decade with cyclosporine for a diagnosis of aplastic anemia. The patient was transfusion dependent for much of the time he was treated. At the time he presented to me the patient had renal failure with a calculated creatinine clearance

MY ANEMIA

A 71-year-old retired physics professor was seen and evaluated in the Sarasota-Manatee area for anemia in early 2007. He was initially noted to have anemia, leukocytosis, with low serum iron, but an elevated serum ferritin of over 500. A bone marrow examination was not performed per patient history. Nonetheless, a diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia

MY PANCREATIC CANCER

A 53-year-old female pharmaceutical executive was seen in May 2009 for a new diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. At presentation CT-PET scan demonstrated the presence of a primary tumor located in the head of the pancreas. Multiple hypermetabolic metastatic lesions were noted in liver and multiple nodal sites. CA 19-9 was 8511 (normal “I HAVE STAGE

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