Category Archives: Nasopharyngeal Cancer

A New Method to Treat Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathic Pain

If you are cancer patients and have to receive chemotherapy agents such as taxanes (paclitaxol- Taxol and docetaxel-Taxotere), vinca alkaloids (vinorelbine-Navelbine) and platinum compounds (cisplatin, carboplatin – Paraplatin and oxaliplatin – Eloxatin), it is likely that you might experience chemotherapy … Continue reading

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A New Agent That Might Change the Lives of Many Cancer Patients

This is not only good news for all prostate cancer patients, but is also good news for all cancer patients. The investigational radiopharmaceutical radium-223 chloride (Alpharadin) has recently been shown to improve survival in patients with advanced prostate cancer and … Continue reading

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Dietary Folate Intake Decreased Risk of Cancers

Folate, also known as vitamin B9, is a water-soluble vitamin.  The name of folate is derived from the Latin word folium, which means leaf.  Folate is found naturally in green leafy vegetables, cereals, legumes and fruits, while folic acid is … Continue reading

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Docetaxel (Taxotere) is Effective in Heavily Pretreated Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Patients

It is well-established that nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a chemo-responsive disease.  Despite improved outcome with chemo-radiation (platimum-based chemotherapy with radiation), treatment failure continue to be a problem in patients with locally advanced Stage III/IV disease.  Now, a new study published … Continue reading

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Aspirin Can Prevent From Several Common Cancers

If you are taking aspirin to prevent heart attack, you should be glad to know that you might also be protected from a variety of cancers.   According to a new study published in Lancet, taking aspirin over a long period … Continue reading

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It is Better for Cancer Patients to Die at Home

Cancer patients who die at home do so more peacefully and their caregivers also end up doing better emotionally, reported in the September 13th issue in the Journal of Clinical Oncology  Wright’s team studied 342 terminal cancer patients and their … Continue reading

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Yunzhi-Danzhen Improves Immune System in Nasopharyngeal Cancer(NPC) Patients

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a prevalent tumor in Hong Kong.  If you have nasopharyngeal cancer, that is a bad news.  The good news is patients with early stage disease (Stage I and II disease) have a 5-year survival rate of more than 70%. … Continue reading

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