Posts Tagged ‘uterine cancer’

Does Radiation Therapy for Uterine Cancer Increase Risk of Later Bladder Cancer?

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

logo1267406_mdA new study published in BJU International concluded that radiation therapy used to treat uterine cancer may increase the risk of later developing bladder cancer for those patients. Records of 56,681 women diagnosed with uterine cancer as their first primary malignancy between 1980 and 2006 were analyzed. W9th an average follow up of 15 years bladder cancer incidence in uterine cancer patients treated with pelvic radiation therapy was twice as high as that seen in patients treated without radiation. Likewise, the death rate from bladder cancer was nearly three times higher in patients treated with pelvic radiation that with those who did not receive radiation. Although previously it was thought  that bladder cancer that developed after pelvic radiation tended to be aggressive with high grades and stages  this study found the types, grades and stages of bladder cancer that developed were similar in patients treated with and without radiation therapy. Researchers concluded that “physicians who care for patients with a history of uterine cancer and pelvic radiation treatment should keep in mind the increased risk of bladder cancer.”

Dr Carl O Helvie Interviews 5 Cancer Survivors

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

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On Saturday, July 18, I interviewed 5 cancer survivors pictured from left to right–Aurea McGarry, Linda Wilson, Regina Leeds, Les Thiele, and Lori Kuban .

Aurea is a 9 year Non Hodskins Lymphoma survivor who won the Mrs. U.S. Beauty of Georgia Contest in 2003 and the title of Most Inspirational Contestant. She is the creator, producer and host of the television show Live Your Legacy with Aurea McGarry. Earlier she worked on the soap opera Edge of Night. She discusses her experiences with cancer in her book I Won’t Survive, I’ll Thrive. More information is available at: www.liveyourlegacytv.com

Linda had a tumor of the kidney and used alternative interventions. She and her husband have owned a rare and used book business for 25 years. She has degrees in English Literature, and Respiratory Therapy, and a Masters in Theology. She is an ordained Episcopal Minister but currently works with the Catholic Apolistic Church. She writes when she has time and has a novel placed with an agent currently. She can be reached at: littlegidding@hughes.net

Regina is a 7 year survivor of third stage uterine cancer who used traditional and alternative interventions. She is a professional organizer and authored six books including the New York Times best seller One Year to an Organized Life. More information is available at www.reginaleeds.com

Les is a 3 time ovarian cancer survivor who used complementary interventions. She talks with cancer patients several times a week and is in the process of putting up a web site. She can be reached at: (617) 834-1597.

Lori is a brain tumor survivor who used traditional and alternative interventions. She has a baccalaureate and masters degree and is a research librarian. She is also a cancer and health care advocate who speaks and provides workshops for cancer survivors and professionals including being a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society. She also gives radio and television interviews. More information is available at www.cancerologist.com

The interviews for this show follow.

Cancer Survivors Regina Leeds and Les Thiele are Interviewed by Dr Carl O Helvie on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

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Dr Carl O Helvie, Host of the Holistic Health Show, will interview 5 cancer survivors on Saturday, July 18 on BBS Radio (www.bbsradio.com) Station 3 at 7 p.m. PST and 10 p.m. EST. The first two guests are Regina Leeds and Les Thiele. Regina is a 7 year survivor of third stage uterine cancer who used traditional and alternative interventions. She is a professional organizer and author of 6 books on the subject including the New York Times best seller One Year to an Organized Life. More information is available at www.reginaleeds.com
Les is a three time survivor of ovarian cancer who used complementary health interventions throughout. She talks with cancer patients several times a week and is in the process of putting up a web site. She can be reached at (617) 834-1597.