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Your Cancer Answers: How can I stay hopeful and balanced with nutrition and exercise? | Health, Medicine and Fitness

Question: How can I stay hopeful and balanced with nutrition and exercise?

With the arrival of spring comes longer, sunny days and hope. As of yet, no diet has been proven to cure cancer. However, simple lifestyle changes involving diet and physical activity have been shown to have great benefits and cancer- risk reducing potential.

Proper nutrition is vital to complement traditional cancer treatments, aid in recovery, minimize unpleasant symptoms, and improve quality of life. A healthy, balanced diet is your best bet. So what are the components of a healthy, balanced diet? Lean protein, healthy fats, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. A well- balanced diet also limits added sugars (usually found in processed foods), caffeine, salt, processed meats and alcohol.

This time of year, fresh produce at our local farmers market is abundant. By consuming different types of fruits and vegetables, you will also add balance to your diet

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TREATMENT

DA raises concern over cancer patient treatment after Charlotte Maxeke Hospital fire


Smoke from the fire at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.

  • Alternative arrangements are needed for Charlotte Maxeke Hospital cancer patients, the DA says.
  • This as the Radiation Oncology department was affected by a fire at the facility.
  • The hospital has been temporarily closed due to damage caused by the fire.

Alternative arrangements for cancer patients must be made urgently, as the Radiation Oncology Department will remain closed when operations resume at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital following a fire, the DA has said. 

The blaze, which started on Friday 16 April, significantly damaged parts of the hospital building. The next day, the Gauteng government decided to temporarily close the hospital.

The fire broke out at the Special Dispensary Stores and spread to various sections of the parking lot multi-storey structure, causing significant damage to the building. A preliminary assessment of the building revealed that the fire had affected

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TREATMENT

uniQure: Gene Therapy Treatment Was Unlikely to Have Caused a Patient’s Cancer

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Shares of uniQure are down more than 30% in the past year.


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Regulators froze

uniQure

‘s trial of its gene therapy for hemophilia in December when one of the 54 treated patients developed liver cancer. Over the weekend, the Dutch company announced that independent investigators had concluded that the cancer wasn’t caused by the gene therapy, which uses engineered viruses to add healthy genes to a patient’s DNA. The finding should alleviate worries that such gene insertions could cause cancer.

uniQure stock (ticker: QURE) rose nearly 5% in Monday trading, to $30.67, despite a roughly 1% drop in the

Nasdaq Composite index.

The company shared the findings with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and hopes the agency will allow uniQure to now file for approval of the treatment for hemophilia B. It has finished dosing all patients in the Phase 3 trial.

Three outside researchers and

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THERAPY

Cancer Therapy Novocure Stock Flashes Renewed Technical Strength

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Tycoon’s $17 Billion Bid for Telecom Giants Draws Skeptics

(Bloomberg) — Sarath Ratanavadi, Thailand’s second-richest man, is trying to diversify his empire with a bold bet on digital technology that may cost as much as $17 billion.He’ll have to do more to convince skeptics that the math adds up.While shares of Sarath’s Gulf Energy Development Pcl have climbed 6.9% since the company proposed buying control of Thailand’s biggest wireless operator and its parent on Monday, some analysts and investors are worried the cost of added debt won’t be worth the payoff. The acquisitions would combine a group spanning power plants, ports and toll roads with telecom companies that specialize in digital services.“Gulf may know how to create the synergy, but some investors still haven’t seen this,” said Prapas Tonpibulsak, chief investment officer at Talis Asset Management in Bangkok, which doesn’t own Gulf Energy shares. “Gulf’s debt will jump substantially.”The

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TREATMENT

Temple will take over Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s Philadelphia location | Tribune

Mar. 26—Temple University Health System has agreed to buy the Philadelphia location of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, the two organizations said Thursday. The price was not disclosed.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America is a private for-profit. Temple said it will convert the Juniata Park location into a nonprofit. The deal includes buildings, equipment, and supplies.

Michael A. Young, president and chief executive of Temple University Health System, said the acquisition will give Temple office space to replace what was lost in a fire last year. The deal will also provide room to spread out clinical programs that are now crammed into Temple University Hospital, and it offers a good chance to hire many of the 350 cancer center employees who generate high patient satisfaction scores.

“This gives us clinical opportunity, close enough to Temple that will allow us to eventually move some programs over there,” Young said. It could

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Clovis Oncology stock soars after ovarian cancer treatment meets primary endpoint

InvestorPlace

Bill Gates Is Right About SPACs and QuantumScape

Bill Gates appeared on CNBC on Good Friday to discuss his climate-related work for the Economic Club of New York. The conversation veered off into the wild and wooly world of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). Gates, an early backer of QuantumScape (NYSE:QS) and QS stock, suggested that people do what he’s doing and only get involved with quality SPACs. Source: Paolo Bona / Shutterstock.com The assumption here is that QuantumScape is such a company. Is he right? I’ll explore this subject further. It Helps to Own QS Stock If You’re a Billionaire If you bought 100 shares of QuantumScape stock on three occasions in 2021: Jan. 6 ($63.03), Feb. 17 ($66.52), and March 22 ($64.29), a back-of-the-napkin estimate suggests you’ve got a paper loss of $35,134, 26% less than the $19,384 you would have paid for 300 shares. InvestorPlace –

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TREATMENT

Treatment for Cancer – National Cancer Institute

There are many types of cancer treatment. The types of treatment that you have will depend on the type of cancer you have and how advanced it is. Some people with cancer will have only one treatment. But most people have a combination of treatments, such as surgery with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. You may also have immunotherapy, targeted therapy, or hormone therapy.

Clinical trials might also be an option for you. Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. Understanding what they are and how they work can help you decide if taking part in a trial is a good option for you.

When you need treatment for cancer, you have a lot to learn and think about. It is normal to feel overwhelmed and confused. But, talking with your doctor and learning all you can about all your treatment options, including clinical trials, can help you make a

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Cancer treatment tackles a new frontier: Chemo at home, even on the go | Nation

Jan. 31—As she fights cancer, Lisa Oney is not shackled to a hospital bed for days at a time, stuck there while she is infused with chemotherapy drugs.

She’s undergoing chemo at home — even on the move. At times, the life-saving medicine is flowing into her as she drives to make curbside pickups at Target.

Thanks to a new program at Penn Medicine, Oney, 33, carries her chemotherapy medicine in a backpack with a small pump that feeds the drug into her body. “I’m able to walk around, and take care of my kids,” she said. “I can go places.”

Typically, her particular regimen of chemotherapy would require several five-day stays in the hospital spread over 18 weeks. The trouble was, Oney needed to be home in Souderton to care for her 3-month-old son and 3-year-old daughter.

“I couldn’t do that,” she said, referring to the hospital visits. “My

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