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FDA Warns Docetaxel May Cause Alcohol Intoxication Symptoms After Treatment

FDA Warns Docetaxel May Cause Alcohol Intoxication Symptoms After Treatment | Lung Cancer Dispatch | Scoop.it

"The FDA has issued an alert to health care professionals that docetaxel contains ethanol, which may cause patients to experience intoxication during and after treatment.


"The FDA is currently revising the labels of all docetaxel drug products to warn about this potential risk. Health care professionals should consider the alcohol content of docetaxel when prescribing or administering the drug to patients, especially in those whom alcohol intake should be avoided or reduced and when using it concomitantly with other medications."

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Cancer Patients Need Support to Adopt Healthy Lifestyles

Cancer Patients Need Support to Adopt Healthy Lifestyles | Lung Cancer Dispatch | Scoop.it

Healthy lifestyles can benefit people with cancer, reducing recurrence and increasing long-term survival. But that knowledge alone is not enough to make cancer patients start exercising, and stop smoking and drinking, researchers report in the British Journal of Cancer. The study included 5,146 adults from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, and showed that the 433 who got cancer did not adopt healthier habits after diagnosis. Instead, they smoked and drank as much as those without cancer, and exercised even less. The researchers call for figuring out how to help cancer patients make lifestyle changes that can protect their health.

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British Journal of Cancer│May 22, 2013

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Cancer Survivors Outside Cities Are Less Healthy

Cancer Survivors Outside Cities Are Less Healthy | Lung Cancer Dispatch | Scoop.it

Cancer survivors in rural areas don't do as well as those in cities and new research suggests the reason may be unhealthy lifestyles. A survey of 1,642 rural and 6,162 urban cancer survivors showed that the former were more likely to smoke (25% vs 16%), be inactive (51% vs 39%), and be unemployed due to poor health (18% vs 11%). The two groups were the same in terms of drinking behaviors and obesity. The U.S. has 2.8 million rural cancer survivors and the researchers recommend tailoring education on healthy behaviors to them.

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Medical News Today│Jun 10, 2013

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