Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb is back in the hospital to continue chemotherapy treatment for his liver cancer.
He checked into the London Clinic last Wednesday and sources say doctors have been "astounded at his response to treatment."
That's such good news! He must not be in too bad of shape because not only was he recently quoted as saying he "feels fantastic," but he performed at a benefit concert on February 13th.
Let's hope his body continues to respond favorably to the chemo so he can beat this disease!
Good luck with the rest of your treatment, Robin!
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Here is some good news for women facing bad news. Studies are finding that pregnant women fighting cancer can undergo treatment without any harm to their unborn child.
After assessing 70 children exposed to chemotherapy in the womb, a Belgian study has found that they developed just like any other child.
It's a good thing this research was carried out too because some doctors recommend terminating the pregnancy if the mother had to undergo cancer treatment, as study author Dr. Frederic Amant explained:
"Many (doctors) aren’t keen to give chemotherapy to pregnant women and may even recommend termination. But treating a pregnant woman with cancer doesn’t have to be so different from treating a cancer patient who isn’t pregnant.”
In the case a mother-to-be is diagnosed with cancer, the study found chemotherapy is possible during the first trimester while using ultrasounds to monitor the baby's development.
The study suggests radiation therapy is best done in the first two trimesters, as the baby is small enough to be covered with a lead blanket.
"These data don’t say that chemotherapy is completely safe, but the baby is better off being in (the mother) as long as possible,” added obstetric physician Dr. Catherine Nelson-Piercy.
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Everybody Loves Raymond, but nobody likes breast cancer!
Sitcom star Ray Ramano is finally opening up about his wife's breast cancer struggle, which thankfully had a happy ending.
Anna Scarpulla discovered a lump in her right breast in February of 2010 and was diagnosed with "invasive breast cancer."
Fortunately, after four rounds of chemotherapy she was able to make a full recovery, but since others aren't so lucky, the couple is going public with their experience. Ray explained their decision to People magazine by saying:
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This is a good sign!
Michael Douglas was spotted back in the gym on Tuesday now that he's completed chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment for throat cancer.
A spywitness says "Most staff and club members kept a respectful distance. But a few wished him well, which he said he appreciated."
We're glad to hear he's working on his health, but don't over do it Mikey!
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We give him all the credit in the world for being so brave.
Michael Douglas, who recently completed eight weeks of intense radiation and chemotherapy in his battle against Stage IV throat cancer, was spotted taking his dog friend Figaro for a walk around NYC today.
We can't even imagine how difficult and painful this entire ordeal must be, so to put on such a brave face and continue to go about your day-to-day routine is so commendable!
He's definitely a fighter, which makes us all the more confident that he'll make a swift recovery and beat this thing for good!
You're in our thoughts, bb. Stay strong.
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