Proton (radiation) therapy: day 23

proton therapy

Today was 23-of-28 days of proton therapy. I’ve been wearing no shirt whenever possible the past week because it feels better. I worked from home today for that reason.

I took a shower a half hour ago; the area along the sternum now hurts like a sonuvabitch. It hurts to put the lotion on it.

Everything stings – and it’s a hot bzzzzt sting.

I know how much worse it is today than five days ago. I can’t even imagine what next Tuesday will feel like.

Metformin inhibits development of drug-resistant breast cancer

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Breast, colon, lung and hematological cancers “have high rates” of acquired resistance to chemotherapy drugs, including aromatase inhibitors for breast cancer. This phenomena, multiple drug resistance (MDR), is a major impediment to long-term cancer treatment.

That makes this research, published online December 6, 2017, groundbreaking.

[We] present the important in vitro discovery that the development of MDR (in breast cancer cells) can be prevented, and that established MDR could be resensitized to therapy, by adjunct treatment with metformin (emphasis added).

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