Cheryl Taylor

Bio

Specialties:

  • oncology nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors often recommend no treatment at all when a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, opting instead to keep a close eye on the slow-growing tumor and acting only when it becomes aggressive.

    But a new, long-term European study says this str...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report early progress in developing a treatment that might one day help the immune system defend itself against cancer.

    The results of their study -- the first of three stages of research required of drug treatments in the United S...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study found that 10 percent of women with a personal or family history of breast or other cancers had at least one gene mutation that would lead their doctors to recommend changes in their routine care, including increased cancer screening.

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The scourge of dementia may come with a silver lining: Those with declining memory and thinking skills may be significantly less likely to die from cancer, new research indicates.

    Analyzing more than 2,600 Spaniards over the age of 65, scientis...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients who were obese before their diagnosis may have an increased risk of dying from their cancer and other causes, a new study finds.

    "Our data provide further evidence that maintaining a healthy body weight throughout life is ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental cancer drug that activates the immune system has shown early promise for advanced cases of melanoma skin cancer, researchers report.

    The findings come from an early stage trial of just 31 patients. But experts were cautiously opti...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Your risk of developing colon cancer may depend partly on having a doctor who often spots precancerous growths during patients' colonoscopy screenings, a new study suggests.

    Colonoscopy is one of the ways doctors screen for colon cancer. It's e...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Recent research has raised the possibility that low-dose aspirin could add extra years to the lives of colon cancer patients. Now, a new study suggests that only certain patients may gain a survival benefit by taking aspirin after diagnosis.

    Th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine:

    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans would quit smoking if coverage for every type of smoking-cessation treatment was provided by all state Medicaid programs, and if states removed barriers to coverage, according to a federal government study.

    Although states are ma...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug may help lung cancer patients when they become resistant to the first-line medication crizotinib, researchers find.

    Although crizotinib (brand name Xalkori) causes regression of a specific type of lung cancer, patients become resist...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A minimally invasive treatment that delivers radiation directly to tumors may slow progression of breast cancer that has spread to the liver, a new study suggests.

    The treatment is called yttrium 90 (Y-90) radioemboliza...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat seizures may reduce the risk of head and neck cancers, a new study suggests.

    Valproic acid (Depakote) is prescribed to prevent seizures and also to control mood, but it is also being investigated for cancer prevention because...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Where you're treated for ovarian or other gynecologic cancers makes a difference. Women with these conditions live more than a year longer on average if they're treated at hospitals that deal with a large number of these cancers, according to a new study

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adult survivors of childhood cancer are more likely to develop serious health problems than their siblings, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at data from thousands of American adults who were age 20 or younger when...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colorectal cancer is missed in about 6 percent of colonoscopies, according to a new study.

    "Not only did we find that colonoscopy isn't perfect, we discovered a number of factors associated with these 'missed' cancers," study lead author Dr. N....Full Article