Posts Tagged ‘Jeans Cream’

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Stanford Cancer Institute Helps Relieve Radiation Side Effects

inst_stanford1The Stanford Cancer Institute in Stanford, California, is working hard to help cancer patients navigate their treatment with ease and comfort, so they can focus on healing and returning to their families and active lives. That’s why they have Jeans Cream available for purchase in their gift store. Visitors can buy it for in-patients, and out-patients can go there to stock up on a cream that will help soothe radiation side effects and make their journey that much easier.

The Stanford Cancer Center calls upon the world-class expertise of over 300 researchers and clinicians to provide outstanding, comprehensive cancer care, focus on research and medical innovation, advance professional training in the field, keeping its facilities on the cutting edge, and providing leadership and community outreach.

Patients receiving care in the Stanford Cancer Center have access to the full complement of their specialists, many of whom are nationally recognized experts in their field. At their weekly Multidisciplinary Patient Review Boards, physicians from many different specialties collaborate with nurses, psychosocial services and other experts to develop the best treatment options possible for each patient. Genetic testing and counseling are also an integral part of their treatment approach.

Stanford is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Center, which means that they are “characterized by scientific excellence and the capability to integrate a diversity of research approaches to focus on the problem of cancer. They play a vital role in advancing towards the goal of reducing morbidity and mortality from cancer.”

Stanford is also one of the founding members of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an alliance of 23 of the world’s leading cancer centers dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer.

US News andamp; World Report consistently recognizes Stanford as one of the top hospitals in America for cancer care. Their Magnet® designation acknowledges the hospital for quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practices. Stanford is also certified by ASCO as a Quality Oncology Practice Initiative(QOPI®) program, which means they have a commitment to quality patient care and safety.

Behind many of today’s most successful cancer treatments is research that originated at Stanford. They are pioneers in new diagnostic imaging techniques used to target, treat, and, whenever possible, eliminate cancer. From the discovery of antibody and biologic therapies that harness the patient’s immune system to successfully combat cancer, to the development of the new radiation therapy technology they continue to transform cutting-edge research into world-class patient care.

They also take great care to support patients in easing their chemotherapy and radiation side effects, and also whatever emotional challenges arise as a result of their diagnosis and treatment.

Translational medicine is the cornerstone of Stanford’s cancer treatment programs, with more than 300 clinical trials underway at Stanford. They actively leverage the expertise of hundreds of physicians and researchers who work together to unravel cancer’s secrets. Their physician scientists are actively investigating revolutionary therapies that are on their way to becoming tomorrow’s standard of cancer care.

Jeans Cream is proud to be offered to Stanford’s patients and visitors as an option for relieving radiation side effects, and for nourishing and caring for the skin.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

NECN News Boston Cover Story: Jeans Healing Cream Helps Cancer Patients

A while back, NECN News Boston did a cover story on Jeans Cream. If you’ve ever wondered how the healing cream came to be, or even if you have wanted to create your own product to help cancer patients or others with illness, this segment offers some great insight.

“Jeans Healing Cream Helps Cancer Patients”

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Indiana University Health Proton Therapy Center

iuhealthJeans Cream is proud to be offered to patients at Indiana University Health in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana University Health’s Proton Therapy Center is one of just 13 proton therapy centers in the US that offers highly precise radiation therapy treatment.

Proton therapy is highly effective in its delivery and method; it delivers a dose to the target while sparing healthy surrounding tissue and avoiding critical structures. Proton therapy is a unique treatment that has proved to be as effective as, and in some cases more effective than, other forms of cancer treatments. It is a highly precise, noninvasive, nonsurgical procedure. It targets the tumor and causes minimal damage to surrounding tissues, as compared to conventional therapy. The results are highly effective and the radiation side effects are generally nonexistent or minimal. This combination of effectiveness and reduced side effects has led thousands of people worldwide to choose proton therapy instead of surgery or other forms of radiation therapy.

A few interesting notes about proton therapy:
– Pediatric radiation oncologists prefer to treat children with protons to avoid damage to growing bones and to minimize radiation side effects.

– The proton beam is actually shaped to match the tumor so healthy tissue can be avoided. This allows delivery of maximal dose to the tumor.

– The proton beam can be modified to treat regions smaller than a ping-pong ball or larger than a basketball.

– Proton therapy is often used for inoperable brain tumors to avoid damage to memory, language and thinking centers, the eyes, and spinal cord.

– Protons damage the DNA of cancerous cells to prevent reproduction.

With proton therapy, custom treatment plans are developed for specifically each patient. It does require daily treatments, so patients come in Monday through Friday for an average of 6-9 weeks. The size and shape of the tumor determines the treatment duration.

Once the patient is positioned and set up to receive therapy, the proton beam itself only lasts 30 to 60 seconds. Patients cannot see or feel the proton beam during treatments.

There are some potential radiation side effects that patients of this therapy experience. These include:

– Rapidly growing tissues, like the skin and hair, are more susceptible to radiation damage. Minor skin reddening and hair loss are common side effects at the treatment site.

– It is not uncommon for the patient to experience minor fatigue during treatment.

– Prostate cancer patients may also experience mild diarrhea.

Proton radiotherapy is used as a treatment by itself or in conjunction with other treatments.

Radiologists are limited as to how deep the proton beam can penetrate into the body. At the IU Health Proton Therapy Center, they can deliver beam up to a distance of 27 cm.

To determine if you are a candidate for treatment at Indiana University Health Proton Therapy Center, you can have your physician call with a referral, or you can call directly. They may ask you to visit Indiana University Health Proton Therapy Center for a physician consultation.

This information was taken from the Indiana University Health Proton Therapy Center information page. Click here for more details.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Radiating Hope Brings Our Healing Cream to Panama

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Panama City

Radiating Hope is an inspiring nonprofit organization founded by radiation oncologists and mountain climbers that provides and updates radiation equipment to developing countries. Last spring, find they embarked on their first ever resident-organized international mission. A team of five residents, Luqman Dad, Brandon Fisher, Arthur Iglesias, Robert Mutter, and Jeff Olsen went on a self-funded visit to Panama City, Panama. We were honored to participate by donating tubes of Jeans Cream to help cancer patients there.

Brandon, the Founder and President of Radiating Hope, recently sent us the following letter about their trip and the situation regarding cancer treatment in Panama:

We visited the Instituto Oncologico Nacional (ION), the largest cancer facility in Panama and one of only two radiation sites in the country. ION is an essential hospital for cancer care in Panama, and the only one where people without social security or from rural parts of Panama can go for cancer treatment. The hospital is underfunded and doctors are overworked. Cancer patients often have to wait months for care, and supplies to combat side effects are limited. Panama faces an imminent crisis similar to that which exists for cancer care in many developing countries. Panama has a recorded cancer incidence of 4,600 cases per year and the mortality rate from cancer is 2,982 per year. Cancer currently kills more people than any other disease in Panama.

Jeans Cream at ION

ION andamp; Radiating Hope staff with donated tubes of Jeans Cream

Radiating Hope, with the help of Jeans Cream, was able to donate and deliver medical supplies, such as brachytherapy equipment and skin care products. Jeans Cream donated many tubes of skin products which were received with wide open arms and much appreciation.

All the best,

Brandon

President Radiating Hope

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Jeans Cream for Radiation Side Effects Available at Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Patients at the Midwestern Regional Cancer Hospital, of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, can conveniently purchase Jeans Cream at the Gift Shop. At Midwestern, they offer a full-range of services, including diagnostic imaging and lab tests, surgical procedures, radiation therapies, and supportive cancer therapies like acupuncture and naturopathic medicine. Their team of cancer experts include board-certified radiologists, surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, registered nurses and care managers, licensed and registered dietitians, fully credentialed naturopathic clinicians, licensed mind-body therapists, experienced pain management practitioners, trained and licensed physical therapists, and fully ordained ministers, chaplains and pastoral care staff for spiritual counseling. We consider the Cancer Treatment Centers of America to be among the US’s leaders in cancer care and we’re happy that patients there have on-site access to a great cream that helps comfort and soothe the skin from radiation side effects.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Jeans Cream for Radiation Side Effects Now More Convenient for Patients of Appleton Medical Center

Morton Pharmacy in Appleton, malady Wisconsin is the newest pharmacy to carry Jeans Cream. The pharmacy will now be stocking Martha Siekman Cancer Centerboth 7oz. and 2oz. tubes of Jeans Cream to help give Radiation Oncology patients of Appleton Medical Center a convenient, fast way to obtain the cream and use it for radiation side effects. Appleton Medical Center offers comprehensive, accredited cancer care through the Martha Siekman Cancer Center, including the region’s only radiation oncology program equipped with the “Tomo-Therapy Hi-Art” treatment system, and participates in clinical trials of cancer treatments. Jeans Cream can also be purchased online by clicking here.