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National Hot Rod Association (NHRA®) World Champion Jack “Fast Jack” Beckman and Amgen Team up Again for the Chemotherapy: Myths or Facts™ Campaign

Myths or Facts

Amgen and Jack “Fast Jack” Beckman are back in action this year to help cancer patients and caregivers debunk some of the common misconceptions associated with chemotherapy. With approximately 650,000 patients undergoing chemotherapy each year, many can develop preconceived notions about both cancer and its treatment.1 For instance, some people believe that because they have a weakened immune system during chemotherapy they will have to stop spending time with their loved ones to avoid getting sick. While this may be true for some patients with certain kinds of cancer, it’s not true for everyone.2 Beckman, who is fresh off his 2012 NHRA World Championship title, will be sharing his experience with cancer as part of Men’s Health Week to help empower all patients to speak openly with their doctors to get the facts about treatment.

For more information on the campaign and to learn more about Jack’s own experience with chemotherapy, please visit www.chemomythsorfacts.com .



References

  1. Kantar Health Cancer Impact. Drug Treated Patients.
  2. National Cancer Institute. Chemotherapy and You. www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/coping/chemotherapy-and-you . Accessed 9 May 2012: 12, 14, 27.