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Find Support When Parenting Through Cancer

Find support when parenting through cancer Parents may wonder how to best talk with children about a diagnosis of cancer. Here are some helpful tips. Tips for eating well during chemotherapy Here's how to get the nutrition you need — even when chemotherapy side effects make eating difficult Causes of [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Chemotherapy Following Radiation Treatment Slows Disease Progress and Improves Overall Survival in Adults with Low-Grade Brain Cancer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdi8vCwvfA4   MIAMI — A chemotherapy regimen consisting of procarbazine, CCNU, and vincristine (PCV) administered following radiation therapy improved progression-free survival and overall survival in adults with low-grade gliomas, a form of brain cancer, when compared to radiation therapy alone. The findings were part of the results of a Phase III clinical trial presented today at the Society [...]

Created by Joe Dangor

Tips for Seeking Second Opinion on Cancer Care

Tips for seeking second opinion on cancer care A second opinion sheds new light on cancer treatment options and gives you confidence on how to proceed with your care. Symptoms of colon cancer Many people with colon cancer experience no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. When symptoms [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Alternative Medicine for Cancer Patient Fatigue

Alternative Medicine for Fatigue Many breast cancer survivors experience fatigue during and after treatment, that can continue for years. Can bleeding problems during chemotherapy be prevented? When you have low levels of platelets due to chemotherapy, you bleed and bruise more easily. Here's how to lower your risk of bleeding. [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Recurrent Breast Cancer

Recurrent breast cancer This breast cancer may occur months or years after your initial treatment. Know the symptoms and find out how to cope. Resistance training helps cancer survivors Using weights, weight machines or elastic bands to exercise has helped some people with cancer lessen fatigue and improve their quality [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Anger and cancer — what to do with the difficult emotions

Anger and cancer — what to do with the difficult emotions Anger is normal when dealing with cancer. Try to direct it to something positive, be upfront about it and find a way to cope. Preventing infections during chemotherapy Chemotherapy drugs can damage your bone marrow, reducing your body's ability [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Cultural Traditions Influence Caregiving With Cancer Patients

Cultural traditions influence caregiving with cancer patients After a diagnosis of cancer, cultural traditions may play a key role in helping you feel cared for and loved during treatment and recovery. Ovarian cancer September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Find out how this cancer is treated and what you [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Groups Offer Support for Brain Tumor Survivors

Groups offer support for brain tumor survivors If you have a brain tumor, finding information specific to its type is important. Here are support organizations that can help you. Coping with chemotherapy side effects Chemotherapy often triggers side effects. Taking steps to manage them can help you feel better and [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

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