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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

What's Taboo to You as a Cancer Survivor?

What's taboo to you as a cancer survivor?Taboo topics are difficult to think about, talk about and confront. However, they're probably the ones that cause a lot of emotional pain or anxiety if you have no way of talking about them. Can bleeding problems during chemotherapy be prevented? Use these [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Ginger for Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea

Ginger for chemotherapy-induced nausea: Does it work? Research shows that ginger may help ease nausea and vomiting during and after chemotherapy treatments. Biomarkers help define individualized cancer treatment A new biomarker program can help doctors customize cancer treatment. Find out which types of cancer are involved. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Trial Uses TheraSphere for The Treatment of Liver Metastases

Trial uses TheraSphere for the treatment of liver metastases TheraSphere delivers radiation through tiny glass beads — about a third of the width of a human hair — directly into liver tumors. Positron emission tomography (PET) scan Learn about this imaging test that can help reveal whether your cancer has [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

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