• By Laurel Kelly

Living With Cancer: Why you need a flu shot if you have cancer

November 1, 2019
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Flu shot: Your best bet for avoiding influenza
Flu season is here, and having cancer, being treated for cancer or being a cancer survivor all increase your risk for flu complications. The flu is a viral respiratory infection that can cause serious complications or death. Flu vaccines are the best way to prevent the flu, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months or older be vaccinated annually. Have you gotten your flu shot yet?

Breast cancer staging
The stages of breast cancer range from 0 to 4. Stage 0 indicates cancer that is noninvasive or contained within the milk ducts. Stage 4 breast cancer, also called metastatic breast cancer, indicates that the cancer has spread to other areas of the body. Your breast cancer stage will help your health care provider determine which treatments are most likely to benefit you. Learn more about the information, tests and procedures used in breast cancer staging.

Alternative cancer treatments: 10 options to consider
Alternative cancer treatments may not play a direct role in curing your cancer, but they may help you cope. Many signs and symptoms caused by cancer and cancer treatments, including anxiety, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, pain, difficulty sleeping, and stress, may be eased by alternative treatments. Find out if massage, yoga, music therapy, meditation and other alternative treatments might be right for you.

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