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8 Tips to Relieve Your Dry Mouth

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A Family Medicine doctor offers advice on relieving dry mouth after cancer treatments.

Can Your Cancer Treatment Be Hazardous to Others?

Can Your Cancer Treatment Be Hazardous to Others?

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If you are undergoing treatment for cancer, you know the medicines and procedures you’re undergoing are toxic. The Cancer Answer Line nurses explain whether these lifesaving treatments could be toxic to your loved ones.

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Should You Exercise When You Have Cancer?

Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, chemotherapy, exercise, exercise therapy, radiation, stress, yoga

After you receive a diagnosis of cancer, exercising might seem like the least of your worries. But there are many good reasons to think about keeping some sort of physical activity routine while being treated for cancer.

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How Doctors ID the Best Treatment for Esophageal Cancer (Video)

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When it comes to cancer of the esophagus, doctors carefully determine how far the cancer has progressed – and that information guides treatment options.

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Hope and Help for Radiation-Damaged Hearts (Video)

Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, coronary artery disease, Dr. Roselli, heart and vascular institute, heart video, heart videos, radiation, video, videos

Cancer patients who’ve undergone chest radiation therapy may incur cardiovascular damage that shows up decades later. Surgeons recommend multi-component procedures, or other therapies based upon each patient’s risk.

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How Yoga Can Help Breast Cancer Patients With Radiation

Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer treatment, cancer, radiation, yoga

A new study finds that yoga improves quality of life and lessens fatigue for breast cancer patients who are undergoing radiation therapy.

6 Things To Do When Diagnosed with Cancer

Radiation Beams Fight Tough Colon Cancer

Tags: colon, colon cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, radiation, radiofrequency ablation, spinal tumors, Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), treatments, Tumors

Imagine focusing hundreds of radiation beams on a cancerous tumor, hitting it hard with radiation. It’s called Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) and can treat colon cancers that have spread to a person’s liver.

6 Things To Do When Diagnosed with Cancer

5 Things You Should Do Before Cancer Treatment

Tags: cancer, cancer treatments, chemotherapy, radiation, radiation therapy, treatments

If you have cancer, you can take steps to prepare yourself for treatment and help manage the process. Seek out the right sources of information, rely on available support and remember — you’re the boss.

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Vitamin E Supplements May Do More Harm Than Good

Tags: antioxidants, chemotherapy, fruits and vegetables, lung cancer, radiation, research, study, vitamin e, vitamins and supplements

Many people take vitamin E supplements thinking the antioxidant will help fight or stave off lung cancer. A new study suggests that those supplements have exactly the opposite effect in mice.

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Massive Chest Pain May Not Be Heart Attack

Tags: pericardial disease, pericarditis, radiation

Massive chest pain that feels like a heart attack might be something else: acute pericarditis, a potentially life-threatening inflammation of the sac around the heart. It's not a heart attack, but can feel like one.