Cancer Answer Nurses

Jamie Schwachter, BSN, MSN, NP-C and Josette Snyder, RN, MSN, AOCN are Advanced Practice Nurses for Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute’s Cancer Answer Line.

How to Stop Cancer From Hurting You Psychologically

Fighting cancer isn’t just about stopping cancer cells; there’s a mental health side to this struggle. While sadness, anger and other emotions are normal, it’s important to get help if you notice signs of depression, anxiety or even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Here’s what to look for.

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What You Should Bring to Your Chemotherapy Session

We often suggest that our patients pack a small bag to bring to chemotherapy. Having a few familiar items from home can help ease anxiety you might be feeling. And these things can help you distract yourself while your treatment is administered.

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How You Can Continue to Work During Cancer Treatment

Contributor: Jamie Schwachter, BSN, MSN, NP-C Among the many important issues that patients with cancer must decide is whether they should continue to work during their treatment. This is a highly personal and individual issue and one that only you can answer. In deciding, you will want to take into consideration your workplace, diagnosis, treatment plan, support … Read More