If you’re undergoing cancer treatment, you may worry about the effect that chemotherapy and radiation may have on your loved ones and others around you. Our cancer care nurse explains what you need to know.
Early-stage tumors often don’t produce any cancer symptoms. But if you notice a lump on your skin, a significant change in bathroom habits or any of these other potential cancer symptoms, talk to your doctor.
Discover the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Advance practice nurses Jamie L. Schwachter, BSN, MSN, CNP and Josette M.Snyder, BSN, MSN, AOCN, answer a common question patients have about spread (metastasis) of cancer after surgery.
Cancer treatment can weaken your immune system, making it harder for your body to fight off infection. Find out what simple precautions you can take to stay healthy during your treatment.
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It won’t be long before children will be heading back to school. If you’re a parent with cancer, it might be a good time to start thinking about having a talk with your child’s teachers, counselors or school administrator about your illness.
Don’t worry. You won’t be facing your cancer diagnosis alone. Learn about who’s on your support team.
It can be hard to know how to act, and the right words hard to come by, when you’re in a relationship with someone who has cancer. That’s why as cancer nurses we talk to people about “cancer etiquette.”