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.
Communication and an open mind can help you and your partner find new paths to intimacy when cancer causes problems in the bedroom.
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, you might think about quitting smoking and wonder, “Why bother?” Here are three good reasons that may surprise you.
If you have just been diagnosed with breast cancer, you may not realize how regular exercise can make you stronger in the fight. Find out what you need to know.
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.
Some women with certain breast cancers may safely avoid chemotherapy after surgery, according to results of a recent study. The research, which is part of a growing body of evidence, shows that a genetic test can determine your risk of not including chemotherapy in cancer treatment.
If you are a cancer patient, has your doctor asked if you would be interested in joining a clinical trial? You might be wondering if you should get involved.
An oncologist discusses his observations about people who deal with a cancer diagnosis in a positive manner. He says they tend to do five specific things.
The uncomfortable reality is this: No one knows how long any one person will live, and patients don’t have expiration dates that answer this question.
As cancer is a complex progressive disease, treating cancer pain is sometimes a big challenge. Cancer pain can be caused by the tumor invading the surrounding nerves, or it can be a side effect of the radiation or chemotherapy used to treat the cancer. Today, thanks to advanced pain management techniques, many patients can be … Read More