Here are seven key questions to ask your oncologist after you’ve been diagnosed with cancer.
For cancer patients, there’s one symptom that indisputably requires a trip to the hospital: fever. Find out why from an emergency medicine director and a hematologist-oncologist.
When you’re undergoing cancer treatment, side effects like vomiting and diarrhea can cause you to become dehydrated. Our expert offers a quick self-test and ways to get more fluids.
Does your mouth have the taste of old pennies? The condition is more common than you might think. Find out what might be giving your mouth a metallic taste.
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The reality is many alternative treatments, which promise to cure cancer with a natural approach, are not proven or effective. Yet, there’s a whole industry that exploits the fears and anxieties of helpless patients.
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’re undergoing treatment for cancer, you may have special needs where sleeping is concerned. Get back to sleep with expert advice from Nurse Practitioner Jamie Schwachter, BSN, MSN, NP-C
Breast cancer doesn’t occur often in younger women. Of the more than 230,000 new cases of breast cancer expected to be diagnosed in the United States in 2015, only about 11 percent will involve women younger than 45. Young breast cancer patients have special concerns. Their cancers tend to be more advanced, more aggressive, more likely … Read More
Our expert explains why you may need a cardio-oncologist if you have cancer to manage damage to your heart.