Chemo brain, or chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment, is a mental fog that can affect cancer survivors’ memory, attention and ability to process information. Here’s a look at how common it is and strategies for coping.
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.
If you’re facing chemotherapy, here are 10 tips to help it be less intimidating.
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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After you receive a diagnosis of cancer, starting or maintaining an exercise routine might seem like the least of your worries.
A recent study finds that thousands of women with a common type of early-stage breast cancer can safely avoid chemotherapy. Hormone therapy alone after surgery offers similar outcomes.
Changes in skin and nails during cancer treatment can be upsetting. They can also put you at risk for infection. Find out how a few changes in your routine can help.
Hair loss is one of the top concerns for women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. But a new, special device may help some women keep their hair, early results of a new study say.
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.