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.
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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.
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.
The best cancer treatment today embraces interdisciplinary patient care, and uses a broad approach with a team of health care and medical providers – all of whom are rallying for you.
A recent study finds that women who freeze their eggs at age 34 or younger have the highest chance of success when trying to conceive later in life.
Don’t underestimate the role you play on the care team of a best friend diagnosed with breast cancer. After all, she doesn’t just need her oncologist, her plastic surgeon, her social worker, her art therapist, her husband and her daughter. She also needs YOU. Not sure how to help? Our infographic offers 9 practical ways you can make … Read More
You might be surprised to hear that having a brain tumor doesn’t necessarily mean you have cancer. Some tumors are benign. While they are not cancerous, they can still cause problems depending on their location.