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.
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.
After you receive a diagnosis of cancer, starting or maintaining an exercise routine might seem like the least of your worries.
Mastectomy and lumpectomy are the two main surgical treatment options for breast cancer. Here’s how to decide what’s best for you.
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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
Our expert explains why you may need a cardio-oncologist if you have cancer to manage damage to your heart.
If you’ve ever experienced dry mouth — even for a short while — you know it can be very uncomfortable. A number of things can cause this problem, but certain medications, infections, dehydration, as well as cancer treatments are the most common causes. Some medications, radiation and chemotherapy can actually damage the salivary glands, leaving … Read More
Successful treatment of cancer of the esophagus hinges on finding the right treatment for the right patient at the right time. Esophageal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the esophagus, which is the hollow, muscular tube that moves food and liquid from the throat to the stomach. … Read More
Massive chest pain that feels like a heart attack might be something else: acute pericarditis, a potentially life-threatening inflammation of the sac around the heart that causes the sac to become hardened and thickened — or possibly a more serious condition called constrictive pericarditis, in which the heart feels as if it’s being strangled. These … Read More
If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, here are 14 questions you should ask your doctor to more actively participate in your care.