Side Effects

Adult Survivors of Pediatric Cancer: Get the 411 on Late Effects of Cancer Treatments

  Thanks to advances in early detection and better treatment regimens, survivors of childhood cancers often go on to live full and productive lives.  However, the same treatments that cure cancer can also put survivors at risk for future medical problems.  Such health problems, known as “late effects“, can occur months...


Meditation Can Help Alleviate Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

Meditation (N):  A mind-body process that uses concentration or reflection to relax the body and calm the mind. Meditation has many benefits for general health and well-being.  The NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine reports that regular meditation can reduce chronic pain, anxiety, high blood pressure, cholesterol, substance...


FREE Kit to Help Manage Side Effects from Chemotherapy

We all need a little love once in a while… and if you’ve been diagnosed with cancer and are receiving chemotherapy, you deserve a little extra lovin’. That’s what Peppermint & Ginger Comfort Kits are all about…   Peppermint & Ginger Comfort Kits are FREE kits created to help provide comfort...


FREE Wigs for Cancer Patients Living in Des Moines, Iowa

  If you live in Des Moines, Iowa and have lost your hair as a result of cancer treatments, check out Strands of Strength. Strands of Strength provides FREE quality wigs to cancer patients- men, women or children- regardless of age or type of cancer – who live in Des...


FREE Running Program for Cancer Survivors in MD, DC, VA

  Pictured above is Alan (on the right) with his childhood friend Andy.  Since this picture was taken, Andy has run 27 marathons, completed 5 triathlons and has become a certified running coach.  Despite all these accomplishments, Andy always made time to go for a run or walk with Alan,...


4 Tips to Find a Qualified Oncology Massage Therapist from MD Anderson

This post comes from MD Anderson’s Blog Cancerwise and was written by Siri Sumler, massage therapist at MD Anderson’s Integrative Medicine Center.  It’s a great article on finding a qualified massage therapist.   “It has been known for thousands of years that massage feels good, helps relieve pain, stress and...


Don’t Mix Grapefruit With Some Medications

  Alan LOVED to eat fruit, any kind of fruit… but his favorites were strawberries, blueberries and grapefruit.  However, I remember when he was taking sutent (typically used to treat kidney cancer), “chemo-in-a-pill” as we called it, he was not allowed to eat grapefruit… or drink his favorite soda Fresca...




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