10 Things Every Cancer Patient Should Know About Chemo

Everyday Health is one of my favorite, go-to sites for reliable health and wellness advice.  I just read a FANTASTIC article written by Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH for Everyday Health on preventing infection that EVERY cancer patient (and caregiver too) should read.  Simply put, when you’re on chemo, you are at a higher risk of infection.  And infection can...


Announcing New Trial for Patients Fighting Advanced-Stage Cancers

Cancer clinical trials aim to improve the outlook for people with cancer.  Immunotherapy is treatment that uses certain parts of a person’s immune system to fight diseases.  Together, these approaches offer great promise in the fight against cancer. Although founded over 100 years ago, immunotherapy is still very much in its infancy.  As...


10 Tips for Traveling During Chemo

  Many cancer patients travel or take a vacation while undergoing chemotherapy, especially during their “off” weeks.  But is it safe?  Where are the best places for cancer patients to travel?  What, if any, precautions should cancer patients take when traveling?  The key to safe traveling during chemo is to think ahead...


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...


Guided Imagery App to Help Fight Cancer

Many, many years ago, I was told the following by a client of mine: If your mind can conceive it and your heart can believe it, you shall achieve it! Although I do NOT believe that the power of positive thinking alone can cure a person of cancer, I do agree...

WTF is Synchronous Chemoradiation?

  Cancer experts have long debated & continue to debate over the best timings for radiotherapy and chemotherapy.  Often times, patients receive sequential therapy- first, chemotherapy and then radiation.  Synchronous chemoradiation is a term used to describe when a patient receives radiation therapy at the same time as or in between cycles...

Chemo Duck Helps Kids Get Through Chemotherapy

I think the only thing more frightening than hearing the words “You have cancer” is hearing that your child (or any child for that matter) has cancer.  To help parents prepare their children for chemotherapy treatments and eliminate fear of the unknown, Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program was born. (BTW, this...




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