WTF is Oral Mucositis?

  Everyone knows that hair loss is a common side effects of chemo and radiation -but did you know that these therapies can also wreak havoc in the mouth?  Not only can cancer treatments cause severe dry mouth or xerostomia, but they can also cause oral mucositis.  So WTF is...


WTF is Xerostomia?

Xerostomia (n):  Dry mouth.  Occurs when the salivary glands do not make enough saliva (spit) to keep the mouth moist.    Xerostomia or dry mouth can be a troubling side effect of cancer treatments, especially head and neck radiation. Because saliva is needed for chewing, swallowing, tasting, and talking, these activities...


Adding the “Right” Dentist to Your Oncology Team…

While researching content for “WTF is Magic Mouthwash or Miracle Mouthwash?” & “Dental Care & Care”, I now realize the importance of working with a dentist who really understands cancer before beginning cancer treatments as well as throughout treatment and in some cases, even after treatment ends. Meet the Dental...


WTF is Magic Mouthwash or Miracle Mouthwash?

Many people undergoing treatment for cancer experience oral problems such as mouth sores or ulcers (technical term is either oral mucositis or stomatitis) at some point in their battle. These sores can make everyday activities like eating or speaking difficult to nearly impossible. They can be quite painful and cause...


Gift Cards for Cancer Patients

Often times, it’s the little things that people say or do that make a big impact in our lives.  The Cancer Card Xchange does just this… The Cancer Card Xchange collects gift cards from donors… any re-gifted or newly purchased gift card in any denomination from $5 up to $100. ...


Dental Care & Cancer…

When someone is first diagnosed with cancer, I can pretty much guarantee that dental care is one of the last things running through their mind.  Understandably so.  But the challenge is that existing dental problems can worsen as a result of cancer treatments.   And chemo & radiation can cause new...


FREE Tax Services for Cancer Patients

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone says “April 15”? Yes, you got it, TAXES. OMG they are due in 7 1/2 weeks! To help make life a bit easier as well as ease the financial burden on cancer patients, Love & Cancer  has partnered with tax accountants across...


11 Therapies To Consider When Battling Cancer

“Housecall“, a free weekly e-newsletter from the Mayo Clinic, recently had an article about 11 alternative treatments to consider when battling cancer.  It’s a great article.  (Thanks Andrea for sharing this with me!)  So without further ado, “Alternative Cancer Treatments:  11 Options to Consider ” straight from The Mayo Clinic Staff: Alternative cancer...


Dear Diary, I’m sick & tired of this cancer…

As a kid growing up in the 70’s & 80’s, I kept a diary- a place where I could express my most private thoughts. Good thoughts, bad thoughts, random thoughts. You name it, I wrote about it. I even remember the secret hiding place where I kept my diary- you...



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