Side Effects

What Everybody Ought to Know About Fertility Preservation & Cancer

Chemotherapy and radiation can harm your fertility or cause sterility.  For women, certain therapies can cause ovarian damage or failure, early menopause, genetic damage to growing eggs and other reproductive problems.  For men, treatments can cause damage to the testes and interfere with sperm production. With that said, not all...

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...

Study Finds Cancer Diagnosis Can Lead to Mental Health Disorders

For many people with cancer, connecting with others provides emotional support and inspiration during this challenging time.  In fact, research has shown that strong support communities can be beneficial to cancer outcomes.  To help cancer patients and their caregivers get the support they need, provides free, personal websites to anyone affected by...

Nutritional Fixes for Common Cancer Side Effects

Super helpful info from Cancer Treatment Centers of America… To learn about fixes for these and other common cancer side effects, check out Cancer Nutrition & Recipes for Dummies. Click HERE for more on nutrition therapy, tips & recipes from Cancer Treatment Centers of America Dieticians.

Protect Yourself From Mesothelioma (aka Summer’s Silent Threat)

  Meet PATIENT ADVOCATE Susan Vento of The Asbestos Cancer Victims’ Rights Campaign (ACVRC),  a national campaign dedicated to protecting the rights of asbestos victims, making sure they and their families are protected in seeking compensation, and opposing legislation that seeks to roll back their rights.  At the end of this article written by the ACVRC,...

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...

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