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Side-Effects Management

Lymphedema & Arm Discomfort After Breast Cancer
Cancer RehabilitationSide-Effects Management
Lymphedema is the response of the immune system to the blockage of fluids in traveling to lymph nodes, which are part of the body’s immune system.
Dealing with Chemo Brain
Cancer RehabilitationChemotherapySide-Effects Management
Cognitive changes during cancer treatment, also known as “chemo brain” or “chemo fog,” are common. In fact, some studies suggest that up to 75% of patients receiving chemotherapy may face these issues.
Dealing with Neuropathy Associated with Chemotherapy
Cancer RehabilitationChemotherapySide-Effects Management
Dr. McMichael, assistant professor at Ohio State University, gives a summary of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), and offers tips for managing it.
Proof that Bald Really Is Beautiful
Side-Effects Management
Read about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a program that took off after a few colleagues thought of shaving their heads as a way to raise money for children with cancer.
Dealing with Cancer Therapy Side Effects
ChemotherapySide-Effects ManagementSurvivorship
Dr. Evan C. Naylor offers a rundown of some of the most common side effects of cancer therapy and how to deal with them.
Acupuncture as Adjuvant Therapy for Cancer Pain
Side-Effects ManagementSurvivorship
“My nurse navigator recommended acupuncture to treat the pain. The key is to find an acupuncturist who is skilled and trained in treating patients with cancer,” says Ginger Modiri, wife, mother, and grandmother.
Shoulder Pain and Breast Cancer
Breast CancerCancer RehabilitationSide-Effects Management
“Up to 68% of patients with breast cancer experience shoulder pain and/or restricted motion of the shoulder during or after treatment,” says Dr. Eric Wisotzky.
New Cancer Therapies Present Different Side Effects: Navigating Unchartered Territory
Side-Effects ManagementSurvivorship
Patients who respond to these targeted treatments generally see the side effects as a small price to pay for the life-extending benefit of these new therapies.
Musculoskelatal Pain in Cancer Survivors
Cancer RehabilitationSide-Effects Management
All cancer survivors have muscle/joint pain, but people receiving treatment for cancer may have excess muscle pain after treatment. Musculoskeletal aches and pains may take 2 months or more to completely resolve.
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