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Side-Effects Management

Side-Effects ManagementSurvivorshipWeb Exclusives
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.
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.
Side-Effects ManagementWeb Exclusives
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Multiple MyelomaSide-Effects Management
Jack Aiello shares his experience on orals, and the significance of informing patients of the side effects and mitigating them.
Cancer RehabilitationSide-Effects Management
Cancer-related fatigue is very common among survivors and among those undergoing cancer treatment; it can be caused by your treatment, or by other factors related to your physical health and/or emotional state, such as chemical imbalances, hormonal changes, stress and anxiety, or poor sleep.
ChemotherapySide-Effects Management
Some chemotherapies can cause problems with sensory and motor skills; these disorders are called “neuropathies.” Most neuropathy problems improve after chemotherapy is finished.
Side-Effects Management
Fatigue and tiredness are not the same. Tiredness is what you feel when you don’t get enough sleep, when you overexert yourself, or when you skip a meal. A good night’s sleep, a nap, or a nutritious meal can be rejuvenating. Fatigue is different.
Breast CancerSide-Effects Management
Dorothy won a gold medal at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Austria, read about her fight–off the ice–with breast cancer.
Breast CancerSide-Effects Management
Postmastectomy pain syndrome is often described as “burning, tingling, pins and needles, stabbing, constricting, or a constant dull ache” in the breast, armpit, or both. The pain usually begins immediately after surgery but can also begin more than 6 months later.
ChemotherapySide-Effects Management
After being poked and prodded for cancer treatment, testing, and surgery, it seems crazy that patients with cancer would ask for more needles, but that is exactly what’s happening when it comes to acupuncture.
ImmunotherapySide-Effects Management
Immunotherapy is all the rage today, but like any other treatment, it comes with side effects. Learn how to recognize and manage some of the common side effects.
ChemotherapySide-Effects Management
A new survey of patients with breast or ovarian cancer showed that hair loss is among the most-dreaded side effects for patients undergoing cancer treatment.
Breast CancerSide-Effects Management
Andrea Brennan, a certified lymphedema therapist, sheds light on the challenges faced with lymphedema associated with breast cancer and debunks several myths about the disease.
Breast CancerChemotherapySide-Effects Management
Breast cancer survivor Lisa D’Ottavio describes the side effects of treatment that she experienced, from chemo hair loss, neuropathy, and lymphedema, to radiation effects and more.
Side-Effects ManagementSurvivorship
The long-term side effects of treatment can be an overlooked part of cancer care. "We're learning as they're surviving, and we can't assume we know everything," says Pam Simon, MSN.
Side-Effects Management
Here are the financial support services available to patients receiving treatment for Side-Effects Management (Supportive Care).
ImmunotherapySide-Effects Management
Patients who are receiving immunotherapy should consult with their doctor immediately if and when any side effects occur, because immune-related adverse events may occur during therapy or even after discontinuation of therapy.

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