October 7, 2019
Coping with Chemotherapy Side Effects
Updated: February 18, 2020 Maybe you know someone who had a bad experience with chemotherapy, or maybe you’ve seen it depicted in a negative way in a movie or on TV. Regardless of where you’ve crossed paths with this treatment in the past, you’ve probably... read more
July 23, 2019
Should You Get a Second Opinion for Pancreatic Cancer?
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, you most likely want to start treatment as soon as possible, but it’s worth the effort to seek a second medical opinion first. Most pancreatic cancers tend to be found at a later stage when... read more
September 10, 2018
Catheters and Ports for Cancer Treatment: Your Questions Answered
Updated: February 13, 2020 After a cancer diagnosis, lots of decisions need to be made. One that many patients face is whether or not to have a catheter or a port—or both—inserted. These can be used for blood draws and intravenous (IV) chemotherapy... read more
April 26, 2018
What is Oral Chemotherapy? Things to Know Before Starting Treatment
Updated: February 26, 2020 Oral chemotherapy is a type of cancer treating drug that is taken in the form of a daily pill or liquid, allowing for less frequent medical appointments. Over the past 20 years, more than 50 new oral anticancer medications (OAMs... read more
March 9, 2018
What is Chemo Brain?
Updated: February 28, 2020 Chemo brain is the mental cloudiness or "brain fog" that up to 75 percent of cancer patients experience after chemotherapy. This mental fog may mean you forget things you used to automatically remember. You may have trouble... read more
October 18, 2017
Preparing Your Body for Chemotherapy
Updated: February 17, 2020 Many people are apprehensive before their first chemotherapy appointment. Preconceived notions and misinformation can add to the stress. “I think it is important to emphasize that the effects of treatments vary enormously... read more