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One of the most common side effects of radiation therapy is a skin condition called radiation dermatitis.
September 2nd 2022
By Brielle Benyon
ATX01, a new topical treatment for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, will be investigated in a phase 2 trial.
August 24th 2022
The FDA approved Imbruvica for children over the age of 1 who are experiencing chronic GVHD that has already been treated by one or more prior therapy.
August 15th 2022
A psychiatrist advises patients with cancer to speak up about their mental health concerns during cancer treatment, as there are tools that can guide best next steps.
August 11th 2022
The use of five or more medicines — as well as some drugs that could be deemed inappropriate — may put older patients with cancer at a higher risk for complications, such as weakness.
August 8th 2022
By Miranda Lankas
Although very few patients are informed about the effects that breast cancer treatments may have on their sexual health, many patients expressed wanting that information throughout all stages of their treatment, according to study findings.
August 4th 2022
Cancer-related pain, especially when severe, is associated with negative effects on patients’ employment and financial status, recent findings showed.
July 28th 2022
By Bonnie Annis
I was feeling fatigued after undergoing breast cancer treatment, but once I started walking multiple times a week, I noticed that I felt much better.
July 19th 2022
ART27.13 may help increase appetite in patients undergoing cancer treatment.
July 18th 2022
Cosela tended to decrease myelosuppressive events — when the bone marrow is not working sufficiently to produce blood cells and platelets — in patients receiving chemotherapy for extensive-stage small cell lung cancer.
July 15th 2022
By Ryan McDonald
The first patient enrolled onto a phase 1 trial has received TCMB07, an investigational drug, for the treatment of cachexia, a severe disorder that may occur in more than half of patients with advanced-stage cancer.
July 11th 2022
The FDA granted abelacimab a fast track designation for the treatment of thrombosis, a common and sometimes deadly type of blood clot associated with cancer.
July 7th 2022
By Felicia Mitchell
I did not wear my prosthetic breast for my son’s wedding, but I did pack some lymphedema essentials for my trip.
June 23rd 2022
By Darlene Dobkowski, MA
Care teams often implant a chemo port into patients with cancer to provide easy access for blood draws and to deliver treatments such as chemotherapy and antibiotics. Here, as part of its Heal at Home series, CURE® works with a nurse to provide a guide for patients to care for their port.
June 17th 2022
By Mike Hennessy Jr.
Two cancer survivors shed light on how they adjusted their daily routines to deal with the debilitating pain from neuropathy.
June 14th 2022
By Lindsay Modglin
Although there is little relief available to cancer survivors experiencing neuropathy, hope may be on the horizon.
June 10th 2022
By Martha Carlson
Cancer and its treatments can affect oral health, though when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, the thought of seeing the dentist slipped my mind.
June 4th 2022
By Lindsay Fischer
Avasopasem manganese is the first drug that has been shown to reduce the incidence and severity of chemotherapy-related oral mucositis in patients with head and neck cancer, research showed.
June 1st 2022
The FDA approval of Fylnetra, a biosimilar for Neulasta, has the potential to offer patients with cancer a neutropenia treatment option at a lower cost.
May 26th 2022
By Jennifer Cargile, Med, CCC-SLP
Head and neck cancer treatments and the subsequent side effects can be overwhelming for patients and their caregivers due to the impact they have on routine activities, writes a speech-language pathologist at Cancer Treatment Center of America Atlanta. However, the expert notes, there are plenty of specialists who can help improve patient quality of life.
May 24th 2022
By Chelsey Gomez
Losing my hair due to cancer treatment was mentally and physically painful, but I learned a few tips and tricks along the way.
Myelofibrosis may cause major impairments to a patient’s quality of life, which is why it is pertinent that patients work with their clinicians to address these side effects.
May 10th 2022
Researchers are set to launch a new study to examine the feasibility of using an in-home virtual reality-guided mindfulness program to mitigate the effects of chronic cancer-related pain in patients and cancer survivors.
May 4th 2022
By Colleen Moretti
Unrelieved stress may play a part in causing cancer-related cognitive impairment and anxiety, though more research is needed.
May 3rd 2022
By Liz McSpadden
I used to love spending time outdoors during the warm weather, but when I started getting hot flashes after my cancer-related oophorectomy, enjoying hot days got a bit trickier.
While a higher risk of heart issues was found in older men years after androgen-deprivation therapy, it is unknown if the risk comes from the treatment or other age-related comorbidities.
May 2nd 2022
One of the most feared side effects from chemotherapy treatment is hair loss, but scalp cooling can help patients maintain their locks.
Cognitive behavioral therapy has been proven to improve insomnia in cancer survivors, but research is lacking in patients who are currently undergoing treatment or who have advanced disease.
April 25th 2022
By Marissa Holzer
After my breast cancer metastasized to my lungs, I was put on a PARP inhibitor, which caused an unexpected side effect that, unfortunately, happens like clockwork.
April 21st 2022
By Michelle Velez
I can’t plan anything without planning time to rest. I literally have to schedule my whole day around when I can lie down to nap.
April 20th 2022
An expert noted that despite the results, all patients with cancer should be aware of their increased risk for developing blood clots.
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