Side Effect Management
Acupuncture, Holistic Practices Provided Post-Oophorectomy Relief
After undergoing an oophorectomy, I experienced some debilitating symptoms, but acupuncture and other holistic practices helped.
Medical Drink May Help Quell GI Side Effects From Chemotherapy
Patients who used a medical beverage during chemotherapy treatment tended to have fewer gastrointestinal side effects and hospital visits, a small study showed.
Coping With Radiation Side Effects Taught Me Patience and Gratitude
I was experiencing a painful side effect from radiation therapy, but when the staff dressed up like characters from “The Wizard of Oz,” I became grateful for their willingness to brighten my day.
Ice-Based Therapy May Prevent Chemotherapy-Related Mucositis
Among patients who held ice in their mouth before, during and after chemotherapy, 78% did not experience oral mucositis.
For Smaller Men With Prostate Cancer, Erleada Dose Reduction May Decrease Skin-Related Side Effects
A dose reduction of Erleada may result in fewer skin-related side effects for men with advanced prostate cancer — but only for those with a smaller body size, research showed.
Patients With Myeloma Must Recognize the Signs of Cytokine Release Syndrome
Patients with myeloma who are being treated with Tecvayli must discuss symptoms of cytokine release syndrome with their providers as soon as they happen.
Patients, Survivors Share Tips for Cancer-Related Insomnia
We asked the CURE® audience how they coped with insomnia after a cancer diagnosis. Here is what they had to say.
Researchers Call for Education About Cannabis Use for Cancer Survivors
More than 80% of cancer survivors who use cannabis do so for medical reasons, but there remains “a lack of strong evidence” for the drug’s effectiveness, according to the authors of a new study.
Acupuncture Can Improve Sleep for Cancer Survivors With Chronic Pain
Acupuncture improved the sleep of cancer survivors faced with chronic pain, opening the door to nonpharmacological methods of sustainable pain management, according to a recent study.
Taking Cancer Support to a New Level
Supportive care commonly addresses physical symptoms associated with lung cancer and side effects associated with cancer therapy.
Early Supportive Care Extends Life, Eases Cancer Symptoms
More awareness is needed to understand the benefits of both supportive care and palliative care in lung cancer.
When Things Go Wrong With Cancer Treatments
I developed tuberculosis — a rare but dangerous effect of certain bladder cancer treatments.
Elahere Symptoms Patients With Ovarian Cancer Should Look Out For
There are certain side effects from Elahere — a newly approved ovarian cancer drug — that patients taking the treatment should look out for, an expert said.
Earlier Lymphedema Detection May Lead to Better Outcomes
When a green dye was used to detect early signs of breast cancer-related lymphedema, patients tended to have better outcomes with the condition, recent research showed.
Patient Experiences With Medical Marijuana for Cancer Symptoms
Patients and cancer survivors shared their experiences with cannabis/medical marijuana to help relieve symptoms.
Cold Compression May Prevent Chemo-Induced Neuropathy
Cryocompression was found to be tolerable and effective in preventing chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in a small study.
An Expert Overview of Eye Issues From Antibody Drug Conjugates
Antibody drug conjugates, which are used to treat various types of cancer, can cause eye issues, though they are easily treated if caught early, one expert said.
Palliative Care Decreases Hospital Readmissions in Ovarian Cancer
Patients with ovarian cancer who utilized palliative care tended to have fewer hospital readmissions than those who did not, according to a recent study.
Facing Cancer's External Side Effects
Chemo-Related Hearing Loss Is Common in Survivors of Testicular Cancer, Other Cancer Types
With 74% of testicular cancer survivors reporting hearing loss in a recent study, one expert advised patients to advocate for themselves and their hearing before, during and after cancer treatment with cisplatin-based chemotherapy.
The Invisible Side Effect of Visible Cancer Survivorship
How do survivors of head and neck cancer cope with drastic changes to one of the most visibly identifiable body parts — the head?
Autoinjector Version of Udenyca FDA Approved to Reduce Infection Risk After Myelosuppressive Chemo
This updated administration of Udenyca allows patients to receive this treatment in the office or at home.
Managing Chemotherapy-Induced Hair Loss
Many survivors see significant hair changes during cancer treatment, leaving a difficult reminder when they look in the mirror.
Latino Children With Cancer May Be at an Increased Risk for Neurotoxicity
Latino patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and a high level of serum creatine may have an almost six-fold increased risk of neurotoxicity.
Cancer-Related Hair Loss the Second Time Around
I didn’t think that I’d lose my hair again after starting my latest breast cancer treatment, but I did — and with that hair loss came both new and familiar feelings.
MRI May Predict Heart Complications After Cancer Treatment
Patients who experience cardiovascular side effects, such as shortness of breath or chest pain, after cancer treatment should speak with their health care provider about further heart testing.
Blood Cancer Survivor Discusses Clinical Trial Participation, Unexpected Side Effects
Karen Estrada was shocked when she was diagnosed with leukemia and ended up on a lifesaving clinical trial, although her journey was not entirely smooth.
A Better Treatment May Exist for Immunotherapy-Related Heart Problems
Standard corticosteroid use may not be the best treatment for patients with cancer who experience immunotherapy-related heart issues, research showed.
Ointment Being Studied for Hand-Foot Skin Reaction Related to Kidney Cancer Treatment
A clinical trial is currently enrolling patients who are experiencing hand-foot skin reaction as a result of kidney cancer treatment.
Anthracyclines May Increase Heart Failure in Patients with Breast Cancer, Lymphoma
Patients with cancer should keep a healthy heart during cancer treatment by exercising regularly and eating healthy, an expert emphasized.
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