Side Effect Management
Taking a Closer Look at Geriatric Cancer Treatment
In this week’s episode of the CURE® Talks Cancer podcast, we spoke with Dr. Grant Williams to take a closer look at the state of geriatric cancer treatment.
‘We Need to Do Better’ for Patients with Cancer Suffering from Treatment-Related Dry Mouth
Outside of drinking plenty of water or avoiding foods that can induce dry mouth, Dr. Randy Kimple notes that there are very few effective treatments for patients who experience cancer treatment-related dry mouth.
Study Finds Cancer Center’s Patient and Staff Bathrooms Contaminated by Chemo Agents
Recent study results demonstrated that there was contamination of popular chemotherapy agents in both patient and staff bathrooms of a cancer center.
Treatment for Radiation-Related Dry Mouth Could Offer Benefits to Those Outside the Cancer Space
Potentially curative therapies for radiation-related dry mouth aren’t only beneficial for patients with cancer, but others who suffer from dry mouth in general.
Experimental Regenerative Medicine Therapy Could Benefit Patients with Cancer Treatment-Related Dry Mouth
Dry mouth is a common cancer treatment-related side effect for patients, but a new experimental therapy could help with that.
5 Ways Patients With Cancer Can Decompress After A Chemotherapy Session
Chemotherapy sessions are not just physically taxing for patients with cancer, but they’re also mentally draining. Here are five ways one cancer survivor decompressed after chemotherapy sessions.
How to Find Solutions for the Side Effects of Cancer Treatment
Cancer, unfortunately, forces you to adapt or be miserable. There’s a solution to the side effects of treatment out there. You just have to find it.
Study Seeks to Predict Those at Risk for CAR-T Cell Therapy Side Effects
CAR-T Cell therapy is expanding in the field of blood cancers, but it comes with a host of side effects patients need to look out for. One study is looking to get ahead of the side effect curve for patients about to undergo CAR-T cell therapy.
How Do You Deal With Cognitive Dysfunction as a Result of Cancer Treatment?
On social media, CURE® recently asked its readers to share how they deal with the cognitive dysfunction that can come about from cancer treatment.
Think Before You Brush: Dental Hygiene After Vomiting
An oncology nurse outlines ways that patients can prevent dental erosion after a vomiting episode.
Neuropathy causes tingling or numbness, especially in the hands and feet. It affects about one to two percent of Americans and is caused by damage to a single or multiple nerves. There are different types, but peripheral neuropathy is the most common in those with cancer.
When You Have Cancer, Ask for What You Need
Supportive and palliative care are critical for people living with cancer to better manage treatment-related side effects.
FDA Grants Breakthrough Designation to Plinabulin for Chemotherapy-Induced Neutropenia
The FDA based its decision on data from a phase 3 trial which showed that adding plinabulin to Neulasta significantly improved the rate of severe chemotherapy-induced neutropenia.
NIH Issues Grant to Start Studying ‘Chemo Brain’ in Children
“Our hope is that this will enable us to reduce or eliminate late effects of treatment that persist into the survivorship years,” Dr. Peter Cole, of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, said in a press release.
Late Effects of Cancer Treatment
The day cancer treatment ends, a new chapter begins. Some survivors may leave cancer behind and continue life with few or no health problems. Others might have ongoing physical challenges. Some of these might be due to late effects (also called aftereffects) of cancer treatment.
What are your Thoughts on the Medical Use of Cannabis?
On social media, CURE® recently asked its readers what their thoughts were on the medical use of cannabis. Here, we share some of their responses.
The Elephant in the Room: Cancer Treatment Made Me Clumsier
For a long time, I refused to acknowledge the lingering effects of neuropathy. I found a way to joke about it and told everybody I was clumsy. To acknowledge the elephant in the room, I had to admit I needed to explore balance further.
Transforming Reality: Using Virtual Reality to Treat Patients with Cancer
More cancer centers are introducing virtual reality headsets, which can help relieve anxiety and pain and educate patients about their treatments.
New Reactions To Life After Cancer Treatment
After treatment ends, survivors are left to navigate a new life but that life comes with its new emotions and reactions to the world around us.
Expert Offers Patients with Cancer, Caregivers Tips for Handling COVID-19
If you or someone in your home does contract coronavirus, your doctor may suspend or delay your cancer treatments to protect your immune system, an expert from Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology notes.
Cancer Survivors, Caregivers: Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus
Patients and their loved ones should take certain precautions to protect themselves from the coronavirus, according to the CDC.
Unplanned Hospitalizations in Patients with Cancer May Lead to Substantial Physical, Psychological Symptoms
The development of an inpatient symptom monitoring intervention, according to researchers, may enhance awareness of patient symptom burden and improve symptom control and health care usage.
Using Humor to Combat Coronavirus Fears
Personalized Cancer Treatment, A Real Possibility?
Is it possible to determine better cancer treatment with information obtained from a patient’s blood cells? One Israeli company seems to think so.
Four Things Patients with Cancer Should Know About Coronavirus 2019
Patients with a compromised immune system are more susceptible to the coronavirus, including those with cancer. Here are four key things patients with cancer should know about the novel coronavirus.
Factoring in Age-Appropriateness For Cancer Treatment
It’s important to match therapies to goals and fitness when treating older patients diagnosed with cancer.
Please Quit Telling Me It's Not The Cancer
Some people may ask if it really matters whether it is related to cancer or not. For us it does.
Facing Fears of Long Term and Late Effects From Your Cancer Treatment
Recurrence isn’t the only long-term complication cancer patients may face but understanding these potential challenges can help you mitigate many problems beforehand.
Cognitive Dysfunction After Cancer
How do you heal your mind when faced with cognitive impairment after cancer treatment?
Strange Signs: Cancer-Related Paraneoplastic Syndromes
Cancer can trigger symptoms that seem as mysterious as their name: paraneoplastic syndromes.
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