Web Exclusive: How to Manage Side Effects

CURE, Fall 2008, Volume 7, Issue 3

Information on managing the side effects of cancer therapy.

Treatment for cancer may include surgery, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, newer targeted therapies, radiation therapy, or any combination of these treatments. Each treatment brings with it side effects that may be mild or severe depending on the dose and individual reactions. In the past suffering from side effects of treatment was an accepted part of cancer treatment, but today there are many ways to alleviate most side effects.

CURE’s "A Patient’s Guide to Side Effects" offers a breakdown of some of the most common side effects encountered by patients as well as strategies for managing those effects.