Coping with Cancer

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Side Effects

Get a Handle on Cancer-Related Nausea and Vomiting

Try to sip on water, fruit juices, ginger ale, tea, or sports drinks throughout the day.Nausea and vomiting are serious side effects of cancer therapy...

Survivor Stories Side Effects

Curly Hair

Diane Young (Photo by George C. Anderson)  In late January 2015, I was diagnosed with uterine cancer – stage IIIC. My oncologist recommended a “sandwich” treatment...

Side Effects How to Cope - Survivor

Cancer Fatigue

Fatigue is one of the most common and distressing symptoms experienced by cancer patients and survivors. For some people, fatigue persists even years after completing...

Healthy Living Side Effects

A Recipe for Getting the Nutrition You Need during Cancer Treatment

Eating high-calorie, low-volume snacks can help you maintain your weight when your appetite just isn’t there.  Anyone who’s been diagnosed with cancer knows that cancer...

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Chemo Brain

Sound familiar? I’m just not myself since I started treatment. I’m fuzzy, not as sharp, and everything seems to take me longer. I forget where I...

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Take Control of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a common, but often unanticipated, side effect of chemotherapy. Symptoms include numbness and tingling that begin in the fingertips or toes and...

Side Effects How to Cope - Survivor

Hope for the Future

“My partner and I were married a year ago and have been trying to have a child. I haven’t had a menstrual cycle in several...

Survivor Stories Side Effects

Spring Fling

Joanie Shawhan  I do not send Christmas letters, not because I am lazy or too busy, but I rarely have anything newsworthy to share. I...

Survivor Stories Side Effects

One Hat, Two Hats, Red Hats, Blue Hats

Joanie Shawhan and her family show off the many different hats she wore during treatment.  My sister said, “We have to make this fun!” I...

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Cancer Brain Fog

Cancer survivors face a number of physical, mental, and psychosocial challenges that diminish quality of life and alter one’s sense of self. Brain changes that...