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Chemotherapy Side Effects

Too Little Potassium May Lead To Big Problems

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

My friend, who is undergoing chemotherapy, was admitted to the hospital because of an infection but blood tests revealed another very serious problem....

6 Ways to Recognize Chemo Brain and What You Can Do About It

Jodi Meryl Wallace | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jodi Meryl Wallace

It sounds like a Ben and Jerry's ice cream flavor or maybe a kid's board game. It's neither. Chemo brain is the happy name that's been given to the serious effect that chemotherapy has on the cognitive function of cancer patients.

7 Tips to Nourish Your Body During Chemo

Robyn Stoller | Posted 01.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Robyn Stoller

Good nutrition is important, especially if you have cancer. The challenge for many is that chemotherapy can wreak havoc on your ability to eat.

The Nausea of Cancer

Dan Duffy | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

It's hard to actually convey just how horrendous nausea can get. With my own experience, I didn't have a lick of it after my first three days of chemo. The docs said that most of that was because of the anti-nausea drugs. And then came day four.

Should Acupuncture Be A Part Of Standard Care?

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

As a low-risk, cost-effective treatment option, acupuncture may be helpful when combined with conventional care for some cancer patients.

5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Chemo

Anna Leahy | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna Leahy

While individual health care decisions in the wake of a cancer diagnosis belong to the patient, there are some questions that my mother asked -- or didn't know to ask until things went awry -- that may be helpful for others to keep in mind when chemotherapy is presented as an option.

'Cooling Caps' Tested To Help Cancer Patients Keep Hair | Amber Dance, Special to the Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A handful of San Francisco breast cancer patients are donning frigid skullcaps to test a device designed to keep hair tightly rooted during chemothera...