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Breast Cancer Chemotherapy

Coping With the Side Effects of Chemotherapy

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

After my fourth round of chemotherapy, I went into what I now refer to as "The Funk Zone." What helped me the most was my ability to put on my nurse's cap (being a nurse was definitely a Silver Lining during my treatment) and assign myself some healthy coping mechanisms.

How Chemotherapy Works

George Zaidan | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
George Zaidan

Cancer isn't one disease, and there isn't one cure. The menu of treatment options includes drugs (chemotherapy), surgery, and radiation; they are often used together or one after another.

Decision Making in Breast Cancer

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

As a nurse and social worker, I have a unique perspective on decision making because I approach it "from the other side of the bed." I put my professional hat on and ponder: How would I handle this situation if I were counseling a patient?

How To Support A Friend With Cancer

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 01.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

As I was mentally preparing for chemotherapy infusion #4 (out of 6) for breast cancer, a dear friend emailed a very timely question: How does one Keep Calm And Carry On when a dear friend is diagnosed with breast cancer?

A Night On Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Meds

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 07.11.2011 | Home
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

As you may recall, dexamethasone is taken the day before chemotherapy, the day of chemotherapy and the day after chemotherapy. Yes, it's A LOT.

Breast Cancer Chemotherapy: Decisions, Decisions

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

One of the many challenges of navigating the health care world is that there are a trillion, no, make that a gazillion decisions to make, informed by millions of people with trillions of opinions.

'Cooling Caps' Tested To Help Cancer Patients Keep Hair

latimes.com | 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...

Art with a Heart

Darryle Pollack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryle Pollack

The Hearts for Anna online fundraiser offers a chance to help Anna beat her cancer and get a beautiful piece of art in return.

Fewer Breast Cancer Patients Can Expect Chemo

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Thousands of breast cancer patients each year could be spared chemotherapy or get gentler versions of it without harming their odds of beating the dis...