Bloating. It’s one thing to feel overly full after a large celebratory meal, but unfortunately, for many patients in cancer treatment, bloating doesn’t come with a holiday, but instead is an unpleasant side effect of cancer therapy.
Even though it’s often an essential part of patient treatment, no one looks forward to chemotherapy. At Roswell Park, doctors, nurses, practitioners and physician assistants are ready to help you navigate the chemotherapy roadmap.
“I keep telling my kids, ‘I’m here for a reason.’”
Christina has experienced side effects along the way, but thanks to the new Chemotherapy Education Pathway, she was better equipped ahead of treatment. Knowing what might happen and how to deal with it has made the experience easier.
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Chemotherapy may cause partial or even total hair loss, but this side effect is usually temporary. Here’s what you need to know about chemotherapy and hair loss.
The medications used in cancer treatment are very powerful. If you are handling or receiving these drugs, you must take these precautions to keep everyone in your home safe.
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have made another step toward personalizing cancer treatment while reducing the toxicity of certain cancer drugs using simple, noninvasive blood tests.
Scalp cooling has shown some success in reducing/preventing hair loss on the head during chemotherapy. How does it work? What are the side effects?
Chemotherapy can come with unpleasant side effects, including nausea and loss of appetite. Our social media followers shared advice for what helped get them through treatment while maintaining adequate food and nutrition intake.
Be proactive and learn what you can ahead of time. Ask your doctor or nurse if your chemotherapy regimen causes hair thinning or loss, when you can expect it to begin, and if they expect it to grow back after treatment ends.