Cancer Talk

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 8:37am

When faced with a life-changing diagnosis such as cancer, many patients may wonder whether to seek a second opinion, especially when facing major surgery, treatments with severe side effects or an uncertain outcome. What if you’re not happy with your doctor’s diagnosis? Is the recommended treatment really your best option? What if your doctor is wrong? Is your doctor not listening to you? What if you just don’t like your doctor?

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 8:00am
Cancer survivors have special medical needs. A Survivorship Care Plan serves as a guide for you and your primary care physician to help you stay healthy.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 4:55pm

Oncology pharmacists play a critical role in comprehensive care by guiding drug therapy decisions, managing symptoms and side effects, preventing adverse effects, determining off-label treatment options and educating patients and caregivers. 

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 4:26pm
It was pretty strange when Alex started to get winded just from climbing a flight of stairs. At 16, he was an active athlete, playing soccer four or five nights a week and doing CrossFit. Even other kids’ parents could tell something was off, that he was running slower during the last soccer game of the season for the Chili Shamrocks, a year-round premier-level soccer team. It had been an extremely hot summer, so he attributed his problems to that.
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 10:43am
If you’re a cancer patient or survivor, you know that your treatment journey is filled with many doctor’s appointments. While these appointments can often feel overwhelming, there are certain things you can do to make the most of the time you have with your physician.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:44am
Recognizing signs and symptoms of illness is always a good idea, but when it comes to cancer, and especially prostate cancer, symptoms are often vague, difficult to discern from normal, or don’t appear at all until the cancer advances.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 2:43pm
Proper nutrition and hydration make a big difference on long bike rides, and it’s particularly important at three vital times — before, during and after a ride. Try these tips to help you make the most out of any cycling endeavor.
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 10:00am
The most common and well-known type of primary brain cancer in adults is glioblastoma, which is a highly aggressive and difficult-to-treat disease. Much less is known about low-grade gliomas, a group of primary brain cancers that most often develop in younger people during the prime of life, with an average age at diagnosis of only 37 years.
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 8:00am
The medications used to kill cancer cells are very powerful. If you are handling or receiving these drugs, you should take precautions to keep yourself — and everyone else — safe.