For Dawn Gill, a diagnosis of advanced pancreatic cancer sent her reeling. However, taking an active role in her care kept her positive and was key to her survival.
Although up to 95% of cancer-related pain can be successfully managed, not all people with cancer benefit from pain-relief strategies because they don’t talk with their health care team. Dr. Robert Twillman, a pain management specialist, explains why discussing pain is so important and gives tips for making the most of these conversations.
Physical therapists evaluate nerve, muscle, and fitness problems that make it difficult for a person to function well on a daily basis. Sharlynn Tuohy, PT, DPT, MBA, and Jean Kotkiewicz, PT, DPT, CLT, discuss the role physical therapists play in the care of people with cancer.
Anne Katz, RN, PhD, discusses how she helps men and their partners better understand prostate cancer treatment decisions, especially its potential long-term effects on masculinity, self-image, and quality of life.
Get highlights of two studies that provide insight into why some women with early-stage breast cancer choose to have a double mastectomy and the risk of complications they may experience after this surgery.
Colon cancer survivor David Nethero describes how he used meditation and positive mental imagery to cope with some of the physical side effects of chemotherapy and be present in the moment.
High temperatures can cause issues for people receiving cancer treatment. Get some tips on staying cool and hydrated this summer.
Jane O. Smith offers insights about embracing and expressing the physical (and emotional) changes that happen after a mastectomy and other types of cancer treatment.
New Strategies to Improve Quality of Life for Patients, Survivors, and Caregivers From the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting
Researchers are continuing to find new ways to reduce the side effects of treatment and improve quality of life. Get highlights of five studies presented today at the ASCO Annual Meeting.
Food safety is important for people who are receiving or recovering from cancer treatment. To help prevent serious foodborne illness, here is a list of high-risk foods.