Managing Side Effects
Tips for managing the side effects of gynecologic cancer and treatments.
Protein Needs During Cancer Treatment
Discusses the importance of protein during cancer treatment, what foods contain protein and how to increase your intake of protein.
Low Fiber Diet for Diarrhea
A low fiber diet can help control diarrhea. This article goes over which foods to eat and which foods to stay away from, especially for those with cancer or who are getting cancer treatment.
Nausea and Vomiting
Nausea is a "sick" or "queasy" feeling in your stomach. Vomiting or "throwing up" often goes along with nausea. Several different aspects of cancer care can cause nausea. This handout answers questions about nausea and vomiting and offers tips for coping with this side effect.
Peripheral Neuropathy (Nerve Damage)
Peripheral neuropathy is a condition in which a nerve or group of nerves have difficulty "communicating" with each other. This article provides an overview of peripheral neuropathy and offers tips for coping with this side effect of some chemotherapy agents.
Hair Loss (Alopecia) from Chemotherapy
A common side effect of chemotherapy is hair loss (alopecia). This side effect handout answers questions about alopecia and offers tips for coping with hair loss caused by chemotherapy.
Nutrition During Cancer Treatment
An overview of nutrition concerns during cancer treatment, including diarrhea, poor appetite, mouth sores, constipation, nausea and weight gain/loss.
A paracentesis is a procedure in which excess fluid from the abdominal cavity is removed using a needle.