Side Effects

A wealth of knowledge to help patients deal with the side effects of cancer treatment such as nausea, vomiting, fatigue, infection, and pain.


Low Blood Counts

Articles about neutropenia, anemia and thrombocytopenia. Tips for reducing associated risks and a chart to track blood counts.

Bone Health

Cancer and it's treatment can affect the health of your bones. Learn how and what you can do to improve bone health.

Chemo Brain

Information about cognitive dysfunction experienced after cancer treatment, including trouble with short term memory, multi-tasking, reading comprehension, and concentration.

Constipation

Symptoms of constipation and tips to managing and treating this concern.

Diarrhea

Information about diarrhea and treatments, including tips for managing diarrhea with dietary changes.

Fatigue and Cancer

Information about this common side effect, tips for managing and potential interventions to reduce fatigue. therapy as a primary cause of fatigue.

Hair Loss & Thinning

Information about alopecia (hair loss) & thinning related to cancer treatments, tips for coping with this side effect and information about wigs.

Hand Foot Syndrome

HFS is a skin reaction that appears on the palms of the hands and/or the soles of the feet as a result of certain chemotherapy agents. It may also be referred to as acral erythema, palmar plantar erythema (PPE), or Burgdorf reaction.

Incontinence

Information about urinary incontinence after cancer and tips for managing this side effect and performing Kegel exercises.

Insomnia

Insomnia is a common problem for people with cancer. Learn about treatments, lifestyle changes and sleep training to combat insomnia.

Loss of Appetite

Tips for coping with a loss of appetite due to cancer and cancer therapy.

Lymphedema

Lymphedema is a chronic swelling that happens when lymph fluid is not moving well and protein-rich fluid accumulates in the tissues that can be disfiguring and affect quality of life.

Mucositis

Information about oral mucositis (mouth sores) related to cancer treatments, tips for managing and treatments for mucositis.

Nail and Skin Changes

Information about how cancer treatments can affect skin and nails and tips for managing these side effects.

Nausea & Vomiting

Information about nausea and vomiting and tips for coping with this side effect of some cancer treatments.

Pain Management

Information about cancer related pain, how it is treated and common side effects of treatment.

Peripheral Neuropathy (Nerve Damage)

Peripheral neuropathy is damage to the nerves, which can be caused by chemotherapy, surgery or radiation therapy. Information about this side effect, symptoms, safety considerations and tips for management.

Other Side Effects

Other side effects that may be unusual or not included in other categories.

Blogs

CancerLand Bookshelf: The Cancer Monologue Project
by Alysa Cummings
July 26, 2010

Understanding Breast Cancer Supportive Care Issues – Brown Bag Chat
by Carolyn Vachani, MSN, RN, AOCN
October 21, 2009

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