Week of December 08 - 14, 2019
Opioids are medications used to treat pain. When used correctly, they can be highly effective in managing pain related to cancer.
There are a number of people involved in planning and giving radiation therapy and the care that goes with it – some you will meet, and others remain behind the scenes.
Total body irradiation (TBI) may be used to treat leukemias and lymphomas or may be given to patients who are undergoing bone marrow transplant and can result in long term health concerns.
Cryotherapy (also called cryosurgery) uses very cold temperatures to “freeze” prostate tissue and kill cancer cells.
Zanubrutinib (Brukinsa™) is a kinase inhibitor used in the treatment of some cases of mantle cell lymphoma.
Treatment for cancer can affect a woman's fertility. There are options to preserve fertility and you should discuss these options with your providers prior to starting treatment when possible.
Treatment for cancer can affect a man's ability to father a child. There are options to preserve fertility and you should discuss these options with your providers prior to starting treatment when possible.
Thymoglobulin® is used to treat or prevent rejection of kidney transplants. It can also be used to treat or prevent rejection of heart, lung, intestinal and multivisceral transplants, as well as Graft Versus Host Disease (GvHD) after a hematopoietic stem cell transplant.
Atgam® (Anti-thymocyte Globulin [Equine]) is used for a number of blood disorders, including aplastic anemia and Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). It is also used to prevent the body from rejecting a kidney transplant, and in some cases, to prevent or treat Graft Versus Host Disease (GvHD).
Certain targeted therapies can lead to heart problems. Learn how to keep your heart healthy.
Certain cancer treatments can affect your eyes. Learn about how to keep your eyes healthy after treatment.
Anthracycline chemotherapies can cause heart problems. Learn how to keep your heart healthy.
In rare cases, some treatments for cancer can lead to a diagnosis of a second cancer at a later time. This is called secondary malignancy or secondary cancer.
Certain cancer treatments can lead to bladder problems. Learn how to keep your bladder healthy after cancer.
It is important to do what you can to keep your lungs healthy and learn about possible symptoms of lung issues to report to your healthcare providers.
An overview of respiratory gating, which involves certain breathing techniques used during radiation therapy. The most common types of respiratory gating are discussed.