This primer on complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies can help you talk to patients about nontraditional medicine.
Do you squirm when patients ask about the affects of cancer on their sexuality? A therapist explains how to talk with cancer patients about sexuality.
A clinical evaluation demonstrates the effectiveness of a mucoadhesive polymer rinse on oral mucositis, a common side effect of radiotherapy.
Which patients, if any, should receive prophylactic antibiotics when starting therapy with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors?
What is chemo brain, and what can be done for it?
Many cancer patients go to the Internet with their questions about side effect management. But the information they glean is from reliable sources—other cancer patients.
The key to managing this late effect is patient education because it can manifest long after patients complete radiotherapy.
A common side effect of cancer treatment, including radiotherapy, is diarrhea. Treatment is based on its cause and severity.
Patients undergoing chemotherapy for hematologic cancers are at risk for this complication. The review can help you learn how to assess their risk.
What can we do for patients who develop rashes associated with cancer chemotherapies?
McMaster University researchers found no difference in patients with breast cancer who used simple compression bandages to treat lymphedema compared with those who underwent daily lymphatic massage.
The epidemiology and pathophysiology of cancer-associated bone disease was reviewed in a new paper published by an International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Committee of Scientific Advisors Working Group.
A definitive trial has indicated that low-level laser therapy reduces the occurrence of canker sores and improves quality of life in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma who are undergoing concurrent chemoradiotherapy.
Highest cardiac radiation doses and excess risks are from left-sided treatment in the supine position, researchers found.
Standard and reduced high-dose volume RT for muscle-invasive bladder cancer provides comparable tumor control and decreased late toxicity compared with surgery, according to a new study.
Researchers have not only confirmed that tamoxifen induces cognitive dysfunction in users, they have also found an existing treatment that can prevent this adverse effect.
Can pectin minimize side effects associated with radiation therapy, and how is it able to do so?
A correlation between radiation doses to submandibular glands and the output saliva of those glands has been documented, in the largest study to date.
Administering radiation treatments in the evening rather than the morning could help persons with cancer keep more of their hair, a mouse study indicates.
An immunomodulator known as AS101 has been shown to prevent ovarian follicle "burnout" in mice undergoing chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide.
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