Factors to Consider When Initiating Chemotherapy, with Genomic Health’s Kim Popovits

Less Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer: The TAILORx Results

Less Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer: The TAILORx Results

Have you heard recently in the news about a breakthrough in breast cancer that better helps us determine whether you may or may not benefit from chemotherapy for your unique breast cancer? It involves breast cancer genomics, the Oncotype DX test, and the TAILORx clinical trial. Don’t be confused, we will teach you all aboutRead More Less Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer: The TAILORx Results

Breast cancer chemotherapy explained in easy and detailed manner

Breast cancer chemotherapy explained in easy and detailed manner

That’s great. Now we will discuss about types of chemotherapy. Chemotherapy for breast cancer may be required for localised or locally advanced disease, or for metastatic disease. For localised or locally advanced disease, it can be either neoadjuvant, that is, given before surgery, or adjuvant, that is given after the surgery. For metastatic disease, itRead More Breast cancer chemotherapy explained in easy and detailed manner

Chemotherapy: Safety tips & directions for oral medicine | Norton Cancer Institute

Chemotherapy: Safety tips & directions for oral medicine | Norton Cancer Institute

There are several safety concerns you want to consider when you’re taking oral chemotherapy pills in the home. First of all is storage, you want to keep your pills away from direct sunlight, moisture and heat, so the kitchen windowsill or bathroom might not be the best place for your chemotherapy pills. You also wantRead More Chemotherapy: Safety tips & directions for oral medicine | Norton Cancer Institute

Chemotherapy: What can I do if I don’t have an appetite? | Norton Cancer Institute

Chemotherapy: What can I do if I don’t have an appetite? | Norton Cancer Institute

It’s not uncommon for somebody undergoing chemotherapy to have a decreased appetite for a day or two or three. That’s okay, what you want to focus on, on those days when you don’t have a whole lot of appetite is to make sure that you drink your fluids and also eating small frequent snacks insteadRead More Chemotherapy: What can I do if I don’t have an appetite? | Norton Cancer Institute

Chemotherapy: When should I call the doctor? | Norton Cancer Institute

Chemotherapy: When should I call the doctor? | Norton Cancer Institute

You want to be sure to call the doctor if you develop a fever of 100.4 or higher. This can be with shaking chills or without shaking chills. Also if your body starts to have shaking chills and you don’t have a fever, you still want to call your doctor anyway. Please call for anyRead More Chemotherapy: When should I call the doctor? | Norton Cancer Institute

Chemotherapy: How should I care for my skin? | Norton Cancer Institute

Chemotherapy: How should I care for my skin? | Norton Cancer Institute

Chemotherapy in general can affect your skin in several different ways. It can dry your skin out, or you can get a rash. Some medications that we give to treat cancer cause a rash that looks like acne which can develop on your face and your chest and on your back. Other medications cause whatRead More Chemotherapy: How should I care for my skin? | Norton Cancer Institute

Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

David Margileth, MD: One of the most common questions and concerns of women going on breast cancer chemotherapy is will there be hair loss, so let’s discuss that. In discussing hair loss with patients going into breast cancer chemotherapy, one of the dilemmas is that as things have turned out, the drugs that are mostRead More Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy: What are the side effects? | Norton Cancer Institute

Chemotherapy: What are the side effects? | Norton Cancer Institute

Unfortunately many other treatments that we give to treat cancer today, especially the ones that are given in the vein do cause your hair to fall out. This is because medication chemotherapy treats your cancer cells but it also affects the good cells in your body. Our hair follicles are very fast growing cells thereforeRead More Chemotherapy: What are the side effects? | Norton Cancer Institute

What is chemotherapy? | Norton Cancer Institute

What is chemotherapy? | Norton Cancer Institute

Chemotherapy is medicine that we give to treat cancer. These medicines, they treat the cancer cells but they also affect the good cells in our body. They affect our hair cells, our blood cells, and the cells inside the lining of our mouth and the cells inside our stomach which causes the side effects thatRead More What is chemotherapy? | Norton Cancer Institute