Chemotherapy

Advocates Discuss Hopes for Breast Cancer Treatment in Ten Years

Advocates Discuss Hopes for Breast Cancer Treatment in Ten Years

What is your hope for breast cancer treatment in ten years? We asked advocates at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium this question. Their answers about what they wish for breast cancer treatments in ten years varied. From better outcomes and survival rates, to fewer diagnoses and less side effects, [...]

Short-Term Chemotherapy Side Effects

Short-Term Chemotherapy Side Effects

What side effects should I expect after I undergo chemotherapy? Many women are concerned with the side effects of chemotherapy. While in the past, short-term side effects such as nausea and mouth sores were common side effects of chemotherapy, these are much less of an issue today. Prior to beginning [...]

Toxicity and Side Effects of Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

Toxicity and Side Effects of Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

What are the side effects of chemotherapy for breast cancer? One of the largest concerns of cancer patients is the side effects of chemotherapy. Most of these side effects are brought on by the toxicity of the treatment itself. Chemotherapy works by killing cells that divide rapidly, which is a [...]

Are There Alternatives to Chemotherapy?

Are There Alternatives to Chemotherapy?

What are my alternatives to chemotherapy? According to Dr. David Margileth, this is a question many patients ask. And, for good reason: the concept of chemotherapy can be daunting, frightening, and overwhelming. However, according to Dr. Margileth, there are no current alternatives to chemotherapy, unfortunately. While there are alternative therapies [...]

How to Manage Stress After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

How to Manage Stress After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Stress is inevitable after a breast cancer diagnosis. What’s important is learning how to manage stress, says Dr. Gail Saltz. Stress management is a critical tool to have in your toolbox, both after diagnosis and during treatment. Exercise, says Dr. Saltz, is a great way to help manage stress. 30 [...]

Finding Your Bliss

Finding Your Bliss

During breast cancer treatment, it’s important to discover what makes you happy, says Mel Majoros, The Cancer Warrior. With so many negative emotions floating around during breast cancer treatment, Mel Majoros, The Cancer Warrior, recommends finding your bliss to counteract the negativity. Mel’s bliss included hockey, comedies, and finding a [...]