Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say to a cancer patient. You might feel pressured to try to come up with the perfect thing to say, but it’s okay not knowing. Being open and honest about not knowing what to say is important as well. Are struggling with what to say to a cancer […]
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STAND UP TO CANCER DAY – SEP. 8 STAND UP TO CANCER DAY honors those who have been affected by cancer. STAND UP TO CANCER DAY was started in 2007. Every year on the second Friday in September, Stand Up To Cancer Day helps bring awareness. It also raises funds for Cancer research. Learn how you […]
Food Safety for People Who Are Immunosuppressed The immune system helps protect you from infection. When your immune system is weakened, it may not be able to rid the body of the bacteria found in some foods. By not eating the foods and drinks listed in the “Not Allowed” section, you are better able to […]
Bone is living tissue made up of specialized bone cells, and like the rest of the body, it is constantly being broken down and renewed. Osteoporosis is a decrease in bone mass and bone density (when bone being broken down is faster than being renewed), resulting in an increased risk and/or incidence of fracture. Women […]
Many cancer therapies can cause constipation. Constipation and Cancer Patients: There are many reasons why a cancer patient may have constipation, such as: • Some medications, such as pain medications, certain anti-emetics and some types of chemotherapy, can cause constipation. The constipation from narcotic pain relievers occurs in most patients, and should be prevented in […]
Procrit is a supportive therapy drug. To learn more, click here.