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Articles That Discuss side effects ID and prevention

Empower Your Return: Steps to Reclaim Your Career After Illness

Embarking on a journey back into the workforce to reclaim your career after battling a long-term illness may seem formidable yet it is entirely within reach with a structured approach. This guide offers

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Childhood Cancer Survivors Late Effects?

It shouldn’t come as any surprise that many childhood cancer survivors don’t test for late effects. I say this because, as a long-term cancer survivor, the prospect of treatment-induced late

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Breast Cancer Chemo Brain Donepezil

Breast cancer survivors who experience  chemo brain to not benefit from donepezil/aricept. Donepezil is a drug to treat Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). I’m no genius but I’m pretty sure that

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Cancer and Heart Failure

Cancer and heart failure…heart failure and cancer. One can cause the other and common cancer therapies can cause heart failure. So what’s a survivor of either/or/both cancer and heart failure

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Diet as Mind-Body Therapy

Diet as Mind-Body Therapy? Or diet to help heart health, reduce your risk of chronic disease and your risk of cancer. Eating nutritiously helps calm me as I stress out about myriad side effects, fear of

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Hospital Sleep Stinks!

Hospital sleep stinks. That is to say, trying to get a decent night’s sleep is almost impossible in most hospitals. Ironically, sleep is central to the body’s ability to heal. As is nutrition

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Cisplatin-induced Kidney Damage in Myeloma

Cisplatin-induced kidney damage is a common side effect cancer patients undergoing cisplatin therapy.  For myeloma patients, the risk of kidney damage is greater because many NDMM patients present with

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Chemo brain Therapies-

According to the research linked below, yoga is an effective chemo brain therapy. I am a long-term cancer survivor myself who has grappled with chemo brain (chemotherapy-induced cognitive dysfunction)

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Functional Decline in Breast Cancer Survivors!?

Functional decline in breast cancer survivors is a fancy way of saying that chemotherapy and radiation cause DNA damage which results in premature aging as well as other long-term side effects. There is

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Marfan Syndrome Aortic Root Dilation

On Wednesday May 8, a Cleveland Clinic doctor told me that I have Marfan’s Syndrome. While I certainly exhibit Marfan symptoms, and while MS certainly runs through my family, I have to admit that

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Radiation-Induced Brachial Plexopathy

Radiation-induced brachial plexopathy is a short, long-term or late stage side effect of radiation causing damage to surrounding tissue. According to research, more than half of all cancer patients will

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Heart Disease Second Malignancy-1st 2nd Cause of Death!

“Of those (cancer) survivors, heart disease is the second leading cause of death. The first leading cause of death is second malignancy…” If you are a cancer survivor, you may need a

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