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Articles That Discuss side effects ID and prevention

PolyPill for Heart Failure

Taking a polypill for heart failure, according to research, may have real benefits. But, like all conventional medications, there are strengths and weaknesses, pros and cons for anyone considering this

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Napping and Heart Health

How does my occasional daytime napping affect my heart health? I ask because I am a long-term cancer survivor who was diagnosed with chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy in late 2010. Cardiotoxic chemo

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Arterial Stiffness Therapy

I actively work to prevent arterial stiffness. That may sound like an odd opening sentence for a blog post but let me explain. First of all, I am a long-term cancer survivor struggling with a host of long-term

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Chemotherapy-induced Cardiomyopathy Risk

“Genotype, along with cumulative chemotherapy dosage and traditional cardiovascular risk factors improves identification of cancer patients at highest risk for Chemotherapy-induced Cardiomyopathy

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Aortic Root Dilation Management

I say aortic root dilation management because I am not yet ready for any type of surgical therapy for my aortic root dilation aka my aortic root slowly growing. According to echocardiograms, my aortic

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PostOperative Mortality following Surgery?

What is the association between severity of heart failure and risk of postoperative mortality among patients undergoing ambulatory surgery? I am a cancer survivor living with cardiomyopathy as well as

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Living w/ Congestive Heart Failure

“Although there is no cure for congestive heart failure, it’s important to manage the condition with medication and lifestyle changes to prevent it from worsening.” I disagree with the Everyday

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Prevent, Slow Dementia

Prevent, slow dementia? I am a long-term cancer survivor who has struggled with a side effect called chemo brain for years. Based on my research and experience chemo brain is a due to inflammation from

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Melatonin Protects Against Radiation Damage

According to research, about half of all cancer patients undergo radiation. One of the most common questions I get is how to protect against radiation damage. According to the study linked and excerpted

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Ocular Inflammatory Diseases

Writing about ocular inflammatory diseases is way out of my depth. When I read the study below I had to write about cyclophosphamide aka cytoxan. Or I should say, the short, long-term and late stage side

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Elderly Cancer Is Different!

Elderly cancer patients, people 70 years of age or older, have difficulty dealing with toxicity. In general, older cancer patients develop side effects more readily than younger people do. According to

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Persistent Chemotherapy‐Induced Alopecia

Persistent Chemotherapy‐Induced Alopecia, permanent hair loss, can happen. When I had chemotherapy, I lost all my hair. But eventually it grew back. According to the research linked below, there are

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