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Articles That Discuss side effects ID and prevention

Whole Brain Radiation

My chemobrain seems insignificant when compared to the side effects caused by whole brain radiation. Ironically, years of research into brain health helps me write a better post about whole brain radiation.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Heals Radiation Damage

Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy (HBOT) heals radiation damage. I know is from personal experience as well as from numerous studies found throughout the Internet. Unfortunately, the article below questions the

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GERD and Diet

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, GERD and diet- what you eat, day in, day out, makes a difference in your risk of Barrett’s Esophagus (BE) and your risk of Esophageal Cancer (EC). As the first article

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Cardiotoxicity Prevention

Cardiotoxicity prevention is particularly important to me. I am a long-term cancer survivor who developed chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy and chronic atrial fibrillation in late 2010- fully 15 years

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Bladder Damage

Both chemotherapy and radiation can cause bladder damage. The article linked below talks mainly about radiation and prostate cancer but it’s important to cite the many different types of side effects

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Non-Toxic Diabetes Control

Why is a cancer coach writing about non-toxic diabetes control? While the focus of PeopleBeatingCancer is cancer, I have to also admit that I am interested in evidence-based non-conventional, non-toxic

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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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