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BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you need chemotherapy as a part of your cancer treatment, you might have some concerns about losing your hair. But does every chemotherapy drug cause hair loss? And is there anything you can do to prevent this possible side effect?

We talked to Deepti Chopra, M.B.B.S., a body image specialist in our Psychiatric Oncology Center. Here’s what she wants patients to know.

What are the most common causes of hair loss during...

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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Roughly 85% of all lung cancer diagnoses are caused by smoking. But what does smoking actually do to your lungs? 

Does the lung...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

What are the symptoms of colorectal cancer in women? Are they any different from the symptoms that men normally experience? And is it possible...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

A bag of simple peppermint candies can provide welcome relief from the nausea that sometimes accompanies chemotherapy. And a tube of high-quality moisturizing cream can do wonders to relieve the skin irritation sometimes caused by radiation therapy.  

But aside from those and other basics, like warm socks and insulated water bottles, what are some of the best gifts to get for patients facing cancer treatment? &nbsp...

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BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you’ve ever struggled with insomnia, you’ve likely heard of melatonin. This nutritional supplement has been widely available in drug stores...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Hairy cell leukemia is a rare blood cancer diagnosed in only about 1,000 people each year in the United States. Usually slow-growing, it’s...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Last updated May 31, 2022

Figuring out how to travel safely has never been more confusing — especially for cancer patients and their...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

You may have heard talk recently about a second COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. But if you’re confused about whether you need one — and what...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you’re age 45 or older, your doctor may have already talked to you about the need to start getting a colonoscopy to check for polyps.&nbsp...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Ever logged into MyChart to check on some lab test results, then just stared blankly at the screen once you saw them? You’re not alone.&nbsp...