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BY Pamela Schlembach, M.D.

Keeping cool during the summer can be a challenge for even the healthiest individuals. So, how do you manage it when you’re a cancer patient? Is there anything special you should do to cope with scorching outdoor temperatures if you’re in active cancer treatment?

Here are five things I tell my patients.

Don’t underestimate the value of good hydration

When it comes to dealing with extreme heat, the biggest challenge...

Illustration of woman in pink shirt standing in front of fan cooling off against a blue background

BY Pamela Schlembach, M.D.

Between all of the decorating, baking, cooking, parties, shopping and events, the holiday season can be stressful. And, adding cancer treatment...

BY Pamela Schlembach, M.D.

"I just want a good night's sleep, doctor." This is something I hear very frequently from my cancer patients on our weekly visits...

BY Pamela Schlembach, M.D.

If you ask a patient who has just completed cancer treatment how he or she is feeling, very often the answer you'll get is, "Great!" Most patients are relieved to be through with their treatment and are ready to get on with their lives.

Dig a little deeper, though, and patients usually will confess that they're feeling a little tired.

Unfortunately, fatigue is a common side effect of both chemotherapy and...