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BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you need radiation therapy as a part of your breast cancer treatment, you may have questions about side effects.

What are the most common side effects, for instance? How long will they last? And, is there any way to prevent or reduce them?

To learn more, we went to Wendy Woodward, M.D., Ph.D., a radiation oncologist and researcher who specializes in breast cancer. 

What side effects does radiation therapy...

Wendy Woodward, M.D., Ph.D., stands next to a radiation therapy machine.

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you’re receiving chemotherapy as a part of your cancer treatment, you’ve probably already learned a few tricks to make the experience easier...

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...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Lymphedema is a side effect of cancer treatment that can cause swelling in the arms and legs. It happens when lymphatic fluid doesn’t drain properly from the limbs. That may be because nearby lymph nodes were removed to look for the spread of cancer or the lymphatic system itself was damaged during radiation therapy or other cancer treatments. 

To learn more about the surgical options that can help relieve lymphedema, we talked...

Medical illustration of swollen arm due to backup of lymphatic fluid in vessels

BY Lisa Garcia

Cancer and its treatments, such as chemotherapy and surgery, can sometimes affect a patient’s physical and cognitive functions. This can affect...

BY Molly Adams

One of the earliest and most common side effects of pancreatic cancer is pain. The pancreas sits below your sternum in your mid-abdomen and...

BY Steven Champagne

When I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in October 2009, I knew exactly where I wanted to go for my cancer treatment.

Because with...

BY Devon Carter

Many types of cancers can spread to the bone, leading to areas of damage called lesions. 80% of patients with metastatic prostate cancer develop...

BY Josiah Halm, M.D.

I used to think I was going to be a lawyer like my father. But in Ghana, the West African country where I grew up, education is modeled after...

BY Stacy Diao

Many patients will be prescribed chemotherapy as a part of their cancer treatment plan. That could involve taking pills at home or wearing...