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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...

Hands untie silver bow on small gift box

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Many patients who are diagnosed with breast cancer will hear their doctors use the word “adjuvant” to describe certain treatment options.<...

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...

BY John Sullivan

In August 2019, I noticed a small lump on the right side of my neck while shaving. I immediately thought to myself that this was not normal.

I did not want to waste any time. I made an appointment that same day with my family doctor, who referred me to an ear, nose and throat specialist for a biopsy.

That is when I found out I had a rare throat cancer called hypopharynx cancer. This type of cancer affects the bottom of your...

John Sullivan stands beside a Christmas tree with his youngest daughter, Leslie

BY Molly Adams

As you age, you may have trouble remembering important dates like a loved one’s birthday or forget where you left your car keys. Memory loss...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Careli Ann Garza’s colleagues consider her the heartbeat of Gladys Porter Early College High School. As the assistant principal, Careli can...

BY Molly Adams

You probably know that cancer treatment can cause side effects like nausea, fatigue and hair loss. But some types of cancer treatment may...

BY Nancy Gajan

In early 2020, I woke up in the middle of the night to use the restroom. By chance, my hand brushed my right breast, and I felt a lump the...

BY Molly Adams

Some types of chemotherapy can damage nerves, leading to a side effect called peripheral neuropathy. Patients may feel tingling, burning or...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Hand-foot syndrome (also called palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia) is a side effect of some chemotherapy drugs that can cause redness, swelling...