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BY Chitra Viswanathan, M.D.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 at the age of 38. My treatment consisted of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation over the course of about 11 months — and with it, came many of the same side effects I’d been hearing about for years from other cancer patients.

As a radiologist at MD Anderson, I was already familiar with many of these side effects. But until I became a patient myself, I don’t think I fully understood what...

Cancerwise blog post: Chitra Viswanathan, M.D., discusses the tips that helped her cope with side effects during her breast cancer treatment