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As radiation and chemo drugs attack cancer cells, they may also damage healthy cells and cause side effects in the process. Not all patients will experience side effects, yet for those who do, the duration and degree can vary.

Working with their healthcare providers, patients can explore various remedies for their side effects. Some conditions can be managed with supplements or changes in diet and routine, while others may require medications.

Learning about the various options to alleviate the discomfort of therapy side effects, patients are more equipped to manage their treatment.


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  • Treatment Side Effects Support

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Hi, I'm Cheryl L P.
I am still having bouts of nausea and fatigue. It has been three years since I was diagnosed . My doctor said it can hit at anytime but how long before it stops. I can't stop sweating from hot fla...
  • Sat Jun 4, 2016 · Like2
Stage IIIA Ductal Breast Cancer
My GP prescribed a low dose of Trazodone, an antidepressant, taken at night. It really helps me sleep.
  • Sat Mar 7, 2015 ·
I'm Stephanie McWhorter-Brown, and I'm a survivor of Breast Cancer
I am new to all of this. I just had my port placed. I have scans tomorrow for final staging but they say at least stage 3 breast cancer due to lymphnode involvement. I have been looking into things...
  • Tue Jun 8, 2021 · Like1
Hi, I'm Carrie
Hello. I will be going for my 3rd chemo visit (6 total) and I also get radiation. The only side effects that I'm aware of, for me, is sun sensitivity. I now get sunburned very quickly when I'm outs...
  • Sun Nov 8, 2015 · Like1
Stage IIIA Ductal Breast Cancer
I know that bloody discharge while on Tamoxifen should be checked out, but what about after stopping taking it? I was on it for only a year and had to stop due to intolerable hot flashes. Has anyo...
  • Sat Dec 27, 2014 · Like1
Hi, I'm Dennis B T.
Salts work great ! My wife makes these salts and used them during her chemo treatments . I will be using them very soon to help detox from the chemo . Her name is Andree Terry and has dedicated her...
  • Thu Sep 24, 2015 · Like4
Created Jun 29, 2011
For years cancer survivors have worried about, joked about, and been frustrated with the mental cloudiness they sometimes notice before, during, and after chemotherapy. Even though its exact cause ... more
Uploaded Jun 16, 2011
Lymphedema is swelling caused by abnormality in the lymphatic system. Effective treatment for lymphedema is available, although early diagnosis is important because treatment is most effective when... more
Created Jun 15, 2011
Not everyone gets the same chemo drugs and not everyone will experience side effects. Chemo given for some cancers may cause more side effects than chemo for other cancers. Your general state of he... more
Created Jun 15, 2011
Some medications used to control nausea may affect a man's hormone balance and cause impotence. The physical side effects of chemotherapy and hormonal therapy may also cause this condition. Impoten... more