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Designed to safely relieve the negative side effects of treatments, complementary care can also reduce the chances of cancer recurrence.
When Peggy Weiler was diagnosed with cervical cancer, she was relieved to find excellent cancer care only minutes away from her Vermilion home.
In recent years, cancer physicians and radiation oncologists have been whittling away at the length of time for radiation treatment. The goal: to make radiation treatment more convenient for the patient, with fewer side effects.
Scalp cooling is a process that can help lessen hair loss caused by certain chemotherapy drugs. It uses a specially fitted cap that you wear before, during and after chemo. The cap is hooked up to a machine that keeps it cold.
Now that safety measures are in place to protect patients against the spread of COVID-19, there is no reason that cancer screenings can’t take place as recommended by your physician.
Whether you should get vaccinated depend on many factors, such as the type of vaccine, the type of cancer you have or have had, if you are in active treatment or if your immune system is working properly.
Working 12-hour days in the intense world of private equity, Tara Hyland was living life at a frenetic pace when alarms began sounding in her previously healthy 31-year-old body.
Pat’s perspective was, “I can do this. My mantra was to put one foot in front of the other and keep going.” And keep going, she did.