Our team of experts brings you cancer-related news and research updates.
Cancer patients, their caregivers, and others need to take precautions to lower their risk of getting COVID-19, which is caused by a type of coronavirus. Learn what you can do to help protect yourself and others.
Caring for someone with cancer has become even more serious because of the coronavirus pandemic. The person you care for may be at high risk of infection with COVID-19 because cancer and cancer treatments often weaken their immune systems.
Now that she’s in her 50s, Pam Matthews has more aches, pains, and other physical problems. She blames some of this on age, and some of it on long-term side effects from breast cancer treatment she received in her 30s.
Taking care of someone who’s having cancer surgery may involve helping them get ready before the procedure, being their advocate during recovery, and then helping them get back to daily life again.
Taking care of someone getting chemotherapy can involve helping to make treatment decisions and many other tasks. Knowing what to expect as a caregiver allows you to be helpful while taking care of your own needs too. Learn the basics.
It’s normal to have questions about how to help someone getting radiation treatment. Read the answers to some of the more common ones here. For more help call us at 1-800-227-2345.
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found that older prostate cancer patients getting hormone treatment, called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), were more likely to be diagnosed later with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.