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genetic cancer

How Genetic Predisposition Testing can Help in the Fight against Cancer

Having cancer in your family can be terrifying, and it also means that you may have to cope with a beloved family member falling ill on more than one occasion. It can be particularly scary when you have a child as well, as them falling ill from it is something which you have nightmares over […]

Brachytherapy for Breast Cancer Treatment

Brachytherapy for Breast Cancer Treatment

Brachytherapy is a type of a radiotherapy in which a source of radiation is place inside or very close to the area which requires treatment. This type of a treatment is also known as internal radiotherapy, curietherapy or sealed source radio therapy. Brachytherapy is generally used for the treatment of breast cancer, cervical cancer, prostate […]

Male Fertility Preservation

Male Fertility Preservation During Cancer Treatment

Male fertility preservation techniques are used to preserve fertility preservation for the future. The most common application for such procedures are for men undergoing cancer treatments such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy, that could result in temporary or permanent male infertility. It can also be used where the male is not yet ready to father a […]

Palliative Care In Cancer

How Alternative Therapies Can Help with Palliative Care in Cancer

It is often the case that the cancer itself scares a person, but equally the treatment for the disease, its side effects and the impacts it can have on one’s life can cause apprehension. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation; the most commonly used treatments for cancer can cause very significant distress and for this reason the […]

Cancer Rehabilitation

The Main Principles of Cancer Rehabilitation

Cancer can be a life altering and quite devastating condition, not just for the cancer sufferer but all of those close to them. For those who have triumphed over this disease; and the number of cancer survivors is increasing all the time; Cancer Rehabilitation becomes vital so that the cancer survivor can live as full […]

Tips to Cope with Chemo

Useful Tips to Cope with Chemo

Though chemo has the potential to save lives, it is also a therapy that is troublesome in itself and which can cause side effects and very severe distress to the cancer sufferer. Dealing with nausea Nausea is a very common side effect and to combat this make dietary changes to exclude fatty, greasy foods and […]

Chemotherapy

Common Side Effects of Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a word coined for the use of chemicals as therapy for various problems including cancers, autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, dermatomyositis, as well as for lowering risk of transplant rejection. Chemotherapy is one of the most commonly used to treat cancers; which are diseases that occur due to a combination of […]

Protecting the Skin

How to Protect Your Skin After Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy?

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy can greatly change your skinís pigmentation, color and freshness. Changes that you observe after undergoing these therapies include: Dry and itchy skin Hives or rashes Hypersensitivity to sunlight Formation of rings under your eyes Feel better about yourself: Undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy leads to low self-esteem. In order to feel […]