Treatment Side Effects

 

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Protect Yourself from Infection

by Kimberly Hinckley, RN, BSN, CIC, and Brahm H. Segal, MD

Infections are illnesses caused by microorganisms (germs) such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. People with cancer may be at increased risk for infections for a number of reasons.

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How Cancer Affects Your Skin

by Mario E. Lacouture, MD

Dr. Mario Lacouture answers questions on treatment-related skin complications.

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Cancer-Related Fatigue

by Yesne Alici, MD

Cancer-related fatigue is a distress­ing, persistent, and subjective sense of physical or emotional tiredness that is caused by cancer or its treatment and that interferes with day-to-day functioning. Fatigue is one of the most prevalent and troubling side effects cancer survivors experience both during treatment and after treatment ends. It can significantly diminish a survivor’s quality of life.

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