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If you’ve recently received a cancer diagnosis, you probably have a lot of questions. Additionally, you may be eager to do everything in your power to streamline your cancer treatment and to avoid anything that might make your cancer worse. One specific point of discussion...

Going through cancer treatment can be a challenging time. There is a lot of new information to absorb and physical and emotional changes to the process. If you are receiving radiation therapy as part of your cancer treatment, you may have questions about the procedure...

  When you first find out that your doctor is prescribing chemotherapy for your cancer treatment, you may have many questions. And that's understandable; getting answers to some of your questions can help prepare you for your treatment.  Each person's chemotherapy experience will be different, starting with...

Your oncology team may prescribe immunotherapy as part of your treatment plan. There are many new and unfamiliar things that come with a cancer diagnosis, but understanding the treatments that are available to you doesn’t have to be a mystery. Here is all the information...

Preparing for your first chemotherapy appointment can be stressful and overwhelming. It is a new experience, and you may be wondering about the procedure itself and its side effects. It can be challenging, but you don’t have to worry about going into this experience alone....

Iron is very important in maintaining many body functions, including the production of hemoglobin, the molecule in your blood that carries oxygen. Iron is also necessary to maintain healthy cells, skin, hair, and nails. Iron from the food you eat is absorbed into the body by...

Blood cancers affect the production and function of your blood cells. Most of these cancers start in your bone marrow where blood is produced. Stem cells in your bone marrow mature and develop into three types of blood cells: red blood cells, white blood cells,...

Chemotherapy often involves severe adverse effects, but recent scientific advances mean that many of these are far more manageable than in the past. Depending on the type and extent of the treatment and other individual factors, adverse effects can range from mild to severe. Some...

Hematology is the study of blood in health and disease. It includes problems with the red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, blood vessels, bone marrow, lymph nodes, spleen, and the proteins involved in bleeding and clotting (hemostasis and thrombosis). A hematologist is a medical...