What is Palliative Care?

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Commonly mistaken for hospice care, palliative care is a type of outpatient care that is available to improve the quality of life for patients who have a potentially life-threatening disease. Palliative care aims to prevent or treat, as early as possible, the symptoms or side effects of your disease, in addition to related psychological, social … Continued

What You Need to Know About Fertility Preservation

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If you are diagnosed with cancer, you may need to make decisions about your fertility sooner than you had planned. Cancer and some types of treatment can damage sperm in men and eggs in women, and sometimes the reproductive system. It is important to know your options to preserve your fertility before you begin treatment. … Continued

What You Need to Know about Breast Cancer Surgical Choices

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When diagnosed with breast cancer, one of the first topics you, your family and your care team will discuss is your treatment options. For many patients, surgery is the first treatment, followed by chemotherapy or radiation to remove what surgery could not remove. The main goals of surgery for breast cancer patients are: to remove as much … Continued

How to Combat Fatigue During the Cancer Journey

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One of the most common side effects of cancer treatment is feeling fatigued. Fatigue arises because your body is working hard to fight off cancer cells and rebuild healthy cells, which takes a massive amount of energy. The cancer journey can affect patients both physically and emotionally, as they add doctor appointments and treatments into … Continued