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Patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy and radiation may be at risk for Oral Mucositis, a condition characterized by redness, inflammation and ulcer like sores throughout the mouth and throat. Oral Mucositis can be extremely painful and may also lead to infection. The following tips can be hel...
by:DARABioSciences | 298 views
When a spouse becomes a caregiver, their partner's needs often become paramount. So how can a caregiver make sure that they are also have the support they need? Advocate and wife of Patient Power founder Andrew Schorr, Esther Schorr shares how she has coped with Andrew's CLL journey and her advice for engaging an active support system. Get email...
by:patientpower | 407 views
Louis M. Weiner, MD, explains that checkpoint inhibitors represent a promising treatment option for essentially all types of cancer, since a tumor cannot form without first overcoming the immune system. To view more from this discussion, visit http://www.o...
by:onclivetv | 152 views
How can you best communicate with your doctor so you can become more familiar with your laboratory tests? How can doctors do a better job at communicating with patients? Dr. Susan Leclair, chancellor professor in the Department of Science at UMass Dartmouth (, provides tips on how patients can break down the language barriers and have mo...
by:patientpower | 196 views
For Jessica and Esteban Izquierdo, life was good. Both recent graduates settling into their new jobs, they soon made a decision to spend their lives together—a love story that started in Quito, Ecuador, where they fell in love as teenagers. Just three weeks before their wedding, Jessica began to feel more tired than usual and decided that quitting ...
by:patientpower | 296 views
Jean DiCarlo-Wagner is a vibrant Stage III Colorectal Cancer Survivor turned yoga instructor. In this video, she shares her gift of teaching Yoga to cancer survivors at National Women's Survivor Convention. Jean invites you to take your shoes off, enjoy some monkey-see, monkey-do yoga and relax. Sh...
by:SayYEStoHOPE | 882 views
Dr. Michelle Luschen, an interventional radiologist at Sarah Cannon Research Institute, describes what interventional radiology is and how it can provide a benefit to cancer patients. She discusses minimally invasisive, liver directed treatments for liver tumors. and the importance of a multidiscip...
by:SayYEStoHOPE | 364 views
Andrea Lee, RN is a nurse navigataor at Sarah Cannon Research Institute. She talks about navigation and the importance it holds for advanced cancer patients and their families, how navigation can help to make a very difficult sutation easier to handle, and the benefit that patients and their famili...
by:SayYEStoHOPE | 557 views
Asking for support while coping with a life threating illness can be very difficult for some patients. How do you put together a healthcare team? Yolanda Patton, a clinical social of worker at City of Hope, helps patients and their families to recognize when and how to reach out for help. Get email alerts | http://www.p......
by:patientpower | 557 views
Cancer patients are often subjected to strong medications, changes in their blood and dietary restrictions. All of these changes can take a toll on the patient, inducing fatigue. But, how do you recognize when fatigue becomes a problem? Nurse practitioner Anna Antonowich-Jons​son of City of Hope National Medical Center shares how small monitored cha...
by:patientpower | 633 views

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