Supportive Care

Worried About Nausea? Read This.

Antiemetics help patients avoid a much-feared side effect: chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. By Kari Bohlke, ScD Nausea and vomiting are among the most feared side effects of chemotherapy. Without effective prevention, these symptoms can have a dramatic impact on quality of life and physical and emotional well-being. The good news is, new, more effective antiemetic […]

Caring for Sensitive Skin During Cancer Treatment

By Sandra Graham Developing sensitive skin during cancer treatment is quite common because the treatments disrupt your skin’s normal process of rejuvenation. You may be literally uncomfortable in your own skin during this time, as you experience dryness, increased sensitivity, and perhaps changes to your skin’s texture. Skin Care Routine To offset these temporary changes, […]

Complementary and Alternative Therapy

by Laurie Wertich Spring 2006 Life doesn’t stop happening to you even when you get cancer,” Suzanne Guerrero says, and she ought to know. The 40-year-old Boise, Idaho, resident is currently undergoing treatment for stage I invasive breast cancer. “Even during cancer treatment, your car still breaks down, you still go through a divorce, or […]

weSPARK

One woman’s dream of a cancer support community thrives in southern California. When Wendie Jo Sperber was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997, she realized that cancer patients and their loved ones have needs beyond those served by treatment and medical support. Her own experience led her to found weSPARK Cancer Support Community, an independently […]