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6. Medications for Arthritis

Acrucial weapon in the fight against arthritis is medication that, in some cases, slows disease progression as well as easing pain, maximizing joint function, and improving quality of life. There is no one-size-fits-all solution—trial and error may be required to find the drug (or drug combination) that works for you.

Chemotherapy: How to Manage the Side Effects

Chemotherapy: How to Manage the Side Effects

Millions of Americans are diagnosed with some form of cancer every year, and many rely on chemotherapy to fight it. Chemotherapy involves the use of strong medications to kill cancer cells, slow the cancer’s growth, and/or keep the cancer from spreading. Chemotherapy is frequently used in conjunction with surgery or

Coping With Chemotherapy

Nearly 1.7 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. each year, according to the National Cancer Institute. Many are treated with chemotherapy, but the drugs used may cause side effects that impact your quality of life. Fortunately, both medical and non-medical interventions can help cancer patients get

Chemotherapy Side Effects: What to Expect and How You Can Cope

Chemotherapy Side Effects: What to Expect and How You Can Cope

Getting a cancer diagnosis is distressing enough, but for some people, concerns about treating the cancer with chemotherapy can be equally as troubling.

A woman might worry about how chemotherapy for breast cancer may cause hair loss or otherwise alter her appearance. Or a man might be concerned about how chemotherapy

Editor’s Note: Breast Cancer: Getting the Best Care

By Orli R. Etingin, MD, Editor-in-Chief

Breast cancer is a diagnosis that one of every nine women will face in her lifetime. More than ever, it is curable with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Genetic testing and “oncotyping” (identifying the genes in a tumor) are now factors that are considered when deciding

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