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Fatigue

Cancer Fatigue What is Cancer Related Fatigue? Cancer related fatigue (CRF- sometimes simply called “cancer fatigue”) is one of the most common side effects of cancers and its treatment. It is often described as “paralyzing.” Usually, it comes on suddenly, does not result from activity or exertion, and is not relieved by rest or sleep. [...]

By | July 18th, 2017|Cancer News|Comments Off on Fatigue

Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

July is Bladder Cancer awareness month! Bladder cancer can often be found early because it causes blood in your urine and other urinary symptoms. Bladder cancer begins when cells in the urinary bladder start to grow uncontrollably. As more cancer cells develop, they can form a tumor and spread to other areas of the body. [...]

By | July 3rd, 2017|Cancer News|Comments Off on Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

Battling the Suns Harmful Rays

Summer is a time when everyone wants to be outside enjoying the sunshine, the beach, the pool, or any outdoor activity. While undergoing chemotherapy there are a few precautions you should take to keep safe and healthy from the sun’s harmful rays. Here are some helpful tips to get you through the summer: • Try [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Cancer News|Comments Off on Battling the Suns Harmful Rays

Summer Eats: Mustard Chicken and Summer Vegetables

Eating Healthy is a big part of your Cancer Journey here at CHOA. You will feel better, You will have more energy, and your body will be getting the fuel it needs to heal. Below is great Recipe to try this Summer! Enjoy! Mustard Chicken and Summer Vegetables Sweet roasted vegetables and tangy marinated chicken [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|Cancer News|Comments Off on Summer Eats: Mustard Chicken and Summer Vegetables

Dragon Boat and Move It

Recently Team CHOA competed in the Dragon Boat Races here in Charleston. Dragon Boat Charleston’s mission is Promoting Physical & Mental Wellness among Cancer Survivors and their Community through Dragon Boating. Their Goal is to redefine Cancer Survivorship. Mental and physical wellness is a big part of a cancer survivor’s journey.  It has been going [...]

By | May 26th, 2017|Cancer News|Comments Off on Dragon Boat and Move It

May is Brain Cancer and Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Brain Cancer: Primary brain tumors can be either malignant (contain cancer cells) or benign (do not contain cancer cells). A primary brain tumor is a tumor which begins in the brain. If a cancerous tumor which starts elsewhere in the body sends cells which end up growing in the brain, such tumors are then called [...]

By | May 11th, 2017|Cancer News|Comments Off on May is Brain Cancer and Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Dealing with Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a very common side effect when taking chemotherapy. Here are some suggestions on how to combat it! Immodium- AD: First Dose: Take 2 caplets (4mg) of Imodium A-D (loperamide HCL) During the Day: Take 1 caplet every 2 hours During the Night: Take 2 caplets at bedtime and 2 caplets every 4 hours [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|Cancer News|Comments Off on Dealing with Diarrhea

Why Exercise?

Why Exercise? Several studies have proven that exercising while going through treatment can increase survival rate and decrease fatigue. It can improve prognosis and quality of life. However, it is important to discuss all physical activity and exercise plans with your physician before starting anything. • 30min of exercise 5 days a week is ideal. [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|Cancer News|Comments Off on Why Exercise?

Neutropenic Precautions

Hand Washing- The number one way to prevent illness. This not only includes the patient, but those in contact with the patient. Soap and warm water is best but hand sanitizer may be used as well. Avoid Crowds – ex: Going to the mall, grocery store, church, or riding the bus. If someone must go out, they should avoid [...]

By | March 27th, 2017|Cancer News|Comments Off on Neutropenic Precautions

Dignicap is here at CHOA

Here at Charleston Hematology Oncology Associates we have the new DIGNICAP technology that allows patients to keep their hair during treatment. It is currently only FDA approved for Women with Breast Cancer. We are 1 of 10 practices around the country with this machine. The machine works by cooling the scalp causing a reduced blood [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Cancer News|0 Comments