cancer care tips

Overnight chemotherapy treatment

Some chemotherapy regimens require overnight hospital stays. I had to stay in the hospital for 5 days during my chemotherapy sessions. The first time I went in, I had no idea what to expect, so I want to write about my experience to help those who may be going through something similar. This is based on my experience at a private university hospital:

What to bring:

- a blanket. They provide sheets and thin blankets, but the wards are usually so cold. It's nice to have a fleece blanket or something that is warm.

Cancer care during head and neck radiation therapy

IMRT is short for Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. The intensity of the radiation in IMRT can be changed during treatment to spare more adjoining normal tissue than is spared during conventional radiation. Subsequently, an increased dose of radiation can be delivered to the tumor using IMRT. IMRT is a type of conformal radiation, which shapes radiation beams to closely approximate the shape of the tumor.

Dealing with cancer

So you (or your loved one) have cancer. My wife has cancer and I've been doing research to see how I can best support her from a nutritional stand point. Conventional medicine doesn't pay a whole lot of attention to nutrition and diet.

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