Care During Chemotherapy and Beyond
Frequently Asked Questions
QUESTION: My friend has been prescribed ACT Chemotherapy for breast cancer. Can
you tell me about this? Does Taxol have side effects?
QUESTION: My mother has breast cancer that has spread to her bones. She goes for
treatment and gets a medication called Aredia. What is the medication Aredia used
for? What are Aredia's side effects?
QUESTION: I have been told that I need a bone marrow biopsy. I am worried about
this test. Can you tell me what I need to prepare for?
QUESTION: I have recently completed chemotherapy for cancer. Some of my friends
have been getting flu shots. Is it a good idea for me to get a flu shot?
QUESTION: I have been a very active person undergoing cancer therapy treatment for
the past six months. I find that my mind is still very active and motivated but
my body is tired out. With the holidays approaching, I wonder if you could recommend
any energy conserving techniques that would still allow me to participate fully
and minimize the impact of fatigue related to cancer therapy.
QUESTION: I have just been diagnosed with inoperable cancer. I'm getting advice
from friends and relatives to check into all types of different treatments they
have heard about. How can you judge if various treatments for cancer are legitimate?
QUESTION: I am preparing to start chemotherapy for treatment of cancer. I am a young
(in my late 30's) woman and my doctor told me I may have symptoms of menopause.
What does this mean? Is it permanent? Can I become pregnant? Is there treatment
QUESTION: I am a 28 year old male and about to start treatment for Hodgkin's disease.
I understand that some treatments can cause fertility problems. How would I learn
more about the process of sperm banking?
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