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Care During Chemotherapy and Beyond

Frequently Asked Questions



ACT Chemotherapy

QUESTION: My friend has been prescribed ACT Chemotherapy for breast cancer. Can you tell me about this? Does Taxol have side effects?


Aredia - Use and Side Effects Information

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?


Bone Marrow Biopsy

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?


Flu Shot and Chemotherapy Together?

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?


Holiday Energy Conservation - Cancer Therapy and Fatigue

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.


Legitimate Treatments for Cancer

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?


Menopause & Chemotherapy

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 for this?


Sperm Banking

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?