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Ask the Expert Tip on Treatment for Stage III Lung Cancer

David M. Jackman, MD from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute recently answered your questions on lung cancer as part of CancerConnect’s Guest Moderator Ask the Expert series. Dr. Jackman is a thoracic oncologist... Continue Reading

Understanding Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

Cancer and its treatment can come with a variety of complications, some more serious than others. What Is Osteonecrosis of the Jaw? Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is a severe bone disease that occurs when... Continue Reading

Advanced Directives

Living Wills Every competent adult has, in most cases, the freedom to accept or refuse medical treatment. When you are well, you can talk with your physician and family and make your wishes known. However,... Continue Reading

Caregivers

What is Caregiving and Who are Caregivers? Caregivers are individuals who provide care to chronically ill or disabled family members or friends. It is estimated that more than one quarter of the adult... Continue Reading

Men, Fertility, and Cancer

Men who confront a cancer diagnosis before beginning or completing their families may have many questions about how cancer treatment will affect their ability to have children in the future. The good news... Continue Reading

Caring for Yourself During Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer: How to Manage Hair Loss, Dry Skin, and Brittle Nails

Chemotherapy can be effective treatment for cancer but may also cause physical side effects that may be uncomfortable and affect your appearance. These side effects, however, are manageable. Hair Loss Hair... Continue Reading

Coping with Taste Changes

If you’re undergoing chemotherapy, biologic therapy, or radiation to the head or neck area, one of the side effects you may experience is a change in how things taste. While this may seem like a minor... Continue Reading

Chemotherapy for Older Patients: What You Should Know About the Risk of Infection

As you may already know, chemotherapy works by attacking the rapidly dividing cells it finds in the body, particularly cancer cells because they multiply quickly. However, chemotherapy can’t differentiate... Continue Reading

Cancer Navigators Help Patients with Lung Cancer

Cancer navigators offer patients with lung cancer guidance as they find their way through a cancer journey. By Sally Abrahms In 1992 Anne McNerney was an insurance company executive and the mother of four... Continue Reading

What is a Lung Granuloma?

Granulomas are nodules caused by inflammation. The inflammation may be the result of infectious or noninfectious causes. Granulomas in the lung typically do not produce any symptoms, but may be detected... Continue Reading

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