This video will inform a person why chemotherapy is used to treat cancer and why it is important to schedule therapy over series of courses.
Cancer treatments like traditional chemotherapy and radiation therapy are designed to kill cancer cells. But they also harm healthy cells. This can cause serious side effects. Targeted therapy is a different type of treatment. It targets only the cancer cells in your body. This minimizes the damage to healthy cells.
This video will inform a patient why taking their medication as directed is crucial for good treatment outcomes and quality of life.
Explains what chemotherapy is and discusses questions people may have, such as how often they will have treatment and how it will be given. Explains common side effects, why they happen, ways your healthcare providers can help you manage them, and tips for managing them at home.
This video will inform a patient how immunotherapy uses the body's own immune system to fight cancer.
This video will inform a patient what radiation therapy is and how it is generally used to kill cancer cells.
This nonsurgical procedure uses beams of radiation to treat tumors or lesions deep inside the brain. The treatment may take several hours. Children may be given general anesthesia to keep them from moving during the procedure, but adults are usually kept awake.
Explains the different types of external beam and internal radiation therapy that are used as treatments for cancer. Covers ways that doctors attempt to protect healthy cells from harm. Lists which side effects might result from treatment to specific parts of the body and offers tips for managing them.
Managing Side Effects
This video will give a patient some ways to prevent, lessen and cope with the common side effect of nausea and vomiting during cancer treatment.
This video will give the patient an idea of what Neutropenia is, and learn some ways to protect him/herself from infection.
This video will provide a person with some ways to prevent and lessen fatigue, which is a common side effect during cancer treatment.
This video will teach a patient ways to prevent, lessen, and cope with diarrhea, which is a common side effect of cancer treatment.
This video will give a patient an overview of some of the ways to lessen and cope with pain that is a common side effect of cancer treatment.
This video will give a patient some ways to prevent, lessen and cope with hair loss which is a common side effect of cancer treatment.
Bone marrow is a soft, spongy tissue found inside the large bones in your body. It's where new blood cells are made. Bone marrow can be damaged by disease. It can be destroyed by chemotherapy or radiation therapy. A stem cell transplant uses healthy stem cells to rebuild your damaged bone marrow.