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Leukemia and Lymphoma- Symptoms and Side Effect Management

Managing the symptoms of blood cancers, as well as the side effects of treatment can be a big challenge. Learn all about symptoms and side effects, as well as helpful tips to help keep them in control.
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Managing Side Effects From Leukemia and Lymphoma Treatment

Types of Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting
Chemotherapy can cause different types of nausea and vomiting. Here is a guide to acute, delayed and anticipatory nause and vomiting with chemotherapy.

Leukemia Signs and Symptoms
Learn the most common signs and symptoms of leukemia,and what causes them.

Chemotherapy Drugs and the Risk of Nausea and Vomiting
The risk of nausea and vomiting with chemotherapy depends upon the type of chemotherapy drugs being administered. Find out the risk of nausea and vomiting with different chemotherapy drugs.

Treatment of Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting
Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting can be treated with several effective agents. Here is an introduction to treatment of chemotherapy related nausea and vomiting.

The Role of Cannabinoids in Cancer Care
Cannabinoids, a compound found in the marijuana plant cannabis sativa, have a role to play in cancer therapy. Learn how these medications can help when other drugs cannot.

Questions on Chemotherapy Related Nausea and Vomiting
Why does chemotherapy cause nausea and vomiting? What are the types of chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting? Which chemotherapy drugs cause more nausea and vomiting? How is nausea and vomiting controlled?

FAQs About Mouth Care for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Patient
Treatment for leukemia and lymphoma, such as chemo and radiation therapy, can lead to very painful sores in your mouth or throat. This condition is called oral mucositis, and while it may be difficult to treat once it occurs, there are steps you can take to help prevent it and decrease the likelihood of developing complications from it.

Dental Care During Cancer Treatment
Complications in the mouth and teeth are common during and after treatment for blood and marrow cancers. Learn how dentists can be an important part of your cancer care, and what you can do to prevent oral complications.

Chemotherapy and Low White Blood Cell (WBC) Counts
Chemotherapy may result in fall of white blood cell counts (WBCs). Why does the cell count fall? How is this chemotherapy related fall in blood counts detected and treated?

What You Need to Know About Living with Low Platelets
If you have low platelets in your blood, or thrombocytopenia, your ability to form clots and stop bleeding may be impaired. Therefore, there are some things you should know about living with low platelets.

Which Drug Products Contain ASA?
If you have low platelet counts, your doctor may tell you to avoid medications that contain acetylsalicylic acid (ASA, or aspirin). Here is a list of medications that contain ASA or related chemicals.

Allergic Reactions with Rituximab
Allergic reactions are common with Rituxan infusions, given for lymphoma. Why do these reactions occur? What are the signs of Rituxan allergy? How are these reactions treated and prevented?

Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD)
Graft versus host disease is a common complication of an allogeneic bone marrow or stem cell transplant. Understand why GVHD occurs, its symptoms, prevention and treatment.

Why Does Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD) Happen?
Graft versus host disease (GVHD) is one of the complications of a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. Find out why GHVD happens in this article.

Symptoms of Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD)
GVHD is one of the common complications of a bone marrow or stem cell transplant for lymphomas. Find out the symptoms of GVHD and recognize it early.

Treatment of Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD)
Graft versus host disease (GVHD) is a common and occasionally life threatening complication of bone marrow and stem cell transplants. Find out how GVHD is treated.

Swallowing Problems During Radiotherapy
Swallowing difficulty, also called dysphagia, is common after radiation treatment to the neck and chest. Find out all about swallowing problems with radiotherapy in this article.

Managing Skin Reactions During Radiation Treatment
Skin reactions are a common side effect following external beam radiation. Learn about this side effect, and suggestions for caring for your skin during radiation therapy.

How to Manage Itchy Skin
In patients with leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma, itchy skin can be caused by a number of factors. Itchy skin can be more than just irritating, however. Our skin is our first line of protection from infection, so when we scratch we are increasing our risk of complications. Learn how to manage this annoying side effect.

Why Does Nausea and Vomiting Occur With Chemotherapy?
Nausea and vomiting are extremely common after certain chemotherapy regimens. Why does nausea and vomiting occur after chemotherapy?

Diet Tips During Chemotherapy
You need to maintain a good and balanced diet while you receive chemotherapy. Here are some tips on tackling a poor appetite, choosing your food and ensuring a clean diet on chemotherapy.

Side Effects of Treatment
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are highly effective, but often at the cost of side-effects during treatment. Learn about common side effects and how to deal with them.

Lung Damage Following Blood Cancer Treatment- Pulmonary Toxicity
Treatment for blood and marrow cancers can cause damage to lungs called pulmonary toxicity. Learn what causes pulmonary toxicity, and what can be done about it.

Dealing With Loss of Appetite
While a loss of appetite is common during treatment for blood cancers such as leukemia or lymphoma, it can have serious consequences. Here are few tips on how to keep up your nutrition during cancer treatment.

Coping with Taste Changes Following Cancer Treatment
Taste changes are a common and distressing side effect of cancer treatment. Here is what causes it, and what you can do about it.

Why are Blood Tests Required Before Each Cycle of Chemotherapy?
Whay are blood tests required before each cycle of chemotherapy for lymphomas?

Hair Loss Following Blood Cancer Treatment
Hair loss is one of the most common side effects after cancer treatment. Learn what causes it, and what to expect.

In many cases, hair loss is unavoidable during treatment for blood cancers....
In many cases, hair loss is unavoidable during treatment for blood cancers. Learn a few strategies for minimizing the impact of treatment related hair loss.

What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy is caused by damage to nerves in the body. Learn about peripheral neuropathy, and tips on how to manage if you have it.

Hair Loss During Treatment - What You Need to Know
Chemotherapy and Radiation cause hair loss. Find out why it occurs, how it can be prevented and how you can cope with hair loss.

Feeling Better With Leukemia or Lymphoma
Keeping up your physical appearance while undergoing treatment for leukemia or lymphoma can make a big difference how you feel emotionally and spiritually. Learn tips on quick and easy ways to look better

Living With Cancer Related Fatigue
All of us have been very tired at one point or another in our lives, but we can usually recover with a nap or a good night’s rest. Cancer related fatigue is much, much more than that. Learn why you feel so tired, and what to do about it.

Tips to Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Sleep is necessary for keeping our minds and bodies healthy, but can be hard to achieve for people with cancer. Learn these tips for managing sleep problems.

Exercise During Cancer Treatment
Exercise is beneficial during treatment for blood and marrow cancers, but what kind of activity is best and how do you get started?

Exercise Precautions During Blood Cancer Treatment
Exercise during cancer treatment can help combat side effects and keep your spirits up, but what kinds of precautions do blood and marrow cancer patients need to take?

Warning Signs of Lymphoma
Know the warning signs that halp you recognize lymphoma early. Understand the symptoms and why they occur.

What are B-symptoms?
The presence or absence of B symptoms make an great impact in the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of lymphomas. What are these and what makes them so important?

What is the Hodgkin Itch?
Itching is one of the peculiar symptoms of Hodgkin lymphoma. Why does it occur and what does it mean?

Are Enlarged Lymph Nodes Always a Sign of Lymphoma?
Enlargement of lymph nodes is the commonest symptom of lymphoma. Yet lymph nodes can enlarge in many other illnesses as well. Find out what enlarged lymph nodes really mean.

What is Pel-Ebstein Fever?
Fever is one of important symptoms of Hodgkin lymphoma. Individuals with Hodgkin Lymphoma may have a special pattern of fever that is thought to be very characteristic of this disease. Learn more about this symptom.

Treatment Related Constipation - All About Treatment Related Constipation
Treatment Related Constipation - All About Treatment Related Constipation

What is Anemia?
Anemia means you have a low number of red blood cells or hemoglobin in your blood. Learn what causes anemia and how doctors treat it.

What You Need To Know About Living With Low White Blood Cells
If you have low white blood cell counts, you are at increased risk of developing a serious infection. Therefore, there are a few things you need to know about living with low white cells.

Is red urine following chemotherapy normal?
Is red urine following chemo normal? Find out what causes red urine and what you can do about it.

What is Hemorrhagic Cystitis?
Hemorrhagic cystitis is a complication characterized by blood in the urine and painful voiding. Learn what causes hemorrhagic cystitis and how it can be prevented.

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