Conditions & Treatments
Conditions & Treatments
56 Results Related to "Managing Side Effects from Radiation Therapy"
Cancer treatments can cause a variety of short- and long-term physical side effects. Rehabilitation can treat the physical side effects of cancer treatment.
Hypofractionated Radiation for Breast Cancer
Hypofractionated radiation therapy is a treatment for patients who have had breast-conserving surgery for breast cancer.
Chemotherapy or “chemo” can shrink cancerous tumors, prevent cancer from spreading (metastasizing) elsewhere in the body, or relieve discomfort caused by a tumor.
Interventional Oncology Treatments for Liver Cancer
Interventional radiology treatments can be an effective way to deliver chemotherapy or radiation for primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma).
Hormonal Therapy for Cancer
Doctors may decide to interfere with hormone production in order to stop cancer from spreading, slow it down or decrease the odds it will come back.
Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer
Patients with breast cancer may require radiation treatment to the breast, chest wall and lymph nodes.
It’s important to know that fatigue comes with having cancer and is also a side effect of treatments.
Head and Neck Cancer Treatment
Head and neck cancer treatment may involve radiation therapy, surgery and chemotherapy. Yale Medicine specialists use the latest treatment techniques.
Dyspnea with Advanced Cancers
Feeling as though you can’t take in enough oxygen, called dyspnea or “air hunger,” is a distressing symptom of advanced cancer.
Breast Cancer Surgery
Women and men who are diagnosed with breast cancer have several surgery options to consider. Find out more about how breast cancer is treated.
Anesthesia for Breast Cancer Surgery
Anesthesiologists make sure that patients with breast cancer are safe and comfortable both during and after surgery, tailoring sedation to your needs.
Pediatric Cancer Immunotherapy
Immune therapy uses the body’s own immune system to attack cancer cells. Pediatric cancer immunotherapy has become an important treatment for many childhood cancers.
Lung Cancer Surgery
Lung cancer surgery can offer a cure when the disease is diagnosed in the early stages; more advanced cases may need additional therapies.
Metastatic Brain Tumors
When cancer cells from another organ spread to the brain, the result is called a metastatic brain tumor. This is the most common type of brain cancer.
Oral Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Sometimes a small and harmless-looking sore on the lips or mouth can be a sign of early oral cancer, so it’s important to visit your dentist or doctor to discuss.
New drugs and medical treatments need to go through a series tests called clinical trials. This is how new and better treatments are made possible.
Pediatric Cancer: An Overview
Pediatric cancers although common are highly treatable. Radiation therapy can be used safely and effectively to treat a variety of cancers that affect children.
Immunotherapy works in one of two ways—it can boost mechanisms of the immune system so that it has more strength to fight cancer cells. Or, it can target and destroy certain receptors on cancer cells to prevent them from outsmarting the immune system.