Understanding symptoms and treatment side effects of advanced breast cancer

by Lerman, Debbie

Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Haverford, PA, 2009

Whether you are recently diagnosed or have been living years with metastatic breast cancer, this publication will help you cope with symptoms and side effects that impact your life. Based on interviews with LBBC volunteers, our writer reports on the top three symptoms and treatment side effects of advanced breast cancer, pain, fatigue, and depression, anxiety and emotional concerns. Get tools to manage the side effects of radiation, chemotherapy and hormonal and targeted therapies. We discuss hair loss, nausea and vomiting, digestive problems, concerns about the hands and feet, neutropenia, chemo brain, hot flashes, sexual challenges, bone pain, muscle and joint pain and more. A reference table lists common treatments and their possible side effects. This publication was written with guidance from healthcare professionals and women like you; quotes throughout the brochure provide insights from women who have "been there."

Categories: Advanced Cancer, Treatment

Subjects: Advanced breast cancer, Side effects, Treatment

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Last Updated: 27 September, 2013 2:33 pm