How to Comfort Someone Who Has Cancer
Beverly A. Zavaleta, MD Blog
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2M ago
The worst has happened. Someone you love has told you they have cancer… and you have no clue how to react. Should you stay positive and help them stay positive? Should you cry and hold them while they cry? Should you carry on as normal and pretend it’s not a big deal so they don’t know you’re freaking out inside? Or should you admit to them you have no clue how to support them right now ..read more
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Even Doctors Get Scanxiety
Beverly A. Zavaleta, MD Blog
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1y ago
Don't let the soft pink color of the gown I'm wearing in this selfie fool you - there is nothing cute or soft about scanxiety! Scanxiety is the pre-scan anxiety so particular to cancer survivors that we've given it a special name ..read more
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Still So Tired: Fatigue
Beverly A. Zavaleta, MD Blog
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1y ago
Fatigue is the number one persistent side effect of chemotherapy. By using these strategies, you can actively increase your energy during this healing period ..read more
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Finding Your Cancer Mindset
Beverly A. Zavaleta, MD Blog
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1y ago
It can be difficult to know what mindset will feel most supportive for you as you undergo cancer treatment, and even then, you might find your mindset changes as your experience with cancer evolves. Try this exercise to practice different mindsets and see what feels right for you ..read more
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Bringing Sexy Back After Cancer
Beverly A. Zavaleta, MD Blog
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1y ago
By now, if you’ve spent any time in a cancer support group, whether in person or online, then you’ve probably talked a lot about sex. Cancer and its various treatments, chemotherapy included, can devastate your sex life, and this can contribute to relationship tension, depression and decreased quality of life ..read more
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Your Brain on Chemo
Beverly A. Zavaleta, MD Blog
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1y ago
During chemotherapy, many people feel like their brain doesn’t work properly and the symptoms can go way beyond a simple lack of energy. Chemotherapy patients often report brain dysfunction symptoms such as memory problems, difficulty learning new things, trouble concentrating and trouble staying organized ..read more
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Maintaining Your Mental Health During Cancer Treatment
Beverly A. Zavaleta, MD Blog
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1y ago
When you’re undergoing cancer treatment, the physical effects alone can be so overwhelming that mental health gets lost in the shuffle. Between keeping up with chemo appointments, juggling health insurance and running your daily life, it can be hard to care for your mind and soul ..read more
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Pack Your Chemo Bag: What You Should Bring to Your Chemotherapy Session
Beverly A. Zavaleta, MD Blog
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1y ago
I showed up for my first chemotherapy session with only my purse, my cell phone and perhaps a disposable water bottle. But I had no snacks, no blanket and nothing to pass the time. Did I think I was going to the movies? Why hadn’t I thought about what to bring ..read more
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