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Monitoring Leukemia Featured Content

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Palliative care is comfort care given to a patient who has a serious or life-threatening disease, such as cancer, from the time of diagnosis and throughout the course of illness. It is usually prov... more
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Nausea is when you feel sick to your stomach, like you are going to throw up. Learn the best time for you to eat and drink. Some people feel better when they eat a little just before treatment. Oth... more
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It is very important to prevent and control nausea and vomiting in patients receiving chemotherapy. Uncontrolled nausea and vomiting can interfere with your ability to receive cancer treatment and ... more
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Everyone feels depressed at some time in their life. People who are diagnosed with cancer, because of the added experience of stress, sadness and grief, will frequently describe themselves as depre... more
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Insomnia is defined as a sleep problem. It is thought that up to 60 million Americans have insomnia and that up to 50% of patients with cancer have insomnia at some time. Insomnia symptoms and mana... more
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Neutropenia is an abnormally low count of neutrophils; the white blood cells that help your immune system fight off infections. Certain types of chemotherapy may temporarily lower the number of neu... more
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Mucositis is the inflammation of the mucous membranes that line the digestive tract. Mucositis/stomatitis occurs when there is irritation to the cells of the mucous membranes that line the mouth, t... more
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Often patients and their family members say the experience of cancer is one of the most stressful events in their life. Nearly half of all cancer patients are affected by some form of anxiety in re... more
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Anemia is defined as a decrease in the number of red blood cells. When you are anemic, you may experience fatigue or tiredness, and a lack of energy. Listed in this resource are steps you can take ... more

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