Información sobre riesgo, prevención, detección, síntomas, diagnosis, tratamiento y apoyo para el cáncer.
Información sobre el tratamiento del cáncer incluyendo quirúrgica, quimioterapia, radioterapia, estudios clínicos, terapia con protón, medicina complementaria avanzadas.
OncoLink se complace en ofrecer una amplia lista de lista completa de los agentes quimioterapéuticos más comúnmente usados??. Esta guía de referencia incluye información sobre la forma en que cada fármaco se administra, cómo funcionan, y los pacientes los efectos secundarios comunes pueden experimentar.
Maneras que los pacientes de cáncer y las personas que le cuidan puedan enfrentar el cáncer, los efectos secundarios, nutrición, cuestiones en general sobre el apoyo para el cáncer, duelo/decisiones sobre el termino de vida, y experiencias compartidas por sobrevivientes.
What is constipation? Constipation is a decrease in the number of daily bowel movements and/or the difficult passage of hard stool. It may cause discomfort or bleeding from the rectum. This may be caused by decreased fluid and/or food intake,...
Diarrhea is the passage of loose or watery stools three or more times a day that may or may not cause pain or discomfort in the abdomen and/or rectum. Because diarrhea can cause many problems, including dehydration, loss of important nutrients,...
Lidiando con la boca seca (Xerostomía)
This hand-out answers questions about and offers tips for coping with dry mouth (xerostomia) resulting from radiation treatment.
Effects of Radiotherapy on the Oral Cavity
INTRODUCTION Approximately one million people will develop invasive cancer each year. Of these, 40% will receive curative benefit from surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or a combination modality.(5) In dealing with patients with cancer of the...
Esophagitis is a painful inflammation of the esophagus caused by cancer treatment.
Guide to Blood Counts
Cancer therapy not only destroys cancerous cells, but may affect healthy cells in your body. Blood cells are commonly affected during cancer therapy, and this can lead to problems depending on the function of that blood cell. Use the blood count...
Loss of Appetite
Good nutrition is very important during radiation therapy because protein and calories are needed to repair normal cells in the treatment field that have been damaged. Some people lose their appetite during radiation therapy. The causes of loss of...
Cuenta de plaqueta baja (Thrombocytopenia)
Thrombocytopenia is a low level of platelets. Radiation therapy and certain chemotherapy medications can damage platelets and lead to thrombocytopenia. Patients receiving a combination of radiation therapy and chemotherapy are at greater risk for...
Low Red Blood Cell Count (Anemia)
Anemia is a decrease in the number of red blood cells (RBCs). Since most cancer therapies destroy cells that grow at a fast rate, and red blood cells have relatively rapid growth rates, they are often affected. An important part of the RBC is...
Low White Blood Cell Count/Neutropenia
White blood cells (WBC) are one part of our body's immune system, working to protect us against infection. A neutrophil is one type of WBC and they make up the majority of WBCs. They are the "first responders" and quickly appear at the site of...
Mouth sores are small cuts or open ulcers that can occur anywhere in the mouth. The sores may be bright red or may have small white patches in the middle, and sometimes may bleed. Patients receiving radiation therapy to the head and neck area may...
|Nausea and Vomiting|
|Shortness of Breath (Dyspnea)|
Skin Reactions From Radiation
Information on caring for your skin during radiation therapy.
Cambios del gusto durante terapia del cáncer
This hand-out provides tips for managing taste changes associated with cancer and treatment.
|Consejos para lidiar con la incontinencia urinaria (para mujeres)|
|Dilatadores vaginales para la radioterapia|
|Sequedad vaginal y cópula dolorosa|
¿Cuáles son los efectos secundarios de la radioterapia?
The side effects of radiation therapy vary from patient to patient. Most patients have only mild side effects that are easily managed. There are two main types of side effects: acute and chronic. Acute side effects occur during the treatment phase...
Endocrine System Cancers
Head and Neck Cancers
Urinary Tract Cancers
Bone Marrow Transplants
General Treatment Concerns
Newly Diagnosed Patients
Causes and Prevention
Legal and Financial Information for Patients
Cancer Resource List
Resources for Young Adults