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Pharmacists Corner

The right meds, the right trial, the right time

How one patient navigated the health care arena to benefit from oral chemotherapy.

Preparing Your IV Chemotherapy

It might seem like a lot of waiting when you come to the Cancer Center for infusion, but there is good reason. Pharmacists and technicians have important roles in preparing each dose of chemotherapy, making your safety our top priority.

Chemotherapy and Nerve Changes

Chemotherapy is used to treat many types of cancers and sometimes may cause nerve changes, which can increase with the more chemotherapy a patient receives.

Managing the Side Effects of Radiation

About 60 percent of patients diagnosed with cancer will receive radiation therapy. Radiation in high doses damages cancer cells by interfering with the cell’s ability to grow and reproduce.

Cancer Patients and the Flu Vaccine

Pharmacist's Corner: should cancer patients get the H1N1 flu vaccine

Sorting Pills

New program helps patients get control of their medicine cabinets

Herbal Supplements

Emily Mackler, Pharm. D., discusses herbal supplements and their potential impact on cancer treatment.

Managing Constipation During Cancer Treatment

Constipation is one symptom that can often lead to nausea and is very common in our Cancer Center patients. Some causes of constipation are the medications used to treat cancer (such as vincristine and thalidomide), pain medications, some medications used to treat depression or to help with sleep, not drinking enough water or other fluids, inability to exercise, or tumor involvement.

Don't Let Diarrhea Slow You Down

Undergoing cancer treatment with chemotherapy or radiation often leads to diarrhea, a significant and unpleasant side effect.