After Sean Dush finished the treatment for his ALL, he had a decision to make. His treatment protocol for ALL included maintenance therapy for three years to give him the best chance of being cured. But with long-term treatment comes long-term side effects.
Many side effects of treatment can induce bone loss, cause thinning of the bones (osteopenia) and increase the risk of fractures. Keeping your bones strong and healthy is more than just a good idea. It can also be a lifesaver.
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.
The American Cancer Society is recruiting men and women across the United States and Puerto Rico for a landmark new research study to better understand the genetic, environmental and other factors that may cause or prevent cancer.
What you need to know about the report that explains how your cancer looks under the microscope
For patients with certain cancers, maintenance therapy is an effective way to use an ongoing, less intensive program of chemotherapy to help lower the risk of your cancer coming back.
To celebrate our 25th anniversary, we spoke with two patients treated way back when . . . and who are still cancer-free today.