A very common side effect from many cancer treatments is mucositis or mouth soreness. This is very painful and makes eating a challenge.
Men and women undergoing aggressive forms of cancer treatment, such as high-dose radiation, often experience uncomfortable side effects ranging from mild to severe.
At Minnie Pearl, the oncology social workers who comprise our Cancer Supportive Services staff are the cornerstone of our mission. These licensed and skilled professionals are available to offer one-on-one guidance from the moment of a cancer diagnosis.
As I look down at my dinner plate of baked fish, steamed green beans, and mashed potatoes, I am reminded that the month of March is National Nutrition Month with the theme of “Eat Right with Color” and “Splash Some Color on your Plate.\ This particular theme happens to coincide nicely with wha
As the world anxiously awaits a resolution to the nuclear crisis emerging in Japan, the Internet has become a powerful channel for the sharing of fears, hopes, facts and fallacies around the impact of radiation’s effects on human health. For those who survived the 1945 bombings of Hiroshima an
In the majority of my consultations with newly diagnosed cancer patients, the topic of nutrition supplements such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other products comes up in our conversation. Patients want to know, “Is there anything else I can take or do that will help my body to fight this c
2010 was a year of incredible growth and success for The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation (MPCF). Our staff grew by 3 new team members to a total of 12 employees: 2 were added to our Cancer Supportive
In 2005, Al McCluney never suspected the abrupt turn in the road that his life took. Active with his family (wife Laura, two daughters, and a son), church community, and a successful career in promotional sales, Al had routinely worked out, practiced yoga, had a healthy diet and been the family
Johanna Bendell, M.D., offers advice on the 3 best things to do prior to meeting your medical oncologist for the first time.
1. Bring someone along with you on your first visit. Having a close relative or friend with you will help you feel less anxious.