Posts Categorized: Cancer

UofL Health patients enjoying ease of telehealth appointments

Elizabeth Veneracion was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2017. Two months later, she had her first chemotherapy treatment at UofL Health – James Graham Brown Cancer Center. “I did chemo, then I had surgery and then I had radiation,” she said. Veneracion is doing well now and recently had her first telehealth appointment. “It…
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Cancer in the time of COVID-19

In my role as an oncology social worker, I often talk to people about the stress of getting a cancer diagnosis, how nothing else they have experienced in life was sufficient to prepare them. The shock of it. The fear of what comes next. The worry for the people in your life. It’s true that…
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Six tips for managing chemo brain

People sometimes develop what is called chemo brain or brain fog during or after treatment. Chemo brain is a cognitive change where patients can be more forgetful, have difficulty focusing, may be slower to respond and have trouble finding words. This can be caused by chemotherapy, radiation, or the cancer itself. These symptoms can fade…
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