Posts Tagged: cancer

Advanced mammogram available

By now, most patients and physicians alike have heard of the “3 Dimensional (3D) mammogram.” This technology also goes by other names such as Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT), 3D Tomosynthesis or just “Tomo.” Tomosynthesis is an advanced type of mammogram that provides a much clearer, more accurate view of the breast compared to standard 2…
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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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