Videos about the side effects of cancer and its treatment and how to manage them
Shortness of breath, also called dyspnea, can be a common side effect for people with cancer. It can have several causes, including the cancer itself, cancer treatment, underlying medical conditions, or anxiety or stress. In this video, Dr. Charu Aggarwal discusses what people with cancer should know about shortness of breath, including how it can impact quality of life and ways to manage and cope with it.
Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that boosts the body’s natural defenses to fight cancer. One type of immunotherapy is called an immune checkpoint inhibitor. Immune checkpoints are proteins that act as brakes on the immune system. Immune checkpoint inhibitors target these proteins. This video discusses 2018 guidelines from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) around immunotherapy and its side effects.
Pain is something that many people with cancer will experience at some point. However, most cancer-related pain can be successfully treated. Dr. Lidia Schapira discusses how your health care team can help.
Thoracic oncologist Dr. Jyoti Patel gives patients an easy-to-follow overview on side effects they might experience during immunotherapy treatment for cancer, recognizing symptoms, and talking with the health care team.
Dr. Jyoti Patel discusses the possible side effects of chemotherapy for cancer treatment. She shares about the medical advances to managing these side effects and advice on how to talk to your health care team.
This patient education video offers an introduction to palliative care, which provides support and relief to any person from the symptoms of cancer or side effects of treatment, regardless of age or type and stage of disease.
Dr. Gregory Reaman gives an overview of childhood cancer survivorship and the importance of follow-up care after treatment is complete.
Dr. Lisa Diller outlines the importance of watching for late effects of treatment for childhood cancer survivors.
Dr. Eric Winer outlines some self-image and body image changes a woman may encounter due to breast cancer treatment, along with coping strategies.