Life During Treatment

23 Articles

Older couple in navy blue walking for exercise
Disease Management
October 29, 2018 • 4 Min

Exercise Before, During, and After Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Could Save Your Life

Dr. Matthew Katz explains the benefits of even the most modest amount of exercise throughout pancreatic cancer treatment.

Medical marijuana
Disease Management
October 8, 2018 • 7 Min

Medical Marijuana: More Science Could Help Clear the Air

What’s the scoop on medical marijuana? Legal? Helpful? Find the most up-to-date information on what it is approved for, and where the research is going.

Social worker E. Angela Heller
Disease Management
September 7, 2018 • 4 Min

Support Groups Provide an Emotional Lift

Social worker Angie Heller knows the value of pancreatic cancer support groups. She leads a group at Columbia University Medical Center’s Pancreas Center.

Oncology nurse navigator Patricia Gambino
Disease Management
August 16, 2018 • 6 Min

Nurse Navigators Provide a Guide for the Pancreatic Cancer Journey

Are you overwhelmed by your pancreatic cancer diagnosis? Patricia Gambino explains how a nurse navigator can help you through the treatment process.

Lora Thompson, director of integrative medicine at Moffitt Cancer Center
Disease Management
April 23, 2018 • 4 Min

Complementary Therapies—a Way to Gain Peace?

What techniques are other pancreatic cancer patients using to relieve symptoms and side effects, and cope with treatment? Learn more about the most popular complementary therapies.

Social worker Lauren Shaffer
Disease Management
March 28, 2018 • 4 Min

Scanxiety—A Nearly Universal Experience Among Cancer Patients

Social worker Lauren Shaffer provides tips and insights into managing scanxiety, the worry that accompanies follow-up scans and tests for cancer patients.

Abstract image of wisps of orange, black, and pink coming together in a tangle in a confused center, on a pale background shows what chemo brain looks like to David Trick, who is undergoing chemotherapy for stage IV colorectal cancer.
Disease Management
January 3, 2018 • 5 Min

Shedding Light on Chemo Brain

What is chemo fog or chemo brain? Are there techniques to counteract the side effects of chemotherapy on the brain?

Microscope photo of pancreatic cancer cells (circular nuclei in blue) growing as a sphere encased in membranes (red edges around black cells).
Disease Management
October 13, 2016 • 5 Min

Symptom Management for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Dr. Kim A. Reiss reviews symptom management techniques for pancreatic cancer and the side effects of cancer treatment.

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