August 2020 - Arizona Oncology Foundation

Month: August 2020

What are the most common side effects of radiation therapy?

TLDR: the most common side effects of radiation therapy include digestive issues, swelling, hair loss, diarrhea, loss of appetite, urinary problems, and more. Speak with your medical professional before applying any ointment or creams to your skin after radiation therapy. Most side effects of radiation therapy go away after 1-2 months, if yours persist after this time, contact your doctor to get further assistance. Battling cancer can be an ongoing thing for many people, even after successful...

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Can cancer be cured?

TLDR: the most curable forms of cancer include: colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and lung cancer. Stage 1 cancer is also curable, especially when caught in its early stages. The earlier you detect cancer, the higher your odds are of curing it before it becomes severe. Cancer is a vicious disease that targets healthy and normal cells in the body to cause mutations. Cancer is very pervasive; it can reach virtually any part of the body and impact your ability to function...

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Does sugar feed cancer?

TLDR: Cancer is a disease that mutates healthy cells in the body; however, like with all living organisms, food is required to live. When you eat, cancer cells dissect the nutrients and vitamins they need from your meal. Being mindful of what you eat while battling cancer is essential, sugar is one of the primary foods for all living cells. While cancer does feed on sugar, research has shown that sugar intake has no relationship with cancer growth in the body. Cancer is a disease that targets...

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