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Ask an Expert: Chemotherapy and acupuncture

Q: I'm about to have chemotherapy, and a friend is encouraging me to get acupuncture to help with the toxic side effects. Can acupuncture really help? What is the best timing for treatments?

Answer from Loch Chandler, N.D., M.S.O.M., L.Ac., acupuncture naturopath with Providence Integrative Medicine:

Ask an Expert: Chemotherapy and insomnia

Q: I'm undergoing chemo, and though I am experiencing heavy-duty fatigue, I am also suffering from insomnia! Sometimes it's hard to fall asleep; other nights I wake up around 3 a.m. for an hour or two. My medical oncologist said chemo can disrupt the sleep-wake cycle and prescribed Ambien. I don't like the idea of relying on a sleeping pill. Anything else I can do?

Answer from Miles Hassell, M.D., director of Providence Integrative Medicine at Providence Cancer Center:

Ask an expert: I've finished my cancer treatment. Now what?

Q: “I finally completed my cancer treatment, and I thought I would be elated, but instead I feel a little bit lost. I'm so used to focusing on the fight – what should I be doing now that it's over?”

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Cancer support group listings

All groups offer a forum for sharing information and proactive, holistic support in diagnosis, treatment and management of cancer.

Race for the Cure - Team Providence

Imagine a world without breast cancer.  You can help make that a reality. Join Team Providence and register for the 2013 Race for the Cure event on Sunday, Sept. 15. Gather your friends and family and walk or run to support the early detection of breast cancer, its treatment and ongoing research.   

Strategies: Beating back cancer, cell by cell

Providence spinout UbiVac is using immunotherapy to help cure cancer

Proprietary Health Article

PET/CT FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about the PET/CT procedure.

Radiation Oncology Roundtable

Despite the fact that about a third of all cancer patients receive radiation therapy in some form, this invisible and painless procedure remains the least understood common cancer treatment. Providence Cancer Center News recently sat down with Christine Cha, M.D., Jeannie Louie, M.D., and Richard Rodriguez, R.T., to find out why radiation matters today.

Recommended Resource

American Cancer Society: Cancer staging

American Cancer Society‚Äôs description and explanation of staging cancer. Staging is the process of finding out how much cancer there is in the body and where it is located. It is how the doctor learns the stage of a person's cancer. Doctors use this information to plan treatment and to help find out a person's outlook (prognosis). 

Cancer: Controlling nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy

Of all the side effects of chemotherapy, nausea and vomiting are the most common and are among the most feared. But having chemotherapy does not mean that you have to suffer with nausea and vomiting.

Cancer.net (AKA: People Living with Cancer)

Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Cancer Support Services: Financial Resources

Find a list of recommended websites from our Cancer Support Services social workers.

Cancer Support Services: General Information

Recommended websites providing general information on cancer topics.

CancerCare.org

Cancer Care is a national nonprofit that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.

KidsCope.org

The KidsCope website explains the non-profit program designed to help children and families understand the effects of cancer or chemotherapy on a loved one.

Look Good, Feel Better

This website is a free, non-medical service program created to help individuals with cancer look good, improve their self-esteem and manage their treatment and recovery with greater confidence.

National Cancer Institute

National Cancer Institute home page with links to all cancer topics, clinical trial information, statistics, research and treatment information.