Also known as: Astrocytoma; Brain stem glioma; Pineal astrocytic tumor; Pilocytic astrocytoma; Diffuse astrocytoma; Anaplastic astrocytoma; Glioblastoma multiforme; Glioblastoma
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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:
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