Chemo and the sun are not friends

Summertime often means more time outdoors increasing exposure to the sun.  Unfortunately chemo and the sun don’t get along. A side effect of chemotherapy that many cancer patients express they feel the most is sun sensitivity. This “photosensitivity” occurs because agents in chemotherapy are radiosensitizers which help to impact treatment, but also increase the body’s …

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Feeling tired and lacking energy (fatigue) is the most common and often the most debilitating side effect of chemotherapy.  Cancer fatigue is different from everyday tiredness and can happen suddenly. Everything can seem overwhelming, an effort, very frustrating and affect your moods.  Your work and social life, relationships and general day-to-day living become difficult. Resting does not always help. It …

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