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Cancer Treatment Side Effects

Immunotherapy Side Effects Can Impact More Than Your Immune System

When Chris Joseph’s oncologist prescribed chemotherapy to tackle pancreatic cancer in 2016, he says the drug made him miserable and didn’t address his cancer. “I quit. I had no Plan B, but I just didn’t want to die of chemo,” he adds. Plus, “it wasn’t helping my cancer: my tumor…

The Long-Term Effects of Cancer Treatment

The immediate side effects of chemotherapy, radiation and immunotherapy that treat cancer are well known to those directly affected by them. The reactions can include debilitating nausea, fatigue and dizziness as well as hair loss. What you may not know is that certain adverse effects of these life-saving medicines can…

More Drugs Linked to Heart Failure

Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a disease of the lungs that can cause heart failure and death, and it’s being linked to an increasing number of common and oft-prescribed drugs. The journal Prescrire, reports that, as of 2020, amphetamines, immunosuppressants, certain cancer medications, and a handful of other select medications have been…