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Flu season tips for cancer patients

It’s bad out there. Here are 7 things you need to know to protect yourself — and others

Feb. 6, 2018 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

7 things cancer and other immunocompromised patients should know about this year's flu season.

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New guidelines take aim at chemo-related nausea

Cancer patients ‘should not be vomiting with chemo anymore.’ Can someone please tell Hollywood?

Aug. 24, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Nausea and vomiting is a weird thing to … uh … bring up, writes cancer survivor Diane Mapes. But a lot of people don't seem to realize these common chemo side effects are now well controlled with anti-nausea drugs. New guidelines, co-written by Fred Hutch's Dr. Gary Lyman, break it all down.

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Preventing chemo-induced hearing loss

A new drug in development could avert permanent hearing loss associated with some chemotherapies, antibiotics

June 7, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch and UW researchers are developing a drug that could prevent hearing loss associated with a certain chemotherapy and class of antibiotics.

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Palliative care: It’s not what you think (or fear)

Stigma keeps many cancer patients from using a service that offers much-needed help to the sick as well as the dying

April 26, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Palliative care isn't just about easing suffering at end of life. It’s also appropriate for patients dealing with pain or side effects anywhere along the cancer continuum. But not all patients, or doctors, realize this. Two Fred Hutch experts discuss the latest research, and the stigma, surrounding this crucial type of care.

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Love in the time of cancer

Getting dumped after diagnosis isn’t the only story out there; meet three couples who found romance despite disease

Feb. 14, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Getting dumped after diagnosis isn’t the only plotline when it comes to love and cancer. Fred Hutch News Service talked to three couples who found romance despite disease. This Valentine's Day, we share their stories.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Feb. 2, 2017

Novel gene therapy for sickle cell disease and related disorders on the horizon; immunotherapy trial in rare skin cancer named one of 2016’s major advances in clinical cancer research and care; Dr. Cara McDermott receives AcademyHealth new investigator award; and study documents sperm changes years after chemotherapy.

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