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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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Q&A with the author of ‘The Radium Girls’: A new story chronicles century-old fight for workplace safety

Author Kate Moore in conversation with cancer researcher Dr. Anne McTiernan

May 23, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

U.K. author Kate Moore joined Fred Hutch's Dr. Anne McTiernan for a conversation about Moore's new book, "The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women."

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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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When cancer is a side effect of cancer

Childhood cancer survivors twice as likely to be diagnosed with a second cancer after 40, study finds

Sept. 21, 2015 | By Megan Herndon / Fred Hutch News Service

Survivors of childhood cancer are twice as likely as the general population be diagnosed with cancer after age 40, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota and Fred Hutch.

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Cancer is no laughing matter — or is it?

Tough room: As the saying goes, dying is easy, it’s comedy that’s hard – particularly when it’s a sensitive subject

Aug. 4, 2015 | by Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I was a confused, angry, sobbing mess. But then my favorite coping mechanism kicked in and I started cracking wise at cancer’s expense. But cancer humor is complicated -- not everybody finds it funny. And there are times when it can backfire. Is tumor humor truly healthy? And good for us, as patients?

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When home for the holidays means a cancer treatment center

A patient’s wise advice: Accept that Christmas won’t be the same, but skip the pity party

Dec. 24, 2014 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

A patient’s wise advice: Accept that Christmas won’t be the same, but skip the pity party.

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