An unexpected discovery in a herpes lab might bring relief to cancer patients
June 29, 2017
| By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service
Drs. Jia Zhu and Tao Peng made a unexpected discovery while searching for a treatment for herpes: The virus prompts skin cells to make a protein that keeps sensory nerves healthy, and might lead to a treatment for peripheral neuropathy, a side effect of chemotherapy.
Patients and their care providers share the workarounds they’ve devised to handle the worst of chemo, radiation and surgery
July 6, 2015
| By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service
Many people with cancer have had to come up with their own tried-and-true ways to combat cancer treatments’ common and difficult side effects like “chemo mouth,” nausea, fatigue, neuropathy and more. We wanted to hear patients’ – and their loved ones’ and care providers’ – favorite workarounds. We asked and you responded via Facebook, Twitter and more. Read on for some of the best suggested “hacks” to combat treatment side effects.