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By Susan J. White
Cancer treatments continue to improve, providing better survival rates and patient outcomes. Yet, challenging side effects often remain a hardship for many.
Whether the side effects are related to gastrointestinal distress, fatigue or problems sleeping, it’s best to stay on top of them with early intervention to avoid worsening issues.
“It’s just so important to be open and candid with your provider and tell them about any side effects sooner rather than later,” said Dr. Walker.
“I don’t want patients sitting at home and wondering if they should call the office when they have a problem; if you’re concerned, you should call,” said Dr. Kay.
Learn more about cancer support services at Endeavor Health Cancer Institute.
NorthShore University HealthSystem, Swedish Hospital, Northwest Community Healthcare and Edward-Elmhurst Health are now united under one name, Endeavor Health. We’re setting a new standard for healthcare that’s focused on you, because your best health is our endeavor. Learn more.