Posted August 1st, 2019

One of the most common safety issues for cancer patients, both in the hospital and at home, is falls. While receiving treatment, side effects from medications can cause lightheadedness, dizziness, and weakness. Some of these effects, such as peripheral neuropathy (numbness/tingling in your hands/feet), fatigue, and deconditioning, can be a concern long after treatment has […]

Safety and Exercise

Posted July 25th, 2019

Research has shown that physical activity may have beneficial effects for patients with cancer and cancer survivors. Physical activity can improve cardiovascular endurance, fatigue, symptoms, mental health, and quality of life. In addition, there has been research suggesting that physical activity may also improve prognosis as well as reduce cancer recurrence or progression. Because of […]

Safety and Low Blood Counts

Posted July 22nd, 2019

Your blood is made up of many components including red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. These cells help your body function normally. Cancer and its treatments can affect the components of your blood and can cause potentially unsafe changes to the different cells in your blood. In this blog we will talk about […]

Safety Series

Posted July 1st, 2019

We all know it is important to act safely to protect ourselves and those around us. There are guidelines and policies in our lives that we follow to ensure this safety. What we may take for granted are the everyday events that, with a little more attention and care, can decrease the potential for harm. […]