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Focus on Cancer: Xerostomia and mouth sores

Radiation to the chest, neck and head can affect the mouth and throat, creating dryness, changes in taste, difficult or painful swallowing and changes in speech.  Xerostomia (dryness of the mouth) occurs in over 80% of cancer patients receiving radiation to these areas within six weeks of first treatment.  Some chemotherapy agents can also cause […]

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Research Shows Acupuncture Can Help Relieve the Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment

Doctors treating breast cancer give patients drugs that lower their estrogen levels in order to reduce the risk that breast cancer will return. Unfortunately these drugs also mimic the symptoms of menopause and can have some unpleasant side effects such as night sweats, insomnia and hot flashes.

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