Want more information on breast cancer, types of chemotherapy treatments or chemotherapy side effects? Get up to date information on cancer care and treatment from oncologists, nurses and cancer patients and survivors. Oncology Associates strives to add cancer information videos to our site each month so that patients and caretakers may learn more about cancer from oncologists as well as other patients.
About the Cancer Information Videos
Hair Loss from Chemotherapy
Cancer patients and survivors share their experiences with hair loss during their cancer treatments
Watch the video to learn more about hair loss during cancer treatment.
A Personal Decision – Breast Cancer Surgery
If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, which surgery option is best for you? Choosing between
having a lumpectomy or a mastectomy can be a difficult choice. If both options are available, your
decision to choose one over the other may involve many variables.
Watch the video to listen to what other breast cancer patients and survivors say.
What is Chemo Brain?
Chemo brain is a possible side effect from chemotherapy, where patients experience mental cloudiness or
memory loss. Generally, it’s a short term symptom. This video discusses the symptoms, possible causes and
provides some helpful tips to cope with possible chemo brain side effects from chemotherapy treatment.
Watch the video to learn more about chemo brain and its symptoms.
Breast Cancer Treatment – Lumpectomy vs Mastectomy
In this video, oncologist Stephen Lemon, MD, of Oncology Associates compares the two breast cancer
surgeries. Watch the video and learn more about the two different procedures.
How to Use Port-a-Caths During Your Chemo Treatments
Ports are commonly used in chemotherapy treatment for blood draws and chemo administration. Dr. Lemon
explains how a port and why it is helpful in chemotherapy treatments.
Ports: A Patient’s Perspective
Listen to patient Mary Beth Meeches talks about her experience using chemotherapy ports during her treatment.
You’ve Been Diagnosed with Cancer, Now What?
This video provides some guidance and clarity as to what your next steps might be following your cancer diagnosis.
Chemotherapy Side Effects
Learn more about the possible side effects you may incur during chemotherapy treatment and how to treat them.
Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Now What?
Breast cancer may be diagnosed in several ways. Once the diagnosis is made there are various steps to take
for the treatment of the cancer.
Kadcyla ( T-DM1 ) an Amazing New Breast Cancer Drug
Kadcyla, or T-DM1, is a recent FDA approved breast cancer drug that shows promise for women with stage 3
or stage 4 breast cancer that is HER2-positive.
Understanding Ovarian Cancer
While ovarian cancer is the fifth most common form of cancer amongst women in the United States, it remains
one of the more difficult cancers to screen for or to detect early.
Colon Cancer Awareness and Getting Screened
Colorectal cancer includes both colon and rectum cancer. 90% of colocrectal cancer occurs in people fifty years
or older. Even though the risk of getting this type of cancer increases with age, many people are still not aware
of the importance of getting a check-up or screening.