Douglas A. Stewart MD

Cancer: Home Treatment for Mouth Sores

A painful sore or ulcer inside your mouth may make it hard to eat and drink. Be sure to let your doctor know you are having mouth sores. You may need to have your medicines adjusted. And try some of the following home treatment measures to help ease pain and speed healing. What to eat and drink Drink a lot of water…

Autologous Stem Cell Transplant

What is a stem cell transplant? Most stem cells are in your bone marrow. You also have some in your blood that circulate from your bone marrow. Bone marrow stem cells turn into red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets to help your body stay healthy. If your bone marrow is attacked by a disease such as multiple…

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a type of cancer that happens when cells in your lymph system grow abnormally and out of control. The cells can form a mass, called a lymphoma. They can also spread to other parts of your body. Treatment can cure some people and may allow others to live for years.

Exercises to do after mastectomy

Shoulder shrug While you sit or stand, lift your shoulders toward your ears. Relax your shoulders, and let them drop to their usual position. Shoulder roll While you sit or stand, roll your shoulders from front to back and up to down. Shoulder blade stretch While you sit or stand, place your arms down straight, palms…

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Discusses non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, cancer of the cells of the lymph system. Covers what causes it and symptoms. Covers treatment, including chemotherapy. Offers home treatment tips to help manage side effects like diarrhea and fatigue.