Douglas A. Stewart MD


Hair Loss From Cancer Treatment

Hair loss can be emotionally distressing. Not all cancer treatments cause hair loss, and some people have only mild thinning that is noticeable only to them. Your doctor will be able to tell you whether hair loss is an expected side effect of your treatment. Hair loss from chemotherapy Chemotherapy can cause hair loss…

Exercises After Mastectomy

After breast surgery ( mastectomy ), you may feel some pain going down your arm. Your shoulder and arm may be stiff and hard to move. You may also have some loss of feeling there. The basic exercises described here will help you start moving your arm. But be careful not to overdo it. For example, don’t lift anything…

Monoclonal Antibodies

Monoclonal antibodies are substances produced in a lab that attach to certain proteins in the body (like a key in a lock). The antibodies can boost your body’s natural defenses against disease or can be used to kill cancer cells or slow the progress of a disease. Monoclonal antibodies are given through an intravenous…

Choosing a Prosthesis After Breast Cancer Surgery

Whether to wear a breast form (prosthesis) after breast surgery is a very personal decision. Some women feel better about themselves when their clothes fit just as they did before surgery. Other women feel comfortable just as they are. You can buy these forms already made, or they can be custom-made from a mold of your…

Choosing a Prosthesis After Breast Cancer Surgery

Whether to wear a breast form (prosthesis) after breast surgery is a very personal decision. Some women feel better about themselves when their clothes fit just as they did before surgery. Other women feel comfortable just as they are. You can buy these forms already made, or they can be custom-made from a mold of your…