Natalie & Linda Buck: October 26, 2016

HOW PATIENTS RECEIVING STRONG CHEMO CAN REDUCE THEIR RISK OF INFECTION

 BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR AND ONCOLOGIST DISCUSS RISK OF INFECTION
AND THE CANCER CARE APPROACH

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Throughout the cancer journey, it’s important to know what to expect, including the possible risks. This can be helpful for people like Natalie – a mom to two young children, wife, yoga instructor and photographer.

In October 2015, Natalie was diagnosed with breast cancer. While her diagnosis was quite personal to her, Natalie is not alone as more than 1.5 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year, and many of them will undergo strong chemotherapy as part of their treatment. Like many of these people, Natalie was unaware that strong chemotherapy can reduce the number of white blood cells, which weakens the immune system. Risk of infection due to strong chemotherapy is a serious concern that should be discussed with your healthcare team.

Join Natalie and Linda Buck to learn more about her cancer journey.

More About Linda Buck:

Linda Buck is a Nurse Practitioner at a network of breast health centers in Orange County and Temecula Valley in California. Linda has been a practicing Nurse Practitioner for 28 years, with over 14 years’ experience in oncology. She is also a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Oncology Nursing Society.

As an oncology Nurse Practitioner, Linda follows patients along the continuum of treatment, including educating patients on chemotherapy and managing the symptoms from treatment. Linda strives to stay informed about new treatments, technologies and tools, in order to provide the best possible care for her patients.

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