Monitoring Hearing during Cancer Treatments

Monitoring Hearing during Cancer Treatments

Did you know that chemotherapy and radiation can affect hearing?  These treatments can often be ototoxic –meaning poisonous to the inner ear. Hearing problems caused by ototoxic medications can be temporary or permanent. You may be wondering, “If a medication is known to cause permanent hearing loss, why is it used?” The realization is, sometimes […]

Lifetime Fighter, Lifetime Survivor. Tanty’s Cancer Story.

Lifetime Fighter, Lifetime Survivor. Tanty’s Cancer Story.

Tanty Avant is a champion of Woman’s Hospital. At the age of 51, she is a two time cancer survivor, ovarian cancer and breast cancer. She has been a cancer survivor for more than half her life. Here is her story: In 1992, at the age of 24, I was a LSU graduate student experiencing […]