Andrew Putnam, Oncologist


Andrew Putnam, M.D. is a Palliative Care physician at Smilow Cancer Center at Yale New Haven Hospital and Yale University.


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Is it okay to go on a cruise before, during, or shortly after chemotherapy treatment? — May 28, 2014
There are 3 parts to the answer. The first is for your husband to think about how he feels now and whether he is up to a week of travel. Is he likely to feel too exhauste...
What happens if I don't have chemotherapy? — Dec 11, 2013
It sounds as though you are writing about a situation of the future, possibly distant, possibly not. Unfortunately there is no way to accurately predict what will happen. ...
Can Hospice Administer IV Treatment for Sodium and Potassium for Terminal Cancer? — Jul 15, 2013
This question does not have a single answer as it depends on the hospice. The easy answer is that hospice is not prohibited BY LAW from providing any treatment. The probl...
What happens when your body becomes immune to your chemo treatments? — Apr 17, 2013
Cancer cells are not foreign invaders, but instead they are the body's own cells that have lost control and so multiply and spread around the body. Chemotherapy drugs can b...
Any treatment solutions for swollen feet and hip pain? — Oct 12, 2012
The hip pain is a different and can have various causes. If your dad has lost a lot of weight, he may have lost the normal padding on his hips and lying on his side can hu...