Cancer Education Videos

At Norton Cancer Institute, we want to give our patients as much information as possible about their diagnosis, treatments and symptom management. Our patient education cancer video library is designed to enhance, not replace, the educational materials and information you receive in your health care provider’s office. We hope you find these videos helpful.

Common Side Effects for Cancer Patients
What are some ways cancer patients can relieve constipation?

What causes constipation in cancer patients?
Low blood counts and the risk of infection in cancer patients
Why do cancer patients have their blood drawn often?
Why do cancer patients often feel tired and weak?


Nutrition and Cancer Patients
Nutrition and cancer
Food safety for cancer patients
Eating during cancer treatment


Ports in Cancer Treatment
What is a port?
Taking care of your port and preventing infection
How your port may be used


Cancer Radiation Therapy

How does cancer radiation therapy work, and is it safe?
What are some side effects of radiation therapy?

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The baby boomer-hepatitis C connection

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Norton Healthcare’s Kempf named to national CFOs to know list

Becker’s Healthcare has recognized Adam D. Kempf, Norton Healthcare senior vice president and chief financial officer, as one of the 106 hospital and health system CFOs to know in the nation. Those on the list play an integral […]

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Dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke symptoms and what to do

We are seeing record high temperatures in Greater Louisville already this spring. These early hot days mean you can get caught off guard by heat-related illnesses, such as dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat [...]

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Veterans can get urgent care with Norton Healthcare under VA Mission Act

Under the VA Mission Act of 2018, eligible U.S. veterans now are able to get treatment for minor injuries and illnesses such as colds, sore throats and minor skin infections at urgent care clinics through […]

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Patient navigator Karen Allen educates patients and learns from them too

Karen Allen, R.N., oncology patient navigator for Norton Cancer Institute, sees the patient navigator role as a “bridge across the canyon of uncertainty” for patients who are newly diagnosed with cancer. “I imagine my family […]

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