June 5, 2019
The Role of Translational Research in Fighting Cancer
You might not be familiar with the term translational research. But, if you or a loved one is being treated for cancer, you might benefit—without realizing it—from findings that are the result of this type of research. Translational research uses... read more
June 4, 2019
How Genetics May Affect Ovarian Cancer Risk
A woman’s risk for ovarian cancer depends on many different factors, from age, to hormones, to environment; but genetics also play a role. So, if a relative was affected—or you have ovarian cancer yourself—you may want to consider undergoing genetic testing... read more
May 20, 2019
To Use or Not To Use? What to Know About Bug Spray, Sunscreen, and Can...
Insect repellents and sunscreen can help you steer clear of harmful bug bites and sunburns. But can their ingredients increase the risk for cancer? With the arrival of warmer weather, here’s what you should know about these products—and whether the benefits... read more
May 15, 2019
Coping with Cancer’s Impact on Body Image
Treatment plans for cancer can help manage or even cure the disease. But those treatments can sometimes alter a patient’s appearance. Many cancer therapies can cause profound changes to the way people look. Most people are familiar with common chemotherapy... read more
May 15, 2019
7 Things to Know About Indoor Tanning
Bronzing up at the tanning salon before hitting the beach or pool might not seem like a big deal. But that new glow can come at a hefty price. “Our culture sees tan skin as healthy or youthful,” said Jeffrey Farma, MD, FACS, a surgical oncologist and skin... read more
May 15, 2019
Dispelling Some Common Radiation Therapy Myths
Radiation therapy is a frequent treatment for many types of cancers. But sometimes it can be misunderstood. So if you or a loved one are about to start treatment, it’s helpful to have the facts. Here are six things that many patients mistakenly believe... read more