March 4, 2019
10 Common Questions About Cancer, Answered
When it comes to cancer, sometimes the simplest questions go unasked. Here are 10 common—and important—questions people often think about. 1. Who gets cancer? Anyone can get cancer, although the risk goes up with age. Your individual risk depends on... read more
February 21, 2019
Anemia: Be Aware of This Cancer-Related Risk
Cancer and its treatments can cause a variety of side effects, and one that you might not know about is anemia. But if you develop this condition, treating it can make you feel better almost immediately—and help you get back to effectively fighting your... read more
February 20, 2019
5 Keys to Self-Care During Cancer Treatment
Treating cancer is more than having surgery, chemo, or radiation. It’s also about taking care of yourself during a stressful time and finding some respite from what can feel like an all-encompassing disease. “I’ve had patients say to me, ‘I just want a... read more
January 29, 2019
Precancerous Cervical Changes: They’re Common and Treatable
An abnormal Pap test result can be scary. If the term precancerous is mentioned, many women assume the worst. But precancerous changes that show up during a Pap test can mean many things. “There are different reasons why a Pap test can come back completely... read more
January 23, 2019
Easing Stress When Waiting for Test Results
Whether you’re living with cancer or looking at a possible diagnosis, standing by for test results can be overwhelming and stressful. But there are ways to cope. “Waiting is not the problem, worry is,” said Paula H. Finestone, PhD, a clinical psychologist... read more
January 15, 2019
Cancer Disparities: How Cancer Affects Different Populations
Anyone can get cancer. However, some populations experience an undue burden of cancer. The adverse impacts cancer has on different populations are known as cancer disparities. What are cancer disparities? According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI),... read more