July 17, 2019
Lymph Nodes and Cancer—Common Questions Answered
What are lymph nodes—and what is their role in the spread of cancer? Knowing how the two are connected can help patients and their loved ones understand more about their diagnosis and treatment options. Here, Jeffrey Farma, MD, FACS, a surgical oncologist... read more
June 25, 2019
5 Summer Safety Tips for Cancer Patients and Survivors
Summer can pose unique health challenges for those dealing with cancer. Whether you’re a long-term survivor or are still undergoing treatment, here’s how to stay healthy and safe while enjoying the season. 1. Fend off food poisoning. Cancer therapies can... read more
June 6, 2019
What is Benign Breast Disease?
Cancer may be the first thing that comes to mind if you notice a lump or change in one of your breasts. But before getting overly concerned, here’s something to keep in mind: Most breast changes are considered benign (noncancerous), they usually don’t put... read more
June 5, 2019
Heartburn and Cancer: Understand the Potential Risk
No one likes having heartburn—that burning feeling in the throat and chest. If heartburn is only an occasional nuisance, it’s usually nothing to worry about. But frequent bouts of heartburn could signal a condition called GERD, which, in rare cases, can... 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