Getting Booked - Stat
Gaining access to that top-notch doctor or medical center can present a larger hurdle for someone with an uncommon malignancy, but it is possible with a few tips.
Rare Finds: A Rare Cancer Diagnosis
Finding specialized care is worth the effort for patients with uncommon cancers.
Coping with the Uncertainty of DCIS
Given the mixed messages involved, it's not surprising that women with ductal carcinoma in situ can become anxious and sometimes unduly alarmed by the diagnosis.
Another Lesion: LCIS
Lobular carcinoma in situ, or LCIS, is considered a risk factor for invasive cancer.Â
The DCIS Dilemma
Will suspicious cells remain idle or become aggressive breast cancers?
On the Web: Adopting After Cancer
Survivors wanting to adopt may be protected from discrimination by the American Disabilities Act. Learn what you need to know.
Biologic Surprises: Pregnancy After Cancer
Nature can still spring some surprises—even when the toxic effects of cancer treatments have seemingly closed the fertility door for some men and women.
The Adoption Option
Building a family after cancer treatment can be a productive challenge.
Making the Most Out of Your Patient Portal
Online access to your medical records can be a valuable asset, but shouldn't replace doctor-patient communication.
Preserving Security with Electronic Health Portals
Keep your electronic medical records as secure as your paper records.
Money Madness: The Emotional Burden of Paying for Cancer
Worrying about the cost of care can take an emotional toll.
For Kids Facing Cancer, Treatment Goals May Help with Coping
Goals and milestone recognitions may help children with cancer get through treatment a little easier.
Easing Return-to-Work Angst
Returning to work after a cancer experience can ease income worries but can also expose other emotional issues.
Why Observing Treatment Milestones is an Individual Decision
Setting goals during treatment can help patients to the finish line.
For Caregivers: Tips Before Planning that "End of Treatment" Party
Whether it’s anticipating a trip or a
personal splurge, observing treatment
goals can help some patients withstand
the rigors of cancer therapy.
Tracking Down Infections
Hospital infection rates have decreased, which is good news for cancer patients.
Check Please: Choosing the Best Hospital for Your Cancer Surgery
Taking the time to do your homework can help when it comes to choosing a hospital for your cancer surgery.
Prevention is the Best Medicine When It Comes to HPV
Although there are advances in treating cancers linked to the human papillomavirus (HPV), the best medicine is to prevent the disease in the first place.
Facing the Facts: HPV-Associated Head and Neck Cancers Get a Second Look
HPV causes surge in oral cancer rates.
The Positive Power of Pets
Pets provide comfort, relieve stress from cancer.
For individuals whose immune systems are weakened, animals can pose a potential infection risk.
Choosing an Imaging Test
Not all cancer imaging tests are alike.
Melanoma: Ready for Takeoff
New therapies are enhancing melanoma treatment.
A New Hope
PARP inhibitors continue to look “promising.”
Weighing BRCA Mutation Testing
For those weighing whether to get their BRCA mutation status checked, the potential promise of the PARP inhibitors shouldn’t tip the balance—yet.
Should I Have My Child Tested?
Genetic testing of children is typically discouraged by professional groups, but a recent study indicates that some parents, as well as their children, haven’t ruled out the possibility.
The Genes That Bind
Parents decide if and when to share genetic risk with a child.
Can an Aspirin a Day Keep Breast Cancer Away?
Breast cancer survivors who regularly take aspirin to protect their hearts may enjoy another payoff: a lower risk of recurrence.
Now or Later?
Results of an Alimta study for maintenace therapy in lung cancer was presented at ASCO 2009.
Staging Takes a Leap
The staging system used to classify non-small cell lung cancer has been revamped by an international consortium of researchers, as they apply a more sophisticated understanding of the malignancy.
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