Playing the Odds in the Poker Game of Life With Cancer
“In the poker game of life, if you’re dealt a bad set of cards, the best you can do is play them as well as you can,” a cancer survivor said.
An Innovative Approach to Chemotherapy
Positive results have emerged from a trial testing PIPAC, a procedure used for appendiceal, ovarian, gastric and colon cancers that works by spraying chemotherapy directly onto tumors.
The Cancerous Legacy of Environmental Toxins
Tobacco smoke, pesticides, herbicides and chemicals in the air are among the substances that are known to increase the risk of getting some kinds of cancer.
From a 15-Month Prognosis to 17 Years of Survivorship: Heather Von St. James' Mesothelioma Story
A 17-year survivor shares her experience of getting diagnosed with mesothelioma at 36, when people with this cancer are typically diagnosed at a much older age and given months to live.
Identifying Interstitial Lung Disease
Patients taking checkpoint inhibitors or immunotherapy in combination with other treatments need to be aware of this potential side effect and the associated symptoms.
Bringing Clinical Trials in Cancer Closer to Home
Local access to national cancer studies allows patients to receive promising new treatments in the most convenient setting possible: Their own community.
There is Help for Patients Dealing with Sexual Side Effects After Prostate, Bladder Cancer Treatment
After treatment for bladder or prostate cancer, many survivors confront permanent sexual side effects. The good news is that treatments and psychological support are available.
The Bone-Building Blueprint For Better Health After Treatment for Cancer
Cancer therapies can take a toll on the skeleton, but the right moves can minimize the loss.
Polishing the Gold Standard in Prostate Cancer
Active surveillance has become the treatment of choice for low-risk prostate cancer, but new tools are needed to make it more precise.
The Gift of Cancer Registries
Collecting data about cancer through registries can help experts detect trends and patterns, leading to better care for patients.
Stronger Before Surgery: Better Pre-Surgical Fitness Could Improve Recovery
A pre-surgical shape-up could improve recovery for patients with lung cancer. Although the findings are still emerging, some researchers think that prehab may be a key player that will improve patient outcomes in this changing environment.
Alive & Kicking: Managing Cancer's Side Effects
Lasting side effects of lung cancer can challenge quality of life, but patients are finding ways to cope to have an improved quality of life.
For those affected by cancer, dedicated camps and retreats provide opportunities to not only forge friendships but also reinforce inner strength.
It's Complicated: Maintaining Healthy Bones Against All Odds
Knowledge, physical activity and lifestyle changes can make a difference.
Young Patients With Cancer Don't Always Get the Info They Need
When treated for cancer, young patients don’t always get the information they need from doctors.
Social Disparities Affect Cancer Treatment and Outcomes
Socioeconomic status, race and other disparities among patients can affect cancer treatments and outcomes. Researchers are working to change that.
Health Care in Transition
The nation’s cancer care system is becoming more aware of, and sensitive to, the needs of the LGBTQ community.
Getting Your Ducks in a Row When Traveling During Cancer Treatment
‘Snowbirds’ with cancer can still take flight, but planning ahead is crucial.
Making a Connection: Staying in Touch for Better Anticancer Drug Adherence
By staying in touch, nurses and pharmacists can help patients successfully adhere to oral anticancer treatments that they take at home.
That Tingling Feeling: New Therapies Are Evolving for Peripheral Neuropathy
Excitement is growing over new strategies for treating or avoiding peripheral neuropathy in patients with cancer.
The Picture of Health: Art Exhibits in Cancer Centers Help Patients and Families Heal
With growing evidence that they can help patients and their families heal, art installations and exhibits are becoming more prevalent in cancer centers.
Men and Women Use Different Strategies to Choose Cancer Treatments
Do men and women use different strategies to choose cancer treatments? A study gets people talking about how patients make medical decisions, and what can be done to guide them.
The Evolution of Melanoma Treatments
Melanoma has been a primary focus in immunotherapy research because of intriguing evidence that some people's immune systems are better able to keep the cancer in check.
Taking Melanoma by Storm
Recent FDA approvals have added to the growing number of treatment options for patients with advanced melanoma.
Taking flu shots and other preventive vaccines before cancer treatment is a good idea, but patients should know when to pursue the injections and when to hold off.
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