Cancer - Original Articles

The Perfect Fit: Choosing the Right Mastectomy Bra

You might expect bra shopping after a mastectomy to be a different experience, but it's still all about comfort and fit.

Chemo Bath Can Extend Life For Some Patients With Abdominal Cancer

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), commonly referred to as the “chemo bath," may offer an alternative option for patients with advanced forms of abdominal cancer.

"Cold Caps" May Prevent Hair Loss From Chemo

One of the most psychologically and socially devastating side effects of chemotherapy is hair loss. Although not yet FDA-approved, cold caps have helped many women hold onto their locks.

High Cholesterol May Promote the Growth of Breast Cancer

New research from Duke University Medical Center finds a byproduct of cholesterol may be linked to the growth and spread of breast cancer. But are cholesterol-lowering drugs the answer?

Can Honeybees Detect Cancer?

Research shows bees can be trained to sniff out early-stage cancer.

The Link Between Citrus Peels and Skin Cancer Protection

Can citrus zest prevent skin cancer? It may. While more research needs to be done, there is an association between citrus peel consumption and a reduced rate of skin cancer. Don’t toss that sunscreen just yet, though!

10 Ways to Avoid Job Stress When You Have Cancer

While there are many benefits to working while sick, you’ll still have to cope with job stress and the side effects of treatment. Here’s help.

Divorce Rates Among Cancer Patients

A cancer diagnosis may raise a woman's risk of divorce. Here's why.

Consider Becoming a Platelet Donor

Many patients undergoing chemotherapy are in need of platelets. Here's how you can help.

What's Your White Blood Cell Count?

In addition to knowing your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol numbers, you should also know your white blood cell count. Here's the lifesaving reason why.

Nanomedicine: New Options for Cancer Patients

Nanometer, nanotechnology, nanomedicine. You may have come across these terms, but what do they mean? And how can they help you?

Chemo Brain: What You Need to Know

The brain fog experienced by people with cancer can be controlled. Here's what it is, and what you, or a loved one, can do about it.

Can E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Kick the Habit?

They've been touted as a less-toxic alternative to regular cigarettes. But research suggests e-cigarettes may have little effect on smoking cessation. Learn more.

Staying Headstrong During Your Fight With Cancer

Cancer is hard on your body and can impact your mind as well. Learn what you can do to gain a sense of control.

Keeping Cancer a Secret

Planning to keep your diagnosis to yourself? Read this first.

To Shave or Not to Shave: Handling Hair Loss During Chemo

Here are tips and suggestions to help you decide what's best for you.

Genes and Breast Cancer: Are You at Risk?

Both breast and ovarian cancers are strongly linked to two specific genes. Learn more about what options are available for women with mutations in these genes.

When Treating Cancer Is Not an Option

Making end-of-life decisions is never easy, but putting plans in place can provide peace of mind during a difficult time.

Humor Therapy for Cancer?

Cancer is certainly no laughing matter. However, laughter does have a role in cancer treatment.

Key Facts About Cancer

Educating yourself can help ease some of the anxiety. Read on for important information.

How to Help a Loved One With Cancer

What should you say, or not say, to a friend or family member with cancer? Let these tips be your guide.

Breast Cancer Surgery: What Are the Options?

Approximately 12 percent of women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime but when it comes to surgery, there's no simple formula. Here, a rundown of the most common surgeries performed after a breast cancer diagnosis.

Should You Share Your Diagnosis at Work?

Here are the essential factors to consider when it comes to disclosing a serious health condition in a professional setting.

Advanced Prostate Cancer: New Treatment Options

Cutting-edge treatments for those with advanced prostate cancer are helping to slow down the progression of the disease and are doing so with fewer side effects.

Telling Your Kids You Have Cancer

Revealing your diagnosis to your kids can be frightening, for you as well as for them. Here are some guidelines for healthy family communication.

Promising New Research on Leukemia and Lymphoma

Scientists are learning much more about leukemia and lymphoma. This is good news for those with either condition. Here's the update.

Chromosomal Disorders: Get the Facts

By understanding the science behind chromosomal disorders, researchers have a better chance of preventing certain genetic disorders. Here's a cheat sheet for the rest of us.

Grapefruit Juice and Meds: A Dangerous Combo

Grapefruit juice can increase the potency of certain drugs, converting them to life-threatening doses. Here's what you need to know.

Diagnosed With Cancer? Take Care of Your Mental Health

When you're dealing with a condition such as cancer, caring for your mental health is key. Here are some helpful pointers.

The Facts About Childhood Leukemia

It's a frightening topic. Fortunately, huge strides have been made in treatment, and a majority of cases go into remission.
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