Cancer - Treatments

Dan Doty

Cancer is very scary condition. Whether it happens to you or a loved one, it is always difficult to deal with. Here is Dan's story, an ex-Marine who was able to take this on, in addition to other health scares.

New Treatment Options for Older Prostate Cancer Patients?

A study encourages more aggressive treatment.

Surviving and Thriving After Prostate Cancer

A survivor shares his story.

Should Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer Have Surgery?

The Pros and cons of surgery.

Breast Cancer and Calorie Restriction

Can weight loss help prevent breast cancer?

Should You Be Screened for Breast Cancer?

New research suggests mammograms may do more harm than good. What do these findings mean for you?

Is a Clinical Trial Right for You?

Interested in participating in a clinical trial? Here s what you need to know about trials: the different phases of research, the benefits, and the risks.

Should You Exercise When Treating Cancer?

For cancer patients and survivors, exercise can help improve physical functioning, fatigue, and quality of life and may improve chances of survival.

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?

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!

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.

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.

Humor Therapy for Cancer?

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

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.

Key Facts About Cancer

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Get Smart About Health Info in the Media

Here's how to understand the latest health news and what it means for your diagnosis.

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.

Why Cancer Insurance May Not Pay Off

If you were diagnosed tomorrow, would you be prepared financially? If the answer is "no," you may be tempted to invest in cancer insurance. But read this first.

Bone Marrow Transplants: What You Should Know

A bone marrow transplant is a procedure to replace damaged or destroyed bone marrow with healthy bone marrow stem cells. Here are the facts you need.
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