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In recent years, cancer physicians and radiation oncologists have been whittling away at the length of time for radiation treatment. The goal: to make radiation treatment more convenient for the patient, with fewer side effects.
Less than an hour out of your life can mean the difference between catching cancer early or never knowing what could have been.
Exactly one year after being diagnosed with breast cancer, teacher Alison Berger is returning to the classroom, a vivid illustration of how well a patient can recover with a strong support network at home and the hospital.
Scalp cooling is a process that can help lessen hair loss caused by certain chemotherapy drugs. It uses a specially fitted cap that you wear before, during and after chemo. The cap is hooked up to a machine that keeps it cold.
The therapy is used when the standard treatment for multiple myeloma – a combination of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and/or stem cell transplant – is no longer effective.
Immunotherapy is a new, groundbreaking approach to treating cancer that harnesses the body’s own natural defenses to fight tumors.
Outdoor grilling is one summer’s great pleasures, but the alluring sound of sizzle and smell of smoke also can mean possible health hazards. Cooking meat at high temperatures creates compounds that are linked to cancer.
Colon cancer can be prevented with regular screening and early treatment. Learn about your choices for screening and what's best for you.