Elizabeth Millard

Health Writer

Elizabeth Millard is a freelance journalist specializing in health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition. Her articles have appeared in SELF, Men’s Health, CNN, MyFitnessPal, and WebMD, and she has worked on patient education materials for Mayo Clinic and UnitedHealth Group. She’s also a registered yoga teacher and organic farmer.

Conditions Covered:Cancer, Menopause, ADHD, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Lymphoma, Stomach Cancer, Melanoma

Latest by Elizabeth Millard

Metastatic Breast Cancer and Your Employer

Follow these 5 suggestions to navigate the best way forward with your employer.

What Should You Know About Colon Cancer?

Receiving a diagnosis of colon cancer can feel overwhelming. Learn about how to cope, including building a health care team and finding support.

All About Bladder Cancer, A Basic Explainer Story

Bladder cancer is a silent but deadly form of cancer when advanced, but there’s hope: “We are seeing an exciting amount of research into new treatment options in the area of bladder cancer.”

10 Facts About BRCA Gene Mutations

Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer have been associated with mutations in two genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2. Here’s what you should know.

All About BRCA1, BRCA2 Gene Mutation: Basic Explainer Story

Learn about a real-life experience with the gene mutation as well as your risk of cancer; cancer types if you have the mutation; and insurance coverage for any preventative treatment.

Genetic Counselor Explains BRCA Genetic Mutations

Dana Clark, M.S., L.C.G.C., at the Basser Center for BRCA at Penn Medicine, discusses when you’re at a high risk for BRCA gene mutations, what testing involves, and what misconceptions she commonly encounters.

How Do Your Lymph Nodes Protect You from Cancer?

And what happens when they don’t? The lymphatic system is a vital part of your immune system. It’s represented by an extensive network of vessels that shuttle a clear liquid called “lymph” throughout the body. This network has 500 to 700 “lymph nodes...

What Should You Know About Clinical Trials If You Have Lymphoma?

There are four phases of clinical trials. Learn about each phrase — and your potential to take part — in this article.

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Throat Cancer Patient Discusses Two Cancer Type Treatments

Anne Pirrera’s throat cancer had returned when she learned she had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Here she talks about living with two cancer types.

What Should You Know About Stem Cell Treatment and Lymphoma?

These transplants can be an important part of treatment for some patients, but they’re not appropriate for everyone who has lymphoma.