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Diagnosis

What Should You Know About Colon Cancer?

A colon cancer diagnosis can feel overwhelming. Here are 10 things your oncologist wants you to know about living with the disease.

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Diagnosis

All About Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is a silent and deadly form of cancer. But there is hope. Learn more about the symptoms, treatments, and types of bladder cancer.

BRCA gene model.
Family Health History

10 Important Facts About BRCA Gene Mutations

BRCA gene mutations indicate a higher risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. Here’s what you should know about your screening and treatment options.

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Family Health History

All About BRCA Gene Mutations

If you have BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 gene mutations, here's what you should know your options, insurance coverage, and screening for other members of your family.

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Family Health History

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.

The lymphatic system.
Diagnosis

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...

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Advanced Stages

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.

Anne Pirrera
Five Questions

Living With Two Different Cancers

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

Stem cells
Treatment

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.

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Five Questions

'Cancer Saved My Life': Survivorship After NHL

Josh Feldman recommends cancer patients take charge of their health and seek second opinions where necessary. His non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was diagnosed after visiting three doctors.