Katherine Malmo

Health Writer

Katherine Malmo is a freelance writer and author who was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer 13 years ago. Her memoir, “Who in This Room: The Realities of Cancer, Fish, and Demolition,” was published in 2011 and a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. These days, she lives in Seattle and writes mostly about cancer and advances in cancer treatments.

Conditions Covered:Breast Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Lymphoma, Uterine Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Heart Health

Latest by Katherine Malmo

How Can You Live Your Best Life With BRCA1, BRCA2 Gene Mutations?

Finding out you have a gene mutation can be stressful and scary. However, once you and your doctor know, you can take steps to prevent and detect cancers early.

Ovarian Cancer Survivor Shares Diagnosis and Pregnancy Story

An unexpected cancer diagnosis that led to the loss of both ovaries led Noel to a new question: Could she have children?

What Tests Help Determine if You Have Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

Learn about the tests for lymphoma, including a bone marrow aspiration and biopsy.

How a Uterine Cancer Survivor Learned to Speak Up for Herself

Patti saw the early warning signs of cancer, but her doctor told her not to worry — it was probably nothing, they assumed. Then she got the diagnosis.

Could Sperm Deliver Cancer-Fighting Drugs to Uterine Tumors?

Learn how researchers are using sperm to potentially treat gynecological cancers, like cancer of the uterus and cervix.

How a Breast Cancer Survivor Changed a Fertility Preservation Law

When Melissa Thompson’s fertility preservation wasn’t covered by her insurance because of her breast cancer diagnosis, she took action.