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, Cancer, Heart Health

Latest by Katherine Malmo

Does The Oncologist Want You To Do More Yoga?

Doctors have new guidelines for using yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and other complementary approaches for breast cancer symptoms and treatment side effects.

Track Treatment Side Effects to Live Longer

Patients who communicated their cancer treatment side effects through an app lived an average of 5 months longer than those who did not.

Cancerversary: How to Create Your Tradition

Whether it’s the day you were diagnosed, had surgery, or finished treatment, many people choose a particular date to commemorate their cancer experience.

All About Stage 0 to 4 Bladder Cancer Treatments

Learn more about surgery, immunotherapy, chemotherapy, and other treatment options when your tumor hasn’t spread and when it has with bladder cancer.

Cervical Cancer After a Normal Pap Test: One Woman's Story

"The number one thing I would say is to not stereotype yourself and assume it can't happen to you, because it can."

A Cancer Survivor's Guide to Heart Health

Cancer treatments can lead to heart problems or complications. Learn more about steps you can take to decrease your cardiac risks after treatment.

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.