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

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Complications

The most common CLL complications include frequent infections, increased risk of other cancers, immune system problems, and tumor flares.

Is a Cure for Melanoma on the Horizon?

One cancer researcher says "we will be curing a significant majority of melanoma patients by 2030."

Tech Tools to Help Manage Hot Flashes

Menopause can come with some not-so-fun symptoms, including hot flashes. Here are some handy gadgets to help manage them.

How to Manage CLL Treatment Side Effects

If you're being treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), you may experience side effects like fatigue or nausea. Here are some ways to lessen the impact of your side effects.

Surviving Leukemia Treatment and Its Long-Term Side Effects

As leukemia treatments become more effective and patients live longer, long-term and late side effects have become an area of growing concern.

Acupuncture Helps Joint Pain from Cancer Drug

Treated for breast cancer but stopped aromatase inhibitors due debilitating joint pain? Acupuncture can help.

Does Abuse Increase the Risk of Endometriosis?

A study found that women who experienced certain types of abuse as children were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with endometriosis. Here’s what researchers make of this.

Does The Oncologist Want You To Do More Yoga?

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