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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.

Latest by Katherine Malmo

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Symptoms

Is it Acid Reflux…or Stomach Cancer?

Their symptoms seem to mimic each other, but don’t get it twisted—there are some clear cut differences between GERD and stomach cancer.

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Symptoms

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.

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Living With

Free Rides For Metastatic Breast Cancer Care

Need to find an affordable way to get to your frequent medical appointments? A mix of national and local resources can help.

Disappointed woman looking at a pregnancy test.
Treatment

Does Immunotherapy for Cancer Impact Fertility?

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, you may be worried about how it will affect your ability to have children. Here’s what we know about one type of cancer treatment, immunotherapy, and its effects on fertility.

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Treatment

Cancer Patients Can Preserve Fertility

Thomeeka Speaks of Rhode Island received insurance coverage for egg retrieval fertility preservation services during acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment.

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Profile

CAR T-Cells Beat Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Emily Dumler had 6 months to live after unsuccessful treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but has been in remission for three years since receiving CAR T-cell therapy.

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Complications

Stress Worsens Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

A recent study found that higher levels of cancer-related stress were associated with more cancer malignancy in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

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Complications

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Complications

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

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Treatment

Is a Cure for Melanoma on the Horizon?

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

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Treatment

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.