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Dermatologist looking at melanoma.
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."

Middle age leukemia patients doing yoga.
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.

Young woman looking toward the future with determination.
Complications

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.

Girl in pain
Risk Factors

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.

Young woman with short hair practicing yoga in park.
Alternative Treatment

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.

Young woman with cancer on cellphone in kitchen at home.
Symptoms

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.

Senior couple celebrating special occasion with cake and candles.
Living With

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.

Doctor explaining information to a patient.
Treatment

Bladder Cancer Treatments by Stage

Learn more about surgery, immunotherapy, chemotherapy, and other treatment options for bladder cancer from stage 0 to stage 4.

Doctor holding a female patient's hands.
Diagnosis

A Pap Test Didn't Catch Her Cervical Cancer

Carolann's story shows that cervical cancer can happen to anyone, and why good HPV testing is so critical.

Doctor listening to a patient's heartbeat.
Treatment

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.