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Rachel Zohn

Health Writer

Rachel Zohn is a mom, a wife, and a freelance writer who is striving to find the best way to juggle it all and maintain a sense of humor. She is a former newspaper reporter with a deep interest in writing about all things related to health, wellness and the human body. She enjoys writing about various health topics, including skin conditions such as eczema, different types of cancer and seasonal allergies.

Latest by Rachel Zohn

Treatment

Head and Neck Cancer Treatment Terms to Know

Learn the meanings of common treatment terms like brachytherapy and dysphagia to better understand your care plan.

Treatment

Common Treatments for Head and Neck Cancer

Learn 10 basic facts about treatments for head and neck cancers, including common treatment options like chemotherapy and radiation.

Diagnosis

Head and Neck Cancer: Diagnosis Terms to Know

The medical terminology for head and neck cancer can get complicated. Learn the meanings of common terms to better understand your diagnosis.

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Complications

What Should You Know About the Rare—But Severe—Side Effects of Adjuvant Therapy for Melanoma

Adjuvant therapy for melanoma can help prevent a recurrence of the serious skin cancer—but there's the potential for life-threatening side effects. Learn the symptoms and how to protect yourself.

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Diagnosis

You Have Metastatic Breast Cancer: Now What?

For starters, know that you are not alone. We have expert advice that will help you navigate the months ahead.

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Living With

Becoming a Mother When You Have an Incurable Disease

Patti was faced with a seemingly impossible decision: live in fear or live for right now. She chose today. What would you do?

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Living With

How Keeping a Chronic Hives Diary Can Help You Find Your Triggers

Trying to figure out what’s making your hives flare? Try these different ways to track your symptoms and get answers.

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Treatment

Immunotherapy Promising for Kidney Cancer

New immunotherapy drugs are helping kidney cancer patients live longer, and in some cases are leading to a complete remission of the disease.

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Treatment

Improving on Melanoma Adjuvant Therapy

Researchers continue to work to refine and improve the effectiveness, tolerability, and precision of melanoma adjuvant therapies to best suit each patient.

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Risk Factors

Kidney Cancer From von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome

Dr. Eric Jonasch is researching drug therapies for kidney cancer caused by von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) syndrome, a genetic disorder which causes tumors and cysts.