Cancer

The latest cancer news, advice, and information, including screening, diagnosis, treatments, risk factors, genetics, and inspiring real-life stories about people living with cancer in its many forms.

Genetic Counseling for Cancer: What Can It Reveal?

Genetic counseling is the first step in zeroing in on your true risk for inherited cancer. Learn more about what this counseling offers.

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Pregnant Cancer Survivors at Risk of Heart Failure

Cancer survivors who were treated with "cardiotoxic" cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy to the thorax, are more likely to develop clinical congestive heart failure during and after pregnancy.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Is Palliative Care the Same as Hospice?

Why knowing the difference between hospice and palliative care is critical.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

What I Learned During Endometrial Cancer Treatment

Kristen was shocked to receive an endometrial cancer diagnosis at age 49. Here’s what she learned on her journey to recovery.

By Sheila M. Eldred

FDA Announces Funding to Fight Rare Diseases

The FDA awarded 12 clinical trial research grants to develop new treatments for a number of rare diseases, including advanced pancreatic cancer and others.

By Diane Domina

10 Key Facts to Know About Uterine Cancer

Cancer of the uterus is one of the most common forms of gynecological cancers. Learn about risk factors, prognosis, and more.

By Eileen Bailey

Clinical Trials: African American Cancer Patients May Miss Out

Minorities are under-represented in clinical trials for new cancer drugs, even for medications aimed at treating cancers that affect them in high numbers.

By Diane Domina

Ovarian Cancer Treatment: What You Should Know

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with ovarian cancer? Here’s what you should know about the latest therapies available.

By Stephanie Stephens

5 Things an Ovarian Cancer Survivor Wants You to Know

Since her own experience with ovarian cancer, Joan has made it her mission to educate other women about this formidable disease.

By Stephanie Stephens

Metastatic Breast Cancer and Your Employer

Follow these 5 suggestions to navigate the best way forward with your employer.

By Elizabeth Millard

The Emotional Toll of Caring for a Loved One With Cancer

More than 80 percent of caregivers for people with terminal cancer are under significant stress and most have worse overall health than the general population.

By Diane Domina

Featured Collections

Living Well With Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Advice for patients and caregivers from experts in the field and real people who are finding ways to live a fulfilling life with this cancer that originates in the lymphatic system.

Living With Lung Cancer

The latest wisdom on how to manage lung cancer, including insights from caregivers and survivors.

Taking Charge with Metastatic Breast Cancer

What should your next steps be now that your cancer has spread? Learn how to get your needs met by your family, friends, and community; how to communicate with your care team; and what the future holds.

Meet the Experts

Sheila M. Eldred

Health Writer

Sheila Mulrooney Eldred has written for The New York Times, Nature, FiveThirtyEight, STAT News, and other publications.

Katherine Malmo

Health Writer

Katherine Malmo is a freelance writer, author, and breast cancer survivor who writes about cancer and cancer treatments.

Lara DeSanto

Editor

Lara DeSanto is a digital editor and staff writer for HealthCentral. She acts as the editor for Sexual Health, Digestive Health, and several cancers.

Sheila M. Eldred

Health Writer

Sheila Mulrooney Eldred has written for The New York Times, Nature, FiveThirtyEight, STAT News, and other publications.

Health News

A Surprising Risk for Ovarian Cancer: Dad's Genes

Researchers at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York have found a genetic mutation for ovarian cancer that can be passed from father to daughter. This genetic factor is also associated with an higher risk for prostate canc...

Cancer Survivors May Face Heart Failure Danger

People treated for breast cancer or lymphoma – cancer of the lymphatic system – in the past are more than three times more likely to experience congestive heart failure (CHF), according to researchers from the Mayo Clinic. Heart failure occurs when t...

Combining Liver Cancer Tests Boosts Early Detection

Current screening guidelines for people at increased risk for liver cancer vary – some call for ultrasound imaging and others for imaging and other laboratory tests. Now, a study conducted at the University of Texas Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Cent...