Cancer

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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Are You A Previvor?

Are you someone who has not yet survived a cancer diagnosis but might some day? If so, here are words, along with helpful tips, to describe just what a previvor is.

By Bethany Kandel

Having A Baby Helps BRCA1 Mutation Previvor Learn of High Cancer Risk

Katrina Wells’ daughter was a surprise that might have helped saved her life. Find out whether you fall into any of the high risk groups for one of three "founder mutations."

By Erin L. Boyle

How Can You Live Your Best Life With BRCA1, BRCA2 Gene Mutations?

Finding out you have a gene mutation can be stressful and scary. However, once you and your doctor know, you can take steps to prevent and detect cancers early.

By Katherine Malmo

Diabetes Onset After 50 Could Signal Pancreatic Cancer

Recent-onset type 2 diabetes in older African American and Latino adults may be an early sign of pancreatic cancer, according to a new study from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

By Diane Domina

Ovarian Cancer Survivor Shares Diagnosis and Pregnancy Story

An unexpected cancer diagnosis that led to the loss of both ovaries led Noel to a new question: Could she have children?

By Katherine Malmo

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.

Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Learn more about the metastatic breast cancer journey from patients, doctors, and caregivers who have been there. Learn how to get the support you need and grow your community.

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

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...