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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Step-by-Step Guide to Prepping and Undergoing A Colonoscopy

From the first steps of prepping for a colonoscopy to what happens during the procedure, this slideshow walks you through the colorectal cancer screening process. Share with someone about to have the procedure – or read yourself if you need to have your first or a repeat test.

By Kathleen Hall, MBA

Bladder Cancer Survivor: ‘I had to decide what my priorities were: living, or losing my bladder’

Cynthia Kinsella didn’t sleep much the night after a biopsy revealed she had invasive bladder cancer. She calls it one of the worst nights of her life, spending much of it curled on the bathroom floor in the fetal position. She went on to create a large support network for other bladder cancer patients. Read more about her story.

By Sheila M. Eldred

Just the Facts About Breast Cancer Chemo Regime AC + T

How AC + T works, how to prep for treatment, and then what to expect once you have it (including side effects).

By PJ Hamel

What Should You Know About Taxol/Taxotere and Cytoxan (TC) Therapy?

Taxol/Taxotere and Cytoxan (TC) therapy is one of the most common types of chemotherapy given to women with early-stage breast cancer. Here’s duration information and possible side effects, including chemo brain and fatigue.

By PJ Hamel

All About Lymphoma, A Basic Explainer Story

“For a variety of reasons, one cell within the lymph system may go rogue and start growing abnormally and that’s what becomes a cancer.” Learn more about what happens next.

By Kathleen Hall, MBA

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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...