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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New Blood Test Could Predict Kidney Cancer Risk

KIM-1 testing could double the accuracy of current screening tests used to measure kidney disease markers and diagnose kidney cancer earlier.

By Diane Domina

The Basics: How Can You Advocate As A Patient In Washington?

Two experts speak about how advocating on Capitol Hill can change the landscape for your chronic condition(s). Find out how to get involved and why you should.

By Erin L. Boyle

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Moving Forward

Get tips for facing the future with metastatic breast cancer, including self-compassion, education, advocacy, and connection with your family and support network.

By Lara DeSanto

Understanding Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Treatment

What's the key to successful treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma? Understanding your diagnosis and treatment options, according to Dr. Gwen Nichols of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She shares how best to navigate your path forward.

CAR T Cell Therapy Treatment for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

CAR T cell therapy is a new FDA approved immunotherapy for treating non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Dr. Gwen Nichols explains CAR T's applications, process, and history as a cancer therapy.

Finding the Right Oncologist for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Dr. Gwen Nichols advises patients on key factors to look for in their health care team while navigating a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosis and treatment.

Advances in Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Therapies

Dr. Gwen Nichols, chief medical officer of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society discusses major developments and what the future holds for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma treatment.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: A Valuable Resource for Patients and Caregivers

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patients and caregivers can take advantage of the LLS's information resource center, local chapters, and a wide range of additional services.

What is Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma?

Dr. Gwen Nichols, chief medical officer of the Leukemia & Lymphoma society, explains non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the body's lymphatic system that has many subtypes.

Diagnosed With Lymphoma? Your Next Steps

Dr. Gwen Nichols shares what to expect after a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, including how friends and family can best support you during this challenging time.

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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...