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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How to Ease into Exercise With Multiple Myeloma

Maybe you've never loved exercise, but you know of its benefits. Here's how to get started.

By Stephanie Stephens

Dense Breast Advocate Nancy Cappello Dies

Nancy Cappello's advocacy for breast density notification in mammogram reports resulted in legislation in 36 American states, a move that saves lives.

By Stephanie Stephens

Brain Tumors: Do They Respond to Immunotherapy?

Immunotherapy, a type of treatment that enlists parts of our immune systems to fight diseases, may also help treat slow-growing brain tumors, a new study shows.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Cancer Took Her Parents. She Chose to Fight Back.

Nan Jenkins talks about finding hope after heartbreak and how she became a Relay For Life superhero.

By Pamela Kaufman

Living With Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

In living with chronic myelogenous leukemia, you never achieve remission and survivorship; on the other hand, you’re perpetually in survivorship.

By Michele Tschirhart

The Future of Bladder Cancer Detection? Pee in a Cup

Researchers have developed a way to scan urine to detect the signature features of cancerous cells, a non-invasive method to check for bladder cancer that could make screening easier.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Use Food to Heal You, Not Harm You

When you’re going through treatment for leukemia, your immune system may be weakened, exposing you to a higher risk of infection — which could even come from your food. Take these measures so your food heals you, not harms you.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Quiz: Am I Eating This Right?

When you're recovering from leukemia treatments and your immune system is low, are you taking all of the precautions necessary to ensure you're not putting yourself at risk for infection, like salmonella?

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: The Big Picture

Explore these long-term considerations, from fertility preservation to how to develop a survivorship care plan.

By Sheila M. Eldred

How to Manage CLL Treatment Side Effects

If you're being treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), you may experience side effects like fatigue or nausea. Here are some ways to lessen the impact of your side effects.

By Katherine Malmo

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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...