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Friendships Are Forged In Cancer Treatment

Cancer patients find buddies, exchange advice, and share encouragement with a community of fellow patients in the treatment room.

By Bethany Kandel

Helping a Friend With Metastatic Melanoma

Here are tips for helping out a friend diagnosed with advanced melanoma. They include focusing on your friend’s unique needs, educating yourself about the disease, and offering practical help.

By Eileen Bailey

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Vaccines

Both chronic lymphocytic leukemia and its treatments can weaken the immune system. Patients should get flu and pneumonia vaccines, but may need to avoid others.

By Eileen Bailey

Throat Cancer Survivor Shares What It's Like to Live With a Laryngectomy

His head and neck cancer cost him his vocal cords, but he’s not letting it take his voice. This doctor shares his story of throat cancer diagnosis and how being a laryngectomee has changed him.

By Sheila M. Eldred

Free Rides For Metastatic Breast Cancer Care

Need to find an affordable way to get to your frequent medical appointments? A mix of national and local resources can help.

By Katherine Malmo

Leukemia Tests But Deepens My Relationships

As a person living with chronic myelogenous leukemia, I realize that my diagnosis disrupts the lives of my loved ones. But ultimately it has brought us closer.

By Michele Tschirhart

All About Colon Cancer Treatment Options

The primary treatment for non-metastatic colon cancer is surgery. You may then receive 3 to 6 months of chemotherapy to prevent the cancer from coming back.

By Kathleen Hall, MBA

Cancer Patients Can Preserve Fertility

Thomeeka Speaks of Rhode Island received insurance coverage for egg retrieval fertility preservation services during acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment.

By Katherine Malmo

Strategies for Living With Hodgkin's Lymphoma

For those diagnosed with cancer, the hardest moments may come after treatment has ended.

By Elizabeth Millard

We Need to Talk About Suicide Among Head and Neck Cancer Survivors

With potential disfigurement and other difficult treatment side effects, survivors of these cancers need support, says one cancer researcher.

By Sheila M. Eldred