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Genetic Factors and Colorectal Cancer: Know Your Risk

Colorectal cancer is one of several cancers with known genetic risk factors. Because these known factors can be identified through genetic testing, it’s important to understand your risks and to discuss... Continue Reading

Understanding Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

Cancer and its treatment can come with a variety of complications, some more serious than others. What Is Osteonecrosis of the Jaw? Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is a severe bone disease that occurs when... Continue Reading

Caregivers

What is Caregiving and Who are Caregivers? Caregivers are individuals who provide care to chronically ill or disabled family members or friends. It is estimated that more than one quarter of the adult... Continue Reading

Aspirin Cuts Risk of Hereditary Colorectal Cancer

Among people with Lynch Syndrome, daily aspirin use may cut the risk of colorectal cancer in half. This result—based on longer follow-up of a study that initially found no benefit of aspirin—was published... Continue Reading

Men, Fertility, and Cancer

Men who confront a cancer diagnosis before beginning or completing their families may have many questions about how cancer treatment will affect their ability to have children in the future. The good news... Continue Reading

Coping with Taste Changes

If you’re undergoing chemotherapy, biologic therapy, or radiation to the head or neck area, one of the side effects you may experience is a change in how things taste. While this may seem like a minor... Continue Reading

Cancer Navigators Help Patients with Rectal Cancer

Cancer navigators offer patients with rectal cancer guidance as they find their way through a cancer journey. By Sally Abrahms In 1992 Anne McNerney was an insurance company executive and the mother of... Continue Reading

Chemotherapy for Older Patients: What You Should Know About the Risk of Infection

As you may already know, chemotherapy works by attacking the rapidly dividing cells it finds in the body, particularly cancer cells because they multiply quickly. However, chemotherapy can’t differentiate... Continue Reading

Anemia: A Manageable Side Effect Rectal Cancer

Anemia, one of the most common side effects associated with cancer, affects over 60 percent of cancer patients. Anemia may occur as either a direct result of the cancer or, more commonly, as a side effect... Continue Reading

Preparing for Surgery

You can help ensure that your surgery and recovery go smoothly and that you have the best outcome possible by preparing yourself ahead of time. Here are a few tips to keep you healthy and comfortable and... Continue Reading

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