Cancer Tips

As a complement to the daily Cancer news and in-depth information on the treatment and management of breast, colon, lung, prostate and other cancers available on, Cancer Tips offers practical insight into cancer prevention and management, as well as ways to cope with side effects of cancer treatment and maintain and improve overall health and wellness. Topics range from nutrition, exercise, and sun protection to specific screening and genetic testing guidelines and a better understanding of common approaches to treatment.


Recent Cancer Tips

Ask the Doctor: Genomic Testing

By Darren Wheeler, MD Q: What is genomic testing? A: Genomic testing looks at a group of genes and their varying levels of expression. This gene expression or activity can characterize how genes interact... Continue Reading

Ask the Expert Tips: Multiple Myeloma

Sarah Holstein, MD, PhD from Roswell Park Cancer Institute recently answered your questions on multiple myeloma as part of CancerConnect’s Guest Moderator Ask the Expert series. Dr. Holstein is an Assistant... Continue Reading

Ask the Dr. Understanding Erectile Dysfunction: What Women Should Know

Erectile dysfunction is an issue for a large number of men. Eric J. Margolis, MD, FACS, provides answers to common questions about this widespread issue that affects men and their partners. Q: How common... Continue Reading

Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care Music Therapy

An ongoing series highlighting complementary therapies, adapted from The Complete Guide to Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care By Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD, Chief, Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial... Continue Reading

Ask the MD What Causes Bladder Cancer

Michael O’Donnell, MD Director of Urologic Oncology, Department of Urology University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Bladder cancer is the fourth most common new cancer in men and the tenth in women.... Continue Reading

Cancer Prehab

Patients benefit from physical and emotional preparation for cancer treatment. By Julie K. Silver, MD More than one in three women in the United States today will hear a doctor say, “You have cancer.”1... Continue Reading

Medical Decision-Making: What Cancer Treatment Is Right for You?

By Kari Bohlke, ScD A diagnosis of cancer can raise a long list of questions: What’s my prognosis? What are my treatment options? Should I get a second opinion? Where should I receive treatment? How... Continue Reading

Ask the Doctor: Fertility after Cancer Treatment

Women who survived childhood cancer have a good chance of getting pregnant, but it might take longer.  By Lisa Diller, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders... Continue Reading

What You Should Know About Bladder Cancer

Michael O’Donnell, MD Director of Urologic Oncology University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Bladder cancer is the fourth most common new cancer in men and the tenth in women. About 70,000 new cases... Continue Reading

Ask the Doctor: How can I Ensure I am Getting the Care I need to Avoid Recurrence?

By Karen Syrjala, PhD Director of Biobehavioral Sciences and co-director of the Survivorship Program at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 10 tips for moving forward. Get a summary of your treatments.... Continue Reading

What Every Woman Should Know about Gynecologic Cancer

By Barbara A. Goff, MD, President, Society of Gynecologic Oncology and Foundation for Gynecologic Oncology; and David M. Gershenson, MD, Chair, Foundation for Women’s Cancer Each year approximately 90,000... Continue Reading

10 Things Every Woman Should Know About Ovarian Cancer

By Krishnansu S. Tewari, MD, FACOG, FACS. The Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of California, Irvine 1. Make sure you see a gynecologic oncologist. Gynecologic oncologists have undergone extensive... Continue Reading

Exercise, Yoga Benefit Breast Cancer Survivors

Exercise—whether traditional aerobic or resistance exercise or yoga—provides important benefits to breast cancer survivors. Two recent studies provide additional information about the effects of exercise... Continue Reading

Don’t Forget to Fight the Flu (and Other Vaccine-preventable Diseases)

Whether you’re in cancer treatment or a long-term cancer survivor, keep in mind that it’s important to manage all aspects of your health. Some research has suggested that cancer survivors are less... Continue Reading

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