Cancer Tips


Genetic Factors and Colorectal Cancer: Know Your Risk (March 10, 2017)

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

Recognizing the Early Signs of Anemia (February 9, 2017)

Anemia (an inadequate supply of red blood cells) can cause symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, and dizziness. Other possible signs of this condition include rapid heartbeat, chest pain, difficulty... Continue Reading

10 Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk (January 1, 2017)

There is no magic pill for preventing cancer, but if you want to reduce your risk of developing the disease, there is something you can do: change your habits. That’s right—your habits have a lot to... Continue Reading

Know Your Rights (December 26, 2016)

There are things you can do if your health plan won’t pay for your medical treatment or delays your care. Health insurance companies can take a number of steps to control their costs. This can mean... Continue Reading

What Complementary Therapies Can Do for You (October 16, 2015)

By Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD Complementary therapies empower you, the patient. After being diagnosed with cancer, you might feel like you are ceding control to a team of experts—your medical oncologist,... Continue Reading

What’s New in the Management of Lymphoma? (March 2, 2015)

What’s New in the Management of Lymphoma? Cancers that begin in cells of the lymph system are referred to as malignant lymphomas. Lymphomas range from aggressive to slow growing or indolent and can be... Continue Reading

Polycythemia Vera-From “Disorder” to “Cancer” (February 19, 2015)

Cancers known as myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) illustrate how our understanding and classification of diseases can evolve over time. MPNs are blood cancers in which the bone marrow cells that produce... Continue Reading

Tips for Cancer Caregivers (September 3, 2014)

By Sara Goldberger, LCSW-R Caring for a family member or friend with cancer is often very challenging. The experience can be exhausting both mentally and physically, but it actually becomes even more so... Continue Reading

Special Report: Ovarian Cancer (July 21, 2014)

Ovarian cancer is a critical women’s health issue; According to the American Cancer Society, there were approximately 21,980 new cases of ovarian cancer in 2014, and about 14,270 deaths from the disease.... Continue Reading

Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care: Acupressure (May 12, 2014)

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

Ask the Doctor: Genomic Testing (April 7, 2014)

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 (April 2, 2014)

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 (March 10, 2014)

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 (March 10, 2014)

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 (February 26, 2014)

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 (February 10, 2014)

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? (January 28, 2014)

Compass on wood 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... Continue Reading

Ask the Doctor: Fertility after Cancer Treatment (January 28, 2014)

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

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