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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

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

Don’t Forget to Fight the Flu (and Other Vaccine-preventable Diseases) (September 30, 2013)

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

Coping with Taste Changes (June 4, 2012)

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

What is a Lung Granuloma? (September 16, 2011)

Granulomas are nodules caused by inflammation. The inflammation may be the result of infectious or noninfectious causes. Granulomas in the lung typically do not produce any symptoms, but may be detected... Continue Reading

Eat Well During Chemotherapy (September 9, 2011)

If you’re receiving treatment for cancer with chemotherapy, proper nutrition is as important now as ever. Getting enough calories and nutrients at this time, however, can be easier said than done. Side... Continue Reading

Help Prevent Cancer with Healthy Habits (April 26, 2011)

An important part of cancer prevention is as simple as making healthy lifestyle choices, or choosing healthful habits while avoiding unhealthy ones. The following is a list of everyday healthy choices... Continue Reading

Second Opinions: Know Your Rights and Options (November 20, 2009)

Decisions concerning healthcare are among the most important in a person’s life. Many people confronted with a cancer diagnosis feel that they must make a decision and begin treatment as soon as possible.... Continue Reading

Managing a Rare Cancer Diagnosis (November 18, 2009)

Managing a rare cancer diagnosis presents unique challenges. One survivor shares her tips for navigating the sometimes-murky waters. By Phyllis A. Domm, with Ashley and Chris Laub On January 7, I became... Continue Reading

Transdermal Drug Patch Users Advised to Remove Patch Before MRI (November 16, 2009)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a public health advisory recommending that individuals who use transdermal drug patches that contain aluminum or other metal backing remove these... Continue Reading

What Are Clinical Trials? (November 16, 2009)

Clinical trials are research studies to test new drugs or other treatments involving participants who meet specific admission criteria. All new medications are required by the federal Food and Drug Administration... Continue Reading

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