Get the facts on different kinds of cancer surgery.
Nearly half of all cancer patients receive some type of radiation therapy. The goal of radiation is to stop cancer cells from multiplying while sparin
Not every type of immunotherapy works with every type of cancer.
Here’s how immunotherapy is impacting cancer treatment outcomes.
New research has made this treatment even more effective.
Treating melanoma with immunotherapy is changing patients’ lives.
These two cancer treatments work very differently to destroy cancer cells and have very different side effects.
This is how the groundbreaking new cancer treatment works.
Immunotherapy is an umbrella term for different treatment options.
Certain cancer therapies can increase your risk for heart failure. Here’s what you need to know.
In this video, Dr. Keri Peterson discusses coping with chemo, dealing with the common side effects of chemotherapy, and chemotherapy in general.
Chemotherapy is a common & effective way to treat cancer. Chemotherapy side effects such as infection and other immune related illnesses are possible.
Chemotherapy is difficult for people both physically and emotionally. One of the most common physical side effects of chemo is chemotherapy hair loss.
One of the side effects of chemotherapy is fatigue. Some describe this cancer fatigue as paralyzing, but there are ways to combat exhaustion.
How exactly does chemo fight cancer, anyway?
Here’s how this cancer-fighting treatment works.
Chemo can take anywhere from a few minutes to many hours.
Most effects disappear when treatment ends; some linger for longer.
Hair cells are vulnerable to chemo drugs, but you have options.
Chemo may be over, but the effects of your treatment may linger.
Brain fog during chemo is common, frustrating, and very real.
It’s not just lumps you should be looking out for.
Learn what breast changes to look out for and how often to check.
In this True Life Story Breast Cancer, Jacqueline shares her experience of being diagnosed, treated, using radiation & chemotherapy and recovery
From how to deal with “why me” thoughts to handling fertility and egg freezing, these initial reactions show what a breast cancer diagnosis really feels like.
Whether joining support groups or simply taking time to grieve, here’s how these breast cancer patients coped each day.
Ice cream, chemo parties, and new friendships can make a major difference on your day to day.
From chemo brain to all that nausea, patients and survivors share their experiences.
You want to be there, but you’re not sure what to or say. Here, patients share what meant the most to them.
How does your sex life change during treatment, or after a mastectomy?
Breast cancer survivors share what it’s like to look in the mirror after surgery and treatment.
Whatever you do, don’t tell them to “smile.”
A “family history” can start with anyone.
It’s not just women who should be concerned.
Metastatic means breast cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Here’s what you need to know.
The key signs of metastatic breast cancer depend on where the cancer has spread.
“Amazing changes have happened in options for treatment for metastatic disease.”
Treatments for metastatic breast cancer have changed the game for many patients.
Here’s how to take care of your physical and emotional health while undergoing treatment for metastatic breast cancer.
Knowing your risk level dictates how often you’re screened or even treated for breast cancer.
Here’s who may benefit (and who won’t).
What an oncologist wants patients and caregivers to know about coping with advanced breast cancer symptoms.
You’re not in this alone: Here’s the team that will be with you every step of the way during metastatic breast cancer treatment.
“It’s a really promising time to have metastatic breast cancer.”
Don’t let these breast cancer surgery misconceptions stand in the way of getting the best treatment available.
Help avoid stiffness after surgery with this safe stretch.
For starters, sex is not off-limits during treatment.
Here’s why treating this type of breast cancer can be tricky.
Traditionally, only chemo has worked against this breast cancer subtype.
Receptors on breast cancer cells impact your treatment options.
Before choosing a therapy, doctors need to know what’s fueling the cancer.
Young women face unique decisions when choosing a cancer therapy.
An oncologist explains what makes this subtype unique.
Step 1: Make sure you have a medical team that supports you.
These therapies may bring on menopause during childbearing years.
Here’s how many days you should set aside for recovery.
Here’s how long recovery should take and what side effects you may experience.
Which you choose depends on many factors, including personal preference.
This approach may help some women cope after breast cancer surgery.
"We can make the breast look as normal as possible.”
Depending on your risk factors, there are different types to choose from.
“The goal of lumpectomy surgery is to take the cancer out and do the safest operation that we can."
What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal Cancer is the combined name of colon cancer and rectal cancer, located in the body's digestive system.
Screening not only helps find early stage colorectal cancer but can also prevent some other cancers. Tests include a fecal occult blood test (FOBT), f
If your doctor finds signs of cancer you may be referred to a specialist like a gastroenterologist, oncologist or surgeon. If the cancer is small, you
In this episode of True Life Story, Brooke shares her personal experience of her battle with Stage 4 colon cancer.
If you notice these colon cancer signs, see a doc ASAP.
It (often) starts with a polyp.
Just one hot dog can increase your risk by 18%.
Lung cancer type informs treatment, so get educated.
If you don't smoke, you still need to know about these lung cancer causes.
Doctors wish patients paid more attention to these.
Here's what to know about diagnosing lung cancer as early as possible.
Dr. Abraham Chachoua, a doctor who treats patients with lung cancer, explains the different stages of non-small cell lung cancer.
You’ve gotten the news. Now what?
Most lung cancers are found when they’re harder to treat, but breakthrough therapies are prolonging and improving patients’ quality of life.
“No patient deserves to have lung cancer, whether they've smoked or not.”
“Patients diagnosed with lung cancer need help. No one can do this alone.”
What to eat when you don’t feel like eating.
“Immunotherapies have really caused a paradigm shift in our treatment of lung cancer patients.”
Many lung cancer patients see improvement after just a couple weeks.
“Patients that have received a lung cancer diagnosis have every reason to be hopeful.”
Certain mutations in cancer cells are a bullseye for treatment.
Mark, a Multiple Myeloma patient from Zimbabwe, tells us his story about his Multiple Myeloma treatment and his experience living with the condition.
In this video, Mark describes the treatment process for Multiple Myeloma that he went through as well as his recovery.
Here’s how this cancer of plasma cells develops.
Getting the best treatment is dependent on these actions.
Getting the right treatment starts with understanding your diagnosis.
Multiple myeloma can affect the body in a multitude of ways.
Being aware of side effects can help pick the treatment that’s right for you.
Hear Sandy's cancer story of his experience being diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma. He describes his experience & going through cancer treatment.
Hear Sylvia's experience with non-hodgkin's lymphoma. She began non-hodgkin's lymphoma treatment and eventually became a cancer survivor.
In this episode of True Life Story, Wendy shares her cancer story with osteosarcoma. When chemo didn't work, she had to get a leg amputation.
A prostate cancer diagnosis can be scary. The recommended prostate cancer treatment is watchful waiting, which is used for slow growing cancers.
In this video, Dr. Paul Knoepflmacher discusses prostate cancer treatment & tips on preventing prostate cancer. Watchful waiting is a common treatment
Setting aside “you time” may be healthier than you think.
1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime.
Some risk factors you can’t control … but others you can.
Here’s what doctors look for when diagnosing the most common cancer in men.
“It is absolutely possible in patients with prostate cancer to cure it.”
“You’re very likely to be cured and you may be monitored to be assured of that.”
What is skin cancer? There are two types of skin cancer: melanoma and non-melanoma. Melanoma is more severe than non-melanoma.
In this video, Dr. Bobby Buka explains how to keep your skin protected to prevent skin cancer. He also shares the ways to spot and treat skin cancer.
You should give yourself a skin self-exam every month noting where you have freckles or moles. Be on the lookout for changes in these markings as well
In this video, Shonda Schilling, melanoma survivor and founder of the SHADE Foundation, discusses the importance of regular skin self-exams.
In this episode of True Life Story, Shonda Schilling shares her skin cancer story & brings melanoma awareness through her SHADE foundation.
Here’s what to know before heading off on your beach vacay.
Scorched by the sun? Here’s how to soothe that sizzled skin.
In this video, Dr. Anna Pavlick explains melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer. Dr. Pavlick also explains why melanoma is on the rise today.
In this video, Dr. Anna Pavlick explains how to recognize the signs of melanoma, and when you should get checked by a dermatologist.
Though melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer, it is preventable. Dr. Pavlick explains steps for melanoma prevention, focusing on sun safety
Dr. Pavlick explains how to use the ABCDE melanoma test in order to examine your skin and detect any suspicion lesions before they become dangerous.
When melanoma spreads beyond the skin, adjuvant therapies can help.
Certain factors may impact the risk of cancer coming back.
Metastatic melanoma isn’t the most common type of skin cancer but it is the most dangerous, as the melanoma cells spread to other parts of the body.
If melanoma spreads beyond the skin, here’s what doctors suggest.
This serious form of skin cancer often requires additional treatment.
This type of adjuvant therapy attacks cancer cells more precisely.
Here’s how doctors know if this dangerous type of skin cancer has spread.
You’ve been cleared of melanoma. Now how do you keep it from coming back?
Signs of advanced melanoma go beyond the skin.
This is a groundbreaking treatment for this dangerous skin cancer.
Catching melanoma early can truly be life-saving.
In this episode of True Life Story, Amy shares her personal cancer story with an extremely rare form of cancer. Rare cancers can be difficult to treat
Is it just a bruise, or could it be a kind of cancer called soft tissue sarcoma?
Learn the different treatment types for soft tissue sarcoma, a form of cancer.
Find out whether you could be at risk for this rare cancer.
Here’s how doctors confirm a soft tissue sarcoma cancer diagnosis.
Learn about the different stages of soft tissue sarcoma, a type of rare cancer.
If you’re getting radiation to treat soft tissue sarcoma, here’s how to deal with potential side effects.
In the video above, Jim shares his personal story of discovering he had testicular cancer and the journey through chemotherapy treatment that followed
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