The first step in developing a cancer treatment plan is called staging. This is the medical process where your doctor determines how much cancer there
Doctors and scientists are continuing to develop new treatments to fight cancer. A few of these include immunotherapies, cancer vaccines, and hormone
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
What is chemo? In this video, Dr. Keri Peterson explains how chemotherapy works. This cancer treatment option is used to shrink the size of cancer.
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.
Lung cancer type informs treatment, so get educated.
In this episode, Dr. Abraham Chachoua from the NYU Langone Medical Center provides the different causes of lung cancer.
In this video, Dr. Chachoua explains what the different symptoms of lung cancer are and how to go about noticing these symptoms.
In this video, Dr. Abraham Chachoua explains what types of screening tests one can do for an early detection of lung cancer rather than a later one.
Dr. Abraham Chachoua, a doctor who treats patients with lung cancer, explains the different stages of non-small cell lung cancer.
It's not just lumps to look out for.
Breast cancer screening is often conducted via a mammogram. If cancer is found, breast cancer treatment may include a mastectomy or chemotherapy.
Three procedures are commonly used to screen for breast cancer: a breast self-exam (BSE), a clinical breast exam performed by a doctor & a mammogram.
A breast self-exam is a woman's examination of her own breasts. Learn how to perform a breast exam with Dr. Blumberg in this step-by-step guide.
In this True Life Story Breast Cancer, Jacqueline shares her experience of being diagnosed, treated, using radiation & chemotherapy and recovery
What is prostate cancer? It's a cancer that develops in the prostate gland, and there are signs of prostate cancer that you should look out for.
There are several prostate cancer screening methods. The most common method is a digital rectal exam. If diagnosed, a Gleason score is often used.
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
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.
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.
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.
What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal Cancer is the combined name of colon cancer and rectal cancer, located in the body's digestive system.
In this video, Dr. Roshini Raj explains some important signs of colorectal cancer, as well as any risk factors of colorectal cancer.
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.
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.
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, Amy shares her personal cancer story with an extremely rare form of cancer. Rare cancers can be difficult to treat
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.
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