#MarchForth -- A Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life


Tags: cancer, colon, colon cancer, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, polyps, rectal bleeding, rectal cancer

Colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers ever. Learn about the exam that stops this cancer cold. Get tips on healthy diet and lifestyle changes. Learn how to cope with cancer if it’s diagnosed, and much more.

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4 Things You Should Know About Cancer and Dehydration

Tags: cancer, cancer treatments, dehydration, hydration

Dehydration is an important issue for cancer patients. In this post, Cancer Answer Nurse Josette Snyder, RN, MSN, AOCN, gives advice on how to keep hydrated during cancer treatment.

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6 Things to Do When You Start Dating While Battling Cancer

Tags: cancer, relationships, support, support groups

Cancer patients or survivors often ask: Should I start to date again and when? They may worry so much that they keep themselves from the friendship and companionship that dating can provide.

Groundbreaking Study Sheds New Light on Treating Blood Cancers

Groundbreaking Study Sheds Light on Treating Blood Cancers

Tags: blood diseases, cancer, leukemia, study

Treating blood cancers presents unique challenges. It's more difficult to truly pinpoint the cancerous cells. The answer may not be a new drug or therapy -- but perhaps just a new way of using the drugs we have.

Robotic Hysterectomy: Better Cervical Cancer Cure for You

Robotic Hysterectomy: Better Cervical Cancer Treatment for You

Tags: cancer, cervical cancer, hysterectomy, PAP, Pap smears, robotic surgery, squamous cell carcinomas, surgery

Robotic-assisted hysterectomy is the least-invasive, fastest cervical cancer surgery and cure. Learn what makes it different from a traditional hysterectomy.

Can Your Cancer Treatment Be Hazardous to Others?

Can Your Cancer Treatment Be Hazardous to Others?

Tags: brachytherapy, cancer, cancer answer line, cancer myths, cancer treatment, chemotherapy, radiation, radiation therapy

If you are undergoing treatment for cancer, you know the medicines and procedures you’re undergoing are toxic. The Cancer Answer Line nurses explain whether these lifesaving treatments could be toxic to your loved ones.

If You Have a Colostomy Bag, Embrace the Freedom It Offers

If You Have a Colostomy Bag, Embrace the Freedom It Offers

Tags: cancer, colon cancer, colostomy bags, crohn's, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

Conditions that require colostomy bags, particularly on a permanent basis -- and for younger people -- bring a stigma that patients can face and conquer.

Best New Year’s Resolutions for Life After Cancer

Best New Year’s Resolutions for Life After Cancer

Tags: cancer, cancer screening, cancer treatment, healthy diet, New Year, new year new you, sleep

Starting a new year may be a time of special reflection for those who are undergoing or who have finished cancer treatment. If this is you, consider making some New Year’s resolutions for your health and your life post-cancer.

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How Your Own Immune System Can Be Used to Fight Cancer

Tags: cancer, immune system, immunosuppressive therapy, kidney cancer, melanoma, treatments

Many cancers can hide from the immune system, making it difficult for them to be identified and destroyed. Immunotherapy stimulates the immune system to more effectively fight cancer.

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How Doctors Today Are Screening Smarter for Prostate Cancer

Tags: cancer, fusion-guided biopsy, genetics, health screenings, prostate cancer, PSA, PSA screening, test results

To avoid overdiagnosis and overtreatment of prostate cancer, we need to be smarter about how we use prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests. Recommendations for screening have already begun to change. Learn more.