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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.


Do You Know Your Personal Colorectal Cancer Risk?

Do You Know Your Personal Colorectal Cancer Risk?

Tags: colon, colon cancer, colon surgery, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, test results

What is your risk of having colorectal cancer? For some, it's greater than others and other factors matter, besides age. Here's a reliable way of predicting a specific individual’s risk of developing this deadly disease.


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.


Are You a Caregiver? Take Care of Yourself, Too

Are You a Caregiver? Take Care of Yourself, Too

Tags: cancer, caregivers, exercise, sleep

Caregivers play an important role in helping loved ones move through cancer treatment. But juggling your caregiver role with your other duties can create a good deal of physical and mental stress.


How to Discuss a Terminal Brain Tumor Diagnosis During the Holidays

How to Discuss a Terminal Brain Tumor Diagnosis During the Holidays

Tags: brain health, cancer, cancer diagnosis, diagnosis, holiday season, holidays

If someone you love is diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor at the holidays, you can discuss it with them, but only if they are open to the conversation. Here are some tips to help you get a sense of what to say.


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How a New Pill Can ‘Melt Away’ Your Leukemia Cells

Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, cancer treatments, chemotherapy, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), leukemia, lymphoma, study

Newly FDA-approved pill “melts away” leukemia cells. It’s heralded as a breakthrough treatment for relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia.