New recommendations released last year by the American Cancer Society advise most women to get fewer mammograms, not more. What’s going on here?
People have a lot of misconceptions about cancer clinical research trials. They might think patients mostly take sugar pills instead of receiving actual treatment. Or they may think clinical research studies are only for people who have no other options. Learn the truth.
Within a few years of using prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests, we saw an amazing shift: By the mid-1990s, most men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer were curable. Since then, studies have shown that while PSA screening reduces a man’s likelihood of dying from prostate cancer, it does not reduce overall mortality. The problem has been with how we use PSA tests.
Taking care of someone with a chronic illness like cancer poses unique challenges. How do you become a great caregiver?
HPV can cause several different kinds of cancer, but early detection is possible if you know what to look for. Here are seven surprising things you should know.
Several research studies suggest that our four-legged friends may be able to help our health in even more life-saving ways: by picking up the scent of chemical compounds present in melanoma and cancers of the prostate, bladder, lung and breast.
Finding a new lump or bump on your body would give most of us pause. After all, a lump can, in rare cases, mean cancer. But not every bump or lump is worth worrying about.
Communication and an open mind can help you and your partner find new paths to intimacy when cancer causes problems in the bedroom.
Being diagnosed with cancer or any major illness is overwhelming and confusing. Here are seven questions to ask your oncologist so you can understand your stage, prognosis and treatment options.
It’s well-known that exercise is good for your heart and can lower the risk of developing medical conditions like heart disease and diabetes. A large study released Monday now shows that exercise is an important factor in reducing the risk of developing a wide range of cancers, too.