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BY Cynthia DeMarco

To a cancer patient, one of the most magical words in the English language may be “remission.” For those fortunate enough to hear it, it imparts not only a much-hoped-for dose of good news, but also a profound sense of relief.

But what does the term “remission” actually mean? And how does it differ – if at all – from “no evidence of disease,” or even “cancer-free?”

We asked medical oncologist, Phat Le, M.D., for...

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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Any time you see a new doctor, one of the first things they’ll ask about is your medical history. That’s because everything from the aftermath...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

You’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and life is inching back toward normal. Now, with temperatures creeping back up, you find yourself...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, you may already know you have many options when it comes to where to seek treatment.

But how do you determine which one is right for you? Does it depend on how close a location is to your home? The reputation of the doctor or the hospital where they work? How about access to clinical trials or the latest advances in treatment?

Wherever your priorities lie, here are six reasons...

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BY Cynthia DeMarco

You’ve probably heard of the low-fat diet. Maybe even the low-carb diet. But what about the low-iodine diet?

If you or someone you...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

One of the most difficult aspects of treating lung cancer with radiation therapy is determining the best way to deliver it. Ideally, doctors...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, you may have heard of the Whipple procedure. This complex surgery is...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Hand-foot syndrome (also called palmar-plantar erythrodysesthesia) is a side effect of some chemotherapy drugs that can cause redness, swelling...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

With three COVID-19 vaccines now authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), you might be wondering which vaccine...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidelines earlier this month for those who’ve gotten vaccinated against...