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BY Cynthia DeMarco

CAR T cell therapy is a type of immunotherapy used to treat lymphoma, multiple myeloma and some forms of leukemia. The treatment modifies T cells so that they can better recognize and attack cancer. 

To learn what to expect if you need CAR T cell therapy, we spoke with lymphoma and myeloma specialist Sairah Ahmed, M.D.

Your care team will determine if you’re eligible for CAR T cell therapy

Before you can consider...

Medical illustration of a CAR T cell in action

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you need radiation therapy as a part of your breast cancer treatment, you may have questions about side effects.

What are the most...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

A new COVID-19 subvariant called XBB1.5 is on the rise across the U.S.  

Early reports indicate that it is much more contagious...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Gum disease is far more common than any type of gum cancer. 

But how do you know if you have gingivitis, periodontitis or cancer?

We went to head and neck surgeon Ryan Goepfert, M.D. Here’s what he shared about how to distinguish gum cancer from other common conditions, as well as what causes it and when to seek help.

What does gum cancer look and feel like? How does it differ from gingivitis and periodontitis...

Young person with eyes closed holding a drawing of cartoon gum cancer in front of her mouth

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you’re receiving chemotherapy as a part of your cancer treatment, you’ve probably already learned a few tricks to make the experience easier...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Kathleen Schmeler, M.D., has been focused on bringing high-quality cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment programs to women in underserved...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

A lump in your breast can sometimes be a sign of breast cancer. It could also be a harmless cyst, or a temporary change in breast tissue caused...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Much like adenocarcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas can develop in many locations, including the skin, lungs and cervix. 

Unlike...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

You might know that flu season got off to an earlier start than usual this year or that the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is making a...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

When Arav Patil was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in the spring of 2019, his parents, Komal and Rahul, were dumbfounded....