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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Lymphedema is a side effect of cancer treatment that can cause swelling in the arms and legs. It happens when lymphatic fluid doesn’t drain properly from the limbs. That may be because nearby lymph nodes were removed to look for the spread of cancer or the lymphatic system itself was damaged during radiation therapy or other cancer treatments. 

To learn more about the surgical options that can help relieve lymphedema, we talked...

Medical illustration of swollen arm due to backup of lymphatic fluid in vessels

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you’ve been told you need an endometrial biopsy, you probably have some questions. Why has it been ordered? What will it involve? And,...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Constipation, diarrhea, and abdominal pain can all be symptoms of colorectal cancer.   

But they can also be signs of other conditions...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Though it happens very infrequently, sometimes people develop a second type of cancer in addition to the first. This could be due to a number of factors, including:

genetic mutations that can predispose someone to developing certain cancers, hereditary cancer syndromes that make people more likely to develop multiple cancers side effects of the therapies patients receive to treat their initial cancer diagnoses, and lifestyle choices...
Concept graphic of Black physician pointing to blood test results on a clipboard

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Last updated on June 27, 2021

Whether you're planning a trip or suspect you may have the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), you may...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

By now, most cancer patients and their caregivers know the basic precautions they can take to minimize the risk of contracting the 2019 novel...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

How do you explain cancer — or the effects of cancer treatment — to a young child? How do manage everyday life when one of your own children...