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BY Karen Vollmering

When retired Major League Baseball player and Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez was diagnosed with cancer, he knew exactly what he was going to do: face each day with a positive attitude and return to broadcasting.

While Buck and his wife, Arlene, were in Florida for the winter of 2021, he felt a hard nodule the size of a quarter under his chin. It felt hard but not painful. At first, his doctor in Florida said it was...

Buck Martinez sitting at a table at a restaurant wearing a black coat and white and striped shirt.

BY Karen Vollmering

Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children and adolescents. This type of sarcoma grows in the muscles attached to...

BY Karen Vollmering

Blood cancers like lymphoma and multiple myeloma begin in blood-forming tissue, such as bone marrow or in cells of the...

BY Karen Vollmering

Growing up with a family history of cancer, Jonathan Ting knew the importance of regular checkups. If anything were to happen, he wanted to ensure it would be caught early.

When his ENT saw some irregularities and heard about his family history, he had Jonathan undergo an MRI and biopsy. The MRI came back clear, but the biopsy showed a small tumor. Jonathan was diagnosed with stage I nasopharyngeal cancer, a rare type of head...

Jonathan Ting and his wife, Cecilia Yeung standing in front of a lake

BY Karen Vollmering

The summer after six-year-old Christian completed kindergarten, he started complaining that his ear hurt. His mom, Marisa Garcia, thought...

BY Karen Vollmering

Many cancer patients lose weight unexpectedly during radiation therapy because they struggle with side effects caused from treatment. Maintaining...

BY Karen Vollmering

Many cancer patients will need radiation therapy as part of their treatment. Radiation can be used alone or as part of a treatment plan. When...

BY Karen Vollmering

For many years, brachytherapy has been used to treat low-risk, intermediate-risk, and high-risk prostate cancer. But more recently, doctors...

BY Karen Vollmering

Radiation therapy is one of the most common forms of cancer treatment. It uses high-energy X-rays to pinpoint and destroy cancer cells. Radiation...