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BY Molly Adams

Taking care of a loved one with cancer can be hard, no matter your relationship. For adult children of cancer patients, the changing role from child to caregiver can bring a unique set of challenges. 

A cancer diagnosis may be the first time your parent needs so much help from you. This shift in roles can take some getting used to. “Remember your parent is still an individual,” says Vinh Nguyen, M.D.

He shares four...

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BY Molly Adams

Throughout cancer treatment, patients may go through many blood draws, infusions and injections. All these needle sticks can be uncomfortable...

BY Molly Adams

Lung cancer can form in any part of the lungs. When lung tumors grow in the upper portion of the lung, above the first rib, they’re called...

BY Molly Adams

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and swelling in the joints. It’s caused when the immune system mistakenly attacks the joints which are the parts of the body that connect two or more bones. If left untreated, it can cause stiff, swollen, painful joints and lead to difficulty moving.  

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis may focus on controlling symptoms, but patients who also have...

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BY Molly Adams

The pancreas is part of the digestive system which helps your body regulate blood sugar and digest food. Sometimes cysts can develop inside...

BY Molly Adams

Updated Oct. 31, 2022

As part of a complete breast cancer diagnosis, patients will learn their HER2 status. The human growth receptor...

BY Molly Adams

As an associate professor in Genomic Medicine, Linghua Wang, M.D., Ph.D., studies how normal cells become cancerous and how cancer cells develop...

BY Molly Adams

The human epidermal growth factor 2 – also known as HER2 – is a protein that tells human cells when to grow and when not to grow. Sometimes...

BY Molly Adams

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is caused by abnormal white blood cells. While there are several types, non-Hodgkin lymphoma can be divided into slow-growing...

BY Molly Adams

Developed in the 1900s, photodynamic therapy uses light to kill cancer cells and spare healthy tissue. It can be used in a variety of cancer...