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BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Sangeeta Goswami, M.D., Ph.D., always has been a “people person.” Her love of her patients and her colleagues has fueled her work in both the clinic and the lab. 

Goswami went to medical school in her home of Assam, located in the northeastern corner of India, because she wanted to serve people. As a medical student, she found it extremely fulfilling to treat patients, but she realized that treatment options were limited for...

Sangeeta Goswami, M.D., Ph.D., stands in her lab

BY Cynthia DeMarco

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

Unlike...

BY Sarah Zizinia

A urostomy is a surgical procedure that can be a part of bladder cancer treatment. You may also need a urostomy if your bladder isn’t functional...

BY Arthur Hamberger, M.D.

As a retired physician, I have several advantages over the average layperson. First, I can understand the medical jargon used by other doctors. Second, my specialty is radiation oncology, so I’m very familiar with both cancer and its treatment. And third, I know how to be my own advocate in medical situations.

But I’m also a six-time cancer survivor. Here are some things I’ve learned as a patient that might be useful to anyone...

Arthur Hamberger, M.D., and his wife, Ester, hold up spoons with food on them as they smile.

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you need an ostomy as a part of your cancer treatment, you probably have a lot of questions. 

To learn more about who...

BY Karen Roy

I am a licensed clinical social worker. So, I’m a really good person to have around in a crisis. Usually, I approach those situations like...

BY Maude Veech

After Ron Speidel retired, he and his wife, Brenda, ventured around the U.S. in their RV for nine years.

“Then I got the big C,” says...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Ever logged into MyChart to check on some lab test results, then just stared blankly at the screen once you saw them? You’re not alone.&nbsp...

BY Margo Wickersham

Until January 2020, I had always felt like I had an unspoken agreement with cancer: I’d make good lifestyle choices — protecting my skin,...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Studying new cancer therapies through clinical trials is essential for progress in cancer care. Phase I clinical trials are designed to evaluate...