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BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

If you’ve recently received a cancer diagnosis, you may have heard the word “metastasis” or been asked by someone if your cancer has metastasized. But, what is metastasis? What does it mean for your cancer treatment? And is it curable?

We got details on metastasis from Jeffrey Gershenwald, M.D., a surgical oncologist who specializes in the care of patients with  melanoma and has contributed to the world’s leading guides on...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Thousands of people will get screening exams for breast cancer, cervical cancer and lung cancer this year. Others will get diagnostic tests...

BY Catherine Powers-James, Ph.D.

Burnout is the combination of exhaustion, detachment and cynicism that can sometimes develop when we’re faced with unrelieved stress over...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

The test results are back. You’ve talked to the doctor and learned you have cancer.

Whether it’s your first cancer diagnosis or your fifth, your reaction to a new cancer diagnosis often comes down to a single question: What do I do now?

To help you navigate your next steps after a new cancer diagnosis, we spoke with Ehab Hanna, M.D., a skull base tumor specialist.

Step 1: Get the facts about your cancer diagnosis<...

Calm woman comforting a visibly upset woman

BY Devon Carter

For some patients with non-small lung cancer, chemotherapy isn’t the most effective treatment option. But based on a tumor’s molecular profile...

BY Heather Alexander

If medical tests cause you anxiety, you’re not alone. It’s common to feel stress or worry in anticipation of medical tests, during these tests...

BY Ronda Wendler

Like clockwork, Katherine Moreno gets a cold every year. It always leads to bronchitis, then asthma.

“I don’t go anywhere without a...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Ever wonder what drives our doctors and researchers to end cancer? What compels them to work in medicine or even get out of bed in the morning...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Getting a breast biopsy? You might be wondering what it is and how it works.

A breast biopsy is a diagnostic procedure in which a doctor...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

We often hear about lymph nodes when we talk about how cancer spreads. That’s because when cancer starts to spread, it often goes to the lymph...