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BY Ford Swift

My dad had prostate cancer when he was 66, so I never miss my annual physical and routine bloodwork.

In August 2021, when my prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test came back high, I found a local urologist and had a digital rectal exam, followed by an MRI. The MRI results showed abnormal concerns for cancer. So, on Jan. 11, 2022, I had a biopsy.

Two weeks later, I found out I had prostate cancer.

I remember feeling...

Ford Swift and his wife, Nicole, standing next to each other.

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 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...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Nodular melanoma is a type of skin cancer that can mimic benign conditions, including blood blisters and acne. It’s also one of the more invasive skin cancers since it mostly grows beneath the skin, where it can’t be seen.

To learn more about nodular melanoma, as well as how it's diagnosed and treated, we spoke with dermatologist Kelly Nelson, M.D.

What is nodular melanoma?

It’s a subtype of melanoma that makes...

A doctor examines a patient's arm with a dermoscope

BY Julian Cavazos

Six years ago, Suzanne Singletary traveled to central Florida to spend Christmas with her family.

She had a small cough, so she stopped...

BY Elise Raymund

Twenty-three years ago, Brenda Petru made a promise to her best friend, Sue, that she would continue fundraising for cancer research — no...

BY Heather Alexander

Choosing skin care products can be overwhelming. There are so many ingredients and so many claims of benefits.

But there is one ingredient...

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...

BY Kathy McKay

I’m a nurse, so when I started experiencing pain and swelling in my lower abdomen, I suspected inflammatory bowel disease, or even worse,...

BY Donna Griffard

In March 2015, I was diagnosed with cancer of the unknown primary (CUP). That means the original cancer site could not be identified....