Top

BY Molly Adams

Some types of chemotherapy can damage nerves, leading to a side effect called peripheral neuropathy. Patients may feel tingling, burning or numbness in the hands and feet.

Other times, patients may experience an extreme sensitivity to cold known as cold dysesthesia. This can mean an unpleasant sensation when drinking ice-cold beverages or feeling uncomfortable when you’re exposed to cold temperatures, whether it’s air conditioning...

Ryan Huey, M.D., speaks with a patient while wearing a face shield over a medical-grade face mask.

BY Danielle Underferth

Having Crohn’s disease doesn’t mean you will get colorectal cancer, but it does increase your risk.

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory...

BY Devon Carter

Cancer is defined by where it starts and not by where it spreads. Where it starts helps determine how it’s treated and even the way people...

BY Kelley Murfin

The tumor microenvironment is the ecosystem that surrounds a tumor inside the body. It includes immune cells, the extracellular matrix, blood vessels and other cells, like fibroblasts. A tumor and its microenvironment constantly interact and influence each other, either positively or negatively.

“You can think of the tumor as a house and the microenvironment as its yard and its neighborhood,” says Sammy Ferri-Borgogno, Ph.D., instructor...

Medical illustration of the tumor microenvironment

BY Meagan Raeke

Smoking is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer. Yet, about 20% of lung cancers deaths occur in people who have never smoked, according to the American...

BY Katie Brooks

Knowledge is power, and now patients across the country are starting to have more timely access to their health information.

U.S. health...

BY Lany Kimmons

In the past, patients with a particular cancer type all received the same treatment, but research has shown that tumors have unique features...

BY Ronda Wendler

Siblings Christopher and Lindsay Welch have always been close.

“We were born only 18 months apart,” Lindsay says, “so we shared a lot...

BY Heather Alexander

Tea is thought to have many health benefits, from keeping you hydrated to supporting weight-loss and reducing dental cavities.

Tea...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

You’ve probably heard of the low-fat diet. Maybe even the low-carb diet. But what about the low-iodine diet?

If you or someone you...