Top

BY Linda Ryan

Some survivors spend a lot of time worrying that their cancer might come back. That is totally understandable. But it’s also something I make a conscious effort not to do — even after having six recurrences of cervical cancer over the last 11 years.

Don’t get me wrong: facing a cancer diagnosis is frustrating, scary and tiresome, whether it’s your first time or your seventh. It’s overwhelming to have to figure out what your options...

Cervical cancer survivor Linda Ryan, holding up six fingers to show how many relapses she's had

BY Sarah Zizinia

Some cancer treatments can weaken the immune system, making you more susceptible to infections. This means that cancer patients can often...

BY Ronda Wendler

Hormones control nearly all of our bodily functions, from growth and development to emotions, sexual function and even sleep. But hormones...

BY Ramonica Jones Luckett

Sophisticated cyberattacks are more common than ever as thieves find new ways to steal people’s information and identity. Patients with cancer are sometimes among the most vulnerable targets.

Scammers may robocall, text or email patients to steal information, using your health as an angle to trick you by including bogus links in emails or texts. Impersonating a company is a popular way to commit medical treatment scams, identity...

Close-up shot of hands on a keyboard

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

When Angie Levinthal’s husband, Jared was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2012, she was terrified that he might not be there to watch...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

How many types of leukemia are there? What makes each one unique, and are they treated any differently? 

We went to leukemia specialist...

BY Ronda Wendler

Ampullary cancer is a rare type of gastrointestinal cancer with symptoms so similar to pancreatic cancer that it is sometimes mistaken...

BY Sarah Zizinia

In August 2021, Dawn Patrick found a lump underneath her arm while in the shower. She immediately made an appointment with her primary care...

BY Kimberly Love

My mother was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 45. She passed away just two years later. So, I started getting my colorectal cancer screenings...

BY Jenny Brown

When my 11-year-old daughter, Averi, fell at school, we didn’t think anything of it. But when the bruise didn’t go away after several weeks...