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BY Lisa Garcia

Michael Scott has always kept his support system in mind. That was true when he was diagnosed with angiosarcoma more than five years ago, and it remains true today as he pursues his dream of becoming an oncologist. He keeps a framed sheet of paper with names of friends, family, doctors and fellow patients, who kept him going through surgery, 19 rounds of chemotherapy and six weeks of radiation therapy.

“There are a lot of people...

Michael Scott  smiles with his arm around his mom outside at night.

BY Julia Dai, M.D.

High exposure to ultraviolet rays can cause anyone to get skin cancer. But some people are more likely to develop skin cancer than others....

BY Karen Vollmering

When retired Major League Baseball player and Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez was diagnosed with cancer, he knew exactly what...

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 needs these surgical procedures, how they work and what to expect after you’ve had one, we checked in with colorectal cancer surgeon Matthew Tillman, M.D., and three nurses who work regularly with ostomy patients: Jeanine Hanohano, Alice Hung and Helen Trinh.  

What is...

Bird's-eye zoomed view of a white person's hand holding a beige, opaque colostomy bag flat against an exposed belly, with jeans, grass and feet in the background

BY Jerry Burley

When I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma at age 63, it actually didn’t bother me. I felt like whatever this was, God had a plan charted...

BY Michael Curran, Ph.D.

I’ve always been interested in how to jump-start the immune system. My curiosity led me to train as a postdoc under Jim Allison, Ph.D., in...

BY Molly Adams

The human epidermal growth factor 2 – also known as HER2 – is a protein that tells human cells when to grow and when not to grow. Sometimes...

BY Amy Spallone, M.D.

Last updated on Dec. 1, 2022

Was mpox (formerly called monkeypox) created in a lab? Can you get it from going in a swimming pool...

BY Ronda Wendler

The female hormone estrogen is “fuel” for about 80% of breast cancers in women who’ve gone through menopause. 

“Menopause itself...

BY David Hensley

Unless you’re a patient, or know a friend or relative who has it, I can’t imagine most people think too much about cancer — much less where...

BY Devon Carter

Did you know that lymphoma is an umbrella term that includes several subtypes? In general, lymphoma is a cancer that involves immune cells...

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...

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...

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...