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BY Jeff Deatsman

When an ear, nose and throat doctor confirmed that I had tonsil cancer in October 2016, it came as something of a relief. I know that probably sounds strange. But compared to the other types of cancers I’d been worried I might have, this one didn’t seem so bad.

My doctor told me the tumor he’d found wasn’t very big and was clearly visible through a scope. He also said it was in an easily accessible location, so it should be fairly...

HPV-related tonsil cancer survivor Jeff Deatsman

BY Sylvia Zaro

Any time you’re told you have cancer, it’s not good news. Even if you catch it early and it’s only in the beginning stages, all you hear is...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

In 2017, dozens of our cancer patients shared the stories of their diagnosis, treatment and life after cancer here on Cancerwise. As they...

BY Jill Carter

As a nurse, I’m a firm believer in vaccines. And that’s even truer now that I’m a survivor of cervical cancer, which is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).

For years, I’d heard that most people my age had already been exposed to HPV, and I wondered how it might affect me. Still, I’d never had any problems, so I figured I was lucky.

Then, in May 2010, a routine Pap test came back abnormal, and everything changed. I...

Cancerwise blog post: Jill Carter, HPV, cervical cancer, HPV vaccine

BY Andrew Futreal, Ph.D.

 

While its name was inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s ambitious goal to put a man on the moon, the Moon Shots Program...

BY Shobha Pai

Certain types of chemotherapy and radiation therapy can weaken the immune system, putting cancer patients at increased risk for life-threatening...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Each year, approximately 100,000 women are diagnosed with some form of gynecologic cancer: cervical, ovarian, fallopian tube, uterine (also...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

“We were totally blown away,” Misty Wiggs says of finding out she was pregnant with her third child in April 2015.

For 12 years, Misty...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

After being diagnosed with stage IB cervical cancer in October 2012, Allison Pozzi consulted four different specialists near her San Francisco...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Each year, more than 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer. And though it most often occurs in women over age 40, younger women...