In the summer of 2010, 20-year-old physical therapy student Hannah Komai was diagnosed with low-grade osteosarcoma after an incisional biopsy.
Genetic testing for cancer survivors may play a critical role in helping avoid a second primary cancer or it may help prevent family members from developing cancer.
Patients considering chemotherapy treatment need to understand the risks and benefits of treatment in order to make an informed decision to undergo-or forgo-treatment.
In January 2007, Erik Kratky was 21 and pursuing his undergraduate degree when he experienced bilateral leg weakness, which was later diagnosed as low-grade spinal cord ependymoma.
New data from a study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health appear to have proven that there is an inexpensive and relatively simple approach to reducing the incidence of most cancers that afflict men: Take a multivitamin daily.
As Bonnie Addario has gone from patient to survivor, she has learned much about what patients are looking for in terms of information and care.
Whether brought about by surgery or medical treatments, induced menopause forces women to deal with a number of emotional, physical, and practical issues-all in addition to the original diagnosis.
Patients with cancer who have lower incomes are less likely to participate in clinical trials, according to a large national survey.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology offers a host of resources for cancer care providers and patients with cancer.
Patients (and even clinicians) often don't know which facilities are considered leaders in the treatment of various types of cancer, and a bit of detective work is generally required.