This article discusses the staging of cancer and the various complications that arise during treatment.
After treatment for a brain tumor, I thought our family had been through the worst. Unfortunately, I was wrong. This is the journey of our family through pain, depression - and back out to the light.
This article covers the things you want to know about resuming activity, range of motion, scar management, sensory re-education, and lymphedema prevention after a mastectomy.
Tons of easy, fun, and successful breast cancer fundraising ideas that allow you to simplify your group's fundraiser planning and get down to the business of raising money for charity.
Your doctor may not tell you everything about what to expect during treatment for breast cancer. I learned the hard way.
How do normal cells become cancerous? Here are six properties of cancer cells that make them mutate and proliferate -- six properties that distinguish normal from abnormal cells.
In July of 2004 my mother called us three kids together for a family meeting. Immediately, my gut told me something was wrong.
The side effects of chemotherapy can be difficult, but they are not as bad as many seem to believe. Here are the more common issues cancer patients face during chemo treatments.
Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare but very aggressive disease that is sometimes called the silent killer. Learn what IBC is and how to recognize it. Share this information with your loved ones.
Every day, 43 kids hear those dreaded few words, spoken usually to their parents: "Your child has cancer." On July 16th, 2015, I was one of those children.
What I thought was a little bump on my nose turned out to be basal cell carcinoma. In this article, I discuss what causes it, how to recognize it, and what you can do to prevent it.
Twenty-two years after surviving breast cancer, I was diagnosed with stage IV inoperable lung cancer. I decided not to let cancer beat me. This is my story.
Through the years, I have witnessed a few physicians determine the possibility of cancer by using the sense of smell. Cancerous moles exude an olfactory protein that non-cancerous moles do not.
On September 13, 2016, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. This is my story, with my tips for coping with your own breast cancer diagnosis.
The story of a young U.S. military academy grad's struggle to become an Army Ranger while battling a life-changing diagnosis.
Symptoms of advanced cancer are so cruel. My mother-in-law, the doting grandma to my children, was taken away from us after 25 days in the hospital and 5 days at home. I miss her—my other mom.
The painful story of how I lost friends after I was diagnosed with cancer. I'd heard from my cancer therapist that it's actually a common phenomenon, but I never thought it would happen to me.
Personal account of the discovery of basal cell skin cancer, the dangers of ignoring it, and the surgery that could have been avoided.
Susan Holland was diagnosed with breast cancer in March of 2016. She shares the story of what led up to the cancer diagnosis, the diagnosis, and the importance of having an advocate.
What exactly are parabens, and do they cause cancer? Parabens are found in most widely-manufactured lotions, shampoos, conditioners, and moisturizers.
Melanomas and skin cancers are on the increase. Here are some key facts to help you stay safe in the sun.
Oral mucositis, a common complication of chemotherapy, can be very painful and difficult to live with. This article will give you some advice on how to eat and cope when you have this condition.
My father's story of having throat cancer and his first warning signs. Throat cancer symptoms can include hoarseness, change in voice, and coughing up blood. Read his heroic journey.
This hub explores the seven leading causes of lung cancer, including a section outlining more specific information about the onset of mesothelioma.
I'm going to tell you the story of Ellyn, an amazing woman with cancer who beat the odds to live a longer life, with a higher quality of life, than anyone expected.
When Geraldine Ferraro was diagnosed with cancer, she was given 3 years to live. She lived for 12 more years. Learn what she believed helped her cope—and why she survived far longer than expected.
This is the story of how I survived a battle with prostate cancer. I received my diagnosis at the age of 38, which is a young age for this disease.
Bone cancer has few symptoms. When my sister received her diagnosis, I learned a lot about the symptoms, treatments, and how to help a loved one cope with this condition.
Microcalcifications are common mammogram findings. Some are determined to be suspicious, and a biopsy may be recommended. Learn from my experience after microcalcifications appeared on my mammogram.
This article describes a struggle to get proper treatment for a father with bladder cancer. If you or someone you know is infected by BCG, seek an infectious disease specialist.
Selenium is one of the most overlooked nutrients. It can boost your mood and prevent and slow the progression of cancer.
This paper explores a study on the use of yoga to improve the quality of life for female patients with breast cancer.