Leukemia is a cancer affecting your blood cells, specifically those helping new blood cells form. Most people with leukemia have cancer that affects their white blood cells, the ones important for our immunity. But some leukemias affect other types of blood cells. There are multiple types...

For many men breast conditions are benign, not cancerous. For others their breast condition is malignant, cancerous. Non-cancerous Male Breast Conditions Some benign breast conditions include: ·        Gynecomastia The most common male breast abnormality, gynecomastia is not a tumor. It is a benign increase in a man’s breast tissue...

Going through cancer is enough to make anyone angry. In fact, anger is the first emotion most people feel after their diagnosis. But anger can crop up at any time during your treatment and recovery. Anger over your cancer is nothing to be ashamed of. After...

What is palliative care for cancer? Palliative care improves your quality of life when you have a serious or life-threatening disease, such as cancer. The goal of palliative care is prevention or treatment of the symptoms and side effects of the disease and its treatment. Palliative...

Children usually sense something is wrong even before they are told a family member has cancer. They also overhear conversations in the household. Not being told what is going on makes them worry more and causes stress in their lives. Although it is first instinct...

Risk factors for diseases like cancer include factors in your lifestyle or health that increase your likelihood of having that disease. There are multiple cervical cancer risk factors. Cervical cancer provides greater predictability than most other cancers. This means women with no risk factors for...

Risk factors identify things affecting your chance of getting a specific disease, such as bone cancer. Having a risk factor does not mean you will definitely get cancer. It simply means the factor puts you at greater risk of having bone cancer, than people not...

Cervical cancer is one of the easiest to detect and most preventable types of cancer. When found early through routine Pap tests, cervical cancer is highly treatable. What Is Cervical Cancer? Cervical cancer starts in the cells of a woman’s cervix. The cervix is the lowest portion...

Gallbladder cancer is a cancer developing in your gallbladder, a small organ under your liver on the right side of your body.  Your gallbladder performs important functions inhelping your body digest fats in foods. But you can live without your gallbladder. Many people with gallbladder...

Keeping Pets during Cancer Care Your pets hold a beloved place as members of your family. They play an important role in your cancer treatment and recovery, helping you focus on something outside of your cancer to recharge your mind, body and spirit. But many people...

What Is Lymphedema? Breast cancer surgery, melanoma of the arm or leg and other cancer conditions often include risk for lymphedema. Lymphedema is swelling of the lymphatic system, leading to trapped fluid in parts of your body. Lymphedema Explained Your lymphatic system includes an intricate roadway of vessels...