Studies investigate whether visits from therapy dogs can increase the well-being of cancer patients and caregivers.
by Jen Tota McGivney
Many older adults with cancer place more importance on maintaining their independence and cognitive abilities than on living as long as possible.
by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock
To defend against bacterial infections, cancer patients are often put on a neutropenic diet—which bars fresh fruits and vegetables, among other things. Research indicates that following this diet is unnecessary.
by Brad Jones
Patients who are diagnosed with advanced cancer while parenting young children have special priorities and needs.
Medical oncologists discuss marijuana with their patients. Many of these doctors feel they aren’t well enough informed to make recommendations about it, but some do anyway.
by Kate Yandell
The Breast Cancer Art Project encourages breast cancer patients and survivors to produce—and share—art about their cancer experiences.
by Ashley P. Taylor
An app developed for glioblastoma patients allows them to track their symptoms and contribute to research.
Panel of experts discuss survivorship challenges and potential areas for study.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Patients who opt for breast reconstruction after mastectomy tend to overestimate how happy they will be with the results, while those who do not get reconstruction tend to underestimate their future satisfaction.
by Cici Zhang
Your Cancer Guide
Learn to look forward to life events without letting them add to your stress.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
The recently passed Right to Try Act is meant to provide patients with greater access to experimental therapies. Patient advocates are divided on whether the law will benefit patients.
Many cancer clinical trials do not track what proportion of enrolled patients are obese, a study finds. These patients may be underrepresented in research.
Older melanoma patients may respond to anti-PD1 immunotherapy better than younger patients, a study suggests.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves a targeted therapy combination for thyroid cancer.
Ari M. Melnick, MD, discusses lymphoma research.
The Financial Toll of Cancer
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