• E-Cigarettes Don’t Live Up to Promises

    New studies find that electronic cigarettes trail other methods in helping people quit smoking, but they are growing in popularity among teens.

    by Teresa Bergen

  • The Pain of Grief

    People affected by cancer often experience intense feelings of loss when those around them die of the disease.

    by Charlotte Huff

  • Q&A

    Show Me You Care

    Theresa Brown, who was a nurse when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, writes about deep gaps in her own care.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • Sound Advice

    How Do I Set Boundaries for Visitors?

    My father has been struggling with people asking to visit him often. How do I set boundaries for visitors without making anyone feel bad? JANE DABNEY: The first thing to keep in mind is that people generally mean well. They don’t want to disrupt the life of the person with cancer or you as a […]

  • Healthy Habits

    Signs of Skin Cancer

    Regularly checking your skin is crucial to catching skin cancer early.

    by Tara Santoro

  • Sound Advice

    How Do I Deal With ‘Scanxiety’?

    I have an upcoming cancer screening, and it is bringing up old fears. What can I do to ease my anxiety in the days leading up to these appointments? LIDIA SCHAPIRA: The term “scanxiety” was coined in 2011. It stuck because it properly characterizes the feelings that are quite common in people getting any imaging […]

  • Caregiving With Confidence

    Learning Your Limits

    As a caregiver, you want to be there for your loved ones, but it's also necessary to take time for yourself.

    by K.J. Bannan

  • Forward Look

    Tailoring Care for Older Patients

    Geriatric assessment minimizes toxic effects of treatment for older patients with advanced cancer.

    by Carolyn Bernhardt

  • Healthy Habits

    Accept No Substitutes

    Dietary supplements do not prevent cancer and may cause harm. To reduce risk of cancer and recurrence, stay active and eat a healthy diet.

    by Ashley P. Taylor

  • Sound Advice

    How Do I Get a Second Opinion?

    I’m interested in getting a second opinion on my cancer diagnosis. How do I get that started? ERIC BERNICKER: When you have a new diagnosis of cancer, you don’t always need to make instantaneous treatment decisions. This will depend on your diagnosis, of course, but in most cases, you’ll have time to get second opinions […]