The number of cancer patients and survivors visiting emergency departments for opioid overdoses more than doubled between 2006 and 2015, but overdoses are still uncommon in this group.
by Emma Yasinski
Many people know thyroid cancer as a cancer type with a relatively good prognosis, but the disease still has profound effects on patients and survivors, writes thyroid cancer survivor Carly Flumer.
by Carly Flumer
Advocating for federal funds for medical research pays off when the effort is constant and compelling.
by Brandon L. Leonard, MA, and J. Tod Guidry, PhD
Various kinds of artistic expression can play a role in processing the emotional effects of cancer.
by Bradley Jones
Patients find each other online and get support they say is unparalleled, but with openness comes concern about privacy.
by Kate Yandell
Brain cancer survivor Lanette Veres sends cards and packages to others with the disease. She believes no one should face cancer alone.
by Lindsey Konkel
New law mandates that cancer drugs get tested in kids in clinical trials.
by Sharon Tregaskis
High cost may still limit access.
by Nancy Averett
Patient advocates have become a vital part of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Opportunities for advocates continue to multiply.
by Marci A. Landsmann
The financial burden of a cancer diagnosis can lower a patient’s credit score.
by Shelly Rosenfeld
A study illuminates the alcohol consumption habits of cancer survivors.
by Jen Tota McGivney
A father with metastatic kidney cancer embraces moments with his 3-year-old son while pondering how he’ll be remembered.
by Adam P. Stern
A study shows that some cancer patients wish they had known more about possible adverse effects of treatment.
by Jon Kelvey
Cervical cancer now accounts for less than 1% of cancer-related deaths among women in the United States.
The first new anti-cancer therapeutics approved in 2020 are for the treatment of two different types of soft tissue sarcoma.
Imaging a patient’s cancer—and the responses generated by the immune system—can provide information that may guide treatment decisions.
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