Knowing about this change in your body that piggybacks another symptom may save lives.
I am going to try and share my story of being diagnosed with cancer from the beginning—with updates as I continue this journey. I really hope that this can, in some way, help someone deal with what they are currently going through.
If your mom was just diagnosed with breast cancer, there's a good chance you're feeling scared, confused, and depressed. Here's what I learned about handling life when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in early 2019.
Getting diagnosed with cancer an be a great shock to the system. These are some of the things I wish I knew when I was diagnosed with cancer.
When someone in your family is living with cancer, everything changes. In 2018, my husband was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. This article chronicles his experience from having difficulty swallowing to having an esophagectomy.
A secret language, dark jokes, and grueling membership dues. A folklorist's look at the culture of cancer survivors.
A mastectomy causes both physical and emotional pain, not just from the surgery but because of the lifestyle changes it requires. Knowing what to expect helps. These tips for adapting to your new body should also help.
Doctors are only human. Breaking down the barrier between doctor and patient is crucial to achieve earlier diagnosis and better prognosis for patients who are suffering from debilitating and life threatening illnesses.
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.
Hold the flowers, please! What? No “get well” cards? Learn the secrets for assembling the ideal gift or care package for a cancer patient, while avoiding dangerous blunders.
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.
The story of a young U.S. military academy grad's struggle to become an Army Ranger while battling a life-changing diagnosis.
This article talks about what happens to hair after chemo therapy has ended and your hair starts growing back.
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.
Cancer patients often struggle to maintain a healthy weight, and a lack of appetite can also make the problem harder to deal with. This article offers suggestions for various nourishing snacks and drinks that can help to prevent weight loss.
Here are three lessons I learned as I walked with my wife through her fight with breast cancer. There is a way to walk this path every step of the way, and have no regrets.
Losing my hair as a result of FEC-T chemotherapy was devastating in ways I did not anticipate. This is my story.
Know the symptoms and warning signs of uterine cancer. Read about my mother's story of having uterine cancer that spread to her ovaries and lymph nodes.
If you have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, here are the things you need to do to make informed decisions regarding surgery and treatments.
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.
Moles are common, but some types can be cancerous. Make sure you know how to keep track of your moles and which ones to watch out for.
Visiting a person who is terminally ill can be intimidating. I know this from personal experience; I had a brain tumor and spent over half a year in and out of the ICU.
This is a personal account of my discovery of basal cell carcinoma, the dangers of ignoring it, and the surgery that could have been avoided.
In this article, I will share my journey with Efudix skin treatment. I've included photos to show how my skin changed and notes about how I felt throughout the process. I hope that reading about my experience will help anyone undergoing the same treatment.
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.
Do you know if your house was built using asbestos? If it was built before 1990, it likely was. This is the story of how we found out our house was built from asbestos, including important health and safety information.
Your doctor may not tell you everything about what to expect during treatment for breast cancer. I learned the hard way.