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.
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.
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.
For certain women, 23andMe's BRCA 1/2 report can be very useful, as long as you understand what it means and its limitations.
Symptoms of advanced cancer are so cruel. My mother-in-law, the doting grandma to my children, was taken away from us after 25 days in the hospital and 5 days at home. I miss her—my other mom.
Your doctor may not tell you everything about what to expect during treatment for breast cancer. I learned the hard way.
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.
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.
This article talks about what happens to hair after chemo therapy has ended and your hair starts growing back.
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.
How can I have terminal cancer and be grateful for it? Sounds like an oxymoron doesn’t it? The truth is that it has taught me so much and has made me more appreciative of things I may have taken for granted.
This is the story of how I survived a battle with prostate cancer. I received my diagnosis at the age of 38, which is a young age for this disease.
If you have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, here are the things you need to do to make informed decisions regarding surgery and treatments.
Discovering you have a genetic susceptibility to developing cancer is terrifying, but it is important to know if you have BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 mutation so that breast cancer and ovarian cancer can be caught early, or even prevented.