The news of a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and shocking. A Dana-Farber doctor offers five tips on what patients and caregivers can do after that diagnosis.
Adequate hydration is an important aspect of health for everyone, especially for those undergoing cancer treatment.
Of the many stem cell transplant advances in the past 10 to 15 years, none has had as dramatic an impact as the recent development of successful haploidentical or “half-matched” transplants, which have vastly expanded the pool of donors.
Exercise has been shown to improve quality of life and functionality for cancer patients and survivors, if done safely. Here are some tips.
As scientists have learned more about the intricate workings of the immune system, they've developed new forms of immunotherapy that have been approved for the treatment of leukemia or are being clinically tested in patients.
In a significant step toward more personalized treatment for patients with breast cancer, a recent clinical trial found that many women with an early stage of the disease do not need chemotherapy after surgery to remove the tumor.
Many factors are involved in cancer, so it’s not always easy to tell why cancer develops, or what causes it—but we know for sure that the following six factors do not play a role in the development of cancer.
A cough can potentially be a symptom of a health concern, but in the overwhelming majority of cases that include a cough, the cause is unrelated to cancer.
Cancer biologists led by Cigall Kadoch, PhD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, have identified a key molecular event that leads to synovial sarcoma, a rare, aggressive cancer in adolescents and young adults for which scientists are seeking better treatments.
Five notable pieces of advice from two Dana-Farber metastatic breast cancer patients, Hanna Homenko and Krista Lawrence.
Julie Wisnia was undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer at Dana-Farber when she became inspired to participate in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), a 163-mile bike-a-thon that raises funds for Dana-Farber.
The vast majority of breast lumps are not indicators of breast cancer. However, there are other symptoms that may be indicative of breast cancer in some cases.
Support groups offer patients the opportunity to share their stories and the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis among a group of people who can relate. So how do you find the one that’s right for you?
Recently, at-home genetic tests that claim to determine a person’s potential risk for health conditions, such as cancer, have become available. However, the ability of at-home genetic tests to provide information about your cancer risk is very limited.
Dave Mittelman died in May 2017 from brain cancer. The Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) team he helped co-found, Team Lizard, will soon ride to honor him and the many other close friends and family members who have dealt with cancer. "At our core, we ride because we believe in a future without cancer," says his wife, Michele Mittelman.
Adults and young adults often have to face unique challenges while they are also facing cancer. Here's what you need to know.
CNS lymphoma patient Rosette Becker was able to paint her way through the ups and downs of her successful treatment—and she remains in remission more than four years later.
Here's what we know about whether any foods are anti-angiogenic—in other words, able to block cancer blood vessel growth.
Scientists at Dana-Farber and other institutions have shown that compounds that mimic key proteins on white blood cells can inactivate HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS, and potentially protect against exposure to the virus.
If changes in sexual health or in an intimate relationship are bothering you, look into getting help, says Sharon Bober, PhD. "These issues do not have to be the price you pay for cancer treatment,” she says.
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