10 Exercise Tips for Cancer Patients

Exercise has been shown to improve quality of life and functionality for cancer patients and survivors, if done safely. Here are some tips.

Is a Persistent Cough a Sign 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.

How to Find the Right Cancer Support Group

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?

Does Nicotine Cause Cancer?

An addictive substance, nicotine produces a pleasurable, relaxed feeling when inhaled in smoke or vapor or when ingested from chewing tobacco.

How to Safely Get Enough Vitamin D

Dermatologists do not recommend unprotected sun exposure as way to increase your vitamin D levels. “It is better to protect yourself from the sun and take a vitamin D supplement if you have a deficiency,” says Cecilia Larocca, MD, of Dana-Farber.

Does Soda Cause Cancer?

Nutritionists and doctors agree that consuming soft drinks in excess is associated with several health complications and diseases, including weight gain or obesity, poor dental health, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and more. Some of these health conditions can play a role in increasing one’s risk of developing cancer.

Do Cellphones Cause Cancer?

Scientists’ main concern is that cell phones can increase the risk of brain tumors or other tumors in the head and neck area – and as of now, there doesn’t seem to be a clear answer.

Who are the Doctors on a Cancer Care Team?

Depending on your type of cancer, your care team can include many providers, including five or more physicians. They each play a distinct but equally vital role.

Drug Abuse and Cancer: What You Should Know

Addiction to drugs and other substances, including tobacco, can have far-reaching medical consequences, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, and cancer.

Infections and Cancer: What You Should Know

Common infections, such as those that cause the common cold, do not cause cancer or make cancer more likely to occur. However, infections with specific types of viruses, bacteria, or parasites can increase an individual’s risk for certain kinds of cancer.

Can Obesity Cause Cancer?

What is the relationship between obesity and cancer? Being obese increases one’s risk for a multitude of health complications and diseases, including several types of cancer. Obesity has been linked to thirteen types of cancer with a stronger risk associated with breast, esophageal and endometrial cancers, among others.

What is a Cancer Cluster?

A cancer cluster is the occurrence of a greater-than-expected number of cancer cases among a group of people in a defined geographic area over a specific period of time.

Nurse Practitioners and Doctors: How They Work Together in Cancer Care

A cancer care team is made up of several health professionals, including doctors and nurse practitioners. So how are these two important components of a care team different, and how do they work together? There are many different types of doctors that work on a typical cancer care team. At Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, … Continued