Oncology & Cancer Articles & Stories

History of Breast Cancer Infographic

History of Breast Cancer Infographic

Breast cancer has been a challenging health issue throughout the history of mankind. This infographic provides a brief overview of the history of breast cancer - from ancient Egypt to modern times. Read More


Male Breast Cancer - 7 Facts to Know

Male Breast Cancer - 7 Facts to Know

Everyone, whether male or female, are born with some breast cells and tissue. Although males do not develop milk-producing breasts, a man%u2019s breast cells and tissue are still capable of developing cancer. Even though breast cancer among men is rare, they carry a higher mortality from the ... Read More


8 Prostate Cancer Myths Infographic

8 Prostate Cancer Myths Infographic

A number of people believe that they are aware of the basics regarding prostate cancer, with some even believing that they have a strong grasp of the essentials - despite not being doctors or cancer experts. However, people's beliefs about prostate cancer, and cancer in general, are often flat... Read More


What to Seek in an Oncologist and what to Avoid Infographic

What to Seek in an Oncologist and what to Avoid Infographic

Selecting an oncologist is a significant aspect of your cancer treatment. You will be investing a large amount of money, time, and trust in a person who is responsible for your treatment and care. You may face limitations due to location and insurance carrier as to which oncologist will be tre... Read More


Does Emerging Evidence Finally Prove 'Chemo Brain' Exists?

Does Emerging Evidence Finally Prove 'Chemo Brain' Exists?

Recent research suggests that chemotherapy may impact the memory of even younger cancer patients. The findings were presented at Teenage Cancer Trust's International Conference on Teenage and Young Adult Cancer. Read More


Not All Women Should Undergo Axillary Lymph Node Surgery, According to New Guidelines

Not All Women Should Undergo Axillary Lymph Node Surgery, According to New Guidelines

Once a patient has been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, the lymph node in the region closest to the cancer %u2013 known as the sentinel node - often is removed and forwarded to a pathologist for closer examination. The removal of this one node is known as sentinel node biopsy or diss... Read More


Mastectomy Pros and Cons Infographic

Mastectomy Pros and Cons Infographic

If you've been told by your doctor that you may have a high risk for developing breast cancer in the future, you're likely looking for ways to reduce that risk. Although preventive mastectemy can greatly lower your risk of developing breast cancer, this procedure is a significant decistion tha... Read More


Sleep Found to be a Predictor of Survival for Breast Cancer Patients

Sleep Found to be a Predictor of Survival for Breast Cancer Patients

Sleep efficiency, the ratio of time asleep to time spent in the bed, may be predictive of survival time for women with advanced breast cancer. The study results were published in the journal Sleep. Read More


Are Double Mastectomies Necessary for Most Breast Cancer Patients?

Are Double Mastectomies Necessary for Most Breast Cancer Patients?

A majority of breast cancer patients who decide not to undergo prophylactic mastectomy - a surgical procedure to remove their healthy breast as a precaution - only face a very low risk for breast cancer recurrence. This is according to a new study published in JAMA Surgery that found that as m... Read More


What Changes After a Cancer Diagnosis

What Changes After a Cancer Diagnosis

We are all aware that the body undergoes changes during and after cancer treatment. What often isn't discussed are the emotional, social, and mental changes that also occur during this challenging process. Here are 7 things that are likely to change following a cancer diagnosis. Read More



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