November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. As part of a internationally coordinated effort by the Lung Cancer Alliance to increase awareness about the second most common type of cancer in both men and...
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What is a Benign Blood Disorder?
It might sound counterintuitive, but not every patient comes to Dana-Farber for cancer treatment. For example, the Institute’s experts regularly see patients seeking help with benign (non-cancerous) blood disorders. Benign blood disorders such as anemia and sickle cell disease are often treated at cancer centers because such institutions are home …
How Overcoming a Rare Blood Disorder Made Shelby Houlihan a Tougher Runner
As a child, it left her fatigued, anemic, and sickly. Here’s how she became the fastest American woman in the 5K.
What Causes Cancer in Pets?
Veterinary oncologist Dr. Ann Hohenhaus shares pointers for what you can do to decrease your cat or dog's risk of getting cancer, from infections or environmental causes.
10 Warning Signs of Cancer in Dogs and Cats
While bad breath and weight loss in pets can be caused by other conditions, those are just two of our veterinary oncologist's 10 cancer warning signs to watch for.
How Does Cancer Spread?
Cancer is most dangerous when it has spread, or metastasized, from its original site in the body. A tumor that began as an isolated mass – often treatable by surgery and/or radiation therapy – can become a dispersed, much more difficult to treat, malignancy. For cancer to spread, several steps …
Robin Roberts' rare blood disorder: What is myelodysplastic syndrome?
Five years ago, celebrated television anchor Robin Roberts beat breast cancer, but Monday on Good Morning America, Roberts revealed that she has myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) -- a type of bone marrow disease with around 12,000 new cases diagnosed each year, according to the American Cancer Society.
Cancer and Cats: What Every Pet Parent Should Know
While most people know that cancer is a leading cause of death in humans, many are unaware that cancer is also one of the leading causes of death in older cats.
Top scientists cautious about curing cancer with immunotherapy
There's been a lot of excitement about immunotherapy as a tool to treat cancer. But top experts on Sunday struck an unexpected note of caution.
How is Immunotherapy Used to Fight Cancer?
How does immunotherapy fight cancer? If you take the brakes off the immune system, you can unleash an attack on cancer cells. That's the theory behind PD-1/P...
10 cancer-causing products you need to throw away immediately
Here are 10 everyday items that you should throw away for better health.
Purebred Dogs and Cancer: How Genetics Come Into Play
An expert explains why dogs like Golden Retrievers, Greyhounds and Bernese Mountain Dogs are prone to certain cancers -- and why this can lead to breakthroughs.
What Is Cancer?
Explanations about what cancer is, how cancer cells differ from normal cells, and genetic changes that cause cancer to grow and spread.
10 Signs of Cancer in Dogs
It is notoriously difficult to detect cancer early in pets. Get the facts about early detection, treatment and more from Dr. Phil Zeltzman.
Why Screen for Colorectal Cancer?
Turning the big 5-0 is a milestone. It’s also the time to start getting screened for colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cause of c...
How to Help a Friend With Breast Cancer
How to give people with breast cancer the support they really need.
How garlic can contribute to colon cancer prevention
Learn how to reduce your risk of colorectal cancer, which has the second highest mortality rate of cancers affecting both men and women in the U.S.
How Treating Cancer In Kids And Adults Is Different
Here are some of the ways that treating cancer in kids is different from treating it in adults.