Alternative medicine

Alternative cancer treatments: 10 options to consider

Mindfulness exercises

What can mindfulness exercises do for you? Get the facts.

Pet therapy

Therapy animals can provide comfort during illness and help speed recovery.


Myths about cancer causes

Coping and support

Cancer diagnosis: 11 tips for coping

Cancer diagnosis? Advice for dealing with what comes next

Cancer survivors: Care for your body after treatment

Cancer survivors: Managing your emotions after cancer treatment

Managing the lingering side effects of cancer treatment

Palliative care

If you or a loved one has a serious illness, palliative care might be an option. Understand the benefits of palliative care.

Reconnecting with family and friends after cancer treatment

When cancer returns: How to cope with cancer recurrence

Your cancer is back. What is recurrence, and how is it different from a first diagnosis? Get the basics here.

Lifestyle and home remedies

Mediterranean diet recipes

Give your diet a healthy kick with these Mediterranean recipes.

Sleep tips


Cancer-prevention strategies

Concerned about cancer prevention? Put these cancer-prevention strategies to work for you.

Risk factors

Cancer risk: What the numbers mean

The news is full of reports about cancer risk, but what does it all mean for you? Find out how to interpret cancer statistics.

Secondhand smoke



Fatigue can signal many things. Here are some tips to help you decipher why you're wiped out and to regain your energy.

Unexplained weight loss

Tests and diagnosis

Biopsy procedures

Learn about the most common biopsy procedures and how they're used to diagnose cancer.

Bone scan

Cancer blood tests

Find out what your doctor is looking for when cancer blood tests are done.

Cancer survival rate

No one can predict the future, but cancer survival rates can give you an idea of your prognosis. Should you pay attention to them?

Complete blood count

A complete blood count can be used to evaluate your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

CT scan


MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.



Treatments and drugs

Cancer treatment

Cancer treatment information for patients, including research and clinical trials at Mayo Clinic.

Cancer treatment decisions: 5 steps to help you decide

Your doctor wants you to be involved in decisions about your cancer treatment. Follow these five steps to help you choose a treatment.

Cancer treatment for men: Possible sexual side effects

Cancer treatment for women: Possible sexual side effects

Cancer treatment myths


Chemotherapy and hair loss: What to expect during treatment

Chemotherapy nausea and vomiting: Prevention is best defense

Chemotherapy side effects after treatment is done

Eating during cancer treatment: Tips to make food tastier

You may find that cancer treatment has affected your sense of taste. Here are some tips to help food taste better.

Fertility preservation

Wonder how cancer treatment could affect your fertility? Understand what you can do to preserve your fertility before starting treatment.

Get ready for possible side effects of chemotherapy

Ask questions and work with your health care team to prepare for chemotherapy so that you know what side effects to expect and how to manage them.

Low blood counts

Preventing infections during chemotherapy

Radiation therapy

Stem cell transplant

Tips for eating well during chemotherapy

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