In-depth

Adjuvant therapy for cancer

Adjuvant therapy can cause serious side effects. But it can also reduce your risk of cancer recurrence. Should you consider it?

Alternative cancer treatments

If you're considering alternative cancer treatments, talk to your doctor about starting with one of these promising alternative therapies.

Biopsy procedures

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

Bone scan

Bone scans can help detect bone disorders and hidden fractures.

Cancer blood tests

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

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.

Cancer surgery

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?

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 myths

Cancer-prevention strategies

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

Cancer-related diarrhea

Cancer and its treatment can cause diarrhea. Find out what's normal and what's a sign of something more.

Cancer-related fatigue

Chemotherapy and hair loss: What to expect during treatment

Most people who have chemotherapy lose at least some of their hair. Planning ahead can help you prepare for this change in your appearance.

Chemotherapy and hair loss: What to expect during treatment

Most people who have chemotherapy lose at least some of their hair. Planning ahead can help you prepare for this change in your appearance.

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.

Cough

An occasional cough is normal and healthy. A cough that persists for weeks signals an underlying problem.

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

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.

Fatigue

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

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.

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.

Joint pain

Joint pain can have many causes and can often be treated at home.

Low blood counts

Managing the lingering side effects of cancer treatment

Mediterranean diet recipes

Give your diet a healthy kick with these Mediterranean recipes.

Mindfulness exercises

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

Monoclonal antibody drugs

Monoclonal antibodies are one type of cancer treatment. Find out what they do and how they're used.

MRI

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

Muscle pain

Muscle pain can occur just about anywhere in your body, and there are lots of potential causes.

Myths about cancer causes

No appetite? How to get nutrition during cancer treatment

If cancer treatment leaves you without an appetite, try these tips to get the calories and nutrients you need.

Palliative care

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

Pet therapy

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

Radiation therapy

Reconnecting with family and friends after cancer treatment

Secondhand smoke

It might be someone else's smoke, but the risks are yours. Consider simple steps for avoiding secondhand smoke.

Sleep tips

Thalidomide: Research advances in cancer and other conditions

Thalidomide is infamous for the birth defects it caused. So why are doctors still prescribing it?

Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of structures in your body.

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.

X-ray

X-rays are a form of radiation that can make images of your bones and internal organs.

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