Alternative medicine

Alternative cancer treatments: 10 options to consider

Medical marijuana

Mindfulness exercises

Pet therapy


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

Sleep tips


Cancer-prevention strategies

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

Adjuvant therapy for cancer

Cancer pain: Relief is possible

Cancer surgery

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

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

Chemotherapy nausea and vomiting: Prevention is best defense

Eating during cancer treatment: Tips to make food tastier

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

Monoclonal antibody drugs

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

Mouth sores caused by cancer treatment: How to cope

No appetite? How to get nutrition during cancer treatment

Radiation therapy

Stem cell transplant

Thalidomide: Research advances in cancer and other conditions

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

May 23, 2015