Coping and support
If you or a loved one has a serious illness, palliative care might be an option. Understand the benefits of palliative care.
Your cancer is back. What is recurrence, and how is it different from a first diagnosis? Get the basics here.
Lifestyle and home remedies
The news is full of reports about cancer risk, but what does it all mean for you? Find out how to interpret cancer statistics.
Tests and diagnosis
Learn about the most common biopsy procedures and how they're used to diagnose cancer.
Find out what your doctor is looking for when cancer blood tests are done.
No one can predict the future, but cancer survival rates can give you an idea of your prognosis. Should you pay attention to them?
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.
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 information for patients, including research and clinical trials at Mayo Clinic.
Your doctor wants you to be involved in decisions about your cancer treatment. Follow these five steps to help you choose a treatment.
Cancer and its treatment can cause diarrhea. Find out what's normal and what's a sign of something more.
Wonder how cancer treatment could affect your fertility? Understand what you can do to preserve your fertility before starting treatment.
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.
Monoclonal antibodies are one type of cancer treatment. Find out what they do and how they're used.
Thalidomide is infamous for the birth defects it caused. So why are doctors still prescribing it?
May 23, 2015
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