Should We Be Testing Everyone’s DNA?
- When You Have Two Separate Cancers
You can get cancer twice - even at the same time. Here’s what to know about diagnosis, treatment, and your risk.
- Could Timing Chemotherapy Make Cancer Treatment More Effective?
Scientists hope “chronochemotherapy” could make cancer drugs less toxic and more effective but say we’re not there yet.
- Getting Cancer Care in Rural America
With fewer oncologists in rural areas than in cities, there are challenges in getting cancer care. Find out what may help bridge that gap.
- When a Far-Away Loved One Has Cancer
Cancer caregiving is never easy, and when you’re doing it long distance, there are extra challenges. Here’s what you can do to provide support.
- Taking a Closer Look at the Misconceptions About Genomic Tests
There's a lot of confusion about the purpose of genomic tests. Find out how to separate fact from fiction.
- CAR T-Cell Therapy: Who Might Benefit?
CAR T-cell therapy may work when other treatments haven't. But it's not right for everyone. Could you be a candidate?
- Myth Busters: Does This Food Cause Cancer?
How do specific foods or diets affect our risk of cancer? The evidence behind some of the most popular cancer-related diet claims.
- Commentary: Which Cancer Treatment Is Best? Selecting the Right Tool for the Job
For patients diagnosed with a cancer that starts in a solid organ like a lung, colon, breast, or prostate, oncologists want to identify the best treatment for each patient.
- Take Control of Your Cancer Risk
What you eat to your outlook on life mostly determine if you get cancer. WebMD’s chief medical officer, John Whyte, MD, shares what you can do to prevent it.
- The Emotional Impact of a Follicular Lymphoma Relapse
Find out how support groups, counseling, and other steps can help you manage the swirl of emotions that you may experience when you learn that you have a relapse of follicular lymphoma.
- Deciding to Stop Cancer Treatment
For some people, cancer treatment stops working. When the risks and side effects outweigh the possible benefits, people may choose to stop cancer treatment.
- Some Cancer Survivors Face Lingering Side Effects
Some cancers survivors find they have lingering side effects long after treatment is over.
- Getting a Second Opinion for Cancer Treatment
When is it smart to consult a different doctor as part of your treatment process?
- Bone Cancer FAQ
True bone cancer is uncommon, but cancer can also spread to bones from other parts of the body. Learn the difference and how bone cancer is diagnosed and treated.
- 3 Brothers Have the Same Rare Cancer
The Rush brothers, ages 5 years, 4 years, and 7 months, share something that most brothers don’t: bilateral retinoblastoma, a rare eye cancer. See how their mother, who was also born with the disease, handles treatments, daily life, and facing the unknown.
- What You Should Know About CAR T-Cell Therapy Today
CAR T-cell therapy may work when other treatments haven’t.
- Cancer and the Workplace
If you've just learned you have cancer, you probably want to tell those closest to you. But what about your employer?
- Cancer and Sugar: Is There a Link?
Does sugar cause cancer or make it grow faster? Some experts believe so, while others believe the real culprit is something that can happen if you have too much sugar.
- WebMD Honors Health Heroes Fighting Cancer
WebMD’s 2018 Health Heroes have left their mark on the fight against cancer in ways large and small.
- ‘Tutu Girls’ Linked by Cancer Reunite
Four small friends who met in the hospital while getting treated for cancer are back together for a group photo.
- B-Cell Lymphoma: Caring for Your Emotional Needs
There are many steps you can take to get control of the wide range of feelings that may rise up inside when you get a diagnosis of B-cell lymphoma. Learn how support from family and friends, exercise, and connecting with others who have your disease can help you manage your emotions.
- Precision Medicine: The Future of Health Care Is Now
In this new field, doctors use your genetic information to shape your medical treatment.
- Immunotherapy and Precision Medicine Success Stories
Immunotherapy and precision medicine are changing lives for people with cancer. Learn about CAR T and other treatments for leukemia, melanoma, and more.
- Her Dog Kept Sniffing a Bump on Her Nose. It Was Cancer
You’ve heard of dogs sniffing out hidden drugs, explosives, or missing people. Can some of our four-legged friends spot cancer by its scent, too?
- The Future of Precision Medicine
One day not too long from now, doctors will treat your ailment with medicines and therapies designed just for you. What does the future hold for this type of precision or personalized medicine?
- Diversity in Clinical Trials Benefits All Americans
Diverse clinical trials help will help researchers create treatments that benefit all Americans.
- Clinical Trials Drive New Cancer Treatments
Clinical trials help researchers test new and better cancer treatments.
- Clinical Trials: A Path to Better Cancer Treatment
Clinical trials help doctors create new and better cancer treatments.
- How to Choose End of Life Care
How to make treatment choices when you have advanced or incurable cancer. Lean about quality of life concerns, hospice, and other options for terminal illness.
- Cancer: When Do You Need a Second Opinion?
How do you know if it’s time to talk to another doctor about your cancer diagnosis? Find out more about the benefits of getting a second opinion.
- My Brain on Chemo
When I tried to read something, by the time I got to the last sentence in a paragraph, I could not remember what I had read in the first sentence.
- How to Make Friends With Food During Chemo
Chemo can make eating right a challenge, but here are some tips to get you the nutrition you need, fill you up, and help with side effects.
- Dealing With Everyone Else
Crises have a way of bringing out the best and worst in people, and cancer is no different.
- Chemo Side Effects: Learn From My Mistake
If you’re suffering during chemo, you need to tell your doctors. Now is not the time to be stoic. Now is the time to complain when you’re hurting.
- Kathy Bates Reflects on Life With Lymphedema
Award-winning actor and cancer survivor Kathy Bates shares her new outlook on life.
- How Cancer Impacts Your Identity
Your diagnosis doesn't define you, and how you talk about your cancer is totally up to you.
- Getting Ready for Chemo
Chemo is different for everyone, but that doesn’t mean it won’t help to prepare. Here's what helped me.
- What I Wish I'd Known When Chemo Started
A blogger looks back on some of the things she wishes she had known as she started chemotherapy and shares lessons she learned.
- When They Told Me I Had to Have Chemo ...
Before I became a cancer patient, everything I knew of cancer I had learned in the movies. So when fear hit, it came in the form of a movie montage.
- Moving Forward After You're Done With Chemotherapy
Learn strategies for getting your life back on track after you finish cancer treatment.
- How to Manage Your Moods After Chemotherapy
Learn how to manage your changing moods and emotions after you finish chemotherapy.
- How to Manage Your Emotions During Chemotherapy
Find out how to handle the emotional ups and downs you may have during chemotherapy.
- Biosensors and Your Health
Biosensors track measurements in your body that can reveal a lot about your health for you and your doctor. Learn more about this cutting-edge field.
- New Tests and Treatments for Childhood Cancer
Find out about the latest methods to test and treat leukemia, brain cancer, and bone cancer in children.
- How Precision Medicine is Changing Clinical Trials
Precision medicine isn’t the norm, but it holds promise for diseases like epilepsy, cystic fibrosis, and cancer. Learn how it could change treatment and clinical trials.
- Information Safety in the Precision Medicine Age
Treatment with precision medicine requires you to share a lot of personal information. How do doctors and researchers plan to keep it safe?
- Your Genes and Your Health
Precision medicine centers on two sets of facts about you: What your genes say and how your environment affects you.
- Will Personalized Medicine Change Doctor Visits?
As more doctors use precision medicine, it could change your doctor visits. Find out how.
- 10 Questions With Actor Sonequa Martin-Green
The Walking Dead star and cancer activist shares healthy habits, favorite cheat foods, and more.