Q&A: Precision Medicine for Black Americans With Cancer
- My Journey With Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Life as a thyroid cancer survivor can be joyous but also stressful. You may worry about recurrence. One patient shares how she copes.
- Taking Control of Your Cancer Risk: Q&A with John Whyte, MD, MPH
In this WebMD webinar, viewers asked John Whyte, MD, MPH, about cancer and how it’s related to food, genetics, underlying conditions, and more.
- Taking Control of Your Cancer Risk
In this webinar, John Whyte, MD, MPH, spoke about cancer risk factors and explained the tools you can use to lower yours.
- Stomach Cancer Risk in Asian Americans: Expert Q&A
People of East Asian descent have a higher risk of stomach cancer than other groups. Here’s what Haejin In, MD, wants them to know about symptoms and screening.
- Should We Be Testing Everyone’s DNA?
As sequencing becomes less expensive, genetic screening could support a kind of “precision public health” approach to medicine.
- 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.
- 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.
- Getting a Second Opinion for Cancer Treatment
When is it smart to consult a different doctor as part of your treatment process?
- 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 Sugar: Is There a Link?
Does sugar cause cancer or make it grow faster? Read what researchers are learning about what role sugar may play in cancer – and what’s not yet clear.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- What I Wish I'd Known When Chemo Started
Cancer blogger Heather Millar looks back on some of the things she wishes she had known as she started chemotherapy and shares lessons she learned.
- 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.
- 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?
- 10 Questions With Actor Sonequa Martin-Green
The Walking Dead star and cancer activist shares healthy habits, favorite cheat foods, and more.
- How Your Doctor Chooses Your Cancer Treatment
You’ve got cancer. Now your doctor is planning a way to fight it. Here’s what guides his decisions.
- Practical Advice for Living With Colorectal Cancer
Life with colorectal cancer isn’t always easy. But there are steps you can take to make it easier.
- Can Complementary Medicine Help Treat Cancer?
There’s a lot of buzz about complementary medicine. But can it really help when it comes to treating cancer?
- Practical Advice for Living With Prostate Cancer
Life with prostate cancer has its challenges. Learn what you can do to make it easier.
- The Future of Vaccines
New vaccines are being developed to treat cancer, heart disease, and autoimmune diseases. Here’s how they work.
- When One Discovery Leads to Another
Not all great breakthroughs are born from a big idea. Sometimes, it’s about being at the right place at the right time.
- Fighting Superbugs With Their Own Genes
Each year, millions of Americans become infected with a bacteria too strong for antibiotics. But researchers are working on something they say will fix that – and change the world.
- Take Care of Yourself With Neuroendocrine Tumors
Find out how the right lifestyle -- including diet and exercise -- can help you feel better when you have neuroendocrine tumors (NETs).
- Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs): Treatment Options
Find out about the treatments for neuroendocrine tumors, including surgery, medication, radiation, and hormone therapy.