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Knowledge is power. That's Rose Boettcher's philosophy. Genetic counseling helped this three-time cancer survivor make decisions about her health care. Her test results also have inspired her to advocate for her family's health and well-being.
Cancer can affect more than physical health. The emotional side can affect the ability to cope and stick to a treatment plan. Get 7 tips on how to improve your emotional well-being as a cancer patient or caregiver.
If you smoke, today is a great day to quit. But, really, any day is a great day to quit. It's not easy, but is worth it because it lowers your chance of developing lung cancer. Learn about a screening tool designed to detect lung cancer at the earliest stages when it's more likely to be effectively treated.
Carol Adams is only half joking when she says she’s had worse root canals than the treatment she underwent recently to kill a cancerous mass on her kidney.
Ali Rouse is relying on her family, faith and science during her battle with a brain tumor. Read about her diagnosis, unique treatment plan, and the collaborative care between her local health care team and experts at Mayo Clinic.
Aside from being a nurse, veteran and hospice patient, Rosemary Zemlo had a special connection to hospice services at Mayo Clinic Health System.
Some fear of cancer recurrence is normal, but excessive fear can lead to decreased quality of life. Here's how you can manage your fear.
Nick Saleum felt a painless lump in his left forearm. One doctor misdiagnosed the lump as a gangling cyst or lipoma, but Nick noticed the lump growing and went to see another doctor. A biopsy revealed a rare, cancerous tumor: epithelioid sarcoma.
Steve Larson began developing symptoms of what he thought was a hernia. The pain subsided, so he didn’t immediately get it evaluated, but when the discomfort in his groin area returned, he knew it was time to see a doctor.
Hair loss is a common side effect of chemotherapy which can greatly contribute to your stress and anxiety. However, a new treatment called scalp cooling therapy is helping many patients keep most of their hair.
It was science meeting faith for Kurt Jacobson, who could forgo traditional chemotherapy for his cancer thanks to new targeted therapy treatment.
"I give cancer nothing" sums up Mike Seykora's perspective about his diagnosis. Read about his inspiring attitude and positive care team.