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The oncology nurse and teamwork
An experienced nurse shares why the relationship, teamwork and trust formed with patients through the cancer journey sets oncology nursing apart from other health care roles.
Team approach helps farmer beat lymphoma
After discovering an odd lump on his arm, Jerry Haines was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Now he's cancer-free thanks to the work of his hometown team.
Using cold cap to prevent hair loss during cancer
Hair loss is a common side effect of chemotherapy, and can contribute to stress and anxiety. However, scalp cooling therapy helps many patients keep most of their hair.
How blood donations help patients with cancer
About 25% of the U.S. blood supply is donated to patients during cancer treatments. Here's how it’s used, why it's important and how you can help.
Reducing your risk for colorectal cancer
While the exact cause of colorectal cancer remains unknown, there are proven risk factors for the disease. Learn about colorectal cancer screening options and what you can do to reduce your risk.
Stopping chronic lymphedema in its tracks
Lymphedema is a common side effect of cancer. A new surveillance program lowers this risk by painlessly tracking tiny changes in a person's lymph system.
Virtual care for people with cancer
The COVID-19 pandemic and increased internet access changed how you shop, travel, work and access health care. Learn how telehealth options like virtual visits are used to help people with cancer.
Surprise wedding shower 1,000 miles from home
Thresa Pattee thought she simply was walking into her regular chemotherapy appointment. Instead, she walked into a surprise wedding shower put together by her care team.
9 common questions about genetic testing for cancer
Genes act like an instruction manual for your body. Genetic testing can tell if you have an increased risk for developing certain conditions like cancer. Get answers to common testing questions.
Plant power: Using diet to lower cancer risk
Fruits and veggies may lower the risk of certain types of cancer. Learn how phytochemicals found in plants protect your body from damage and slow down cancer processes.
The importance of cancer screenings for the LGBTQ community
Going to see a health care professional can be especially scary for those in the LGBTQ community. A Mayo Clinic expert shares why it’s crucial to have cancer screenings regardless of gender identity.
Emotional recovery after cancer treatment
Cancer can affect the way you feel, think and act. Learn common emotions felt by cancer survivors, and gather tips for emotional recovery.