For early-stage breast cancer, doctors generally recommend surgery to remove the tumor. But choosing between a lumpectomy and mastectomy can sometimes be difficult. Deanna Attai, MD, FACS, a breast cancer surgeon, provides information and advice to help women talk with their doctors about this decision.
Anne Katz, RN, PhD, discusses how she helps men and their partners better understand prostate cancer treatment decisions, especially its potential long-term effects on masculinity, self-image, and quality of life.
A large Canadian study finds that simply adding a doctor-signed letter to standard postcard reminders increases the chance that women will have their overdue mammogram screenings.
Developing a strong relationship with your doctor and other health care professionals takes open, honest communication—on both sides. Get an inside perspective on navigating the potential challenges of talking with your health care team.
Many kids have been away from school for the summer, but what about if you’ve been away for cancer treatment? Find out what steps you can take to make the return to the classroom a little smoother.
After a cancer diagnosis, people often wonder about their treatment and recovery. Ira Byock, MD, shares tips for discussing prognosis with your doctor and explains what this really means.
Cancer.Net has undergone a complete redesign and renovation. Discover how this new look and feel has made all of the site’s oncologist-approved information easier to find with fewer clicks.
Decisions about your health can be complicated and overwhelming. So where can you turn for help and information that will make this process easier? Get the inside scoop on making informed decisions.
There are so many things to consider before a trip, but what about if you are traveling to receive cancer treatment? Here is some practical advice to help ease your mind and make the transition a bit easier.
Dr. Robert Miller discusses the impact of online portals for patients at cancer centers and provides some helpful dos and don’ts for using them.