In this month’s “From the Editor in Chief” column, Dr. Jyoti Patel discusses what “scanxiety” is, how it impacts people with cancer and survivors, and what they can do to cope.
Your doctor may recommend a fine needle aspiration biopsy, also called a fine needle biopsy or FNA, to find out if a mass from a scan or examination is cancer. Here, learn what the procedure is, how to prepare, and how it’s used to diagnose cancer.
A biopsy is a valuable procedure for diagnosing and treating cancer. But some people may worry that a biopsy could lead to the cancer spreading. In this post, we discuss how this idea started, and why the benefits of biopsies outweigh the risks.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Unknown Primary in the Head and Neck: An Expert Q&A on a New ASCO Guideline
In this Q&A, Dr. Jessica Geiger discusses a new ASCO guideline on the diagnosis and management of squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary in the head and neck.
Getting a bone scan? Here’s what to know about how the test works and why it’s an important tool in detecting cancer.
A PET-CT scan is a test used to find cancer and learn its stage. It can also be used to plan and evaluate cancer treatment. Here is what you need to know to prepare for a PET-CT scan.
At the 2017 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, new research will be presented that may help improve the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer, and rectal cancer.
Biopsies are central to the diagnosis of many cancers. Pathologist Aziza Nassar, MD, sheds light on some things people should understand about biopsy.
When Josh Mailman was diagnosed with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, he didn’t expect his life to be defined by two of Dr. Seuss’ books—Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? and Oh, The Places You’ll Go. Now as a patient advocate, his goal is to ensure that others diagnosed with rare cancers do not need to rely on luck and travel to get the best outcome.
Pathologists play an essential role in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. In this interview, Carey August, MD, and Chanjuan Shi, MD, PhD, discuss what they do on a daily basis to help care for people with cancer.