Hair Straighteners: What’s the Impact on Uterine Cancer Risk?

Uterine cancer — also called endometrial cancer — is rare. Most women have only a 3% lifetime risk of developing the disease, leading to roughly 65,000 diagnosed cases nationwide each year. Some factors can...

Five Reasons to Schedule Your Next Pap Smear

A cervical cancer screening, such as a Pap or human papillomavirus (HPV) test, may not be high on your to-do list. “But the Pap test is one of the most remarkable cancer screening tools we...

After Surviving Cancer, Young Mother Set on Making Memories With Her Kids

Brandi Bryant was taking a lot of walks in November 2017. Suddenly, for no apparent reason, she started feeling short of breath after exercising. After going to a doctor for a series of X-rays and...

Marlena’s Breast Cancer Story: Strengthening Family Ties and Pursuing Her Purpose

Marlena Murphy didn’t expect to get breast cancer—the first time or the second. “It was something I never imagined I would experience,” she says. At 40 years old, Marlena was doing her regular monthly self-checks...

Cancer Survivorship Means Living Well in the Here-and-Now

Cancer survivorship means different things to different people. Just as no two people’s cancer is exactly alike, neither is their experience of having had, or continuing to live with, cancer. The National Cancer Institute (NCI)...

Supportive Oncology Helps Maintain Quality of Life During Cancer

About 70% of patients referred to Winship’s Supportive Oncology Clinic mistakenly conflate palliative care and hospice care, according to Kimberly A. Curseen, MD, director of supportive and palliative care outpatient services for Emory Healthcare....

Cancer Clinical Trials Are a Win for Patients, Doctors & Researchers

In the effort to cure cancer, you might say that clinical trials are a win-win. Patients who participate in trials win in a wide variety of ways, benefiting from advancements discovered during previous trials as...

Four Stories of Cancer Survivorship

Held annually on the first Sunday of June, National Cancer Survivors Day is a celebration of survivors of cancer – more than 16.9 million in America – and an occasion to draw attention to...

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