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Facing cancer can be scary, and most people have lots of questions. Our cancer topics cover many types of cancer, including breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and many more. Whether you just found out you have cancer or have been living with it for a while, you'll find useful information such as treatment options and tips for living with cancer.

Get the information you need in our cancer and related topics such as:

  • Cancer: Controlling Nausea and Vomiting From Chemotherapy.
  • Cancer: Home Treatment for Fatigue.
  • Cancer Pain.
  • Prostate Cancer Screening: Should I Have a PSA Test?
Health Topics
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer
  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  • Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant
  • Anal Cancer
  • Asbestos and Lung Cancer
  • Autologous Stem Cell Transplant
  • Basal Cell Skin Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Body Image After Cancer Treatment
  • Bowel Resection
  • Bowel Resection for Colorectal Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer in Men (Male Breast Cancer)
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Breast Cancer Types
  • Breast Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent
  • Breast Cancer: Lymph Node Surgery for Staging Cancer
  • Breast Implant Surgery for Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Lumps
  • Breast-Conserving Surgery (Lumpectomy) for Breast Cancer
  • Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cancer Staging and Grading
  • Cancer Support: Being an Active Patient
  • Cancer Support: Coping With Cancer Treatments
  • Cancer Support: Dealing With Emotions and Fears
  • Cancer Support: Family, Friends, and Relationships
  • Cancer Support: Finding Out That You Have Cancer
  • Cancer Support: Life After Treatment
  • Cancer Support: Managing Stress
  • Cancer Support: When Your Cancer Comes Back or Gets Worse
  • Cancer Treatment and Infertility
  • Cancer: Home Treatment for Constipation
  • Cancer: Home Treatment for Diarrhea
  • Cancer: Home Treatment for Fatigue
  • Cancer: Home Treatment for Mouth Sores
  • Cancer: Home Treatment for Nausea or Vomiting
  • Cancer: Home Treatment for Pain
  • Cancer: Home Treatment for Sleep Problems
  • Carbon Dioxide Laser Treatment for Abnormal Cervical Cell Changes
  • Central Vascular Access Device (CVAD)
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer Screening
  • Cervical Cell Changes on a Pap Test
  • Chemo Brain
  • Choosing a Prosthesis After Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Genetic Testing
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent
  • Colostomy
  • Cryosurgery for Prostate Cancer
  • Cryotherapy for Abnormal Cervical Cell Changes
  • Cryotherapy for Skin Lesions
  • Curettage and Electrosurgery for Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer
  • Cystectomy
  • Does Aspirin Prevent Cancer?
  • Eating Well During Cancer Treatment
  • Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer
  • Excision of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer
  • Excisional Biopsy for Abnormal Cervical Cell Changes
  • Family History and the Risk for Breast or Ovarian Cancer
  • Guidelines for Lung Cancer Screening
  • Hair Loss From Cancer Treatment
  • Heat and Cold Treatment for Cancer Pain
  • Hepatitis B and C: Risk of Liver Cancer
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer (Androgen Deprivation Therapy, or ADT)
  • Hormone Treatment for Breast Cancer
  • Hysterectomy for Endometrial Cancer
  • Hysterectomy for Ovarian Cancer
  • Immunotherapy for Cancer
  • Indoor Tanning: Is It Safe?
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Cancer Risk
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laser Treatment for Skin Lesions
  • Leukemia
  • Lifestyle Changes That May Help Prevent Cancer
  • Liver Resection
  • Living With More Than One Health Problem
  • Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) for Abnormal Cervical Cell Changes
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Cancer and Other Lung Problems From Smoking
  • Lung Surgery for Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Removal (Lymphadenectomy) for Melanoma
  • Lymph Node Removal Surgery (Lymphadenectomy) for Endometrial Cancer
  • Lymphedema
  • Mastectomy (Removal of the Breast) for Breast Cancer
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Melanoma Excision Surgery
  • Metastatic Melanoma
  • Mohs Surgery for Skin Cancer
  • Nephrectomy
  • Nerve Block for Chronic Pain
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer: Comparing Treatments
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchiectomy for Prostate Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pain Control at the End of Life
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Management Clinic
  • Pain Management: Patient-Controlled Analgesia (PCA) Pump
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Cancer, Advanced or Metastatic
  • Protecting Your Skin From the Sun
  • Radiation for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
  • Radiation Therapy for Cancer
  • Radiation Therapy for Cancer Pain
  • Radiation Therapy for Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer
  • Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer
  • Radiation Treatment for Cancer
  • Radical Prostatectomy
  • Radioactive Iodine Treatment
  • Reducing Cancer Risk When You Are BRCA-Positive
  • Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection for Testicular Cancer
  • Side Effects of Chemotherapy
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Skin Cancer, Melanoma
  • Skin Cancer, Nonmelanoma
  • Skin Changes
  • Squamous Cell Skin Cancer
  • Stem Cell Donation
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer Screening
  • Thinking About Bilateral Mastectomy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tissue Flap Surgery for Breast Reconstruction
  • Transurethral Resection of the Bladder
  • Tumor Markers
  • Types of Thyroid Cancer
  • Urinary Problems and Prostate Cancer
  • Watchful Waiting (Surveillance) for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Whipple Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer
Medical Tests
  • Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) Test
  • Bone Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy
  • Bone Scan
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer (BRCA) Gene Test
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Self-Awareness
  • Cancer Antigen 125 (CA-125) Test
  • Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) Test
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colposcopy
  • Digital Rectal Examination
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Gallium Scan
  • Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) Test
  • Lactic Acid Dehydrogenase (LDH) Test
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lung Cancer Screening: Low-Dose Spiral CT Scan
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Breast
  • Mammogram
  • Pap Test
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Progesterone Test
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test
  • Radioactive Iodine Uptake Test
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Sigmoidoscopy (Anoscopy, Proctoscopy)
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Stool Tests for Colorectal Cancer
  • Testicular Examination and Testicular Self-Examination
  • Testicular Ultrasound
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Virtual Colonoscopy
Make a Wise Decision
  • Basal Cell Skin Cancer: Should I Have Surgery?
  • Breast Cancer Risk: Should I Have a BRCA Gene Test?
  • Breast Cancer Screening and Dense Breasts: What Are My Options?
  • Breast Cancer Screening: When Should I Start Having Mammograms?
  • Breast Cancer: Should I Have Breast Reconstruction After a Mastectomy?
  • Breast Cancer: Should I Have Breast-Conserving Surgery or a Mastectomy?
  • Breast Cancer: Should I Have Chemotherapy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer?
  • Breast Cancer: What Should I Do if I'm at High Risk?
  • Colorectal Cancer: Which Screening Test Should I Have?
  • HPV: Should My Child Get the Vaccine?
  • Lung Cancer: Should I Have Screening?
  • Ovarian Cancer: Should I Have My Ovaries Removed to Prevent Ovarian Cancer?
  • Prostate Cancer Screening: Should I Have a PSA Test?
  • Prostate Cancer: Should I Choose Active Surveillance?
  • Prostate Cancer: Should I Have Radiation or Surgery for Localized Prostate Cancer?
Take Action
  • Cancer: Controlling Cancer Pain
  • Cancer: Controlling Nausea and Vomiting From Chemotherapy
  • Exercises After Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Lymphedema: Managing Lymphedema
  • Skin Cancer: Preventing It and Watching for Early Signs

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