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Cancer

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Top Cancer Articles

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  • New Mexico judge affirms right to 'aid in dying'

    Aja Riggs, 50, thought a lot about dying after she was diagnosed with uterine cancer. She endured surgery in October 2011, then underwent aggressive chemotherapy that made her feel as if her skin was burning. She was constantly tired. Then doctors found...
  • Research examines use of viruses to fight cancer

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that someday it may be possible for doctors to use viruses to cure cancer. How does it work? What types of cancer could it affect? ANSWER: A considerable amount of research is currently underway that's examining the use of...
  • New options to treat multiple myeloma

    New options to treat multiple myeloma
    Multiple myeloma is cancer of the bone marrow, an incurable type of the disease that kills about 10,700 people a year. But for the 22,000 diagnosed annually, including recently Tom Brokaw, former NBC news anchor, there are new options for treatment and...
  • Hair loss due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy for cancer is usually temporary

    Q: Can hair re-grow after radiation therapy and chemotherapy for brain cancer? What can I do to prevent hair loss? If I do lose my hair, are there any remedies to speed up re-growth? A: Hair loss can be a distressing side effect of chemotherapy and...
  • Close monitoring can help catch complications from neurofibromatosis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes neurofibromatosis, and how is it treated? Is it very common? I had not heard of the disease until my niece was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 1. ANSWER: Neurofibromatosis type 1 is a genetic disorder that disrupts...
  • Considering reconstruction

    Considering reconstruction
    When I received my second diagnosis of breast cancer in November, it came with good and bad news. The good was that, unlike the first — Stage 3 cancer— this one was in the early stages. No chemotherapy or radiation would be required. The bad...
  • Staying fit and active can help prevent a recurrence of breast cancer

    Nearing the end of chemotherapy for breast cancer, I peppered my oncologist with questions about how to prevent a recurrence. Should I avoid soy products? Processed foods? What about alcohol? I'd been surfing the Web looking for information. My doctor...
  • Treatment options can offer relief from vaginal atrophy

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What exactly is vaginal atrophy? Are there any effective treatments for it, or is it just another part of aging that I will have to live with? ANSWER: Vaginal atrophy (atrophic vaginitis) is the thinning and inflammation of the...
  • Let's talk menopause

    Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health http://www.whatdoctorsknow.com Menopause is the point in time when a woman's menstrual periods stop. Some people call the years leading up to a woman's last period...
  • Cards lift spirits of girl battling leukemia

     Cards lift spirits of girl battling leukemia
    Each morning when it's time for the mail, Weronika Zeliszczak, 7, who is battling leukemia, waits by the window at her home in Carpentersville. So far, she's received more than 500 cards and letters, thanks to a Facebook campaign launched by her...
  • Deerfield man races for father, cancer research

    Deerfield man races for father, cancer research
    David Mutnick said when he crossed the finish line at a marathon last month, he ran into his father's arms and both men cried. "I just said, 'This is for you, Dad,'" said Mutnick, 37, of Deerfield. Never a long-distance runner, Mutnick laced up his...