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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.
  • Breast Cancer: Should I Have Chemotherapy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer?
  • Prostate Cancer Screening: Should I Have a PSA Test?
  • Health Topics
  • Medical Tests
  • Medications
  • Make a Wise Decision
  • Take Action

Health Topics

  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer
  • Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant
  • Anal Cancer
  • Asbestos and Lung Cancer
  • Autologous Stem Cell Transplant
  • Back Surgeries for Tumors and Infections
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Body Image After Cancer Treatment
  • 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: Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer: Lymph Node Surgery for Staging Cancer
  • Breast Implant Surgery for Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Self-Examination
  • Breast-Conserving Surgery (Lumpectomy or Partial Mastectomy) 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 Treatment: Symptoms Diary for Nausea and Vomiting
  • 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 Surgery for Abnormal Cervical Cell Changes
  • Central Venous Catheters
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer Screening
  • Cervical Cancer: Radical Trachelectomy
  • Chemo Brain
  • Choosing a Prosthesis After Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Colon Cancer Genetic Testing
  • Colon Cancer: What Raises Your Risk
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent
  • Colostomy for Colorectal Cancer
  • Cone Biopsy (Conization) for Abnormal Cervical Cell Changes
  • Cryosurgery for Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer
  • Cryosurgery for Prostate Cancer
  • Cryotherapy for Abnormal Cervical Cell Changes
  • Curettage and Electrosurgery for Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer
  • Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer
  • Eating Well During Cancer Treatment
  • Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer
  • Excision for Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer
  • Exercises After Mastectomy
  • Family History and the Risk for Breast or Ovarian Cancer
  • Getting Support When You Have Cancer
  • Hair Loss From Cancer Treatment
  • Hepatitis B and C: Risk of Liver Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer (Androgen Deprivation Therapy, or ADT)
  • Hysterectomy for Endometrial Cancer
  • Hysterectomy for Ovarian Cancer
  • Indoor Tanning: Is It Safe?
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer
  • Laser Surgery for Skin Cancer
  • 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 Screening
  • Lung Surgery for Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Removal (Lymphadenectomy) for Melanoma
  • Lymphadenectomy for Endometrial Cancer
  • Lymphedema
  • Mastectomy (Removal of the Breast) for Breast Cancer
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Metastatic Melanoma
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer
  • Nephrectomy
  • Nerve Block for Pain Relief
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer: Comparing Treatments
  • Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer: Photodynamic Therapy
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orchiectomy for Prostate Cancer
  • Orchiectomy for Testicular Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pain Control at the End of Life
  • Pain Management
  • 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 Therapy for Cancer Pain
  • Radiation Therapy for Lymphoma and Leukemia
  • Radiation Therapy for Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer
  • Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer
  • Radiation Treatment for Cancer
  • Radical Prostatectomy
  • Radioactive Iodine
  • Reducing Cancer Risk When You Are BRCA-Positive
  • Responding to a Diagnosis of Cancer
  • Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection
  • Side Effects of Chemotherapy
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Skin Cancer, Melanoma
  • Skin Cancer, Nonmelanoma
  • Skin Changes
  • Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
  • Stem Cell Donation
  • Stress Management When You Have Cancer
  • Sunburn and Skin Cancer
  • Surgical Excision of Melanoma
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer Screening
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tissue Flap Surgery for Breast Reconstruction
  • Transurethral Resection (TUR) for Bladder Cancer
  • Treating Nausea and Vomiting From Chemotherapy
  • Types of Thyroid Cancer
  • Ultrasound Needle Guidance for Biopsy or Injection
  • Undescended Testicle: Risk for Testicular Cancer
  • Urinary Problems and Prostate Cancer
  • Virtual Colonoscopy
  • Watchful Waiting (Surveillance) for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Whipple Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer

Medical Tests

  • Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) in Blood
  • Bone Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy
  • Bone Scan
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer (BRCA) Gene Test
  • Cancer Antigen 125 (CA-125)
  • Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA)
  • Clinical Breast Examination
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colposcopy and Cervical Biopsy
  • Digital Rectal Examination (DRE)
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Gallium Scan
  • Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG)
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Breast
  • Mammogram
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Progesterone
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Sigmoidoscopy (Anoscopy, Proctoscopy)
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Stool Tests for Colorectal Cancer
  • Testicular Examination and Testicular Self-Examination (TSE)
  • Testicular Ultrasound
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Scan

Medications

  • Anticonvulsants for Cancer Pain
  • Antidepressants for Cancer Pain
  • Bisphosphonates for Metastatic Cancer
  • Fentanyl
  • Opiate Pain Relievers for Cancer Pain
  • Raloxifene

Make a Wise Decision

  • Basal Cell Skin Cancer: Should I Have Surgery or Use Medicated Cream?
  • 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 for Early-Stage Cancer?
  • Breast Cancer: Should I Have Chemotherapy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer?
  • Breast Cancer: What Should I Do if I'm at High Risk?
  • Colon Cancer: Which Screening Test Should I Have?
  • HPV: Should My Child Get the Vaccine?
  • 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?
  • Testicular Cancer: Which Treatment Should I Have for Stage I Nonseminoma Testicular Cancer After My Surgery?
  • Testicular Cancer: Which Treatment Should I Have for Stage I Seminoma Testicular Cancer After My Surgery?

Take Action

  • Cancer: Controlling Cancer Pain
  • Cancer: Controlling Nausea and Vomiting From Chemotherapy
  • Lymphedema: Managing Lymphedema
  • Skin Cancer: Protecting Your Skin

By: Healthwise Staff Current as of: June 4, 2014
Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

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