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November 30, 2018

How to Work With Your Health Insurance Plan

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There are ways to learn if your health plan covers routine patient care costs in a clinical trial. Here are ideas about who to contact for help, questions to ask, and information to collect and keep if you decide to take part in a trial.


Lasers in Cancer Treatment

Lasers in Cancer Treatment

Laser light can be used to remove cancer or precancerous growths or to relieve symptoms of cancer. It is used most often to treat cancers on the surface of the body or the lining of internal organs.


Safety of Nanotechnology Cancer Treatment

In this image, researchers explored the phenotypic changes occurring in tumor cells using 3D spheroid models to evaluate nanoparticle-based delivery. The green fluorescense in this image comes from live cells while the red comes from dead cells and was obtained from a confocal fluorescense microscope.

Nanotechnology is a powerful tool for combating cancer and is being put to use in other applications that may reduce pollution, energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and help prevent diseases.


Shared Decision Making to Improve Cancer Screening Choices

Shared Decision Making to Improve Cancer Screening Choices

When people in this country reach middle age, they usually have to grapple with an array of cancer screening options.


Tumor Grade

Tumor Grade

Tumor grade is the description of a tumor based on how abnormal the tumor cells and tumor tissue look under a microscope.


Aspirin to Reduce Cancer Risk

Aspirin to Reduce Cancer Risk

In the United States, tens of millions of adults take aspirin to reduce their risk of heart attack or stroke. But studies over the last two decades have suggested that regular use of aspirin may have another important benefit: decreasing the risk of developing or dying from some types of cancer.


November 28, 2018

Appetite Loss and Cancer Treatment

Appetite Loss and Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatments may lower your appetite or change the way food tastes or smells. Side effects such as mouth and throat problems, or nausea and vomiting can also make eating difficult. Cancer-related fatigue can also lower your appetite.


Managing Costs and Medical Information

Managing Costs and Medical Information

People with cancer may face major financial challenges and need help dealing with the high costs of care. Cancer treatment can be very expensive, even when you have insurance. Learn ways to manage medical information, paperwork, bills, and other records.


End-of-Life Care for People Who Have Cancer

River grass silhouetted by the setting sun.

When a cancer patient’s health care team determines that the cancer can no longer be controlled, medical testing and cancer treatment often stop. But the person’s care continues, with an emphasis on improving their quality of life and that of their loved ones, and making them comfortable for the following weeks or months.


HPV and Cancer

Human papillomavirus (HPV)

Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are a group of more than 200 related viruses that can cause several cancers including cervical cancer, anal cancer, and oropharyngeal cancer. Learn more about how HPV is transmitted, the different types of HPV, HPV vaccines, and HPV treatment.



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