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New Immunotherapy Treatments for Lung Cancer

For years, cancer treatment has been categorized into three options - radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery, but it looks like a fourth may have just been added. Immunotherapy has been studied since the early 1900’s but is now finally a realistic treatment option for those diagnosed with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer, thanks to Keytruda, the first immunotherapy drug of its kind approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - September

Most parents spend their September buying all the right pencils, binders and backpacks as they prepare their kids for the upcoming school year. But for too many families, the preparation is a bit different. For the 15,000 children diagnosed with cancer every year, their families are helping them to overcome the disease.

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian cancer is one of the most deadly cancers facing women, specifically those aged 50 - 70. Each year, approximately 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and in 2014, 14,000 women lost their lives to the disease. However, if caught early, there is an over 93% five year survival rate.

Hodgkin's Lymphoma Awareness Month: What Is It?

Commonly called hodgkin lymphoma, hodgkin disease is a cancer that starts in the part of white blood cells called lymphocytes.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - September

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. In fact, about 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. While prostate cancer can be a serious disease, more than 2.9 million men in the US count themselves as prostate cancer survivors.

Reasons to Get a CT Lung Screening

Screening for lung cancer, before any symptoms are present, can help find the cancer at an early stage. View our infographic to learn more and see if you are a candidate for lung cancer screening.

Spotlight On: Throat Cancer

While throat cancer is relatively uncommon when compared to other cancers, it still affects tens of thousands of Americans annually. Learn about the causes of laryngeal and pharyngeal cancers and what you might be able to do to help lower your risk.

Spotlight On: Leukemia

1 out of every 3 children or teens diagnosed with cancer will learn they have leukemia, making it the most common cancer faced by young adults. Although the cause of most childhood leukemia is still largely unknown, most researchers attribute the rapid growth of cells to a mutation in the child’s DNA. Thanks to advancements in research and technology, children diagnosed with the most common forms of leukemia have much more favorable outcomes than years past.

Caring for Someone with Cancer

Perhaps the only phrase scarier than “you have cancer” is, “your loved one has cancer.” It is normal to feel scared, overwhelmed and unsure of what the future will hold, so if you have recently become the caregiver for someone with cancer, here are a few things to keep in mind.

4 Most Common Thyroid Disorders

Men and women know to check themselves for cancerous lumps or dark spots on their skin, but what about lumps you can’t see or feel?