Ask the Expert: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

CancerConnect Presents: Ask the Expert with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Dr. Luskin   Marlise Luskin, MD, MSCE from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute recently answered your questions about chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) as part of CancerConnect’s Guest Moderator Ask the Expert series. Dr. Luskin is a physician in the Adult Leukemia Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and an Instructor […]

Study Confirms Benefits of Fennel in Reducing Postmenopause Symptoms

Fennel, an anise-flavored herb used for cooking, has long been known for its health benefits for a variety of issues, including digestion and premenstrual symptoms. A new study confirms that it is also effective in the management of postmenopause symptoms such as hot flashes, sleeplessness, vaginal dryness, and anxiety, without serious side effects. The study […]

Skin Cancer Prevention Tips from the Skin Cancer Foundation

The development of skin cancer is certainly a risk for any individual, but particularly for those of us who spend time in the outdoors. As summer approaches it’s important to keep in mind that by taking certain steps to protect yourself from the sun, you can safely enjoy your time outside. The following recommendations from […]

Half of Breast Cancer Patients Pursue Reconstructive Surgery Without Understanding of Risks

More than half of breast cancer patients (57 percent) undergoing mastectomy lack the necessary medical knowledge to make a high-quality decision about reconstructive surgery that aligns with their personal goals, suggesting a trend toward overtreatment, according to a new study conducted by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer […]

Check It Out: May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. Although the majority of skin cancers fall under basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas (number of cases estimated to be around 5 million), most deaths are a result of melanoma which accounts for approximately 1% of cases. In 2016, the ACS estimates 76,380 […]

Endometriosis Patients are at Increased Risk for Ovarian Cancer, Study Confirms

A large study based on the Nurses’ Health confirms that endometriosis is associated with increased risk of ovarian cancer.  Moreover, it further clarifies that this condition is not linked to a greater risk for endometrial cancer. Many women with endometriosis are asymptomatic and only in more severe cases are these patients subjected to minimally invasive […]

Vaccines Stimulating Immune System Produce Responses in Advanced Cervical and Ovarian Cancers

Vaccines designed to stimulate the immune system against several different biologic pathways associated with incurable cervical and ovarian cancers produced anti-cancer responses and was well tolerated among this group of patients. These results were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Patients with advanced cervical and ovarian cancers who have stopped responding to standard therapies […]

Weekend Warriors and Risk of Spinal Injury-Tips on Protecting the Back

Spring is here…finally! Every year, we welcome the arrival of mild weather and look forward to the weekends, when we can get outside and pick up the golf clubs, the tennis racket, the basketball, the softball glove. And every weekend, thousands of people show up in doctors’ offices, clinics, and emergency rooms with injuries. “When […]

Recruitment Begins for World’s First Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Trial

UConn Health is beginning to recruit patients for the world’s first personalized genomics-driven ovarian cancer vaccine clinical trial. The goal: to prevent an often deadly relapse of the disease in women diagnosed at advanced stages. The pioneering injectable vaccine OncoImmunome works by boosting the patient’s immune response to enable it to destroy ovarian cancer cells […]

Have a Question about Chronic Myeloid Leukemia? Join us on May 25th!

  CancerConnect Presents: Ask the Expert with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Dr. Luskin  CancerConnect announces the opportunity to engage with leukemia expert, Marlise Luskin, MD, MSCE. On May 25th, 2017, Dr. Luskin will answer your pre-submitted questions about chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) on CancerConnect. CancerConnect is an online support community for individuals affected by cancer. Dr. […]

A Quick Primer on Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is an idiopathic, chronic, inflammatory process that can affect any part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract from the mouth to the anus. Individuals with Crohn’s disease often experience periods of symptom relapse and remission. Appropriate medical and surgical therapy help patients to have a reasonable quality of life, with an overall good prognosis […]

10 Things Every Woman Should Know About Ovarian Cancer

1. Seek Care from a Gynecologic Oncologist Perhaps the single most important thing you can do is seek care at a cancer center where providers have experience treating ovarian cancer. These centers, often referred to as “high-volume” centers because they treat many patients with the disease, are staffed with physicians who have extensive experience in […]

Study Suggests Up to 75% of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients Undiagnosed

A report published by researchers in The American Journal of Gastroenterology by doctors from Washington University in Saint Louis and the David Geffen School of Medicine claims providers fail to diagnose up to 75 percent of individuals with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder that affects the large intestine, or colon. Its symptoms […]

Cancer and Brain Fog: Strategies to Help Get Your Thinking Back on Track

Cancer often causes changes in memory, word retrieval, planning, organization, and the ability to multi-task. These changes can be frustrating and life altering, affecting quality of life and one’s ability to function. Fortunately, neurocognitive rehabilitation programs do exist and can help. This web chat explores cancer-related brain fog and teach simple and effective evidence-based techniques […]