Living as a prostate cancer survivorNovember 15, 2021
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men, but thanks to improvements in detection and treatment, the likelihood of surviving the diagnosis is good. Both the five-year and the 10-year survival rates for all stages of prostate [...]
Using the immune system to treat stomach cancerNovember 1, 2021
Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, can affect any part of the stomach. In most of the world, stomach cancers form in the main part of the stomach. But in the U.S., stomach cancer is more [...]
Advancing colorectal cancer screening with AIOctober 22, 2021
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide, accounting for almost 2 million new cancer cases each year, according to the World Health Organization.
Colorectal cancer, also known as bowel cancer, typically affects older adults, although it can happen at any [...]
Next steps, new leader for Mayo Clinic Cancer CenterOctober 11, 2021
Dr. Cheryl Willman was named executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs, and director of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in May. In this role, Dr. Willman is leading the expansion and strategic development of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center [...]
Treating and preventing liver cancerOctober 4, 2021
While still relatively rare, the rate of primary liver cancer has been increasing in recent decades, disproportionately affecting minority populations.
"Research has shown that Blacks and Hispanics are less likely to be diagnosed with liver cancer at an earlier stage, compared to [...]
Treatment options for pediatric brain tumorsSeptember 22, 2021
Of the many different types of pediatric brain tumors some are noncancerous, or benign, and some are cancerous, or malignant. Treatment and chance of recovery, or prognosis, depend on the type of tumor, its location within the brain, whether it [...]
Accurate diagnosis is key to treating lymphomaSeptember 17, 2021
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the body's germ-fighting network. The lymphatic system includes the lymph nodes or glands, the spleen, the thymus gland, and bone marrow.
What happens after a prostate cancer diagnosis?September 13, 2021
After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men. One in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute.
While some types of prostate cancer grow slowly, [...]