Cancer

On February 4, the world’s population unites to fight against cancer. World Cancer Day aims to prevent millions of deaths each year by getting as many people as possible around the globe talking about cancer and its effects. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the United [...]
By Margaret Shepard • February 4, 2017
Richard Carvajal was in the best shape of his life. He planned to compete in his first Olympic-distance triathlon in August 2014, until he began experiencing sharp abdominal pain on his way to the race. Doctors initially thought Richard had kidney stones, but it turned out to be a [...]
By Alyse Brunella • January 16, 2017
Did you know that more than 30 million Americans—including 2.3 million teens—use tanning beds each year? Skin cancer continues to become more common, especially among young women, and Mayo Clinic oncologists and dermatologists say multiple studies show that indoor tanning [...]
By Alyse Brunella • January 11, 2017
Six months after having surgery to remove the cancer from his body, Leonard Hislop was told that the cancer had returned. He suddenly was facing 30 rounds of radiation. But instead of dreading those treatments, Leonard decided he was going [...]
By Nate Gilbraith • January 5, 2017
Over the past 30 years, rates of liver cancer have tripled in the U.S. In 2016 alone, nearly 40,000 Americans were diagnosed with liver cancer. Why are rates increasing? Research suggests some possible reasons for an increase in liver cancer [...]
By Alyse Brunella • January 4, 2017
When Tyson Cluever learned she had an aggressive brain cancer, her first thought was her two young children. Doctors said she had between 12 to 18 months to live. But Tyson and her husband, Jon, were determined to fight the cancer with everything they [...]
By Alyse Brunella • December 28, 2016
Did you know that cancer survivors are at an increased risk for heart attacks? Mayo Clinic researchers recently analyzed data on more than 2,300 patients who suffered a ST-elevation myocardial infarction, which is the most severe type of heart attack. [...]
By Nate Gilbraith • December 13, 2016
Before Thanksgiving last year, Anthony found a bump on the roof of his mouth. When his dentist didn’t know what it was, Anthony visited Mayo Clinic for a biopsy and was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Anthony completed a 12 day radiation treatment that proved [...]
By Ali Skahan • December 9, 2016
Angenette Monroe received a mastectomy as part of her cancer treatment plan. She never expected her treatment would prevent her from enjoying life - but it did. Angenette’s treatment stopped her from running and traveling, as well as visiting her grandchildren. She turned to [...]
By Alyse Brunella • December 6, 2016
42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and early death in the U.S. Drop the habit during the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. Quit smoking – or help your loved ones quit – with 
By Alyse Brunella • November 17, 2016