Understanding Cancer

Future Directions in Cancer Survivorship and Aging

Future Directions in Cancer Survivorship and Aging

A special report from the National Cancer Institute.
Annual Report to the Nation: Overall Cancer Mortality Continues to Decline

Annual Report to the Nation: Overall Cancer Mortality Continues to Decline

The latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.
It’s NOT ALL in Your Head

It’s NOT ALL in Your Head

A closer look at the effects of cancer and cancer treatment on cognitive function.
And the Cancer Advance of the Year Is … Progress in Treating Rare Cancers

And the Cancer Advance of the Year Is … Progress in Treating Rare Cancers

Over the past year, major research advances have provided new treatment options for people with rare, difficult-to-treat cancers.
When Metastatic Breast Cancer Brings Up Strong Feelings

When Metastatic Breast Cancer Brings Up Strong Feelings

A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer can evoke many difficult emotions, including shock, anger, and sadness.
Ibrutinib Plus Rituximab Found to Be Superior to Standard Treatment for Some People with Chronic Leukemia

Ibrutinib Plus Rituximab Found to Be Superior to Standard Treatment for Some People with Chronic Leukemia

In general, people prescribed this combination were less likely to experience serious side effects.
Ways to Treat or Lessen Cancer-Related Pain

Ways to Treat or Lessen Cancer-Related Pain

Controlling pain is an important part of your cancer treatment plan.
Lung Cancer Packs a Psychological Punch

Lung Cancer Packs a Psychological Punch

How to care for your psychological health after being diagnosed with lung cancer.
Managing Speech and Swallowing Difficulties

Managing Speech and Swallowing Difficulties

Speech and swallowing dysfunction are frequent after-effects of head and neck cancer and its treatment.
The Power and Promise of Cancer Research

The Power and Promise of Cancer Research

Each summer, for nearly a quarter-century, Coping® has asked the NCI Director to write an article for the magazine.
How to Cope with Endometrial Cancer

How to Cope with Endometrial Cancer

The experience of being diagnosed with endometrial cancer and undergoing cancer treatment will affect your life in many ways.
Dealing with a Diagnosis of Lung Cancer

Dealing with a Diagnosis of Lung Cancer

Here are some suggestions for ways you can live well and take positive steps to deal with your diagnosis and treatment.
Too Many Sleepless Nights?

Too Many Sleepless Nights?

Has this ever happened to you? You get into bed and then all the worries of the day come rushing in, leaving you tossing and turning and unable to fall asleep?
What to Do After a Diagnosis of Metastatic Breast Cancer

What to Do After a Diagnosis of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Learning you have metastatic breast cancer can be overwhelming. Right now, you may be feeling and thinking many things all at once, and life may feel out of your control.
Incredibly Useful Advice for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors

Incredibly Useful Advice for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors

The most common types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma are follicular lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
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