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The former president was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma earlier this year. After surgery, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy, Carter says he is free of cancer.

I'm Sandy Morris. I cared for my husband for 15 years following his cancer diagnosis, and I have been working in the elder care industry for 3 years. I'm excited to be able to share my experiences and provide helpful information for other caregivers.

It can be difficult for friends and family to think of the right things to say to a loved one who has cancer. When in doubt, avoid using these phrases and simply listen to what the cancer patient has to say.

Cancer patients and caregivers can find support and strength as they undergo treatment by staying at one of the Hope Lodge communities run by the American Cancer Society. The best part? It's free.

We've all seen the headlines: "5 Scary Facts About Microwave Popcorn," "Long-term cellphone use linked to brain cancer." The list of scary science in the news is ever-growing. But what does the data really say?

A new study finds that the majority of people ignore key cancer signs. Yet seemingly insignificant symptoms can indicate serious health problems.

Taking my husband to the cancer center for the first time made the disease seem much more real--and terrifying. Still, there was no way to truly prepare for the battle before us.

When a beloved friend or family member has been diagnosed with cancer, finding the right words to say can seem impossible. Caregivers and survivors share their insights.

When the matriarch of the Dempsey clan was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, her adult children sprang into action as caregivers and raisers of cancer awareness.

When we are confronted with a potentially fatal diagnosis for ourselves or a loved one, we can find ourselves caught up in endless cycle of "why."

Too many people avoid the "hard talks" by postponing them, but such conversations are essential to making sure an elderly loved one's medical care respects their personal preferences.

I'm usually so good about being the CEO of my own health. But this time, I let something nasty creep up on me: skin cancer. Here's what happened.

The Compassionate Allowances (CAL) program allows individuals with certain medical conditions to receive determinations for SSDI and/or SSI in a matter of weeks instead of months.

Roger Ebert had one of the strongest voices in Hollywood, even after he lost the ability to speak. Discover his guidance for re-claiming your true voice.

Every woman needs a friend like Rhoda Morgenstern, the beloved roommate from the "Mary Tyler Moore Show." Here are 5 indisputable reasons why.

People receiving treatment for serious cancers may harbor false hopes for a full recovery. Chemotherapy can give someone suffering from late-stage cancer a few more weeks or months of life, but the likelihood of a cure in the later stages of these diseases is very rare.

While it's impossible to prevent breast cancer, there are steps women can take to protect themselves. Here are the five numbers every woman should know for breast cancer risk reduction.

Eating is often difficult for a cancer-stricken senior. But the weakness and fatigue associated with not getting enough nutrients can give cancer the upper hand. Learn how to make sure your loved one is getting the food they need.

Caregivers need to make their health a priority. Routine medical tests are important and influence as much as 70 percent of healthcare decision-making.

Chemotherapy is a common form of cancer treatment, but the side-effects of chemo treatments can be very unpleasant. Here is some advice on what to expect and how to help a loved one cope with chemotherapy.
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