Lance Armstrong may be associated with cycling and doping allegations, but for many, his greatest strides have been against cancer.
Jonny Imerman started a nonprofit that matches young cancer patients with cancer survivors for one-on-one support.
Just two weeks after his wedding, Christophe Quancard was diagnosed with glioblastoma, one of the deadliest types of brain tumors.
Susan Candiotti reports on the breast cancer charity's off-again, on-again relationship with Planned Parenthood.
A national breast cancer charity is being accused of using misleading statistics to convince women to have mammograms, according to a paper published Thursday in the British Medical Journal.
Myth #1: A suntan's fine, as long as you don't burn.
Doctors who treat breast cancer patients are very excited about an experimental drug that presents a whole new way of knocking out cancer cells.
A new study finds those on frequent painkillers are less likely to get skin cancer.
Patients battling certain lung, skin and kidney cancers may benefit from a new type of cancer treatment that harnesses and boosts a patient's immune system to shrink tumors, if early research pans out.
Q: Why are doctors recommending fewer cancer screenings? Shouldn't you find out if you have cancer and then decide whether to treat it?
Dr. William Catalona explains why he thinks that the new prostate cancer screening recommendations are "misguided."
Should men be routinely screened for prostate cancer? This question has been asked ever since the prostate specific antigen test, or PSA, became widely available more than two decades ago.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is battling cancer. Health problems began to pop up for him a year ago. Here are some key dates, according to government statements, local media accounts and CNN reporting:
When billionaire investor Warren Buffett revealed last week that he has been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer, the reaction -- including from Buffett himself -- amounted to a collective shrug.
Q: This week the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued preliminary guidelines for ovarian cancer screening. It recommends against routine screening saying that the risk of false positive diagnoses outweighs the benefits. How can this be and why is it so hard to find a good screening test for ovarian cancer?
Gymnastics great Shannon Miller talks about her battle with a rare type of ovarian cancer. CNN's Susan Hendricks reports.
A young boy in Canada has a new tool to help him manage his diabetes. CBC News has the story.
Each year billions of dollars are spent in the search to find new cancer drugs. Very few of these would-be treatments end up being approved by the government and entering widespread use, which makes it all the more intriguing that one of the most promising new cancer drugs in years is, in fact, an old drug.
Q: The journal Annals of Internal Medicine has an article in it this week that talks about the "overdiagnosis" of breast cancer. What is that?
He thought the bleeding was a hemorrhoid, brought on by a strenuous weightlifting session at the gym.
El doctor Baffi nos habla de lo factores que pueden aumentar el riesgo de padecer cáncer de cuello uterino.
Q: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is releasing new guidelines on cervical cancer screenings. What's changed?
Q: The New England Journal of Medicine has published more information on prostate cancer screening. Why is it so controversial?
After losing her nursing job to a disease, a young woman turns a hobby into a business.
In my 20s, after my doctor performed a laparoscopy to examine my uterus and ovaries, he gave me a videotape of the procedure. I dubbed it "Madame Ovary," threw a party and screened it for my friends.
Karen Handel, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation vice president?and lightning rod in the group's public relations storm over Planned Parenthood funding--stepped down from her position Tuesday. For many it was almost a satisfying ending to an eye-opening incident. None of it should have come as a shock.
Argentina's president is scheduled to temporarily hand over power Wednesday as she undergoes thyroid cancer surgery.
Un experto explica como será operada la presidenta de Argentina de cáncer de tiroides.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta recaps the year in health and medical news.
The most deadly recorded listeria outbreak and concerns about nuclear radiation after Japan's biggest earthquake made major health headlines this year, along with several notable deaths to cancer and the inspiring recovery of a Congresswoman who suffered brain injuries from a gunshot wound.
Giuliana Rancic announced that she will have a double mastectomy to fight breast cancer. A.J. Hammer reports
CNN's Brian Byrnes reports on Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner being sworn in for a second term.
Argentina's president will undergo surgery next week after doctors diagnosed her with thyroid cancer, a spokesman said Tuesday.
On December 23, 1971, President Richard Nixon signed the National Cancer Act of 1971 into law. The legislation had tremendous bipartisan support and came at a time of great optimism. Many thought its passage would lead to a cure for cancer within a few years.
A Christian publisher is withdrawing copies of the "Cancer Awareness Bible," from stores because the Bible helped raised money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which in turn contributed to Planned Parenthood.
Giuliana Rancic is in good spirits after undergoing a successful double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery on Tuesday.
I wanted to see what you thought about cancer/chemotherapy patients and protein malnutrition. I have read it leads to as many as 45 to 50% of cancer deaths.
A new combination of treatments can help battle some forms of metastatic breast cancer and slow down the spread of the disease, according to two separate studies.
Dr. Drew and his guests discuss what people should understand about the risks of breast cancer.
Giuliana Rancic will have a double mastectomy after lumpectomies failed to completely eradicate her breast cancer.
Cardiologists and other doctors already view artery-clogging red meat as a villain, and they now have another reason to urge their patients to steer clear: A new study has found that men have a higher risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer if they consume a lot of ground beef and other red meat -- especially if the meat is grilled or well-done.
How does Hodgkin lymphoma affect the organs in the lymphatic system?
While the coastal town of Savannah, Georgia, fills with spectators on Saturday for the Rock 'n' Roll marathon, Chris Fenton and Laura Devrieze will be focused on the finish line.
Since Kezia Fitzgerald and her 1-year-old daughter, Saiorse, started cancer treatments this year, the disease has upended nearly every aspect of their lives.
The recent news that a group of highly respected medical experts, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, is considering advising against routine prostate cancer screening shouldn't have come as too much of a surprise to anybody.
Does diet really make a difference when it comes to breast cancer?
Elizabeth Cohen reports on women paying more for better breast cancer testing.
Imagine going in for a cancer screening, and the technician turns to you and says, "We're finished, but if I push this button over here, the machine can detect even smaller cancers. But here's the hitch: You have to pay $700 if you want me to push this button."
Steve Jobs had a long run with a rare form of cancer (a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor) that is sometimes curable by early surgery. While I was not his physician and don't have access to the details of his illness or its treatment, assertions that his use of alternative medicine shortened his life strike me as uninformed. No one knows how long he would have survived or what his quality of life would have been had he opted for immediate surgery and used only conventional treatment.
When new patients worry they don't know how they'll get through breast cancer, Cindy Davis puts her hand on theirs and says, "I know, but I want to tell you, I truly know, because I went through this two years ago."
As fall descends and there's an autumn chill in the air, the behemoth of all sports months takes flight. Which only brings to mind one thing ... pink?
Women who have a screening mammogram every other year are substantially less likely than those who opt for annual screening to experience false-positive results and biopsies that turn out to be unnecessary, according to a new study funded by the National Cancer Institute.
Giuliana Rancic said Monday that she has breast cancer, having discovered a tumor during a mammogram while undergoing another round of in-vitro fertilization in an effort to get pregnant.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently announced that it is no longer recommending prostate cancer screening for men.
Doctors who treat prostate cancer disagree on the value of the prostate specific antigen, or PSA, test. But they agree on one thing.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the group that told women in their 40s that they don't need mammograms, will recommend that men not get screened for prostate cancer, according to a source privy to the task force deliberations.
Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen looks at why a new study is telling men to avoid prostate exams.
As the technology world mourns computing visionary and Apple, Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, it's worth taking a closer look at the disease he publicly battled.
Rather than risk a reoccurrence of breast cancer, the comedian underwent radical surgery
Wanda Sykes being outrageous -- that's expected. But for the actress-comedian to be serious? That's rare. Even when the issue is personal.
I had breast reduction surgery two years ago and went from a size GG to DD. I wanted to know, does a reduction lower the risk of breast cancer or abnormalities in the breast?
CNN's Anderson Cooper looks into Rep. Michele Bachmann's suggestion that the HPV vaccine is dangerous.
Intrauterine devices (IUDs) prevent unwanted pregnancies, and as an added benefit they may also help protect against cervical cancer, according to a new study in the Lancet Oncology, a British medical journal.
Firefighters exposed to toxic dust and fumes clogging the air after the World Trade Center towers collapsed 10 years ago are more likely to develop cancer, according to a new study.
Christie Hall began putting off mammograms long before debate about appropriate screening became a hot-button issue.
I had fibroadenoma [a benign breast tumor] and had it removed with surgery. I am 31 and I want to know if I can take precautions to prevent breast cancer or other related problems.
Many radiologists rely on specialized computer software to pinpoint suspicious areas in routine mammograms.
At 31, Cassidy Walsh was ready to begin a fulfilling new chapter. She and her husband, Pete, had just escaped from Los Angeles to a smaller city up the coast, hoping to slow down their lives and start a family. She was a landscape designer and singer; he was a handsome tech entrepreneur. To friends, they were the perfect couple.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said his cancer treatment may require radiation therapy and chemotherapy, comments that shed a little more light on the state of his health after he underwent surgery to remove a tumor last month.
Dr. Otis Brawley of the American Cancer Society sits down with CNN's Randi Kaye to discuss new and surprising data.
Men are more likely than women to get and die of cancer, according to an analysis of 36 different types of tumors and blood cancers that affect both sexes.
A few years ago, I had an African-American woman in her early 30s come to see me for a rash on her legs. I looked at her feet and saw an irregular, jet-black mole on her heel. I was immediately concerned and asked how long this mole had been there.
2010: Dr. Mehmet Oz talks to CNN's Larry King about his colon cancer scare and the need to screen for the disease.
Stepped-up colon-cancer screening has helped slash death rates from the disease across the U.S. in recent years, but not all regions of the country have benefited equally.
February: A new study suggest that an annual PSA test may not be necessary for men.
Men with prostate cancer who are cigarette smokers at the time of their diagnosis are much more likely to die of the disease or experience a recurrence than nonsmokers, including former smokers who kicked the habit at least 10 years before diagnosis.
Skin cancer affects many people, so there's a movement to help people learn not to burn. CNN's Brooke Baldwin reports.
Getting too much sun is bad for anyone, but it's especially dangerous for babies, whose sensitive skin hasn't developed enough layers of natural protection to withstand intense summer rays.
American Society of Clinical Oncology's Dr. George Sledge discusses a new cancer drug that fights advanced melanoma.
For the first time, patients with the deadliest form of skin cancer have two new treatment options that prolong survival, according to new research presented at a cancer conference in Chicago on Sunday.
Doctors and patients have a new tool to prevent breast cancer: A drug that is already approved for the treatment of the disease.
I have inflammatory breast cancer and I have been through chemo and a double mastectomy. They found active cancer cells so the cancer has spread. The oncologist said she didn't think there was anything more they could do for me. I start radiation soon but she didn't think that that would be very helpful either. Is there anything out there that may help me?
If men started losing hair in their 20s, its all the more reason to make sure to get regular prostate screenings.
Men who drink a lot of coffee might feel a bit jittery or high-strung, but those side effects may come with a hidden benefit: prostate health.
When she found the lump in her breast, Jessica Denton had known she was pregnant with her first child for just a few days.
In 2010, a study found women with no family history of breast cancer do not benefit from mammograms at an early age.
The use of mammograms has dipped since a medical task force made controversial recommendations that women in their 40s may not need to get breast cancer screenings every year, according to one of three small studies to be presented Monday.
A new study supports screening women for breast cancer after age 40. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
California Gov. Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr. had a cancerous growth removed from the right side of his nose, his office said Saturday.
My husband has non-Hodgkins lymphoma, stage 4, and has been treated with chemotherapy. His doctor says it is under control. He wonders does that mean it is gone or just being held at bay? He has been having "hot flashes" since he began his treatment for his prostate cancer (cannot remember the Gleason score, but tumor was in both lobes of prostate, without changes to his bone marrow.) He was treated with hormones, brachytherapy and radiation for this. We can't seem to get an answer for the question of the "hot flashes." Are they a symptom of ongoing disease, the hormone therapy or will he just continue to have them for the rest of his life?
It's become a classic scenario: You have a headache and after Googling it, you find out a headache can be a sign of a brain tumor.
I have heard that there is an increase in the number of people getting thyroid cancer. Is this true and is radiation from dental X-rays a cause for the increase?
Former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro, who died on Saturday at age 75 of the incurable blood cancer called multiple myeloma, and Richard J. "Rick" Corman, 55, whom FORTUNE profiled in its March 21 issue, knew each other because they had met at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, where both were fighting this killer disease. They in fact had the same set of doctors, Kenneth Anderson, director of the institute's multiple-myeloma practice, and his colleague, Paul Richardson.
As I sat in my sister's house in Nagoya, Japan, last Saturday, I was flooded with déjà vu.
A new American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement offers guidance on skin cancer prevention.
When Samantha Hessel heard about the risks associated with tanning beds, she ignored them. When her mom cautioned her not to tan so much, Hessel shrugged it off.
I had my first mammogram yesterday and my breasts are still really sore. I am fairly small-chested, and the tech said that usually makes it hurt more. What can I do for the pain now, and is there anything I can do to make it hurt less next time?