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Living with Cancer

Find information on living with cancer, whether you are a newly diagnosed patient, a survivor, or a family member or friend of someone who is living with cancer.

Cancer is a condition in which cells grow and divide without stopping. Cancer interferes with normal, healthy cell growth. Instead of dying, old or damaged cells survive. New cells form when they are not needed. In some cases, they form growths called tumors. 

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Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses the body’s natural defenses (the immune system) to identify, attack, and kill cancer cells.

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About 5% -10% of all cancer cases occur in someone who inherited a genetic mutation that increases cancer risk.

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A biosimilar is a copy version of a biologic drug. If the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves a drug as a biosimilar, they say it is as safe and effective as the original “reference” drug that was copied.

 

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Lung Cancer Biomarker Tool

Take our 2-minute survey to learn which biomarkers matter for your lung cancer treatment.

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Insurance Checklist

Designed to provide guidance on the issues that you — as a person with cancer, a history of cancer, or a high risk for cancer — should consider when shopping for insurance.

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Radio show episodes

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Listen August 17, 2021

Talking Health at the Barbershop

For many Black men, barbershops are a safe place to engage with their community and have meaningful conversations about issues that affect their lives. In...
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Listen April 26, 2021

Health Equity and Cancer Care

The events of 2020 and their aftermath will likely be studied for decades to come. The murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and the...
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Listen December 23, 2020

Spotlight on Coronavirus: Vaccines

This episode in our special series Spotlight on Coronavirus takes a close look at the vaccines that will help combat the COVID-19 pandemic—how they work...