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BY Sarah Zizinia

When Annette Rios was diagnosed with chondrosarcoma, a type of bone cancer, doctors told her they’d need to amputate her right leg just below the knee.

“The cancer had formed in the small bones of my heel,” Annette said, “and the doctors told me amputation was the most effective way to remove the tumor along with any cancer cells that may have spread.”

Xổ số miền bắc thứ 4 hàng tuầnThe surgery, while necessary, also came with a drawback known as phantom...

Chondrosarcoma survivor Annette Rios, who benefited from targeted muscle reinnervation surgery

BY Mark Teague

Xổ số miền bắc thứ 4 hàng tuầnCancer runs in my family. My mom alone has lost three of her sisters to the disease. So, when I heard a doctor tell me, “You have throat cancer...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Maintaining proper nutrition during cancer treatment is important. When cancer patients struggle with this, a feeding tube can be a solution...

BY Ronda Wendler

Xổ số miền bắc thứ 4 hàng tuầnWhen Trena Robertson’s left hip began aching, she visited an orthopedic specialist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, her hometown.  

“The doctor said I might have arthritis,” Trena recalls. “He prescribed some pain and anti-inflammatory medications, but they didn’t help.”

Little did Trena know that her painful hip was not arthritis, but instead was a symptom of multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that develops in the bone...

Trena Robertson sitting at her kitchen counter

BY Ronda Wendler

Ever since Robin Birthisel was diagnosed with a slow-growing type of multiple myeloma 10 years ago, she’s experienced unpleasant side effects...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Weight loss is a common side effect of some cancer treatments. But sometimes, the opposite happens — and patients end up packing on the pounds...

BY Molly Adams

Now that we’re several months into the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are feeling the emotional toll of the uncertainty, worry and dramatic...

BY Molly Adams

Xổ số miền bắc thứ 4 hàng tuầnStarting a new relationship may be the last thing on your mind after a cancer diagnosis, or while you’re going through treatment. But for...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Xổ số miền bắc thứ 4 hàng tuầnWhether it’s due to pain from a growing tumor, swallowing difficulties caused by radiation therapy, or the nausea, loss of appetite or mouth...

BY Molly Adams

Xổ số miền bắc thứ 4 hàng tuầnSexuality is part of living a fulfilling life, but sometimes a cancer diagnosis or treatments can affect desire, arousal or sexual function...