What Is Radiation Therapy? 

To kill cancer cells, your doctors may recommend exposing them to radiation therapy, usually via x-rays. These intense beams of energy damage their DNA.

17 Jul 2012 --- Doctor talking with patient about mammograph procedure. --- Image by © Hero Images/Corbis

Cancer Screening Guidelines 

Early detection improves your chances of beating cancer. Here’s what you should know about the major cancer screening guidelines.


Lung Cancer Screening Saves Lives 

Most people don’t get potentially life-saving lung cancer tests, but if you smoke you may be eligible for a free screening. Here’s what you should know.


What Is Chemotherapy? 

Unlike surgery and radiation, which work directly on a tumor, chemotherapy can kill cancer cells that have spread far away, but it can affect other parts of your body.


Types of Brain Tumors 

There are more than 120 types of brain tumors, including primary and secondary (or metastatic) brain tumors. Here’s what you should know.


What Is Pancreatic Cancer? 

Pancreatic cancer starts in your pancreas, an organ that sits behind your stomach, and can spread within your abdomen and beyond. Here’s what you should know.