Smoking has been attributed to a variety of illnesses, including heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer. But smoking also may put you at increased risk for complications of coronavirus.
Pap smears detect most pre-cancers before they become cervical cancer, but is that enough to protect you? Take this quiz to get the facts.
As the Healthy Balance editor, I thought we published some particularly great research and health articles this year. Check out 20 of my favorites — my personal top stories of 2019.
Krista was diagnosed with a fast-growing breast cancer last year. She realized that, for better and for worse, breast cancer gets a ton of attention, and its portrayal doesn't always affect reality. Read her story.
When Marcia was diagnosed with melanoma in her pinky finger, her first doctor recommended amputation. Instead of accepting this, she got multiple opinions and found a surgery team at UVA who could save her finger.
Urologic oncologist Sumit Isharwal treats patients with bladder, prostate, kidney & testicular cancer. Watch his video & find out why he loves urologic surgery.
Most of us don't want to think about whether we'll get cancer, but it's an important discussion to have with your provider. Inherited gene mutations cause many breast, ovarian and endometrial cancers.
Genetic mutations can give some women a greater than 70% chance of developing breast cancer. Learn why some women, including Angelina Jolie choose to have a double mastectomy to reduce that chance.
What in the world does it mean when you hear someone say “triple-negative breast cancer” or “hormone-receptor positive breast cancer”? Learn about the different types of breast cancer.
Since HIV and cancer treatment may both weaken your immune system, how does that affect your plan? Here's what you need to know.