• By Laurel Kelly

Living With Cancer: Myths and misunderstandings about the causes of cancer

February 15, 2019

a young woman reading information on a laptop screen, looking thoughtful, seriousPopular myths about the causes of cancer
It seems nearly every week there's a new claim on the internet about what causes cancer. Beyond being wrong, many of these claims may cause you to worry unnecessarily about your own health and the health of your family. Here, Dr. Timothy Moynihan, an emeritus Mayo Clinic oncologist, explains the facts surrounding five widespread myths about the causes of cancer.

Dealing with anxiety after non-Hodgkin lymphoma
As you recover from treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, it may take some time to find your new sense of normal. You may be eager to return to your life as it was. But you also may feel anxious. It's common for cancer survivors to feel many emotions, including anxiety — especially anxiety about cancer coming back. This is a reasonable response to a big health change. Know that there are things you can do and support services available to help you cope. Here are some suggestions that may help you manage your anxiety.

Treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow that most commonly affects older adults. Complications include frequent infections, increased risk of other cancers and immune system problems. People with early stage chronic lymphocytic leukemia typically don't receive treatment. Treatment for the intermediate and advanced stages may include chemotherapy, targeted drug therapy, immunotherapy and bone marrow transplant. Learn more about these treatment options and what your health care provider may recommend for you.

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