• By Laurel J. Kelly

Living With Cancer: Treating brain tumors

October 20, 2017

a medical illustration of a brain tumorBrain tumors: Diagnosis and treatment 
Brain tumors can begin in your brain (primary brain tumors), or cancer can begin in other parts of your body and spread to your brain (secondary, or metastatic, brain tumors). Treatment options depend on the type, size and location of the tumor, as well as your overall health and preferences. Learn which treatment options might be right for you.

Cancer survivors and patients need a flu shot 
If you have a current or past diagnosis of cancer, you may be at higher risk for complications if you get the flu. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu shot every year. Remind your family to get the flu shot, as well, as this will reduce your risk of being exposed to the virus from others around you. Have you gotten your annual flu shot yet?

Hodgkin versus non-Hodgkin lymphoma: What's the difference?
Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma are cancers that begin in a subset of white blood cells called lymphocytes. The main difference between them is in the specific lymphocyte each involves. And each has a different disease course and treatment choices, so an accurate diagnosis is an integral part of getting the care you need. Learn more from Dr. Rajiv Pruthi, a Mayo Clinic hematologist.

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