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Glioma is one of the most common types of primary brain tumors and can occur in the brain and spinal cord. Gliomas begin in the glial cells — the gluey supportive cells that surround nerve cells and help them function. A glioma can affect your brain function and be life-threatening, depending on its location and rate of growth. Learn about the risk factors and symptoms of gliomas, and when you need to seek medical care.
Cancer diagnosis: Dealing with what comes next
Almost half of all men and one-third of all women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer at some time in their lives. A cancer diagnosis often comes with little warning. Here, Dr. Edward Creagan, a Mayo Clinic oncologist, offers his advice on what to expect and how to cope after a cancer diagnosis.
Mouth cancer: Diagnosis and treatment
Once your health care provider has diagnosed your mouth cancer and determined the stage, treatment decisions will be made. Treatment for mouth cancer depends on the location and stage, as well as your overall health and personal preferences. Treatment options include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy — alone or in combination. Learn more about these treatment options for mouth cancer and which might be right for you.
National Cancer Survivors Day will be observed Sunday, June 4, which makes this a good time to learn more about life after cancer. One in 2 men ...
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I spent many a summer at the beach growing up. My mother always slathered me with sunscreen. Now, as a 30-year-old woman, sunscreen ...
Shortly before Thanksgiving 2021, Jerry Haines, a part-time farmer and retired butter and cheesemaker, was helping another farmer with fall chores. He felt good but ...