Understanding Your Diagnosis

Guidance for Confronting Cancer

Cancer and its aftermath can be daunting. We can help. Read our research-based stories for information that can help you navigate your way through cancer diagnosis, treatment and life after treatment. 

Illustration of a new diagnosed patient researching about cancer.

Newly Diagnosed

Read stories that can help you interpret medical jargon, research your cancer, understand palliative care, and more.

Chemo patient Michelle Dawkins, photographed in her home in Seattle Washington on May 15, 2014, is struggling with "chemo brain" as she goes through treatment at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. The condition is common among chemotherapy patients. The symptoms include dulled mental capabilities.

Common Treatment Side Effects

Learn the latest about managing the many potential side effects of cancer treatment.

Managing Cancer Long-term effects through therapies sessions and seminars.

Long-Term Effects

Learn about how to manage chronic conditions and the long-term side effects of cancer and cancer treatment. Our stories cover the costs of survival and new therapies that can help.

Sex after cancer treatment can be complicated and many times, patients, their partners and even their providers don't talk about it. It's become the elephant in the bedroom.

Pregnancy, Fertility and Sexual Side Effects

What can you expect after cancer treatment? Read about how cancer and its treatment can affect fertility and learn about your body and sexuality after cancer.

Last Modified, May 25, 2021