To learn more about cancer and its treatment, watch these videos developed and reviewed by the health experts at Healthology.
General Cancer Information
What causes cancer and why is it so hard to treat? Leading experts provide an overview of cancer, from what goes wrong in a cell's genetic instructions to the latest treatment strategies. Duration 04:56.
Gut-friendly Nutrition: Eating Right for GI Health
Cancers of the GI system are among the most preventable. Learn how simple changes in diet can help keep your digestive system healthy and possibly prevent colon cancer. Duration: 06:03.
Molecular Targeted Therapy: A New Way of Treating Cancer
Molecular targeted therapies may become a revolutionary change in the treatment of cancer. Listen as experts describe how these drugs are being used today and what may lie ahead. Duration: 05:21.
Cancer and Cancer Treatment: Can it Affect Sleep?
People with cancer have a lot on their minds, which is why they may have trouble sleeping. But some cancer treatments can also upset sleep patterns. Learn what you can do to get a good night's rest. Duration: 05:21.
The Stress of Cancer: When to Seek Help
Cancer is an upsetting experience. Worries about treatments and the future make it hard to function. Find what to do if the stress is too much to handle. Duration: 05:19.
A Good Doctor-Patient Relationship in Breast Cancer
Women with breast cancer face overwhelming decisions. And having the support of friends and family is key. But women who have been through it say that having a caring doctor, one who you know is looking out for your best interests, can make all the difference. Hear what patients and doctors have to say about pulling together a caring and coordinated treatment team. Duration: 05:12.
Advice to Women Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is a disease that can turn a woman's world upside down. There seem to be a million questions that need to be answered. But there are ways to help organize not only how you treat the disease, but the way in which you approach getting the right information to make treatment decisions. Discover what doctors and patients say about becoming your own best advocate. Duration: 05:19.
Are Some Breast Cancers Different than Others?
Certain breast cancers mean different things. Learn what tests can determine the type of breast cancer you have, and how this information can affect your treatment. Duration: 04:47.
Be Active in Your Breast Cancer Treatment
Today, breast cancer patients may be treated by a multidisciplinary team of specialists, consisting of nurses, oncologists, surgeons, social workers, nutritionists and genetic counselors. However, patients, too, have a critical role in their treatment. Duration: 05:00.
Chemotherapy Options for Metastatic Breast Cancer
Learning about all of the different treatment options for metastatic breast cancer can be daunting. Here is what you need to know about chemotherapy. Duration: 05:44
Herceptin in Her2-positive Breast Cancer
Herceptin is a drug commonly used to treat metastatic breast cancer when it’s a type known as Her2 positive. What is this drug, and how does it work? Duration: 04:16.
How to Spot the Different Types of Breast Cancer
Not all breast cancers are the same. Learn about the different tests that can tell you which type of breast cancer you have. Duration: 05:13.
Know Your Target: Treating Hormone-Driven Breast Cancer
Specific hormones cause nearly two-thirds of breast tumors to grow. Knowing which type of breast cancer you have can improve treatment. Duration: 06:36.
Hormone Replacement Therapy vs. Hormonal Treatment: What's the Difference?
Hormone replacement therapy was once used to help women combat the side effects of menopause. But recent studies indicate it may do more harm than good. On the other hand hormonal treatment of breast cancer is very different and can be very useful. In this therapy, doctors attempt to block the production of hormones that are feeding the growth of the cancer. Find out exactly what distinguishes these two therapies from one another. Duration: 05:15.
Preventing Breast Cancer Recurrence: What's Right for Me?
Women and their doctors sometimes have different perspectives on the treatment for breast cancer. Listen to experts discuss treatment goals and the impact these have on daily life. Duration: 05:12.
The Benefits of Yoga for Breast Cancer Patients
Yoga offers physical as well as emotional benefits for women with breast cancer. Duration: 01:29.
Treating HER2 Metastatic Breast Cancer
If you have Her2 breast cancer, there are good treatment options available. Tune in to learn about one type of targeted therapy that works to destroy breast cancer at its source. Duration: 04:21.
Treatment Options HER2+ Breast Cancer
There are at least four different kinds of breast cancer and each is treated differently. For HER2+ breast cancer, a chemotherapy drug is typically the best option. Here's an overview of the drugs used to treat breast cancer. Duration: 5:00.
Understanding Hormonal Therapy for Early Stage Breast Cancer
Studies show great promise for drugs called aromatase inhibitors in fighting the recurrence of breast cancer. Find out who may benefit, and what advantages these drugs may hold over tamoxifen. Duration: 04:25.
Understanding the Stages of Breast Cancer
Breast cancer stages tell us the characteristics of the cancer and if it has spread beyond the breast tissue. Doctors can use this information to guide treatment decisions. Learn how staging is vital in determining next steps. Duration: 05:12.
Using Aromatase Inhibitors in Early Stage Breast Cancer
Three aromatase inhibitors are being used to fight breast cancer. They are well established as hormonal agents against advanced-stage disease. Now doctors say they offer promise for some women in treating early breast cancer, too. Duration: 04:17.
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
A routine check-up may find that you have too many white blood cells, a sign of leukemia. What can be done? Learn about leukemia and how new treatments are providing hope. Duration: 06:04.
Introduction to CML
Chronic myeloid leukemia is a form of cancer that typically occurs in adults over the age of 40. Here's what you need to know about this disease. Duration: 06:33.
CML Therapy Update
Many CML patients have have been treated with imatinib which has improved treatment outcomes. Duration: 05:30.
Learning the Language of CML Lab Tests
Blood tests are routine in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia. Hear how one patient learned how to follow her treatment progress by studying her complicated lab tests. Duration: 05:19.
Monitoring Therapy in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
A wide range of laboratory tests is used to monitor a patient's response to therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia. Listen to experts explain the tests and their range of sensitivity. Duration: 05:01.
Side Effects of CML Therapy: What Can Be Done?
Even "targeted" therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia is not without side effects. Some, like low blood counts, are serious. Hear how one patient, along with her oncologist, Dr. Neil Shah of UCLA, managed the side effects of her CML treatment. Duration: 04:47.
What is Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma?
non-Hodgkins lymphoma is the sixth most frequent cancer. It affects the cells of the immune system that should be protecting the body against disease. Listen to experts discuss the ABCs of NHL. Duration: 05:11.
What Are the Different Types of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma?
non-Hodgkins lymphoma is a complex -- and often confusing -- group of diseases. Tune in for an expert overview of the biology of NHL, as well as its diagnosis and treatment. Duration: 07:36.
Initial Lymphoma Treatment Decisions
non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer of the immune system. First-line treatment options include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radioimmunotherapy and stem cell transplant. How do you figure out which is right for you? Duration: 05:07.
Attacking NHL Early
Targeted therapies are not just for advanced cases non Hodgkin's lymphoma. Learn how they can help against indolent or low-grade cancers as well. Duration: 05:55.
Monoclonal Antibodies in Aggressive NHL
Monoclonal antibodies are improving treatment success for many people with aggressive forms of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. How do they work? Duration: 03:58.
Targeted Therapy for NHL
Doctors are using drugs that mimic the natural immune response to help fight non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Learn how these new treatments work. Duration: 05:54.
Measuring Success with Targeted Therapy for NHL
Since non-Hodgkins Lymphoma can appear in many places in the body, it's often difficult to direct treatment to the specific cancer cells without causing harm to healthy tissue. Now doctors can deliver a lethal punch against NHL with a therapy that targets the cancer cells with radiation attached to antibodies that specifically seek out the cancer cells. Learn how this new weapon against NHL may help people with this disease. Duration: 06:21.
Treating Follicular non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Almost a quarter of all non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is classfied as follicular lymphoma. However, there are various options for treatment and choosing the best one may depend on the spcific details of your disease, your lifestyle and other symptoms you want to keep under control. Duration: 05:00.
Treating Recurrent NHL with Monoclonal Antibodies
Doctors are finding that monoclonal antibodies can be helpful in the treatment of recurrent, indolent non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Duration: 03:55.
Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Understanding Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer, the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the US, will be diagnosed in over 169,000 people this year. Avoiding tobacco use can prevent most lung cancers, but some are non-smoking related. Learn the facts about this leading cancer killer. Duration: 04:53
New Lung Cancer Therapies
New therapies are improving the survival rates for patients with lung cancer. How do these treatments work? Duration: 05:15
Advanced Lung Cancer
Doctors are finding that some patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer may benefit from radiation, chemotherapy and/or newer treatment combinations. Duration: 06:16
Bone Complications in Lung Cancer
When lung cancer spreads to the bone it can cause severe pain and weak bones. Learn how these bone complications can be treated and even prevented, making life a little easier for the person with lung cancer. Duration: 05:10.
Treatment of Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Surgery and radiation are the standard treatments for early-stage lung cancer. Now there's evidence chemotherapy may have a role, too. Listen as doctors explain. Duration: 06:48.
Prostate Cancer Surgery
Prostate cancer often requires removing the prostate gland. A new technique called laparoscopy uses tiny incisions and a camera to accomplish the operation and allow for a speedy recovery. Duration: 06:23.
Prostate Cancer and Quality of Life
Learn about hormone refractory prostate cancer and the current treatments that have can help improve quality of life. Duration: 04.41.
Metastatic Prostate Cancer
New research shows some men with very late-stage prostate cancer may benefit from chemotherapy. Learn why doctors are changing their minds about the value of this type of treatment. Duration: 05:36.
Treating Stomach Cancer
Gastric cancer, more commonly known as stomach cancer, is one of the most common cancers in the world. Learn more about this cancer and what treatments are available. Duration: 05:30.
What is Gastric Cancer?
This year, over 22,000 Americans will be diagnosed with gastric cancer, another name for stomach cancer. Tune in now to learn if you are at risk for this disease. Duration: 04:35.