Cancer - Expert Q&As

I am a breast cancer survivor and have found life after treatment to be extremely challenging. Are there any resources available specifically for breast cancer survivors, like myself?

Dr. Buzaglo answers a reader's question about finding resources and emotional support specifically for breast cancer survivors.

I've always had a lot of moles, but I m not sure if they re dangerous. How do I know if one could be an early skin cancer?

Dr. Mark Balle answers a reader's question about identifying potentially cancerous moles.

A recent CT scan revealed that I have a meningioma in the back of my brain. Are these tumors fatal?

Founder and director of Comprehensive Neurosurgery Network, Dr. Ravish Patwardhan, answers a reader's questions about her recently discovered meningioma.

Is my risk of getting colon cancer higher if a family member has it?

Oncologist Sheela Tejwani answers a reader's question his colon cancer risk.

Should I get my son vaccinated for HPV when the vaccine becomes available for males?

Susan Milstein, certified health education specialist and sexuality educator, answers a reader's question about whether or not she should get her son vaccinated for HPV.

Should I encourage my 13-year-old daughter to get the HPV vaccine?

Jennifer Wider, MD, answers a reader's question about teens and the human papillomavirus vaccine.

What's the best way to detect breast cancer—mammogram, breast ultrasound, or MRI?

Dr. Anne Wallace, professor of clinical surgery and director of UCSD Moore's Cancer Center Breast Care Unit, answers a reader's question about tests that can detect breast cancer.

How can I protect myself against cervical cancer?

Tri Dinh, M.D., FACOG, answers a reader's question about taking precautions to prevent cervical cancer.