Foregoing reconstructive surgery after breast cancer

Some women who have lost breasts to cancer have chosen to deal with their loss in a fashion that is sparking conversations, and controversy. They call it “going flat.” Instead of reconstructing their bodies with surgical implants, they are embracing their scars, and even baring them in defiance of the …

Dogs assist the fight against bone cancer

Comparative oncology, a rapidly-growing field of cancer research, pairs veterinarians with human doctors in the fight against cancer. Because certain cancers in dogs and people share striking similarities, the hope is that a new treatment for dogs, if successful, could be applied to people, too. Susan Spencer reports.