Breakthroughs Blog

City of Hope has so many breakthroughs in cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS - and so many stories - that we've tailored our blog, Breakthroughs, to provide something for every reader. Whether the breakthroughs are about medical research, treatment advances or personal triumphs, they're all connected.

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Men and Prostate Cancer: The Emotional Impact

March 9, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

Prostate cancer doesn’t just affect men physically. Men diagnosed with prostate cancer face a unique set of emotional issues. The diagnosis of cancer in itself can be overwhelming enough, but the stigma associated with prostate cancer often prevents them from seeking emotional help, according to experts at City of Hope.

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Weight gain can be an unexpected side effect of cancer treatment

February 18, 2014 | Nicole White

A side effect of cancer treatment many people don’t expect? Weight gain. Weight gain is an often unexpected side effect of cancer treatment that can expose survivors to higher risk. Foods like fruits and vegetables, high in nutrients and fiber while low in calories, can help weight control.

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Breast cancer and diabetes: New study finds stronger link

December 12, 2012 | Roberta Nichols

The association between diabetes and cancer is growing stronger. Researchers have now found that breast cancer survivors are at increased risk for developing diabetes. Already, women with diabetes have been found to have an estimated 20 percent higher risk of post-menopausal breast cancer.

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