Lana Barhum

About Lana

Lana Barhum is a freelance medical and health writer from Northeast Ohio. She has written for a variety of online health publications, including the Pain News Network, Alliance Health, Upwell, Mango Health, New Life Outlook, Medical News Today, News Medical and The Mighty. Having lived with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia since 2008, Lana uses her experiences to share expert advice on various chronic illness and medical topics.

Lana holds a Master’s Degree in Legal Studies and has worked for over 16 years as a legal assistant. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time and trying to keep up with her two sons – ages 8 and 17, taking care of her cat, embarrassing her teenager, exploring nature and historical sites, and visiting her local Amish country.

You can find Lana’s most recent work at Upwell, Mango Health, the Pain News Network, New Life Outlook, Medical News Today and News Medical.

Lana's Work

Stage 4 Kidney Cancer

What You Need to Know About Stage 4 Kidney Cancer

What does stage 4 kidney cancer mean for you? Learn about end-stage kidney cancer is, living with kidney cancer, and more information about end-stage.
1 found this helpful by Lana Barhum on September 5, 2017
Kidney Cancer Metastasis

What Is Kidney Cancer Metastasis?

Cancer can spread from one mass of cancerous cells to other parts of the body. The process is called metastasis. Learn more about kidney cancer metastasis.
5 found this helpful by Lana Barhum on August 16, 2017
Kidney Cancer Pain

Managing Kidney Cancer Pain

Kidney cancer pain is treatable and the majority of patients get relief using different treatments, therapies, or a combination.
11 found this helpful by Lana Barhum on July 20, 2017
Kidney Cancer and Diabetes

Is There a Link Between Kidney Cancer and Diabetes?

Evidence linking diabetes and kidney cancer has grown stronger over the past decade leading researchers to investigate the reasons behind these theories.
25 found this helpful by Lana Barhum on June 2, 2017
How Common Is Kidney Cancer?

How Common Is Kidney Cancer?

When diagnosed with kidney cancer, you have many questions. Here are the kidney cancer statistics for risk factors, treatment success, and survival rates.
by Lana Barhum on May 3, 2017
Living With One Kidney After Cancer

Life With One Kidney

Living with one kidney after cancer won't necessarily unroot your life. You should expect to have a healthy life with one kidney!
19 found this helpful by Lana Barhum on April 6, 2017
Kidney Cancer Treatment

Which Kidney Cancer Treatment Is Right for You?

If you've been newly diagnosed, your kidney cancer treatment plan will depend on the cancer stage and your overall health.
326 found this helpful by Lana Barhum on March 8, 2017