Cancer of the penis (penile cancer)

What is penis cancer A malignant (cancerous) tumor that arises from the tissues of the PENIS. Cancer of the penis is rare and usually occurs in men over age 50. Men who are uncircumcised and men who have HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV) infection have increased risk for cancer of the penis. Early symptoms include a painless growth, bump, […]

Read More

Pancreatic Cancer – symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

Pancreatic Cancer Definition Pancreatic Cancer – malignant growths of the PANCREAS. Pancreatic CANCER seldom shows symptoms until the cancer is well advanced or metastasized, making it among the most lethal cancers and the fourth leading cause of deaths from cancer in the United States. The one-year survival rate is about 24 percent. Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer When symptoms do […]

Read More

Cervical cancer – what is, symptoms, causes and treatment

What is Cervical Cancer – definition A malignant (cancerous) tumor that originates in a woman’s CERVIX. The cervix is a thick neck of tissue that joins the VAGINA and the UTERUS. INFECTION with the HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV)accounts for nearly all cervical cancer, though only about 15 of the 100 or so strains of HPV are connected with cervical […]

Read More

Stomach Cancer – stages, symptoms, treatment and survival rate

Stomach Cancer Definition Malignant growths that occur in the STOMACH. Stomach CANCER is seventh among deaths from cancer in the United States. About 90 percent of stomach cancers are adenocarcinomas, malignant growths that originate in the glandular cells that carpet the gastric mucosa. These are the cells that produce the stomach’s acid and mucus, as well as DIGESTIVE ENZYMES. Though […]

Read More

Ovarian Cancer – symptoms, signs, stages, diagnosis and treatment

What is Ovarian Cancer Ovarian Cancer is a malignant (cancerous) tumor that develops in the tissues of the ovary. Cancer may arise from any of the ovary’s three types of cells-germ, stromal, and epithelial-though about 90 percent of ovarian cancers arise from the ovarian epithelium (the membranous covering of the ovary). Ovarian epithelial cancer occurs most […]

Read More

Retinoblastoma – what is, definition and treatment

Retinoblastoma definition Retinoblastoma is a cancerous tumor of the RETINA that most often occurs in children. Most retinoblastomas are hereditary and develop in early childhood, usually by age four. Some retinoblastomas are the result of new germline mutations though are not hereditary. About 70 percent of retinoblastomas involve only one EYE. Treatment in such cases is surgery to remove […]

Read More

Prostate Cancer – what is, symptoms, stages, prognosis and treatment

What is Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer is a malignant (cancerous) tumor that arises from the glandular tissue of the PROSTATE GLAND, a walnut-size structure that encircles a man’s URETHRA at the base of the BLADDER. Prostate cancer is one of the HORMONE-DRIVEN CANCERS that appears to have some genetic foundations as it tends to run in families. Prostate cancer also strongly correlates […]

Read More

Testicular cancer – symptoms and treatment

What is Testicular cancer Testicular cancer – A malignant (cancerous) tumor that arises from the tissue of a man’s testicle. Testicular cancer is usually unilateral (occurs only in one testicle), though sometimes occurs bilaterally (in both TESTICLES), and is most common in early adulthood (ages 20 to 34). With detection before the cancer metastasizes (spreads elsewhere in […]

Read More

Adenocarcinoma (type of cancer)

Definition Adenocarcinoma is a type of cancer that arises from the endothelial cells of glandular structures and is the most common type of cancer to occur in the PROSTATE GLAND (PROSTATE CANCER), gastrointestinal tract (ESOPHAGEAL CANCER, STOMACH CANCER, PANCREATIC CANCER, LIVER CANCER, COLORECTAL CANCER), and endocrine glands (TESTICULAR CANCER, OVARIAN CANCER, THYROID CANCER). Adenocarcinoma begins as a benign (noncancerous) tumor, an adenoma. […]

Read More

Bladder Cancer – staging, signs, symptoms, treatment and prognosis

What is Bladder Cancer and Definition The growth of a malignant (cancerous) tumor in the BLADDER. Bladder CANCER may be primary or metastatic (travel to the bladder from a point of origin elsewhere in the body). Doctors diagnose bladder cancer in about 55,000 Americans each year. Bladder cancer is about three times more common in […]

Read More