Staging and Grading of Cancer

Definition of Cancer Staging The standardized processes and guidelines for assessing the severity of cancer after diagnosis. A cancer’s stage and grade help determine the most effective treatment options. Though each type of cancer has its own specific staging and grading protocol, general methodologies apply to nearly all types of cancer, except LEUKEMIA. Cancer Staging The […]

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Surgery for cancer – information, types, risks

An operation to remove a cancerous tumor. Surgery is the first line of treatment for cancer that a surgeon can readily reach without endangering the person, and when there is a single defined tumor. Multiple tumors may also be appropriate for surgery, depending on the type of cancer, the location of the tumors, and how […]

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Cancer Prevention – How to prevent cancer naturally

Cancer risk factors and lifestyle CANCER claims more than 500,000 lives each year in the United States, and nearly nine million Americans are cancer survivors. Yet all cancers related to tobacco use and excessive alcohol consumption are preventable, and cancer experts believe lifestyle changes could prevent a third or more of most other cancers. The first […]

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The Complete Information on Cancer and Treatment

Cancer: Uncontrolled Cell Proliferation Cancer is the uncontrolled growth and division (proliferation) of cells. Cells lack the proper mechanisms for APOPTOSIS, the natural process that establishes the end of a cell’s life cycle. In this regard, cancer cells have an endless open throttle: they can divide forever. Cancer cells also lack the proper mechanisms for […]

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Adult survivors of childhood cancer

Nearly 300,000 American (20s, 30s, and 40s) enjoy cancer-free healthy lives The current generation of adults is the first to grow up in the era of successful treatment for many childhood cancers. Nearly 300,000 American adults who are now in their 20s, 30s, and 40s enjoy CANCER-free, healthy lives. Doctors consider treatments for most types of LEUKEMIA, […]

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Alternative and complementary remedies for cancer

Complementary Therapies Therapies outside the realm of conventional medical methods that are promoted to relieve cancer symptoms. Alternative practices are used instead of conventional treatments and methods; complementary practices are used in conjunction with conventional treatments and methods. Some therapies and remedies may be either alternative or complementary, depending on how they are used. Because […]

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Cancer risk factors

What is cancer risk factor The circumstances that may increase an individual’s chance for developing cancer. Cancer risk is a combination of hereditary, environmental, viral, bacterial, immunologic, and lifestyle factors that alter CELL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION. Age is the most significant single risk factor for cancer, with most cancer developing in people age 50 and older. […]

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Cancer treatment options and decisions

Cancer treatment options The methods and protocols available to treat cancer and its symptoms. Most cancer treatment involves a combination of methods. There are a number of conventional treatment options for cancer: SURGERY FOR CANCER, in which the doctor performs an OPERATION to remove the cancer, is the treatment of first choice for most solid […]

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Coping with cancer and living with cancer

Methods for handling the physical, emotional, financial, and other stresses of a cancer diagnosis. The diagnosis of cancer is a life-altering event, no matter the type of cancer and its prognosis. Few other health conditions evoke such intense emotions. Though each individual responds uniquely, cancer evokes in everyone a recognition of vulnerability and mortality. It […]

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Diagnosing cancer

Diagnosing cancer is the procedures and tests that determine whether cancer is present. The diagnostic journey often begins with an unusual finding on a screening procedure, such as a MAMMOGRAM or PROSTATE SPECIFIC ANTIGEN (PSA)BLOOD test, or diagnostic procedure done for another purpose such as an X-RAY or a complete blood count (CBC). Sometimes the person identifies symptoms, […]

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