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Learn more about how physiologic and/or biological events during lactation impact pregnancy-associated breast cancers.
According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), one of the most important factors in determining your chances of surviving colon cancer is how far your cancer has spread when you begin treatment. The more localized your cancer, the greater your chances of surviving.
Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI]-Get Mo
Call 1-800-4-CANCERFor more information, U.S. residents may call the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) Cancer Information Service toll-free at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time. A trained Cancer Information Specialist is ...
There are multiple treatment options for prostate cancer, which means patients may choose from multiple treatment possibilities. Unfortunately all of them takes time, especially if hormone therapy is prescribed.
According to information from the Mayo Clinic, cancers which begin in either the rectum or the large intestine proper are deemed to be colon cancers. Colon cancer produces a number of distinctive symptoms, including narrow stool, blood in the stool (or bleeding from the rectum) and digestive difficu
Hair loss can be emotionally distressing. Not all chemotherapy medicines cause hair loss,and some people have only mild thinning that is noticeable only to them. Your doctor will be able to tell you whether hair loss is an expected side effect with the medicines you will receive. If you do lose ...
One-fifth of the 78 childhood cancer survivors that were surveyed have symptoms consistent with posttraumatic stress disorder, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Learn how molecular pathology has improved precision in defying and grouping gliomas.
After being diagnosed with lung cancer, there is no doubt in my mind that you are searching for all possible cures for lung cancer. It is best not to jump on the first one you find. When trying to defeat lung cancer, the best method is understanding your individual condition, and then finding out wh
Melanoma treatment with radiation therapy remains controversial. To improve treatment decisions, these authors developed guidelines detailing which situations are best suited for radiation.
Endometrial Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [NCI]-Summary of Ev
Separate PDQ summaries on Prevention of Endometrial Cancer; Endometrial Cancer Treatment; and Uterine Sarcoma Treatment are also available. Benefits There is inadequate evidence that screening by ultrasonography (e.g.,transvaginal ultrasound [TVU]) or endometrial sampling would reduce the mortality
Breast cancer is a malignancy that develops in the cells of the breast and is perhaps the most feared cancer among women. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) says based on current rates, nearly 13 percent of women born today or 1 in 8 women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis at some point in the
Do you believe that a cancer diagnosis is the beginning of the end? Nope; no matter what, you can create change now--Yes you can! You can recharge with positive energy and become more creative about how you want to schedule your time.
Exposure to asbestos can cause Mesothelioma, a rare type of cancer that affects the the protective lining called mesothelium. Usually, this is not easily detected as its symptoms are the same as some common diseases like pneumonia. The worst thing about this is when it has finally been identified, t
We try to get the people we love to get screened for colorectal cancer because, well, we love them. But let's face it. It's not easy. And when it comes to persuading someone to do something that's good for them, there's a fine line between being loving and being annoying. If you