Cancer

Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells. With over 100 types of cancer, symptoms vary greatly between different forms. Some of the most common forms of cancer are:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Lymphoma

Cancer treatment may include radiation, chemotherapy, or surgery. Cancer is a growing concern in America--approximately 40% of Americans will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime. Quick diagnosis and treatment have been shown to improve treatment efficacy rates.

Are Big Men More Prone to Aggressive Prostate Cancer?

Study found taller, heavier males were more likely to get it, die from itThe larger a man, the greater his risk of getting and...

FDA Panel OKs What May Soon Be First Gene Therapy Approved...

Expensive but potent leukemia therapy genetically transforms patients' immune system cells to fight diseaseA U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Wednesday gave...

Dying May Not Be as Awful an Experience as You Think

Study of people nearing their own death finds many describe the journey as surprisingly positiveDoes the very idea of death worry and frighten you?...

Medicaid Cuts Tied to Delayed Breast Cancer Diagnoses

Tennessee's 2005 Medicaid rollback could forecast what might happen if GOP health plans become law, some sayAs Congress takes aim at replacing "Obamacare," a...

Big Gap in Cancer Deaths Between Rich, Poor Countries

Poorer nations need greater access to effective health care and prevention programs, researchers sayOver the past few decades, death rates linked to cancer and...

Many Doctors Silent on Cost of Cancer Care

Topic is often ignored, even though 'financial toxicity' is a growing concern, researcher saysCancer doctors are often mute when a patient asks about the...

With Summer Sun Comes Heightened Skin Cancer Risk

Doctor shares tips for prevention, recognitionSummer beckons, and with those sunny skies comes a warning to protect yourself from skin cancer. "Skin cancer, like all...

Is Full Lymph Node Removal Always Needed for Melanoma?

Survival was just as long for those who had less extensive surgery, large study findsRemoving all lymph nodes in the vicinity of a melanoma...

Can Drug Company Perks Sway Cancer Docs’ Prescriptions?

Even relatively small payments seemed to make a difference, researchers reportCancer doctors who receive freebies from pharmaceutical companies are more likely to prescribe drugs...

Drug Helps Fight Breast Tumors Tied to ‘Cancer Genes’

Lynparza may offer a new treatment for women with advanced BRCA-related disease, researchers sayA twice-daily pill could help some advanced breast cancer patients avoid...
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