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.

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Good News for Older Women With Early Form of Breast Cancer

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Is Chemo Overused in Younger Colon Cancer Patients?

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Half Report Severe Side Effects From Breast Cancer Therapy

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U.S. Deaths From Cervical Cancer May Be Underestimated

Rates rose when latest study excluded women who'd already undergone hysterectomyThe number of women who die from cervical cancer in the United States may...

Smokers Unleash Harms on Their Pets

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Nearly Half of U.S. Men Infected With HPV, Study Finds

Although a vaccine is available, too few are getting it when youngMany American men are infected with the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV), but unlike...

Obamacare Boosts Breast Cancer Screening, Study Finds

Waiving costs appears to improve mammography rates, but not colonoscopy, even among the poorAmericans with lower levels of income are less likely to get...

U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: Report

Researchers credit declines in smoking, better detection and treatmentCancer death rates in the United States have dropped 25 percent since the early 1990s, a...

Artificial ‘Voice Box’ Implant Helps Cancer Patient Speak

New device has improved long-term quality of life for man who had larynx removedAn artificial "voice box" has provided long-term relief for a throat...
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