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    Cancer: End-of-Life Issues for the Caregiver

    Information for caregivers about preparing for a loved one’s end-of-life issues, such as care options, legal documents, and funeral… Dealing with the last stages of a loved one's cancer is hard. It can be physically, emotionally, and mentally painful for everyone involved. Planning for certain…

  • A doctor holds a cancer patient’s hand. Cancer is a collection of many diseases that all involve the growth of abnormal cells. Some common forms are skin, breast and prostate cancer.

    Cancer

    Cancer is a collection of many diseases that all involve the growth of abnormal cells. Some common forms are skin… if breast cancer spreads to the lungs, it would still be breast cancer. In this case, it would be called metastasized breast cancer. The most…

  • Cancer: Medical Vocabulary

    When you are diagnosed with cancer, it can be overwhelming. You have your feelings to deal with, plus a whole… body fight cancer. Invasive Cancer: Cancer that starts in one area of the body and spreads to surrounding tissue. Also called infiltrating cancer. Leukemia: Cancer

  • A crying elderly woman with cancer is comforted by a caretaker. Pancreatic cancer is an abnormal growth of cells in the pancreas. It is difficult to detect early, making treatment tough at later stages.

    Pancreatic Cancer

    Questions to ask your doctor Is pancreatic cancer common in younger people? Does processed food damage your pancreas? Does diabetes medicine protect against pancreatic cancer? Resources American Cancer Society: Pancreatic Cancer National Cancer Institute: Pancreatic Cancer Treatment U.S. National Library of Medicine: Pancreatic Cancer

  • X-ray of image with red highlighting area of cancer

    Bone Cancer

    Bone cancer is cancer that in most cases spreads to the bones from another part of the body. There are… another area. Most cases of bone cancer start in other areas. When the cancer spreads to the bones, it is called metastatic cancer, or secondary…

  • A woman dressed in pink wears a pink ribbon on her chest to promote breast cancer awareness. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, but its death rate has declined over the last few years thanks to early detection.

    Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, but its death rate has declined over the last few… cancer can almost always be cured with treatment. Invasive. This is the most serious type of breast cancer. It is when the cancerous tumors have…

  • Stomach Cancer

    Stomach cancer is the growth of cancer cells in the lining and wall of the stomach. It’s also called gastric… What is stomach cancer? Stomach cancer (also called gastric cancer) is the growth of cancer cells in the lining and wall of the stomach. Symptoms of stomach cancer Sometimes…

  • male patient sitting on exam table as doctor talks to him

    Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in a man’s prostate gland. The prostate gland is part of a… What is prostate cancer? Prostate cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in a man’s prostate gland. The prostate gland is part of a man’s…

  • happy senior couple walking outside

    After Cancer Treatment

    Returning to normal after finishing cancer treatment could mean adjusting to a new idea of what normal is. There are… From the day you were diagnosed with cancer, you’ve probably looked forward to getting back to your normal life. However, it might take some time…

  • Colorectal Cancer

    Colorectal cancer is a cancer of the colon or the rectum that can be detected through early, regular screenings… What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer starts in the tissue of the colon or the rectum (the largest part of the intestine located near the anus)…

  • A close up photo of a woman’s nose and mouth. Nasopharyngeal cancer develops in the nasopharynx, the area where the back part of your nose opens into your upper throat.

    Nasopharyngeal Cancer

    Nasopharyngeal cancer is a malignant tumor that develops in the space between the back of the nose and upper… What is nasopharyngeal cancer? Nasopharyngeal cancer is a malignant tumor that develops in the nasopharynx. The nasopharynx is the area where the back part of your nose opens…

  • Senior woman consults with nurse before chemotherapy. Vulvar cancer most often affects the two skin folds (or lips) around the vagina, known as the labia. If diagnosed early, it is very treatable.

    Vulvar Cancer

    Vulvar cancer is not very common. If found early, vulvar cancer has a high cure rate and the treatment options… What is vulvar cancer? The vulva is the skin and fatty tissue between the upper thighs of women. It extends from the area of the…

  • Prostate Cancer | Pros & Cons of PSA Testing

    Early detection is easier to treat and more likely to be cured, but PSA testing isn’t always accurate and can… Prostate cancer, the growth of abnormal cells in a man’s prostate gland, is a leading cause of death in men. Your doctor can perform a…

  • A female doctor examines X-ray of a patient’s lungs looking for signs of lung cancer. Lung cancer is abnormal growth of cells in the lungs. It is one of the most common forms of cancer in the world.

    Lung Cancer

    Lung cancer is abnormal growth of cells in the lungs… What is lung cancer? Lung cancer is abnormal growth of cells in the lungs. It is one of the most common forms of cancer in the world. More people in the United States die…

  • A doctor uses a lighted instrument to closely examine moles on a female patient’s neck

    Skin Cancer

    Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer and highly preventable with regular screening… What is skin cancer? Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Almost all skin cancers are the result of too much exposure to ultraviolet light. This…

  • Male doctor and testicular cancer patient are discussing about testicular cancer test report.

    Testicular Cancer

    Testicular cancer is the most common type of cancer in young and middle-aged white men, but it can be treated… What is testicular cancer? Testicular cancer occurs in one or both of a person's testicles. The testicles are located in the scrotum (the skin…

  • A woman clutching her cervix in pain

    Cervical Cancer

    Cervical cancer is abnormal growth of cells in a woman’s cervix. Cervical cancer is almost always caused by the human… What is cervical cancer? Cervical cancer is abnormal growth of cells in a woman’s cervix. The cervix is the lowest part of the uterus…

  • Illustration of the female reproduction system and a yellow ribbon representing endometriosis

    Endometrial Cancer

    Endometrial cancer occurs in the lining of a woman’s uterus. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this common… What is endometrial cancer? Endometrial cancer is cancer of the endometrium (the lining of the uterus). It is the most common form of uterine…

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