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  • 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

  • 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 you, your family, and your loved…

  • Cancer

    Cancer is a collection of many diseases that all involve growth of abnormal cells… 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 common cancers in adults are skin…

  • 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…

  • Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in a man’s prostate gland. The prostate gland is part of a… I have a normal sex life after my prostate surgery? What are the long-term side effects of chemotherapy? Resources American Cancer Society: Prostate Cancer Centers…

  • 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

  • Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer is a cancer that begins in breast tissue. It usually shows up as one of three types of… 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 spread to…

  • Bone Cancer

    Bone cancer is cancer of the bones. Most cases of bone cancer start in other areas and spread to the… 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…

  • Vulvar Cancer

    Cancer of the vulva most often affects the two skin folds (or lips) around the vagina, known as the labia… out if you have vulvar cancer. Can vulvar cancer be prevented or avoided? Currently, there is no known way to prevent vulvar cancer. However, you…

  • Testicular Cancer

    Testicular cancer can occur in one or both of a man’s testicles. Learn about the symptoms and how to detect… If you have cancer, your doctor will check to see what type and stage it is. There are two types of testicular cancer. Seminoma cancer

  • Skin Cancer

    Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer and highly preventable… cancer? How quickly does my type of skin cancer grow and spread? Do I have an increased risk of additional skin cancers? Should I see a skin cancer specialist? Resources Centers for Disease…

  • 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… what problems could I have? Resources American Academy of Family Physicians: Clinical Recommendation for Prostate Cancer American Cancer Society: Recommendations for Prostate Cancer Early Detection…

  • Ovarian Cancer

    Ovarian cancer is cancer in one or both ovaries. Ovaries are small organs located on each side of a women’s… Will ovarian cancer affect my ability to get pregnant? If I have ovarian cancer, can my close relatives get it? Resources American Cancer Society: Ovarian…

  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer

    Nasopharyngeal cancer is a malignant tumor that develops in the nasopharynx, the area where the back part of your nose… from southeast Asia. Am I more likely to get nasopharyngeal cancer? Should I talk with my family members about their risk for nasopharyngeal cancer? I…

  • Lung Cancer

    Lung cancer is abnormal growth of cells in the lungs. It is one of the most common forms of cancer… 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…

  • 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. This is the lining of a woman’s uterus. It is the most common form of…

  • Colorectal Cancer

    Colorectal cancer starts in the colon or the rectum. Because they share common features, these two cancers are often referred… What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer starts in the colon or the rectum (the largest part of the intestine located near the anus). Because…

  • Cervical Cancer

    Cervical cancer is cancer of a woman’s cervix. It’s almost always caused by HPV. With regular Pap tests, it can… or genital warts. More aggressive kinds can cause cancer in both women and men. Cervical cancer is the most common kind of cancer caused by…