Cancers are diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control. Cancer cells can invade nearby tissues and can spread through the bloodstream and lymphatic system to other parts of the body.
Below are links to more information on specific types of cancers:
Below are links to in-depth reports on specific types of cancers:
Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures
Living With Cancer
Beating testicular cancer: one man's story
Testicular cancer. Just the thought of it causes fear and apprehension. But thanks to the wonders of modern medicine, even patients with later stages of the condition have cure rates of 60%-85%. And, when diagnosed early, cure rates for testicular cancer approach 100%.
Fighting colon cancer: one man's story
Cancer of the colon or rectum strikes hundreds of thousands of people yearly. However, when it's caught early, colorectal cancer is one of the most easily cured cancers.
Life after cancer
Read here to find out answers to questions you may have after ending cancer treatment.
Palliative care for cancer
Palliative care can be thought of as comfort care. It is care given to a person living with a life-threatening disease, like cancer.
Living With Cancer (Continued)
Reclaiming sexuality after gynecologic cancer
Women who are treated for gynecologic cancers—cervical, uterine, ovarian, endometrial, or vulvar—are often caught off-guard by the impact that surgery, pelvic radiation, and chemotherapy can have on their sex lives.
Testicular cancer: curing the most common young men's cancer
Men diagnosed with testicular cancer can expect to be cured, according to Marc Garnick, MD, an oncologist.
What you should know about colorectal cancer screening
Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the US and the third deadliest cancer worldwide. But when diagnosed at an early stage, before the cancer has invaded the colon wall or spread to distant sites, the chances of survival are much higher.
The latest in breast cancer screening: computer-aided mammography
Each year, many women develop breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in American women. How can we screen for it?
Fulvestrant—another option for breast cancer treatment
Fulvestrant is an option for breast cancer therapy. Learn more.
High-dose chemotherapy for breast cancer: no better than traditional chemotherapy
A current focus in much oncology research is to identify cancer treatments which maximize effectiveness and minimize complications.
Learn about the effectiveness of high-dose chemotherapy.
Occupation and cancer risk
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a person’s risk for developing cancer may be influenced by a combination of factors, including exposure to cancer-causing agents in the workplace.
True or False?
True or false: hair dye causes cancer
You may have heard about a possible link between hair dye and certain kinds of cancer. Studies on the association between hair dyes and cancer have generated mixed results.
Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)