Cancer Research

Acoustic neuroma treatment

The most common symptoms of an acoustic neuroma will be hearing loss, ringing in the ears and dizziness. However you should also be aware that these symptoms may actually be due to another underlying condition. There are numerous treatment options for an acoustic neuroma which will include observation, radiotherapy and surgical removal. The option that […]

Colon cancer chemotherapy

Until just a few years ago, colon cancer (also known as colorectal cancer or large bowel cancer) was not something that was spoken of very much in polite company. For one, many people in Western society do not speak overly much about disease. Speaking of sad or uncomfortable things like sickness or cancer is often […]

Cervical cancer symptoms

Most cases of cervical cancer are caused by a sexually transmitted infection called HPV or human papillomavirus. When a woman is exposed to HPV, her immune system normally protects her and prevents the virus from causing medical problems. In a few women however, HPV can survive for many years and eventually will convert cells on […]

What causes colon cancer

Are you trying to find out what causes colon cancer? You will be interested to know that a lot of research has gone to this subject. They haven’t come up with any one thing that can cause colon cancer, but they have identified several things that they think can cause it. Colon cancer is common […]

Colon cancer warning signs

Colon cancer is a very common type of cancer and affects thousands of people every year. This cancer can affect the digestive organs and understanding colon cancer warning signs is an important step in combating the disease. Early diagnosis is important in this and other cancers and if you understand how to spot changes and […]

Endometrial cancer

Few things strike more fear in the human race than the thought of cancer. While we have developed many different treatment methods for cancers like endometrial cancer, we have no cure. Sure, some of the methods like aggressive chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery can remove the cancer so that it is no longer an immediate […]

Bone cancer treatment

Primary bone cancer is the name given to any form of cancer that begins in the bone. In comparison to cancers that occur in organs, or that spreads to bone tissue, bone cancer can be considered fairly uncommon. As you may well be aware the bones in your body have several functions. They help to […]

Acoustic neuroma symptoms

An acoustic neuroma is a benign (noncancerous) tumour that typically grows very slowly in the head. The tumour will develop on a portion of the eighth cranial nerve which is just adjacent to the brain. This specific nerve runs from your brain to the inner ear. An acoustic neuroma, which is often referred to as […]

Vertebral hemangioma

A hemangioma can best be described as a benign tumor. It is most often formed by underdeveloped or malfunctioning blood vessels. The word hemangioma comes from two Latin words “hemangio” which means blood vessel, and “oma” which means tumour. Hemangiomas will often have absolutely no signs or symptoms and can be located in various parts […]

Carcinoid syndrome

People who have carcinoid syndrome have a cancerous tumor which is referred to as a carcinoid and it secretes chemicals directly into the bloodstream which can cause a wide range of symptoms. Usually these tumors are found most commonly in the lungs or the gastrointestinal tract. One of the reasons why these tumors can be […]

Non-hodgkin’s lymphoma

There are several different classifications of lymphoma—Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma or NHL and there is also Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma makes up a majority of these cases, especially those with lymphoid problems. NHL covers 29 different types of lymphomas which are currently known. They are nearly seven times as common as regular Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cases and it […]

Uterine cancer

Uterus consists of three different parts, the top, middle, and bottom. The top of the uterus is commonly referred to as the fundus which is shaped like a dome and it is where the fallopian tubes go all the way up to the ovaries. The middle of the uterus is called the corpus and it […]

Cancer fighting foods

The war between cancer and the human body is none too fun, nor is it desired by any means. Studies show that diet (yes, the things you eat) can actually increase your risk of cancer. The results are in, and up until now, about 1/3 of cancers are caused do to a poor diet. So […]

Bone marrow cancer

Bone marrow is the tissue found in the center of the bone. This soft tissue contains stem cells that develop into red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body. White blood cells help to fight off infection in the body and platelets help the blood to clot. […]

T-cell lymphoma

T-cell lymphoma is a type of cancer where the T-cells become malignant. The T-cells are part of the immune system and normally help to fight of diseases and bacteria. T-cell lymphoma is one of the diseases that are classified as being Non-Hodgkins. Actually it accounts for about 15% of all non-Hodgkins related lymphomas. T-cell lymphomas […]

Proton therapy

Almost all cancer patients resort to radiation for treatment. The radiation kills the cancerous cells in the body and also prevents the growth and spreading of other cancerous cells. There are many types of radiation for treating cancer. The most common type is X-rays. However, recently another type of radiation therapy has become widely used. […]

Types of leukemia

There are four main types of leukemia which are common and one rare type. Leukemia cancer that is found in the blood cells, but it begins in bone marrow. The four main types of leukemia are Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia and Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Hairy Cell Leukemia is the fifth […]

Breast brachytherapy

Brachytherapy itself is not an isolated cancer treatment. Rather it is a component of the process of treatment of cancer. Brachytherapy excels over many of the other procedures of cancer treatment in the aspect that it is essentially painless and takes approximately fifteen minutes to complete. This also increases the chances of the patient being […]

Brain cancer diagnosis

If you or a loved one has ever been diagnosed with brain cancer, you know the strain it can put on an individual and the family. Fortunately, there are great doctors and teams of experts that can accurately diagnosis and treat brain cancer, but the outcome of survival depends on the type of cancer, its […]

Types of skin cancer

Although most types of cancer are not curable, and cancer takes the lives of more than 7.4 million people all over the world, among the 49 types of cancer that have been identified by medical researchers, skin cancer is, perhaps, the most preventable one. The skin of human body, like all other organs, is made […]

Breast cancer stages

The reason that breast cancer is put into staging systems is so that you can best understand your prognosis, so that you and your doctor can decide on the specific course of treatment, and finally the extent of your breast cancer can be fully understood and, therefore, what type of treatment is needed. The specific […]

Chemotherapy alternatives

Chemotherapy is a treatment for cancer, but many people dread having the treatment due to its uncomfortable side effects; although the side effects can vary significantly from individual to individual, some are still weary to try it, and many wish to have an alternative treatment, or at least be given the option. Thus, there are […]

Teratoma

There is a certain type of germ cell tumor that contains different kinds of cells and it is called a Teratoma. These tumors can be considered a form of birth defect since they are already present at birth. Teratoma is a Greek word that means “monstrous tumor”. These tumors are a jumbled mass of different […]

Signs and symptoms of leukemia

Leukemia is a type of cancer affecting the body’s blood-forming tissues, more commonly known as the bone marrow and lymphatic systems. There are different types of leukemia—some occur more commonly in children, some occur more commonly in adults. The reason that leukemia is so bad is because it affects the body’s natural fighting cells (the […]

Brain tumor symptoms

Brain tumor symptoms tend to vary from patient to patient. They also often mimic the symptoms of other diseases and medical conditions. Symptoms will depend on where in the brain the tumor is found and again on the patient. The most commonly reported symptom of a brain tumor is headaches. Headaches associated with brain tumors […]

Ovarian cancer symptoms

Ovarian cancer was for many years referred to as a silent killer because it was not typically found in the early stages. Until very recently, ovarian cancer was not found until it had had the opportunity to spread to other parts of the body. Today, it is believed that many women may have experienced ovarian […]

Lymphoma in children

Lymphoma is the third most common type of cancer in children; it is a cancer of a part of the lymphatic system. Organs and tissues in the lymphatic system include the lymph nodes, thymus, spleen, adenoids, tonsils, bone marrow, and the lymphatic vessels or channels that connect them; the lymphatic system is part of the […]

Lymphoma treatment

Lymphoma is a term used for cancers that occur in the lymphatic system. Hodgkin’s disease is an example of a lymphoma cancer. In fact, Hodgkin’s disease is the most common form of lymphoma. All other lymphatic cancers are listed as non Hodgkin’s lymphomas. Treatments for lymphoma begun early enough can bring about a high cure […]

Breast cancer diagnosis and treatment

Breast cancer, when detected and diagnosed early, can be cured, or at least put into remission. Screening is very important when it comes to breast cancer because when symptoms are present, this means the cancer is larger and it has probably spread to other parts of the body. When it is caught before the symptoms […]

Photodynamic therapy

There are many different methods of treatment for cancer, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Photodynamic therapy will be focused on in this article, highlighting the basics of the treatment, what it is used for, and the benefits, side effects, and drawbacks. What is Photodynamic Therapy? PDT is a treatment that uses special […]

Follicular lymphoma

Follicular lymphoma is a slow-growing cancer that affects the B-cell lymphocytes in the body. It typically begins in the lymph nodes but can often spread to other areas of the body including the bones, bone marrow and internal organs such as the spleen and the liver. It is classified as a Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and accounts […]

Metastatic renal cancer

When the first signs of cancer begin to show in the kidneys it is referred to as renal cell carcinoma or metastatic rental cancer. Metastatic is the term used to define cancer that spreads to other parts of the body. Many cancer patients are very fortune to find their cancer before it has the chance […]

Cancer radiation therapy

Cancer is the deadliest disease of the century. The advancements in the medical field and years of research have resulted in developing a variety of treatments for cancer. Chemotherapy, surgery, proton therapy, cryosurgery and radiation therapy are the most common treatment methods. Radiation treatment is done in about 50-60 % of cancer patients. This method […]

Does obesity increase cancer risk?

The numbers of people who are overweight and even those who are becoming obese continue to rise every year. With all of the health risks that go along with obesity, it seems that people who work much harder to keep that extra weight off. However the average adult’s diet today along with a much more […]

Bone cancer

What do you think of when you think of the word cancer? Most people quickly think the worst, that cancer is a potentially deadly medical issue that they wouldn’t wish on their worst enemy. But what do you think about when you think of types of cancer? Many people think of breast cancer and lung […]

Prostate cancer therapy

The prostate is a walnut shaped gland that is part of the male reproductive system. It is found just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. Prostate cancer is very common in older men and it occurs when cancer cells form in the prostate tissues. There are various therapies available for prostate cancer. […]

Testicular cancer

The American Cancer Society estimates that the number of men who are being diagnosed with testicular cancer each year is now about 8,500. Every year a little less than 400 men die from testicular cancer in the United States. Testicular cancer makes up for less than 1% of all cancers so it is not a […]

Uterine fibroids symptoms

Uterine fibroids are characterized by lumps of various sizes that develop in the internal and external walls of the uterus. Uterine fibroids are also known as fibromas, leiomyomas, fibroid tumors or simply myomas. However, despite what the term ‘fibroid tumor’ suggests, uterine fibroids should not be mistaken to be a form of cancer since these […]

Schwannoma tumor

A schwannoma tumor is a tumor made of Schwann cells; Schwann cells make up the myelin sheath (or covering) of nerve cells. In more cases than not, they are benign, meaning noncancerous, but there are instances of malignant schwannomas that do cause cancer. Actually, this is so rare that only about 1% become malignant. Schwannoma […]

Bone cancer symptoms

Bone cancer is a condition that consists of a tumor (neopalstic growth) on the bone. It is undoubtedly one of the most sever and painful types of cancer that can occur in humans. Bone cancer is experienced as a malignant growth and it is very commonly found in younger children and adolescents. While it can […]

Liver hemangioma

Hermangioma is a term used for a mass of small veins that become bunched up and dilated together. This condition can occur anywhere on the body. A liver hermangioma in particular is one that where the blood vessels mass up together in the liver and form a tumor. Liver hermagiomas are also known as hepatic […]

Obesity and colon cancer

No diagnosis incites as much dread, fear and hopelessness as a cancer diagnosis. When you are in that doctor’s office, his eyes carefully avoiding yours as he looks at your chart and stumbles his way through the words, “Unfortunately, it is a malignant tumor,” you feel as though the air has been sucked out of […]

Lymphoma prognosis

Lymphoma, in its simplest explanation is a form of cancer, most commonly developed within lymph systems of the body. Lymph systems have multiple interrelated functions such as fighting off infections, removal of interstitial fluid from tissues, absorbs and transports fatty acids and fats to the circulatory system. Clumps of lymph-nodes are abundantly found in the […]

Neuroblastoma

Neuroblastoma is a medical term for life threatening cancerous tumors that commonly occur in children who are under the age of 5. Two thirds of all children diagnosed with this form of cancer are under the age of 5. In very rare cases the tumor may be discovered in a fetus during a fetal ultrasound. […]

Lung cancer treatment

Lung cancer, regrettably, is responsible for the death of many, both men and women; in fact, it is the first leading cause of cancer deaths among humanity. It goes without saying that treatment is very aggressive, but not always successful. This success is dependent on two main factors: the type of tissue disease (histopathology) and […]

Lymphoma symptoms

One of the reasons why lymphoma is so often undetected during its early stages is because most of its symptoms are similar to other harmless conditions. If you experience lymphoma symptoms as mentioned below, do not panic. It is always best to consult your doctor so you can be diagnosed correctly and be prescribed with […]

Breast cancer prevention

The fear of getting or having breast cancer can be overwhelming. Most women have either known someone who has had breast cancer or has at least heard of cases of women that have. All types of cancer are scary and can show up unexpectedly. The actual cause of breast cancer is not yet known so […]

Mesothelioma

Although there are many forms of cancer, there are very few caused by external sources. Unfortunately, there is one that is not only caused by an external source, but doesn’t usually manifest itself for twenty to fifty years. In this case, it is called mesothelioma and is caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a […]

Brain cancer prevention

Everyone knows that brain cancer can be a very scary disease. Although the cause of primary brain tumors and brain cancer is not known, often people want to know what they can do to prevent brain cancer from developing in their future. Primary brain tumors are tumors that develop in the brain without any other […]

Prostate cancer treatment

Cancer is a disease that affects millions of people across the world, but fortunately advances in medicine are making it easier to treat people. Although there are still many cases of cancer in which the diagnosis arrives too late and the cancer has spread beyond treatment, getting regular checkups from the doctor is a good […]

Rectal cancer symptoms

Around thirty percent of all the colorectal cancer cases diagnosed each year are diagnosed with rectal cancer. Similar to colon cancer, the treatment and prognosis of rectal cancer will depend on the stage of the cancer, namely how deeply it has invaded the surrounding area and lymph nodes. Usually rectal cancer develops over the span […]

Pituitary tumor treatment

A pituitary tumor is a growth that begins on the pituitary gland located in the brain. The pituitary gland is responsible for all the functions of secretions and hormones on a healthy person. Most tumors are benign, but some turn to be cancerous. Most pituitary tumors do not spread outside the skull, so very large […]

Skin cancer symptoms

There are many different forms of cancer in humans, but skin cancer is the most common of them all. Caused mainly from exposure to Ultraviolet light in the sunlight, skin cancer has become a developing concern in many countries all over the world and skin cancer cases are increasing in number every year. Skin cancer […]

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor

A gastrointestinal stromal tumor is a type of tumor that is commonly found in the GI tract. There are between 4,500 to 6,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the United States. The gastrointestinal tumor is not always a cancerous tumor. Sometimes it can be a benign tumor. If the tumor is benign that means […]

Fibroid tumors

Fibroid tumors are non-cancerous lumps which are usually found in the uterus of women aged between 30 to 40 years. Due to their solid and fibrous nature, these tumors are called fibroid tumors. In most cases fibroid tumors grow slowly as a single chunk combined of multiple masses and the growth has no symptoms whatsoever […]

Melanoma treatment

The fastest growing and most deadly form of skin cancer is melanoma. Some forms of melanoma can spread rapidly so it is very important to begin melanoma treatment as soon as possible. It is a curable form of cancer but it must be treated quickly and effectively. There are several types of treatments for it. […]

Esophageal cancer

Esophageal cancer is cancer of the esophagus which is a long hollow tube that runs from your throat to your stomach. Your esophagus carries food you swallow to your stomach to be digested. Esophageal cancer usually begins in the cells that lines the inside of the esophagus, cancer can occur anywhere along the esophagus. Cancer […]

Breast cancer

Thanks to many public awareness campaigns, breast cancer is one of the best known and best understood forms of cancer. This is fortunate, because breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in women. Luckily, with regular self breast exams and visits to a gynecologist, breast cancer is one deadly illness that can be […]

Sarcoma muscle cancer

Sarcoma muscle cancer is a rare type of cancer that is more commonly found in children than in adults. It is so rare in adults that it only accounts for about 2 percent of all adult cancers. However, it is among the top 5 most common forms of cancer found in children. There are around […]

Cervical cancer

Finding out that you have cancer is a very scary thing. There are many forms of cancer that one can get, however cervical cancer is a cancer that can only affect women. Cervical cancer can be treated successfully if found in the earliest stages. This is why having a yearly Pap test is crucial for […]

Inflammatory breast cancer

What is inflammatory breast cancer? It is a rare but very aggressive form of breast cancer that happens very quickly. It does not start out in the form of a lump in the breast as other forms of breast cancer do. Instead, it presents as an inflammatory process. In other words, this disease makes the […]

Leukemia

When many people hear “leukemia” they may automatically think of it as a disease only children get. This is not the case because leukemia is cancer of the blood cells which are made in the bone marrow and everyone has bone marrow. Blood cells include the white blood cells that fight infection, red blood cells […]

Chemotherapy side effects

Chemotherapy is a treatment for cancer. It is designed to kill the cancerous cells in the body, but at the same time it can cause harm to cells that are normal and healthy. Not all of the healthy cells are affected, but those that divide more rapidly tend to be the ones that get damaged. […]

Stomach tumor

Not all stomach tumors are cancerous. Sometimes a stomach tumor can be benign. In the United States the incidence of benign stomach tumors is rare however. Benign stomach tumors are not normally painful and they rarely bleed. Different kinds of stomach tumors behave differently and the symptoms will vary on the type and location of […]

Skin cancer prevention

Skin cancer prevention is extremely important. A lot of people wait until it is too late before they start taking skin cancer prevention seriously. While so many people are lying out in the sun trying to get that dark summer tan, skin cancer is a silent killer for many others. Exposure to UV rays, whether […]

Squamous cell carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma is a cancer that occurs on the skin. It usually appears on the face, nose, ears, neck, hands and arms but they can be found on other parts of the body. This type of skin cancer is usually seen in people over the age of 50. Squamous cell carcinoma appears as a […]

Prostate cancer

In the United States prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death of men and is the most common type of cancer. Prostate cancer is considered a common disease that older men get. Prostate cancer is caused by an uncontrollable growth of cells in the prostate that leads to the formation of a malignant […]

Alternative cancer treatments

There are several alternative or complimentary treatments that cancer patients can try to help with many of the side effects or symptoms that occur during their disease process. Many of these alternative treatments are endorsed by mainstream medicine. The Mayo Clinic has approved all of the treatments here for use by cancer patients, however they […]

Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Hodgkin’s lymphoma, also known as Hodgkin’s disease, is cancer in the lymphatic system. This is an uncommon cancer that accounts for less than 1 percent of all cases of cancer in this country. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is much more common. The lymphatic system is part of the body’s immune system. It helps the body fight disease […]

Pancreatic cancer

The pancreas is an organ that is responsible for secreting important enzymes that help our food digest and helps regulate our hormones. A lot of times when a person develops pancreatic cancer the cancer progresses very quickly, without a lot of symptoms. This makes it hard to diagnosis pancreatic cancer in the early stages which […]

Bowel cancer

Bowel cancer can take years to grow and a person may not have any symptoms until the cancer is in an advanced state. For this reason it is very important to have regular colon cancer screenings done. Over 75% of patients diagnosed with bowel cancer had no symptoms at all. Most people who are susceptible […]

Melanoma skin cancer

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that starts in the pigments of the skin. Inside our skin we have cells called melanocytes. Melanocytes are the cells that produce pigment. Exposure to the sun causes these melanocytes to produce more pigment which is what causes our skin to darken and tan. Our skin is our […]

Breast cancer symptoms

If you are like many women, you might be worried about the possibility of breast cancer. If so, then you might wonder what breast cancer symptoms you might be experiencing if you are coming down with the disease. The fact is that knowing what the breast cancer symptoms are will help you to make sure […]

Ovarian cancer

The ovaries are a part of the female reproductive system and whose job it is to produce the female hormone estrogen and release the eggs that will drop from the ovary and travel through the fallopian tube to the uterus. Ovarian cancer will begin in the cells that make up ovarian tissue. There is a […]

Thyroid cancer

The thyroid is a glad that is located at the base of the neck. If you want to find it touch the area just below your Adam’s apple and you have found the area your thyroid is located. The thyroid glad is very important to the human body in that it produces many of the […]

Throat cancer

Throat cancer is a type of cancer that refers to tumors which will develop either in your throat or your larynx (voice box). Most people do not realize that their throat actually begins behind their nasal cavity and continues into their neck, where the larynx sits. The throat is a muscle, and the larynx is […]

Melanoma cancer

Melanoma is not the most common form of skin cancer however it is the most dangerous. Melanoma can be fatal if not treated before it spreads to the deeper tissue under the skin and into the blood stream. Once the cancer enters the blood stream it can then travel and invade other organs of the […]

Brain tumor

As many people know, cases of cancer are on the rise across the board. This includes everything from lung cancer to brain cancer, all of which start from a mass of quickly developing cells. Although not every type of tumor contains cancer cells, most of the ones in the brain end up being malignant and […]

Liver cancer

Liver cancer is also known as hepatoma or hepatocellular carcinoma. Because the liver is made up of mostly hepatocytes, or liver cells, most liver cancers originate from the liver cells. This is the reason the term hepatocellular carcinoma is frequently used. The liver cells all have different functions. Some cells make up the bile ducts […]

What causes cancer

There are many different things that can cause cancer. There are hundreds in fact. Here we will discuss the main factors that can cause cancer to give you a good idea of what you can do to reduce your chances of cancer in your life. The first thing that can cause cancer is genetic predisposition. […]

Skin cancer

Because of the increase in pollutants in the air and the harm that has been done to the ozone layer, there is an increase in the amount of UC in the atmosphere. This means that more and more people are showing up with skin cancer problems. But what most people who are worried about skin […]

Lung cancer

Lung cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer and affects millions of Americans every year. Lung cancer is most often caused by cigarette smoking, but there are also other risk factors. Most people with lung cancer are forced to undergo extreme methods of treatment because it spreads so quickly from the lungs […]

Skin melanoma

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. It is the most dangerous type of skin cancer a person can have. Melanoma can result in serious illness and death once in its advanced stages. Luckily, there are warning signs of melanoma that can be detected when it is still in its early stage. In most cases […]

Cancer chemotherapy

Although there are several different types of cancer, most of them are treated very similarly. Since cancer does not respond to traditional forms of medication, aside from experimental treatments and clinical trials, the only methods that seem to work are surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Although surgery is generally used to remove the cancerous tumor, radiation […]

Stomach cancer

With over one million deaths per year being caused by stomach cancer, it is the fourth worst cause of cancer worldwide. The primary know that stomach cancer, but you might not know that it can affect the esophagus, the lungs, and the liver. Stomach cancer is most common in certain parts of Asia, Great Britain, […]

Colon cancer

Cancer is a condition that is affecting more and more people every year and unfortunately we are no closer to a cure than we were several years ago. However, as more and more researchers begin to understand the causes of cancer, we might expect that a cure could be on the horizon soon. There are […]

Skin cancer removal

The first type of skin cancer is Basal-cell carcinoma or (BCC). BCC is a skin tumor that comes from the deepest cells of the epidermis. It is normally a local and aggressive cancer that can destroy the structures surrounding its location. When treating BCC, a biopsy is normally done right away. If the cancer is […]

Breast cancer treatment

Once you have been diagnosed with breast cancer you want to be sure to look at all the different treatments that could work for you. Your doctor will discuss the path that he or she thinks you should take for your fastest road to recovery and defeating this disease. You may or may not understand […]