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 […]


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 […]