Cancer Research

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 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 […]


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 […]