Cancer Research

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 […]