Cancer treatment

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 […]

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 […]

Drugs for cancer treatment

There are many prescription drugs used for cancer treatment. Many of these drugs are used not only for treating the actual disease, but to help relieve the symptoms of cancer such as pain and many of the side effects of the disease such as nausea that is very common with this illness. Most of the […]

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. […]

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 […]


Methotrexate is also known by brand names Trexall, Rheumatrex dose pack, Folex PFS and Methotrexate Sodium. The drug is used to treat specific types of cancer such as breast cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer and certain cancers found in the head and neck. It has also been successfully used to treat other conditions such as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Carboplatin side effects

Carboplatin is a drug used in chemotherapy cancer treatments for a variety of cancers. It is generally used in treating ovarian and lung cancer, but it can also be used during treatment therapy for other cancer types as well. Carboplatin comes in the form of a transparent and colorless fluid which can be administered as […]

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 […]

Anti-cancer diet

A person’s diet can play a big part as to whether they are predisposed to cancer or not. In fact, according to a recent study that was done at Harvard up to 30% of all cancer and even cancer deaths can be attributed to diets that are full of animal food sources. There are some […]

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. […]

Prostate cancer prevention

Prostate cancer is a disease that affects men usually over the age of 40. The American Cancer Society states that one out of every six men will be affected with prostate cancer. One of out every thirty five men will find this disease fatal. Men who have a family history of prostate cancer and African […]

Radical hysterectomy

A radical hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed when a form of gynecological cancer has been diagnosed. The most common cancer this procedure is used to treat is cervical cancer. The two most common types of cervical cancer are squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. These types of cancer can be highly invasive and […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]