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Treatment of kidney cancer depends on the type of cancer, the type of kidney cancer cells involved, the stage of disease, and other factors. In this video, Dr. Sumanta Pal discusses the basics of kidney cancer staging and treatment options, including the key role of clinical trials and the importance of a multidisciplinary care.
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Cancer Terms Cancer.Net
Cancer that has returned after a period during which the cancer could not be detected. “Local recurrence” means that the cancer has come back to the same general area where the original cancer was located. “Regional recurrence” refers to cancer that has come back in the lymph nodes or other tissues near the original cancer site, usually
Types of Cancer Cancer.Net
Cancer.Net offers individualized guides for more than 120 types of cancer and related hereditary syndromes. Each guide provides comprehensive, oncologist-approved information on: Introduction, Medical Illustrations, Risk Factors, Prevention, Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis, Stages, Types of Treatment, About Clinical Trials, Latest Research, Coping with Treatment, Follow-Up Care, …
Coping With Cancer Cancer.Net
This section is designed to help people with cancer and their families better cope with cancer. Managing Emotions. How to cope with emotional side effects of cancer and its treatment. Español. Physical, Emotional, and Social Effects of Cancer. Also called palliative care and supportive care. Focused on reducing symptoms, improving quality of
Types of Oncologists
Oncology is the study of cancer. An oncologist is a doctor who treats cancer and provides medical care for a person diagnosed with cancer. An oncologist may also be called a cancer specialist.The field of oncology has 3 major areas based on treatments: medical oncology, radiation oncology, and surgical oncology.Medical oncologists treat cancer …
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Cancer.Net Mobile is an award-winning free mobile application from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Available on both iOS and Android devices, Cancer.Net Mobile provides a fully-featured set of tools to help manage your cancer care, as well as trusted, oncologist-approved information from Cancer…
Childhood Cancer Cancer.Net
Childhood Cancer. This is Cancer.Net’s Guide to Childhood Cancer. Use the menu below to choose the Introduction section to get started. Or, you can choose another section to learn more about a specific question you have. Each guide is reviewed by experts on the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, which is composed of medical, surgical, radiation
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ASCO's patient information website -- Cancer.Net (www.cancer.net) -- provides timely, oncologist-approved information to help patients and families make informed health care decisions.All content is subject to a formal peer-review process by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, composed of more than 150 medical, surgical, radiation, and pediatric oncologists, physician assistants, oncology nurses
Liver Cancer Cancer.Net
Liver Cancer. This is Cancer.Net’s Guide to Liver Cancer. Use the menu below to choose the Introduction section to get started. Or, you can choose another section to learn more about a specific question you have. Each guide is reviewed by experts on the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, which is composed of medical, surgical, radiation, gynecologic
Localized cancer Cancer.Net
In the United States, about 500 to 600 children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with a Wilms tumor each year. The disease accounts for about 5% of all childhood cancers and is the most common kind of kidney cancer in children. Read more about Wilms Tumor - Childhood - Statistics.
Managing Your Care
Treatment for cancer is complex, and managing all of the different aspects of treatment can be stressful. There are different doctors to consult, many tests to schedule, and instructions relating to your care to understand.The information in this section is …
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Cancer.Net's free app is the mobile companion for patients to stay informed about cancer and to organize important personal data often needed for doctor's visits. It includes interactive tools to jot down questions, track side effects, and manage medications.
Breast Cancer Cancer.Net
This is Cancer.Net’s Guide to Breast Cancer. Use the menu below to choose the Introduction section to get started. Or, you can choose another section to learn more about a specific question you have. Each guide is reviewed by experts on the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, which is composed of medical, surgical, radiation, gynecologic, and
Stomach Cancer: Introduction Cancer.Net
Stomach cancer, also called gastric cancer, begins when healthy cells in the stomach become abnormal and grow out of control. A tumor can be cancerous or benign. A cancerous tumor is malignant, meaning it can grow and spread to other parts of the body. A benign tumor …
Breast Cancer: Symptoms and Signs Cancer.Net
If cancer is diagnosed, relieving symptoms is an important part of cancer care and treatment. This may be called palliative care or supportive care. It is often started soon after diagnosis and continued throughout treatment. Be sure to talk with your health care team about the symptoms you experience, including any new symptoms or a change in
Kidney Cancer: Coping with Treatment Cancer.Net
Cancer treatment can be expensive. It is often a big source of stress and anxiety for people with cancer and their families. In addition to treatment costs, many people find they have extra, unplanned expenses related to their care. For some people, the high cost of medical care stops them from following or completing their cancer …
Why Keeping Up With Your Cancer Screening Is So Important …
Cancer screening aims to find cancer before symptoms appear while the tumor is still small and confined, which is when the chance of cure is the highest. Different groups, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
What is Metastasis
Metastasis means that cancer spreads to a different body part from where it started. When this happens, doctors say the cancer has “metastasized.” Your doctor may also call it "metastatic cancer," "advanced cancer," or "stage 4 cancer." But these terms can have different meanings. For example, a cancer …
lung cancer Cancer.Net
In this podcast, Cancer.Net Associate Editors discuss new research presented at the 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting in lung cancer, breast cancer, and sarcoma and describe what this research means for people with cancer. Read More >>. June 8, 2021 · Jyoti Patel, MD, FASCO.
Breast Cancer: Introduction Cancer.Net
Breast cancer can be invasive or non-invasive. Invasive breast cancer is cancer that spreads into surrounding tissues and/or distant organs. Non-invasive breast cancer does not go beyond the milk ducts or lobules in the breast. Most breast cancers start in the ducts or lobes and are called ductal carcinoma or lobular carcinoma: Ductal carcinoma.
Anal Cancer: Introduction Cancer.Net
Anal cancer starts when healthy cells in or on the anus change and grow out of control, forming a mass called a tumor. A tumor can be cancerous or benign. A cancerous tumor is malignant, meaning it can grow and spread to other parts of the body. A benign tumor means the tumor can grow but will not spread. Often, before cancer develops, there
Eye Cancer: Risk Factors Cancer.Net
The following factors can raise a person’s risk of developing eye cancer: Age. People over age 50 are most likely to be diagnosed with primary intraocular melanoma. In fact, the average age of diagnosis is 55. It is rare in children and people over age 70.
Non-Small Cell: Screening
Screening for lung cancer is done with a test called a low-dose helical or spiral computed tomography (CT or CAT) scan. A CT scan takes pictures of the inside of the body with an x-ray machine. A computer then combines these pictures into a detailed, 3-dimensional image that shows any abnormalities or tumors. CT scanning is not recommended for
Childhood Cancer: Introduction Cancer.Net
"Childhood cancer," also called pediatric cancer, is a general term used to describe a range of cancer types found in children. Below are the most common types of cancer diagnosed in children under age 15: Leukemia (accounts for about 29% of childhood cancer cases) Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
Small Cell: Coping with Treatment
Cancer treatment can be expensive. It may be a source of stress and anxiety for people with cancer and their families. In addition to treatment costs, many people find they have extra, unplanned expenses related to their care. For some people, the high cost of medical care stops them from following or completing their cancer …
Cervical Cancer: Screening and Prevention Cancer.Net
ON THIS PAGE: You will find out more about screening for cervical cancer, including risks and benefits of screening. You will also learn about some of the things that a person can do to reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer. Use the menu to see other pages.PreventionCervical cancer …
Stomach Cancer: Latest Research Cancer.Net
Immunotherapy is an expanding area of research for stomach cancer. Researchers are looking at different types of immunotherapy that block the CTLA4 and/or PD-1 pathways. A tumor can use these pathways to hide from the body’s immune system. Immunotherapy that blocks these pathways allow the immune system to identify and destroy the cancer.
How Can I Get the Latest Cancer Drug
The Cancer.Net Blog was named one of Healthline's Best Cancer Blogs of 2020. Trusted, compassionate information for people with cancer and their families and caregivers, from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the voice of the world’s cancer …
What is Survivorship
What is Survivorship? Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 09/2019. A person who has had cancer is commonly called a cancer survivor. “Co-survivor” is sometimes used to describe a person who has cared for a loved one with cancer. Not everyone who has had cancer likes the word “survivor.”. The reasons for this may vary.
Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer: Latest Research Cancer.Net
RFA uses heat to destroy cancer cells. It is a minimally invasive treatment option that may be useful for treating a localized tumor that cannot be removed with surgery. Less intense treatment for HPV-related cancer. Many patients with HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer have an …
Multiple Myeloma: Introduction
Myeloma is a blood cancer of cells found in the bone marrow, specifically the so-called “plasma cells.”. The bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside your bones that normally creates the different parts of your blood. Plasma cells are a key part of the body's immune system. In particular, they produce antibodies that help the body fight
Prostate Cancer: Survivorship Cancer.Net
Cancer.Net Patient Education Video: View a short video led by an ASCO expert that provides information about what comes after finishing treatment. Survivorship Resources: Cancer.Net offers an entire area of this website with resources to help survivors, including those in different age groups.
Gallbladder Cancer: Symptoms and Signs Cancer.Net
Gallbladder cancer is usually not found at an early stage because the gallbladder is located deep inside the body. Often, there may be no symptoms at all. Therefore, gallbladder cancer can be difficult to detect during routine physical examinations. Sometimes, gallbladder cancer is found unexpectedly after removal of the gallbladder for another