More Types of Cancer

Understanding different types of cancer can help you take an active role in your care, especially if you are diagnosed with one that is less common. Learn more. …

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Cancer Cells: Types, Formation, and Characteristics

Cancer cells differ from normal cells in the body in many ways. Normal cells become cancerous when a series of mutations leads the cell to continue to grow and divide out of control, and, in a way, a cancer cell is a cell …

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Cancer: Signs, Symptoms, and Complications

Cancer spread to the brain (brain metastases) are seven times more common than primary brain tumors and cause similar symptoms. Cancers most likely to spread to the brain include breast cancer, lung cancer, bladder …

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Cancer Remission Types and Recurrence

Partial Remission. The term partial remission refers to cancer that is still detectable but has decreased in size (or in the number of cancerous cells …

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A Closer Look at the Top 5 Deadliest Cancers

While prostate cancer is the most common cancer in males in the United States, lung cancer accounts for more deaths in males. According to the National Cancer Institute, each year around 119,000 men are diagnosed with lung cancer and 69.410 men die from it.

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Cancer Vaccines: Preventive and Therapeutic

Therapeutic vaccines are made up of cancer cells, parts of cancer cells, or proteins from the surface of cancer cells. This allows the body to recognize the disease and fight it. Sometimes a patient’s own immune cells are removed and exposed to these substances in the lab to create the vaccine. Once the vaccine is ready, it’s injected into

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Lip Cancer: Overview and More

Lip cancer is an oral cancer that starts when the DNA inside a cell on the lip becomes abnormal. The abnormal DNA then causes the cells to grow and divide abnormally, resulting in a tumor, or group of abnormal cells. The lips …

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Oncogenesis: The Process That Leads to Cancer

Cancer is a name for a group of diseases that share some similarities but have some distinct differences, both in terms of the specific changes that have …

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Cell Phones and Cancer

A 2019 study in Taiwan looked at heavy cell phone use ("cell phone addiction") and breast cancer risk. In Taiwan, the incidence of breast cancer has increased over the past few decades, becoming the most common female …

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Stage 4 Lung Cancer Life Expectancy

Stage 4b lung cancer, in which cancer has spread to one area outside of the chest, including a single non-regional lymph node; Stage 4c lung cancer, in which cancer has spread to one or multiple places in one or more …

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Cancer and Coronavirus (COVID-19): Risks and …

Either because of the cancer itself or as a side effect from cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant, or radiation, people living with cancer are at increased risk of developing any infection. However, …

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Do Cancer-Fighting Foods Work

Research suggests that in certain cancer types, glucose is the primary fuel source for cancer cells; it is unclear though that by just limiting carb …

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Cancer Screenings: Which You Might Need

Cancer, in all its forms, can too often take people entirely by surprise. When it does, the disease can be in its late stages by the time people …

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Stages of Bladder Cancer: What You Need to Know

Bladder cancer is relatively common, coming in as the sixth most common cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), bladder cancer is diagnosed in 56,000 men and 17,500 women every year, and about 12,000 men and 4,700 women die from the disease annually.

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Throat Cancer Pictures: Signs, Symptoms, and Causes

The characteristic symptoms of HPV-associated throat cancer include a swollen tongue, tiny lumps inside the mouth, and mouth numbness. The persistence of symptoms is a telltale sign, particularly in younger people who do …

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Leading Cancer Charities and Organizations

American Cancer Society . The American Cancer Society is the largest non-governmental funder of cancer research in the United States. It has been hard at work for over 100 years and has almost countless programs and means of support and education for patients and their families.

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BCG Treatment for Bladder Cancer: What You Need to …

Douglas A. Nelson, MD, is a board-certified oncologist and hematologist who previously served for 13 years as a physician in the US Air Force. If you’re diagnosed with early-stage bladder cancer, your doctor might …

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The ABCDE Rule of Skin Cancer

The Basics About Skin Cancer . By definition, skin cancer is the abnormal growth of skin cells. Two types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, develop primarily on areas of sun-exposed skin, including the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms, and hands.   It is also common on the legs of women.

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Esophageal Cancer: Overview and More

Esophageal cancer is uncommon, making up about 1% of diagnosed cancers in the United States. In the past, squamous cell carcinoma …

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Treatment of Endometrial Cancer

While surgery is the first-line treatment for endometrial cancer, some women will need to undergo additional therapies like radiation therapy or …

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High-Risk HPV and Breast Cancer

A 2017 study found high-risk HPV DNA and proteins in 42% of the breast cancer tissues they examined. 4 The researchers hypothesized that the entry point for HPV is the exposure of the mammary duct via the areola. Most breast cancers originate from mammary duct epithelia (sheets of cells with more than one layer). Anatomy of the Breast.

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Types of Skin Cancer

The Skin Cancer Foundation estimates that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by age 70.   Each type has its own …

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Cancer After Hysterectomy: Symptoms

After a hysterectomy, it's important to watch for warning signs of ovarian cancer or a type of cancer that mimics it, called primary peritoneal cancer. Abdominal swelling and bloating are important symptoms that shouldn't be …

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Best Cancer Insurance

Cancer patients paid nearly $4 billion out-of-pocket in 2014, according to the Cancer Action Network, the advocacy arm of the American Cancer Society. While medical insurance may cover a significant percentage of …

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Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer …

Metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) and its precursor, metastatic hormone sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC), are …

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Immunotherapies for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

When a lung tumor produces PD-L1 or PD-L2 proteins, these proteins can bind to the PD-1 receptor on T-cells and prevent the immune system from fighting against the cancer cells. This allows the cancer cells to survive and multiply, resulting in cancer progression.

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IBD and the Risk of Cervical Cancer

The rates of cancer in people with IBD were compared with the rates in healthy people who were matched by age and sex. The results showed …

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