Tumors can be developed and diagnosed in any part of your body from your blood cells to your organs. Some tumors are benign; cancer describes a malignant tumors. Read informative articles covering the latest research cancer, genetic factors and mutations, new treatment methods and more. A healthy lifestyle, knowing your family history and regular screening are some methods of preventing development of cancer.
- Monitoring Cancer Patients with the CEA Blood Test
Many blood tests are used to test for cancer as well as monitor how well a patient is responding to treatment. Learn how the CEA blood test is used and what the results mean.
- Lycopene for Prostate Cancer Prevention
Lycopene is an anti-oxidant and anti-cancer compound. It has been correlated with a lower risk of prostate cancer in males. Read on to learn how lycopene prevent prostate cancer.
- Signs and Symptoms of Thyroid Cancer
Cedar-Sinai estimates there will be over 35,000 new cases of thyroid cancer each year in the U.S. Radiation therapy to the neck and a family history of thyroid disease increases your chances of getting thyroid cancer. Identifying thyroid cancer symptoms early increases your chances of survival.
- Blood Tests for Cancer
This article discusses blood tests done for cancer. It talks about why they are done and how they are used in a cancer diagnosis. It also discusses what needs to be seen in them to indicate cancer.
- Wine and Cancer Prevention
Scientists have already discovered two types of bioactive compounds in oak-aged wine that have anti-cancer properties. These are the polyphenol resveratrol and ellagitannin. Find out in this article how wine protects us from developing cancer.
- An Overview of Malignant Schwannoma of the Spinal Cord
Schwannoma of the spinal cord is a rare tumor of its sheath or covering. It affects both males and females, who are often young adults. Learn what a malignant schwannoma is and its causes, clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment.
- Pros and Cons of Brachytherapy
Radiotherapy is a common way of treating cancer. Advantages to brachytherapy, a form of radiotherapy, include very localized targeting of the cancer cells vs external beam therapy. Read on for more advantages, as well as disadvantages, of this treatment.
- Survival Rate for AML Leukemia
Acute myeloid leukemia is a type of blood cancer that progresses quickly and can be potentially fatal within months or weeks. Learn some important information on what affects the survivability of this disease.
- A Guide to Fatty Tumors in the Legs: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment Options
Both benign and cancerous fatty tumors can occur in the legs, but they have different identifying characteristics. Cancerous tumors, for example, are sometimes painful, while benign tumors are not. How fatty tumors are diagnosed and treated is the subject of this article.