Cancer

You would be hard pressed to find someone whose life hasn’t been affected by cancer in some way. You may have struggled through cancer yourself, been diagnosed with a tumor either benign or malignant, or know a loved one suffering through the disease. Cancer is truly far reaching and can affect anybody in any walk of life.
Learn more about the causes of cancer and your risk factors. Some cancers have a strong genetic component while some are cause by environmental factors. Other cancers are more likely to affect you based on gender, race or lifestyle habits. You’ll also find warning signs and symptoms of cancer and tips for catching it early. The earlier a cancer is diagnosed the more effective treatment methods are going to be. Learn the types of screening test and processes available to you. Different types of treatment methods are also used depending on the type and severity of the cancer. These can vary from radioactive treatments, chemotherapy, surgery and even diet and exercise.

Malignant Melanoma Resection Margins: How Much is Enough?

Although there is common agreement that all melanomas should be surgically removed, controversy lies in the extent to which the margins around the lesions should be involved. Learn more about malignant melanoma resection margins and the benefits of surgical treatment.

Stage 3 Breast Cancer: Signs and Treatment

Stage 3 breast cancer is an advanced form of the cancer characterized by a tumor and the presence of cancer cells in nearby lymph nodes. Stage 3 is divided into three sub-stages, depending on the location of the tumor and the specific lymph nodes to which the cancer has spread.

PET Scan for Cancer of the Bone

A PET scan can be used to detect the presence of bone cancer. A radioactive tracer is injected into the body and a scanner images the emissions. The radioactive material accumulates in cancer cells at a higher rate than normal cells. Learn more about PET scan for bone cancer.