What is malignant peritoneal mesothelioma? Here we will provide a detailed overview of this type of mesothelioma.
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.
Pancreatic cancer is often detected late and has a poor prognosis. Its most prominent symptom is severe abdominal and back pains. Learn more about pancreatic cancer pain relief and how to improve the quality of one’s remaining life.
Radiation therapy for breast cancer is an important part of treatment for many patients. Learn why this form of treatment is beneficial, as well as what possible side effects are involved.
Malignant melanoma is one of the most variable and complex human cancers, showing diverse presentation and clinical behavior. This article summarizes the main features of one of the more unusual variants, nevoid malignant melanoma which often resembles benign melanocytic neoplasms (moles).
Breast cancer staging is a system used by the medical profession to organize the characteristics of the cancer and help with decisions about treatment. A universal language that doctors and nurses across the globe understand, in general, the lower the stage number, the better your survival chances.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized vessel. It can improve the well-being of individuals with cancer. As part of a comprehensive strategy, treating cancer with hyperbaric oxygen treatments may be beneficial, particularly with treating radiation therapy injuries.
A person who has cancer may not only be physically ill and vulnerable, he or she may also be feeling helpless, scared, angry, confused, shocked or a combination of all these. Does anyone know what to say to someone who has cancer?
The uPA-uPAR enzyme system is involved in many malignancies, including pancreatic cancer. However progress in therapeutic targeting have been slow. Now, antibody therapies show potential to enter the clinic, allowing researchers to investigate the potential of uPA targeted therapy for cancer.
The incidence of skin cancer has been increasing since the last century. However, survival rates are also increasing because of better understanding of the disease and early detection. Learn more about malignant melanoma survival rate and what factors affect it.
This article reviews experimental treatments for advanced prostate cancer which have been evaluated in clinical trials. Recent developments in androgen targeting, second line chemotherapy and immunotherapy have led to significant improvements in the management of cancer of the prostate.
Colorectal cancer is the second major cause of cancer death and the third most common melanoma in the United States, behind lung and breast cancer. It is therefore, important to know the cost of treatments for colon cancer and the various treatment options.
Breast cancer staging is done to determine the size of the tumor and if the tumor has spread to the lymph nodes and other parts of the body. Staging criteria determines the type of treatment and prognosis. Read the following article to learn more about the stages of breast cancer.
Melanoma is the worst type of skin cancer that affects fair-skinned people. Changes in the skin, usually the areas often exposed to the sun, are usually the first to be noted in this type of cancer. Learn more about recognizing malignant melanoma symptoms for early diagnosis and treatment.
Standard treatments for bone cancer include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Alternative bone cancer treatment includes nutrition therapy, pain management, mind-body therapies, naturopathic medicine, Chinese medicine and acupuncture and spiritual support. Often people use both approaches.
To learn about rare pediatric cancer and the symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment options and prognosis for each, read the following article.
Read the following overview about small cell brain cancer to understand the symptoms, diagnostic techniques, treatment options and prognosis for this disease.