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Treatment Options For Breast Cancer

An overview of the different stages of breast cancer, followed by a discussion of some conventional and alternative breast cancer treatments and therapies.

Wilms Tumor

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of Wilms tumor including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.

Sandi's Survivor Story - Conquering the Enemy: IBC

Sandi Johnson went in for a mammogram and came out with a diagnosis of Inflammatory Breast Cancer. She was swept up in the whirlwind of treatments: chemotherapy, surgery, radiation.

Signs & Symptoms of the Last Stage of Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is described in five stages, from zero through four (with zero being the earliest stage, carcinoma in situ). Those who receive a diagnosis of stage 1 or stage 2 colon cancer after a routine colonoscopy may have been free of symptoms up to that time.Types of SymptomsThere are...

Cost of Breast Cancer Treatment Without Insurance

Women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and do not have insurance will have difficulty paying for treatments. The cost for breast cancer treatment can range from around $50,000 to nearly $100,000 depending on the type of treatment that is needed. If you do not have insurance there are var

Survival Tips For Chemo and Radiation - Part 1

I cannot tell you how many women I speak to that have regrets about going the traditional chemo-radiation route. I have heard tales of finger nails turning black and blue and eventually falling off, mouth and esophageal ulcers, rotting teeth, heart damage, nerve damage, diabetes, hair loss, blisteri

Lung Cancer Classification - What Is Stage IV?

When a patient is diagnosed with lung cancer, the first thing a doctor will explain is the staging of the disease. However, many newly diagnosed patients rarely understand the full implications of that staging. Here we will explain a little about the implications of a stage IV diagnosis, and what it

A Clean Colon Is the Body's First Line of Defense

Number one risk factor for colon cancer is age. Importantly, colon cancer is also one of the most curable forms of cancer. It has been well demonstrated that if colon cancer is caught in the earliest stages, the cure rate could be increased to 90%.

Questions and Answers About Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy (also called chemo) is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. This article answers many common questions about chemotherapy.

Tips On How To Survive Cancer

We all perceive cancer as a life threatening disease and will automatically stay permanent on a person's body for the rest of their life. What is cancer? In cancer, you have cells that divide and ...

Treatment for Multiple Myeloma With Dexamethasone

Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer where white blood plasma cells multiply too quickly, affecting the blood, immune system, bones and many other areas of the body. While there is no cure for multiple myeloma, there are several treatment options that can lengthen and improve the quality of life.

Broccoli May Help Smokers' Lungs

Smokers and former smokers who eat lots of broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may be less likely than other smokers to develop lung cancer, new research shows.

Can Mesothelioma Be Treated?

Mesothelioma cancer is a very dangerous disease that can attack some vital organs in the human body, it can attack the lungs, "not the lungs itself but the layer that surround the lungs". It can also attack the abdomen especially the layers surround the organs of the abdominal cavity. It c

Ovarian Cancer & Treatment Options

Ovarian cancer presents challenges in diagnosis and, consequently, treatment. Symptoms are often absent until the tumor has already grown and spread to other organs. When present, the symptoms are general and are often misattributed to other conditions. Ovarian cancer is treated with a combination o

Malignant Melanoma in Children

Alarmed as you might be to hear it, childhood melanoma is on the rise, according to Dr. Elizabeth Connelly, a pediatric dermatologist at the University of Miami. While it's not nearly as common for a child to be diagnosed with this form as skin cancer as it is for an adult, it can and does happen, w