Cancer & Oncology : Health & Medical
Exposure to asbestos fibers can lead to the development of these diseases:
Find out about revisions to the TNM classification system -- now in its' 8th edition.
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
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
With the increasing number of management options for early stage lung cancer, the role of surgery in this disease subset has been questioned.
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
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%.
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.
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 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
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