Cancers are diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control. Cancer cells can invade nearby tissues and can spread through the bloodstream and lymphatic system to other parts of the body.
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Living With CancerBeating testicular cancer: one man's story
Testicular cancer. Just the thought of it causes fear and apprehension. But thanks to the wonders of modern medicine, even patients with later stages of the condition have cure rates of 60%-85%. And, when diagnosed early, cure rates for testicular cancer approach 100%.
Cancer pain syndromes
Learn more about the different types of pains caused by tumors and treatment.Cancer treatment and fertility in women
Undergoing treatment can bring with it a whole host of new questions, including, for many people, “Will I still be able to have children?”When your child has cancer: dealing with the diagnosis
Hearing the news that your child has cancer can trigger a range of emotions. But the most important thing is to focus on what you can do right now to help your child.Childhood cancers: long-term effects of treatment
Now that childhood cancer survivors are living longer, researchers are learning more about the possible late side effects of childhood cancer treatments. Read here to find out more.
Coping with pain related to cancer and chemotherapy
Pain associated with cancer and chemotherapy can be relieved. Read here to find out how.Fighting colon cancer: one man's story
Cancer of the colon or rectum strikes hundreds of thousands of people yearly. However, when it's caught early, colorectal cancer is one of the most easily cured cancers.
Life after cancer
Read here to find out answers to questions you may have after ending cancer treatment.Palliative care for cancer
Palliative care can be thought of as comfort care. It is care given to a person living with a life-threatening disease, like cancer.Tips for coping with mouth, gum, and throat problems related to radiation therapy
While your cancer care team will manage any oral health problems that may occur from treatment, there are also actions you can take.
Special TopicsFulvestrant—another option for breast cancer treatment
Fulvestrant is an option for breast cancer therapy. Learn more.
High-dose chemotherapy for breast cancer: no better than traditional chemotherapy
A current focus in much oncology research is to identify cancer treatments which maximize effectiveness and minimize complications.
Learn about the effectiveness of high-dose chemotherapy.How do childhood cancers differ from adult cancers?
Read here to find out how childhood cancers differ from adult cancer, as well as information on some of the most common childhood cancers.Medication for women with advanced breast cancer
A drug called Herceptin attacks a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer in a novel way. What promise does Herceptin hold for one of the most deadly forms of breast cancer?Osteoporosis, breast cancer, and eating disorders: not just for women
Primarily associated with women, breast cancer also occurs in men, although rarely. Find out more about these conditions and the incidence in men.Occupation and cancer risk
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a person’s risk for developing cancer may be influenced by a combination of factors, including exposure to cancer-causing agents in the workplace.Sperm banking: fertility options for men undergoing cancer treatment
In sperm banking, your sperm are frozen and stored so that should you decide to become a father at some point in the future, you will have that opportunity, even if the cancer treatment has affected your fertility. Learn more about this option.
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