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  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer has become one of the leading causes of death in women all over the world. Although it is more common in women, men may also get the disease. In fact, the National Breast Cancer Organization says that an estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with the disease and almost 410 will die from it every... Read more
  • Common Types of Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death among women in the world today, and is the most common type of cancer among females. In fact, studies show that over one million women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year http://www.worldwidebreastcancer.com/learn/breast-cancer-statistics-worldwide/]. Caused by cancerous cells in the breast, this... Read more
  • Colon Cancer

    Overview and Facts Colon cancer forms in the large intestine of the digestive system. Malignant tumors can form in the colon and spread cancer cells to other tissues and organs. The National Institutes of Health reports 0ver 100,000 new cases were diagnosed in 2010. It is estimated that more than 50,000 patients died from colon cancer in 2010. Signs... Read more
  • Prostate Cancer

    Cancer of the prostate is the most common form of cancer in men and consists of cells within the organ that grow in an uncontrollable manner. Read more
  • Cancer Risks and Reduction Strategies

    Cancer is the number 2 killer in America, right behind heart disease. Guess what? Many cancers... Read more
  • Pancreatic Cancer

    Overview and Facts Pancreatic cancer accounts for 6% of cancer related fatalities, and is currently the fourth leading cause of cancer related deaths—according to the American Cancer Society. The pancreas is an organ composed of glands and is located directly below the stomach, resting besides the beginning portion of the small intestine. These glands... Read more
  • Chemotherapy: How to Manage the Side Effects

    Cancer is an aggressive disease. Its cells multiply in a short period of time. There are... Read more
  • Breast Cancer Risk Factors

    Over the past century, breast cancer has increasingly become one of the top causes of death in women. Breast cancer usually occurs when malignant cells form a mass in the ducts and/or lobules of a woman's breast. While this disease can also occur in men, it is most likely to occur in women. According to an assessment that was released by the National... Read more
  • Lung Cancer

    Overview and Facts Living with cancer is quite possibly the most challenging, exhausting and terrifying experience facing humans today. Those who haven’t experienced the threat of cancer in their own life can hardly imagine the difficulties this disease brings. Perhaps the greatest fear is that of the unknown. Cancer brings with it countless questions,... Read more
  • Do These 6 Common Activities Cause Cancer?

    Cancer comprises a complex group of diseases. For the most part, cancer always strikes... Read more
  • Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer

    When your parents told you eating your vegetables would keep you healthy, they were right. Read more
  • Bladder Cancer

    Overview and Facts Bladder cancer is abnormal cell growth that begins in and on the bladder, the body’s urinary storage unit. When diagnosed and treated in its early stages, the prognosis for recovery is quite positive. However, bladder cancer has a high rate of recurrence, so it is important for survivors to be vigilant about follow-up testing and... Read more
  • Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer is a cancer that affects the breast tissue and is usually located in the lining of the milk ducts. Read more
  • Bone Cancer

    Many other cancers are more common than bone cancer, which represents less than one percent of all cancers. Bone tissue might be attacked by cancer cells originating from other cancers within the body and will be called by the name of the organ where the cancer originated. While heredity will play a small role in the development of bone cancer, the most... Read more
  • Cervical Cancer

    Overview and Facts Cervical cancer and breast cancer are two of the most deadly cancers among women. Cervical cancer is a form of cancer that can affect women at many different stages of their lives including young adulthood. This type of cancer grows slowly and, without regular gynecological check-ups, could go unnoticed until the severity of the cases... Read more
  • Testicular Cancer

    Overview and Facts Despite the immaculate construction, the human body is not above making mistakes. The reason for the development of cancerous cells, for example, is the genetic equivalent of something as innocent as a “typo.” Although exposure to carcinogens is a contributing factor, cancer is really caused by a single genetic mutation. The... Read more

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