Cancer - Symptoms

Are You at Risk for Pancreatic Cancer?

Many people have lesions on their pancreas, which can lead to cancer. Now, researchers are finding out who is at highest risk. Here’s what you need to know--including 7 warning signs.

The Link Between Shift Work and Cancer Risk

Shift work (working during the time when most people are asleep) may increase your risk of cancer learn what you can do about it.

Does Alcohol Increase Your Risk of Cancer?

Alcohol consumption is a significant risk factor for cancer, but the headlines may be a bit misleading.

Chemo Bath Can Extend Life For Some Patients With Abdominal Cancer

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), commonly referred to as the chemo bath," may offer an alternative option for patients with advanced forms of abdominal cancer.

Chemo Brain: What You Need to Know

The brain fog experienced by people with cancer can be controlled. Here's what it is, and what you, or a loved one, can do about it.

Key Facts About Cancer

Educating yourself can help ease some of the anxiety. Read on for important information.

Promising New Research on Leukemia and Lymphoma

Scientists are learning much more about leukemia and lymphoma. This is good news for those with either condition. Here's the update.

Get Smart About Health Info in the Media

Here's how to understand the latest health news and what it means for your diagnosis.

The Facts About Childhood Leukemia

It's a frightening topic. Fortunately, huge strides have been made in treatment, and a majority of cases go into remission.

Young Women Get Breast Cancer, Too

Though most cases of breast cancer occur in women over 55, thousands under the age of 40 are diagnosed each year. Find out if you're at increased risk and what you can do to protect yourself.

How Carcinogens Cause Cancer

Environmental factors account for about two-thirds of all cancer cases, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Here's what you need to know.

Skin Cancer: Researching How It Spreads so It Can Be Stopped

Understanding how melanoma metastasizes will help scientists develop potential new treatment therapies.

Thyroid Disease Treatments: An Overview

The treatment of thyroid disease depends on many factors, including the type and severity of the disorder as well as the age and overall health of the patient.

The Health Benefits of Milk Thistle Herb

This little-known herb has been used since ancient times to treat liver ailments. Learn more about it.

Breast Cancer and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Nearly one in four women who receive a diagnosis of breast cancer will also develop this second condition. Learn more about the connection.

The Facts About Oral Cancer

Oral cancer occurs twice as often in men as it does in women. And increasing age is a major risk factor. Here's what you need to know.

Uterine Cancer: What You Need to Know

Are you at risk for the fourth most common cancer among U.S. women?

Recognizing and Treating Thyroid Disease

This small gland can cause serious health issues, especially for women.

Lung Cancer: The Differences Between Non-Small Cell and Small Cell

These diseases may share similar names, but they're actually quite distinct when it comes to symptoms and course of treatment.

What You Need to Know About Mesothelioma

Experts estimate that 1 in 20 workers exposed to asbestos develop mesothelioma, although it can take up to 40 years from initial exposure to a diagnosis.

Oral Cancer 101

Oral cancer includes cancer of the mouth, back of the mouth, and lips. It usually begins in the flat cells that cover the surface of the mouth.

The Sepsis Epidemic

An estimated 750,000 Americans get sepsis each year and 28 and 50 percent will die from the infection. Who's at risk for sepsis, and what can be done to prevent it?

Unexpected Symptoms of Cancer

Even with a lack of pain, cancer can make its presence known in many ways, although some symptoms are a bit vague and ambiguous.

Carcinoid Syndrome: A Silent and Serious Digestive Condition

About two-thirds of carcinoid tumors occur in the GI tract. Learn about symptoms and treatment options.

The Common Precancerous Skin Condition You Probably Don t Know

Here s why you should become familiar with the symptoms of Actinic Keratosis.

The Gray Line Between Breast Cancer and Abnormal Cells

Determining what should be treated aggressively and what would do better to watch and wait is not always clear-cut. Understand the debate around ductal carcinoma in situ or DCIS.

Kidney Cancer: What You Need to Know

Here are the risk factors, symptoms, and treatments for kidney cancer.

Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: What's the Difference?

Although these diseases share similar names, they are quite different. Here s how they are distinct.

Health by the Numbers: Breast Cancer

Breast cancer death rates have been declining, thanks to increased prevention and improved treatments. Here's a look at the disease by the numbers.

Health by the Numbers: Cancer

If detected early, many forms of cancer can be successfully treated. Here's a look at the disease by the numbers.
 
 

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