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The Language Of Cancer
If you or a loved one has cancer, it is important that you understand your doctor when talking about your disease.

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Learn The Basics
Anemia And Cancer
Anemia is common in patients with cancer. Anemia is defined by a reduced amount of red blood cell volume and a decline in hemoglobin, the part of blood that carries oxygen to the body's tissues.
Causes Of Cancer
Scientists have identified many factors that contribute to the development of cancer. Avoiding these risk factors whenever possible could have a significant effect on your chance of getting cancer.
Cancer Overview
Cancer is characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells.
Cancer Resources
Links to organizations providing information about cancer.
Cancer Pain
Controlling cancer pain is a critical part of the overall treatment plan. Patients who get adequate pain relief will be more comfortable and have a better quality of life. They also may be more likely to continue getting the necessary treatment when their pain is under control.
Interpreting Cancer Statistics
Cancer statistics are used for many reasons. Know the lingo so they can be of value to you.
How Common Is Cancer?
About 1.4 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed each year in this country, and about 570,000 Americans will die of this disease.

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Major Types Of Cancer

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A Natural Way To Beat Cancer?
New studies reveal that natural pigments called "carotenoids" reduce cancer risk. What are carotenoids and what do they do?
Coping With Cancer
Cancer is an extremely traumatic condition. All patients will experience its effects in different ways, yet researchers have found some common themes.
Cancer Support Groups
Cancer support groups are dotting America's landscape in ever-growing numbers. Although members of these groups typically start out as strangers, many become as close as family.
Living Wills and Other Advance Directives
How to see that your wishes are respected if accident or illness leaves you unable to look out for yourself.

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