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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
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.
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.
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.
Procedures For Screening And Diagnosis

Doctor-written information on the most common procedures to screen and diagnose various cancers.


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Major Types Of Cancer
Lung Cancer

Learn about the many types of lung 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.
Treatments

What you need to know about tamoxifen, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, alternative treatments and more!

Cancer And The Environment

Learn the most dangerous environmental factors that play a role in half of all cancers...and what you can do to avoid them.

Nutrition and Cancer

Is your diet your best insurance against cancer or just feeding killer cells? Get the latest research on what and how to eat to prevent cancer...including specific foods that offer the best preventative potential.


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Related Areas
Caregiving

Helpful information for those individuals who take care of another person including tips on daily living and methods to manage your stress.

Anemia

Anemia is the most common form of blood disorder. It occurs when the amount of hemoglobin in the blood decreases.

Chronic Pain

In its broadest definition, pain is any unpleasant sensation. Chronic pain is an unpleasant sensation that lasts at least two months.



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Cancer Ask The Expert
Q: . You have it right. And it is confusing. Thorough research on this topic has left us with a mixed message. Drinking alcohol on a moderate basis indeed lowers the odds of developing or dying from heart disease. And heart disease is still the leading cause of death in the United States.
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