Thursday, June 14, 2012

18 Million U.S. Cancer Survivors Expected by 2022

18 Million U.S. Cancer Survivors Expected by 2022

(HealthDay News) -- There are now more than 13 million cancer survivors living in the United States and that number is expected to reach 18 million in just 10 years, a new report predicts.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Since 1988, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) has been helping patients win the fight against cancer using advanced technology and a personalized approach.
 Their national network of fully accredited cancer hospitals earned Full Standards Compliance from the Joint Commission, and recognition for delivering high-quality care and exceeding patient safety standards from numerous renowned healthcare organizations, such as the Association of Community Cancer Centers and the American College of Radiology.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Avon Walk For Breast Cancer

There’s a spirit you feel on the Avon Walk. A current of hope and excitement that connects us all. We cheer each other on as we achieve personal goals — and walk together with pride, knowing we’re making a real difference for people living with breast cancer. You’ll share stories and laughs and make incredible memories. And we’ll be there to help at every step — with cheers, hugs and support all along the way. Join us for the weekend of a lifetime

Avon Walk For Breast Cancer

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Cancer news, articles and information

The NaturalNews Network is a non-profit collection of public education websites covering topics that empower individuals to make positive changes in their health, environmental sensitivity, consumer choices and informed skepticism. The NaturalNews Network is owned and operated by Truth Publishing International, Ltd.

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Cancer Health Center

 Cancer, also called malignancy, is characterized by an abnormal growth of cells. There are more than 100 types of cancer, including breast cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and lymphoma.Cancer symptoms vary widely based on the type of cancer.

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Cancer Project

The Cancer Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cancer prevention and survival through nutrition education and research.
The Cancer Project promotes cancer prevention and survival through a better understanding of cancer causes, particularly the link between nutrition and cancer. Through research, education, and advocacy.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Annual Mammogram Screening For Women

The nation's largest and most respected women's health care group, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) updated their breast cancer screening guidelines yesterday. In the new guidelines, which are concurrent with other major health groups, ACOG now recommends that women have annual mammograms beginning at age 40. The group previously recommended mammogram screening to begin at age 40, but not annually. Previous ACOG recommendations stated women should begin having yearly mammograms at age 50.


Monday, July 18, 2011

Cancer Symptoms

Cancer often has no specific symptoms, so it is important that people limit their risk factors and undergo appropriate cancer screening. Most cancer screening is specific to certain age groups and your primary-care doctor will know what screening to perform depending on your age. People with risk factors for cancer (for example, smokers, heavy alcohol use, high sun exposure, genetics) should be acutely aware of potential cancer symptoms and be evaluated by a physician if any develop.

Consequently, individuals need to know which symptoms might point to cancer. People should not ignore a warning symptom that might lead to early diagnosis and possibly to a cure.

Cancer Symptoms

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Novel Compound Selectively Kills Cancer Cells

Novel Compound Selectively Kills Cancer Cells by Blocking Their Response to Oxidative Stress
Scientists have discovered a novel compound that selectively kills cancer cells by blocking their response to oxidative . . > full story

Fire official who worked at WTC dies of cancer

NEW YORK — A fire official who worked at ground zero has died of cancer.

Steven Mosiello served as the right-hand man to the chief of the FDNY on Sept. 11. The 58-year-old was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2009. Newsday reports the department classified his cancer as presumed to be linked to his work at ground zero.

He died Friday at a hospice in Melville, N.Y.

The Massapequa resident was a fire marshal from 1979 to 2002 and one of the first responders to the trade center. He worked alongside Chief Peter Ganci who was killed when the south tower collapsed.

Al Hagan of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association called Mosiello "a dedicated firefighter and fire marshal who gave the better part of his adult life to the city of New York."

—Copyright 2011 Associated Press

Thursday, July 14, 2011

NIH-funded study shows reduction in death for men with intermediate-grade prostate cancer:

Short-term hormone therapy given in combination with radiation therapy to men with early-stage prostate cancer increased their chances of living longer compared to treatment with radiation therapy alone, according to a clinical trial supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. Benefits of the combined treatment were limited mainly to patients with intermediate-risk disease and were not seen for men with low-risk prostate cancer, researchers say. The results appeared in the July 14, 2011, New England Journal of Medicine. The trial was conducted by the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group.



Sunday, June 12, 2011


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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Taking Action For Your Health: Breast cancer reference and resources

The breast is made up of lobes and ducts. Each breast has 15 to 20 sections called lobes, which have many smaller sections called lobules. Lobules end in dozens of tiny bulbs that can produce milk. The lobes, lobules, and bulbs are linked by thin tubes called ducts.
Each breast also has blood vessels and lymph vessels. The lymph vessels carry an almost colorless fluid called lymph. Lymph vessels lead to organs called lymph nodes. Lymph nodes are small bean-shaped structures that are found throughout the body. They filter substances in a fluid called lymph and help fight infection and disease. Clusters of lymph nodes are found near the breast in the axilla (under the arm), above the collarbone, and in the chest.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wiley Online Library. Oncology & Radiotherapy

Wiley-Blackwell’s oncology and cancer journals play a critical role in supporting the battle against cancer. Groundbreaking original research articles disseminated as quickly as possible keep you informed of the latest developments in the field and help fuel new research and discoveries. Moreover, insightful review articles place the latest findings in context, giving you an overall portrait of what we know about cancer, what we need to know, and what we need to do to advance research and improve care

Oncology & Radiotherapy

Monday, June 6, 2011

Scientists reverse stance on sun and cancer

(NaturalNews) Since the 1980s, physicians and cancer groups have regularly warned the public against the potential health dangers of direct sunlight on skin. As a result, many people have stayed out of the sunlight completely, covered their limbs even in warm weather or slathered themselves with UV protection products, all in the interest of lowering their risk of melanomas.

However, more recent findings indicate that this kind of nearly vampiric avoidance of the sun may not benefit your cancer odds after all.

A 2009 study by a group of Leeds University researchers found that higher levels of Vitamin D were linked to improved skin cancer survival odds. Other studies have found that Vitamin D has a connection to a strong immune response in the body. In fact, Vitamin D may hasten the death of tumor cells.


Saturday, June 4, 2011

How to Find the Right Cancer Support Group

For each person diagnosed, cancer is a unique experience. No two people will travel the same journey during and after cancer treatment. How people cope after being diagnosed, during treatment, and afterward is also different for each individual. One common thread in all people with cancer is the need for a good support system.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cancer Information

Cells are the building blocks of living things. Cancer grows out of normal cells in the body. Normal cells multiply when the body needs them, and die when the body doesn't need them. Cancer appears to occur when the growth of cells in the body is out of control and cells divide too quickly. It can also occur when cells “forget” how to die.

There are many different kinds of cancers. Cancer can develop in almost any organ or tissue, such as the lung, colon, breast, skin, bones, or nerve tissue.

There are many causes of cancers, including:

  • Benzene and other chemicals
  • Certain poisonous mushrooms and a type of poison that can grow on peanut plants (aflatoxins)
  • Certain viruses
  • Radiation
  • Sunlight
  • Tobacco

However, the cause of many cancers remains unknown.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Treatment for Specific Cancers

PDQ® Cancer Information Summaries: Adult Treatment
Treatment options for adult cancers.

PDQ® Cancer Information Summaries: Pediatric Treatment
Treatment options for childhood cancers.

A to Z List of Cancers
An alphabetical list of all cancers, with links to disease-specific and general information about treatment, supportive care, screening, prevention, clinical trials, and other topics.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Breast Cancer Information

Breast cancer is a cancer that starts in the tissues of the breast. There are two main types of breast cancer:

  • Ductal carcinoma starts in the tubes (ducts) that move milk from the breast to the nipple. Most breast cancers are of this type.

  • Lobular carcinoma starts in the parts of the breast, called lobules, that produce milk.

In rare cases, breast cancer can start in other areas of the breast.

Breast cancer may be invasive or noninvasive. Invasive means it has spread from the milk duct or lobule to other tissues in the breast. Noninvasive means it has not yet invaded other breast tissue. Noninvasive breast cancer is called "in situ."

  • Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), or intraductal carcinoma, is breast cancer in the lining of the milk ducts that has not yet invaded nearby tissues. It may progress to invasive cancer if untreated.

  • Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) is a marker for an increased risk of invasive cancer in the same or both breasts.

Many breast cancers are sensitive to the hormone estrogen. This means that estrogen causes the breast cancer tumor to grow. Such cancers have estrogen receptors on the surface of their cells. They are called estrogen receptor-positive cancer or ER-positive cancer.

Some women have what's called HER2-positive breast cancer. HER2 refers to a gene that helps cells grow, divide, and repair themselves. When cells (including cancer cells) have too many copies of this gene, they grow faster. Experts think that women with HER2-positive breast cancer have a more aggressive disease and a higher risk that the disease will return (recur) than women who do not have this type.

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Skin Cancer Signs, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Prevention and Diagnosis on

Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancer. It is estimated that over 1 million new cases occur annually. The annual rates of all forms of skin cancer are increasing each year, representing a growing public concern. It has also been estimated that nearly half of all Americans who live to age 65 will develop skin cancer at least once.

The most common warning sign of skin cancer is a change in the appearance of the skin, such as a new growth or a sore that will not heal.

The term "skin cancer" refers to three different conditions. From the least to the most dangerous.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Breast Cancer at

Thanks to improvements in treatment and early detection, millions of women are surviving breast cancer today. Whether you’re worried about developing breast cancer, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, the Detailed Guide, Overview, and other materials below have the information you need. This information focuses on breast cancer in women. To learn more about how breast cancer affects men, see our section Breast Cancer in Men.