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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
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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Monday, August 8, 2011
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
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
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.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Scientists have discovered a novel compound that selectively kills cancer cells by blocking their response to oxidative . . > full story
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
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Clarient's new lung cancer test helps physicians differentiate histologic sub-classes of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), leading to better therapy selection for patients. Learn more about InsightDx Pulmotype.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
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
Oncology & Radiotherapy
Monday, June 6, 2011
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
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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
However, the cause of many cancers remains unknown.http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/cancer/overview.html
Saturday, May 7, 2011
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 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.
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