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    Breast cancer

    What is breast cancer? Breast cancer is the type of cancer that begins in the breast tissues. It occurs when cancer cells develop in the tissues of the breast. It can affect both women and men. What symptoms does it present? Breast cancer, at its inception, does not cause any symptoms. That’s why it’s important […] More

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    What you should know about radiotherapy after mastectomy: sessions and side effects

    Radiotherapy is a regular part of breast cancer treatment and, although it will depend on the case, it is generally applied after surgery -when it has healed- and after chemotherapy treatments. According to the Spanish Society of Radiotherapy Oncology (SEOR) , it is usually applied “in early stages for irradiation of the breast after conservative […] More

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    How does breast cancer feel?

    In breast cancer, abnormal genes cause breast cells to grow out of control and not die as they normally would. If these cells grow slowly and do not invade other tissues, they cause benign tumors. Usually, these bumps are not dangerous to health. When abnormal cells grow faster and begin to invade surrounding tissues, they […] More

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    What you should know about lung cancer

    Dr. Jyoti D. Patel is Professor of Medicine and Director of Thoracic Oncology at the University of Chicago and Associate Editor for Lung Cancer. Lung cancer is responsible for more cancer deaths than any other cancer in men and women. In fact, it takes the lives of more than 150,000 Americans each year. Despite these […] More

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    Lung cancer

    Lung cancer is one of the most frequent cancers in Western countries and one of those that produces the highest mortality, both in men and women. There are several types of lung cancer, and the prognosis and treatment are very different between them. What types of lung cancer are there? The most common lung cancers […] More

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    Esophagus cancer

    Esophageal cancer occurs when cancer cells develop in the esophagus. The two most common types are squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. Esophageal cancer may have no symptoms in its early stages and is most often found in men over 50 years of age. Your doctor may perform a physical exam, chest x-ray, chest CT scan, […] More

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    Types of colon cancer

    What is the difference between colon cancer and rectal cancer? Both the colon and the rectum are part of the large intestine, which is sometimes simply called the intestine. Cancer from both organs are often grouped together and this is called colorectal cancer. The colon makes up the first five feet (1.5 m) of the […] More

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    10 Foods That Are Tied Directly to Cancer

    You already know that certain foods are bad for your waistline and heart, but recent research confirms that junk food and other culprits may up your risk for cancer, too. Here’s what you need to know. Food for thought There are plenty of reasons to improve the quality of your diet, but researchers have recently […] More

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    I Have High-Risk HPV. Now What? Doctors Share Advice (and Assurance)

    Eighty percent of adults will be exposed to HPV, sometimes linked with cancer. Doctors say you should stay encouraged, even after diagnosis. What is HPV? The human papillomavirus—often known as “HPV”—is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In fact, 80 […] More

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    8 Silent Signs You Could Have a Brain Tumor

    The signs and symptoms of brain cancer look an awful lot like other everyday ailments, from headaches to depression. Here’s when to consider seeing your doctor for a workup. Brain cancer: A scary diagnosis The good news is that brain cancer affects less than 1 percent of the world’s population, according to the American Cancer […] More

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    10 Surprising Symptoms That Turned Out to Be Cancer

    A man gets a positive pregnancy test. A woman with a large Adam’s apple. Oozing green fluid. These bizarre symptoms all turned out to be signs of cancer. “I got a positive pregnancy test. I’m a man.” “I was just messing around with some friends one night in college when I mentioned that I had […] More

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