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Cancer Risk Factors

Cancer Risk Factors

It is usually not possible to know exactly why one person develops cancer and another doesn’t. But research has shown that certain risk factors may increase a person’s chances of developing cancer. The list below includes the most-studied known or suspected risk...

Cancer Immunotherapy

Cancer Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that use the host immune system to fight cancer.  The immune system is made up antibodies, white blood cells, and other chemicals and proteins that attack and destroy substances such as bacteria and viruses...

Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer

What is Cervical Cancer? Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the cells of a woman’s cervix. Two types of cells cover two parts of the cervix. Glandular cells cover the endocervix, which is closest to the uterus. Squamous cells cover the ectocervix, near...

KEYTRUDA

KEYTRUDA

New Breakthrough in Cancer Treatment According to recent report on CBS, former president Jimmy Carter has announced that he is now cancer free.  Last year in August, he had an aggressive form of melanoma skin cancer, and that tumors had spread into his liver and...

Education

Breast Cancer Facts

Breast Cancer Facts

Over the course of a lifetime, about 1 in 8 American women will develop an invasive form of breast cancer. In 2017, about 252,710 women will be diagnosed with new invasive cases of breast cancer, while 2,470 men will receive the same news. Breast cancer starts when...

Childhood Cancer

Childhood Cancer

Key Statistics for Childhood Cancers Childhood cancers make up less than 1% of all cancers diagnosed each year. About 10,380 children in the United States under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2016. Childhood cancer rates have been rising slightly for...

Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation

The Real Rewards of Quitting When a strong craving hits, it can be easy to lose sight of the benefits of quitting. You might lose your focus, but there is no good reason to smoke. Remind yourself of the rewards of quitting to stay on track. Instant Rewards of Quitting...

MANAGING THE HOLIDAYS WITH CANCER

MANAGING THE HOLIDAYS WITH CANCER

MANAGING THE HOLIDAYS WITH CANCER Holidays are traditionally viewed as a time to celebrate. Many people enjoy reuniting with family and friends giving and receiving gifts and celebrating religious traditions during this time.  Holiday time may seem like the worst time...

PROSTATE CANCER

Prostate Cancer is a form of cancer that beings in teh gland cell of the prostate, which is found only in males. Learn about Prostate Cancer and how to screen for it. Early Detection Saves Lives.