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  American Cancer Society :: Information and Resources for Cancer: Breast, Colon, Prostate, Lung and Other Forms
People treated for colon cancer may want to watch what they eat, a new study suggests.
Lower your cancer risk with timely screening tests, help to quit smoking, good food choices, and an active lifestyle.
All content and works posted on this website are owned and copyrighted by the American Cancer Society, Inc. All rights reserved.
www.cancer.org   (196 words)

  Cancer (malignant tumors) information at MedicineNet.com
A cancerous growth or tumor is sometimes referred to as a malignant growth or tumor.
Cancer may also be called malignancy, a malignant tumor, or a neoplasm (literally, a new growth).
For 2006, the estimated number of new cases of colon cancer is 106,680, and the estimated number of new cases of rectal cancer is 41,930.
www.medicinenet.com /cancer/article.htm   (672 words)

  Cancer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cancers are classified by the type of cell that resembles the tumor and, therefore, the tissue presumed to be the origin of the tumor.
Cancer pathology is ultimately due to the accumulation of DNA mutations that negatively effect expression of tumour suppressor proteins or positivly effect the expression of proteins that drive the cell cycle.
Cancer screening is an attempt to detect unsuspected cancers in the population.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cancer   (8599 words)

 Breast cancer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Worldwide, it is the most common form of cancer in females, affecting approximately one out of twelve to thirteen women who reach age ninety at some stage of their life in the Western world.
The first work on breast cancer epidemiology was done by Janet Lane-Claypon, who published a comparative study in 1926 of 500 breast cancer cases and 500 control patients of the same background and lifestyle for the British Ministry of Health.
Further, the cancers diagnosed in women who had ever used hormonal contraceptives were less advanced than those in nonusers, raising the possibility that the small excess among users was due to increased detection.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Breast_cancer   (5142 words)

 NBC10.com - Health Encyclopedia - What Is Cancer?
Cancer involves the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that have mutated from normal tissues.
The three most common cancers in men in the U.S. are prostate cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer.
Cancer screenings, such as mammography and breast examination for breast cancer and colonoscopy for colon cancer, may help catch these cancers at their early, most treatable stages.
www.nbc10.com /encyclopedia/6861803/detail.html   (1174 words)

 NBC 4 - Health Encyclopedia - What Is Cancer?
A cancer diagnosis is difficult to cope with.
Although treatment for cancer can be difficult, there many ways to keep up your strength.
Several support groups for cancer patients to you cope.
www.nbc4.tv /encyclopedia/6861803/detail.html   (1168 words)

Studies that seemed to show a correlation had not been corrected for age; penile cancer is a disease of old men, and the old men with cancer in the studies had simply been born at a time when circumcision was less customary than when the younger men without cancer were born.
However, the penile cancer risk is low in some uncircumcised populations, and the practice of circumcision is strongly associated with socio-ethnic factors which in turn are associated with lessened risk.
As a cancer risk, it is at least twice as dangerous to have intact labia as an intact foreskin.
www.circumstitions.com /Cancer.html   (2852 words)

 Cancer - New York State Department of Health
Cancer is a group of more than 100 different diseases that are due to abnormal growth of body cells.
The number of cancer cases has risen dramatically over the past 40 years, but much of this increase is a reflection of the increase in population, especially in the older age groups.
Cancers of the prostate, lung and colon are the most common types diagnosed among adult males.
www.health.state.ny.us /nysdoh/cancer/center/cancerhome.htm   (553 words)

 ACS :: What Is Cancer?
Cancer develops when cells in a part of the body begin to grow out of control.
Cancer cells often travel to other parts of the body where they begin to grow and replace normal tissue.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States.
www.cancer.org /docroot/CRI/content/CRI_2_4_1x_What_Is_Cancer_72.asp?sitearea=CRI   (446 words)

 WHO | Cancer
Cancer affects everyone – the young and old, the rich and poor, men, women and children – and represents a tremendous burden on patients, families and societies.
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world, particularly in developing countries.
More than 70% of all cancer deaths occur in low and middle income countries, where resources available for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer are limited or nonexistent.
www.who.int /cancer/en   (268 words)

Cancer cells are usually less differentiated than the normal cells of the tissue where they arose.
Rather, evidence is accumulating that cancers arise in precursor cells — stem cells or "progenitor cells" — of the tissue: cells that are dividing by mitosis producing daughter cells that are not yet fully differentiated.
Aneuploidy is one of the hallmarks of cancer cells suggesting that failure of the spindle checkpoint is a major step in the conversion of a normal cell into a cancerous one.
users.rcn.com /jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/C/Cancer.html   (1676 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Cancer Works"
And there is good reason for this fear -- Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States next to heart disease, and will claim more than half a million lives this year.
Unlike infectious diseases such as AIDS, the flu (influenza), or tuberculosis, cancer is not contagious -- cancer is usually caused by genetic damage that happens inside an individual cell.
This is important to know because many drugs used to fight cancer (antineoplastic or anticancer drugs) attack malignant cells during the active phase of cell division.
health.howstuffworks.com /cancer.htm   (362 words)

 Dealing With Cancer
Many people with cancer (or who know people with cancer) find that learning more about it is a good way to understand and feel more in control of their situations.
People who are living with cancer and their families often find it helpful and comforting to share their experiences and learn what others have gone through.
Most people with cancer like having their friends and family around, even if the visits are short and there may not be much to say.
kidshealth.org /teen/diseases_conditions/cancer/deal_with_cancer.html   (1147 words)

 What Is Cancer?
Cancer is actually a group of many related diseases that all have to do with cells.
Sometimes cancer cells break away from the original tumor and travel to other areas of the body, where they keep growing and can go on to form new tumors.
Cancer is treated with surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation - or sometimes a combination of these treatments.
www.kidshealth.org /kid/health_problems/cancer/cancer.html   (1261 words)

 Cancer definition - Cancer information on MedicineNet.com
While skin cancer is the most common type of malignancy for both men and women, the second most common type in men is prostate cancer and in women, breast cancer.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer for both men and women in the United States today.
Treatment for bladder cancer depends on the stage of the disease, the grade of the tumor, and the type of bladder cancer.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2580   (452 words)

 Cancer Can't Introduction
Cancer is a life-altering experience, but it it can be a life-affirming one as well, for even if we cannot be cured, with God's help, we can be healed.
Barbara Cleaton, also a breast cancer survivor, tells her story in "Lost Year of My Life." Click HERE to visit her web site.
But first, let's look at what cancer can't do.
www.cancercant.com   (330 words)

 Cancer information on MedicineNet.com
Cancer is a group of more than 100 different diseases.
Cancer occurs when cells become abnormal and keep dividing and forming more cells without control or order." For more, go to Cancer Index.
We talk to prostate cancer survivor Dick Yolevich, who is taking part in a study to see whether exercise helps combat fatigue during radiation therapy, to find out whether exercise is indeed the antidote to his fatigue.
www.medicinenet.com /cancer/focus.htm   (146 words)

 USNews.com: Health: Cancer Center
In the United States, the most common cancer of the female reproductive system is endometrial cancer, in which malignant cells grow in the endometrium, the lining of the uterus.
If ovarian cancer is diagnosed early, which happens in about 25 percent of cases, 90 percent of women survive for five years or longer.
Sixty-four percent of people diagnosed with cancer today can expect to be alive in five years, and in children, the 10-year survival rate has reached 75 percent.
www.usnews.com /usnews/health/cancer/cancer_center.htm   (644 words)

 Open Directory - Health: Conditions and Diseases: Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Cancer Dictionary and Acronyms - Terminology and abbreviations presented in a searchable format.
Cancer Mondial - The International Agency for Research on Cancer provides access to reports and databases on occurrence and characteristics.
BBC News: Cancer the Facts - A guide to several types of tumors and their treatments including audio from experts, survivors' stories and news archives.
dmoz.org /Health/Conditions_and_Diseases/Cancer   (1767 words)

 U-M CCC: Learn About Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Cancer is a complex disease, and this section of our web site is designed to educate you and answer your questions about cancer and its treatment.
Nutrition Services has a variety of information on how to fight fatigue while undergoing treatment, to what sorts of foods are beneficial to an overall healthy lifestyle.
Aside from educational events, the U-M Cancer Center sponsors a variety of community events, such as support groups, art therapy programs, music therapy and nutritional counselling; just to name a few.
www.cancer.med.umich.edu /learn/1learn.htm   (199 words)

 Cancer Center - MayoClinic.com
Find information on cancer, types of cancer, cancer resources, cancer treatments, cancer research and cancer symptoms.
Cancer resources and cancer research for a range of cancer treatments.
Cancer resources — whether you're in cancer treatment or a cancer survivor.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/cancer/CA99999   (151 words)

 Cancer Prevention and Control
CDC is a leader in nationwide cancer prevention and control, working with national organizations, state health agencies and other key groups to develop, implement, and promote effective cancer prevention and control practices.
The official federal statistics for the 50 states and the District of Columbia on cancer incidence, from registries that have high-quality data.
Protect yourself from the sun to prevent skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States.
www.cdc.gov /cancer   (507 words)

 Home : Nature Reviews Cancer
Gene methylation and early detection of genitourinary cancer: the road ahead
The clinical implementation of gene methylation screenings could provide a new avenue for the early detection of genitourinary cancers, which are increasing worldwide.
They can be used not only to diagnose cancer, but also to determine the stage and subtype of a tumour to assess patient prognosis and the ability of a tumour to respond to a particular therapy.
www.nature.com /nrc   (404 words)

 BioMed Central | BMC Cancer
BMC Cancer is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of research relating to cancer, including molecular biology, genetics, pathophysiology, epidemiology, clinical reports, and controlled trials.
Although deciding the best treatment for breast cancer during pregnancy is a challenge, women may be informed that deferring chemotherapy until after delivery is an option to consider, especially in the last-trimester or in ER-positive disease.
In estrogen receptor positive breast cancer, increased NFkappaB and AP-1 transcriptional activity is associated with tamoxifen resistance and early metastatic relapse, suggesting that inhibition of NFkappaB and AP-1 gene activation may improve antiestrogen responsiveness in these cancers.
www.biomedcentral.com /bmccancer   (902 words)

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