Right to Try gives life-saving hope back to those who’ve lost it.
The microbiome—the normal microbes we all have in our gut, is being increasingly linked to multiple aspects of health and disease. Now one of the world's biggest cancer charities, Cancer Research UK has dedicated up to $25 million to finding out if it is linked to development of colorectal cancer, the third most common cancer in the U.S.
Exact Sciences Corp. says it is working on separate diagnostic tests to detect 15 of the deadliest types of cancer, and its ultimate, eventual goal is to create, with its partners at Mayo Clinic, a single, universal blood test for cancer.
An international team of researchers has discovered a new mechanism that will better activate the immune system against cancer.
The mechanism allows immune cells to detect and destroy cancer cells better than before, according to the study published this month in the journal Nature.
In the past, cancer was seen as a death sentence. These days, it’s increasingly a survivable or chronic disease. But that’s especially true if you’re rich.
We examined how new strategies in the fight against rare cancer can revolutionize the treatment paradigm; how rare cancer communities are mobilizing at the grassroots level; and how the White House's recently announced moonshot initiative will impact cancer research.
Going for screenings and taking preventative steps for these four types of cancer are crucial.
Let’s stipulate that there may be a correlation between light or moderate drinking and some cancers. We still don’t know if the relationship is causal, but let’s accept that there’s at least an association.
As the chart reflects, breast and prostate cancers are the most common, with 235,000 and 239,000 new cases last year respectively. Fortunately, they are relatively survivable cancers, though their mortality rates more than double by the 20-year mark.
It's important to be aware of the early warning signs of cancer—such as bruising easily, blood in the urine, or fatigue—so that if you are diagnosed with cancer, you can receive treatment as soon as possible. However, while experiencing these symptoms can be frightening, it's important to keep in mind that many of them are also common signs of less serious conditions, such as an infection, an autoimmune disease, or an allergy.
There will be an estimated 18.1 million new cancer cases (17.0 million excluding nonmelanoma skin cancer) and 9.6 million cancer deaths (9.5 million excluding nonmelanoma skin cancer) in 2018. In both sexes combined, lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer (11.6% of the total cases) and the leading cause of cancer death (18.4% of the total cancer deaths), closely followed by female breast cancer (11.6%), prostate cancer (7.1%), and colorectal cancer (6.1%) for incidence and colorectal cancer (9.2%), stomach cancer (8.2%), and liver cancer (8.2%) for mortality.
More than 200 types of cancer have been identified, but do you know which are the most common? Learn about the 10 cancers that affect the most Americans each year.
Medically speaking, pain is classified into 3 different types: somatic, neuropathic, and visceral. Most people have only heard about acute, chronic or internal pain, so it can be confusing when doctors start throwing out new names for the type of pain some patients feel.
The most common cancers are those of the prostate, female breast, lung and bronchus, and colon and rectum. Together, they made up half of all cases in 2011, but their survival rates are dramatically different.
The heart, in contrast, doesnt get exposed to many carcinogens, just those in the blood. That, combined with the fact that the heart cells do not often replicate, is why you dont see much cancer of the heart muscle. Indeed, according to cancer statistics, it does not appear to occur at any measurable rate.
Scientists know that, for a variety of reasons, cancer occurs more commonly in some organs than in others. For example, cancer is more common in organs that have been exposed to carcinogens, like lungs to cigarette smoke. They are also finding that cancer may be more common in organs that replace their cells faster, like the 5-day-old epithelial cells in our intestines.
Bad news for bacon butty lovers and barbecue afficionados. The World Health Organization now deems bacon, sausage—and other processed meats—a serious cancer risk.
With more than 14m new cancer cases occurring around the world each year and more than 8m cancer deaths a year, carcinogens certainly merit serious attention. Asbestos, diesel exhaust fumes, radiation in various forms, nightshift work, tobacco and alcohol are all well-known causes of cancer, but there are lots more besides, including several you may never have heard of.
Until you are faced with the reality, cancer is something that happens to someone else. But cancer is not a death sentence. Learn more about your cancer diagnosis and which natural and integrative treatments best address your type of cancer, as well as clinics and doctors that specialize in a particular protocol.
The Cancer Advice website is designed to inform the intelligent layman concerning the present state of knowledge of particular cancers and to highlight modern aspects of therapy.
Here, women and men who are living with cancer or have completed treatment and are cancer-free share their stories of survival, from initial diagnosis and treatment to recovery and the ways that cancer has transformed their lives.
Cancer control planners, program staff, and researchers have the same goals: to reduce cancer risk, the number of new cancer cases, and the number of deaths from cancer, as well as enhance the quality of life for cancer survivors.
The official website of The Oncology Group, specialists in cancer information since 1981, and the companion website for the journal ONCOLOGY and Oncology News International.
CancerHelp UK is a free information service about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families. We believe that information about cancer should be freely available to all and written in a way that people can easily understand.
At ® (CTCA), our experts treat all stages of cancer. Learn more about the different types of cancer we treat, including information on symptoms, risk factors and more, by
The best cancer care starts with the best cancer information. With more than 30,000 members who are leaders in advancing cancer care, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the voice of the world’s cancer physicians. ASCO’s patient information website -- Cancer.Net (www.cancer.net) -- brings the expertise and resources of ASCO to people living with cancer and those who care for and care about them. Well-informed patients are their own best advocates and invaluable partners for physicians.
Get help making treatment decisions, understanding the effects of treatment, finding treatment centers and doctors, coping with side effects, and talking with others.
CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.
The Guide to Internet Resources for Cancer family of Web sites, established 1996, now with over a thousand pages.
CURE is a quarterly magazine with an annual Resource Guide and special issue, that combines the science and humanity of cancer for those who have to deal with it on a daily basis.
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. Cancer affects us all. We can all help. We are Macmillan.
From the National Cancer Institute, an alpha A to Z list of cancers.
To ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.
An online cancer community committed to offering people living with cancer a home. Within, you will find people like you; people, searching for clear cancer information; people, sharing knowledge; people, connected by a common experience.
CancerWise is an online newsletter published monthly by The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Each issue includes a cancer survivor's story, related Q&A with M. D. Anderson experts, the latest reports on cancer treatment and research and tips for cancer survivorship and prevention.
As a leader in nationwide efforts to ease the burden of cancer, CDC works with national cancer organizations, state health agencies, and other key groups to develop, implement, and promote effective strategies for preventing and controlling cancer.
At the LiveStrong Foundation, we unite people to fight cancer believing that unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything.
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, forming a growth or tumor.
OncoLink was founded in 1994 by Penn cancer specialists with a mission to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information at no charge.
A website for discussions about any type of cancer, including lung cancer, breast cancer, mesothelioma, prostate cancer, laryngeal cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and others
If you have a connection to cancer, welcome to the place where you can share your real-life experiences -- fears, insights, stories and advice.
WON is a worldwide network of communications among physicians and nurses practicing Hematology/Oncology.