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What Should You Know About Biopsies?

In a biopsy, doctors conduct an operation to remove a sample of tissue to analyse it under a microscope. If your doctor has recommended you for a biopsy, then he is suspicious that you may have cancer. It is the most accurate way to reach a definitive diagnosis of cancer. However, there are a lot o ...

4 Skin Cancer Myths, Busted

About 10,000 people in the U.S. will die this year from a preventable disease called skin cancer. People usually apply sunscreen, wear a hat, and avoid the scorching sun. Regardless of these practices, about 3.5 million people are diagnosed with basal and squamous cell skin cancer in the U.S. every ...

5 Cancers That Strike Men (and Their Warning Signs)

Men often experience the same health hurdles as the women do. Cancer is one such deadly condition that affects both men and women. However, there are certain types of cancer that are common in men. Getting a cancer diagnosis can be a person’s worst nightmare as most people do not see it comin ...

8 Cancer Clinical Trial Facts Every Patient Should Know

In the past few decades, outstanding scientific advances have been made. These breakthroughs can prove useful while treating cancer patients. But this is possible only when these new techniques are experimented in a clinical trial to find out its usefulness and accuracy. However, this is only possi ...

9 Things Every Cancer Fighter Should Know About Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy can cause many side-effects which may make patients vulnerable to infections. Patients are often aware of a few side-effects such as hair loss, vomiting, and diarrhea. However, very few patients are familiar with this another type of side-effect called Neutropenia.Neutropenia occurs wh ...

BRCA Testing: What is it? Should I get it?

In several families, cancer genes are passed down through generations just like an undesired heirloom. But thanks to well-advanced technology it's possible to identify these altered genes and offer patients different choices that not only stop cancer, but also stop the gene from being passed on ...

2 Must-Have Minerals for Fighting Breast Cancer

Most of the women are aware that genetic, environmental factors and obesity are common risk factors for Breast Cancer. Oncologists use these risk factors to scare women into accepting some expensive treatment. But very few are aware of the actual risk factors for breast cancer. If you want to preve ...

9 Things to Expect When you Have Cancer

Cancer treatment is a crazy process which makes the patient feel crazy about themselves. They may undergo a lot of changes such as mood swings, loss of hair, various bodily changes and shift in personality which adds to their crazy state. Most of the cancer patients do not know what to expect while ...

How To Become Your Best Cancer Care Advocate

A Cancer Advocate is an individual who is willing to take some responsibility and some control of their life circumstances with cancer. According to NCCS, cancer is perceived as a challenge rather than an enemy when faced by the patient himself. To become your best cancer advocate you should have a ...

Why is Heart Cancer an Extremely Rare Ailment?

Cancer can affect any part or organ of the body, such as bone, breast, lungs, pancreas, skin and brain. But why then, do we rarely hear about heart cancer. Is it that our heart is immune to this disease?According to Dr Jacqueline Barrientos, there are tumors that take place in the heart, but they a ...