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  • A Woman's Guide to Cancer Screenings

    You run two miles every other day and lift weights twice a week. You've been trying to eat more fruits and vegetables and less meat. You don't smoke. When it comes to your health, you figure you've got everything covered. But when was the last time you saw your doctor for a health screening?

  • About Tamoxifen

    Tamoxifen has been used to treat both advanced and early stage breast cancer. More recently, tamoxifen is being used as an additional therapy following primary treatment for early stage breast cancer.

  • About Tamoxifen

    Tamoxifen has been used to treat both advanced and early stage breast cancer. More recently, tamoxifen is being used as an additional therapy following primary treatment for early stage breast cancer.

  • About Tamoxifen

    Tamoxifen has been used to treat both advanced and early stage breast cancer. More recently, tamoxifen is being used as an additional therapy following primary treatment for early stage breast cancer.

  • About Tamoxifen

    Tamoxifen has been used to treat both advanced and early stage breast cancer. More recently, tamoxifen is being used as an additional therapy following primary treatment for early stage breast cancer.

  • About Taxol

    Taxol, or paclitaxel, is a drug used for treating certain women who have advanced breast or ovarian cancer. Paclitaxel is a compound that is extracted from the bark of the Pacific yew tree.

  • About Taxol

    Taxol, or paclitaxel, is a drug used for treating certain women who have advanced breast or ovarian cancer. Paclitaxel is a compound that is extracted from the bark of the Pacific yew tree.

  • About Taxol

    Taxol, or paclitaxel, is a drug used for treating certain women who have advanced breast or ovarian cancer. Paclitaxel is a compound that is extracted from the bark of the Pacific yew tree.

  • About Taxol

    Taxol, or paclitaxel, is a drug used for treating certain women who have advanced breast or ovarian cancer. Paclitaxel is a compound that is extracted from the bark of the Pacific yew tree.

  • After-Cancer Care Needed for More Survivors

    Being told you have cancer can change everything. You may feel overwhelmed and uncertain. The good news: More Americans are surviving the disease. That fact is highlighting the need for quality care after cancer.

  • Are You Addicted to Tanning?

    Catching some rays isn’t the best way to spend your summer days. After all, tanning raises your risk for skin cancer. It’s the most common cancer in the U.S. Yet some people may crave that sun-kissed glow, suggests a recent study.

  • Are You Up-to-Date on Colorectal Cancer Screening?

    Colorectal cancer is a stealthy disease. It can stay unnoticed in your colon or rectum. By the time you develop symptoms, it has grown and possibly spread, making it harder to treat. Screening can help spot this cancer early. But too many U.S. adults ages 50 and older are still skirting this lifesaving tool.

  • Aspirin and Ovarian Cancer: A Possible Pill for Prevention?

    Aspirin can help with a number of health problems. It can relieve pain. It can lower a fever. It can even prevent a heart attack or stroke. More recently, scientists have found another possible benefit. It may help stop ovarian cancer.

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma

    Detailed information on basal cell carcinoma, including risk factors and how the disease develops

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma

    Detailed information on basal cell carcinoma, including risk factors and how the disease develops

  • Biliary Cirrhosis / Bile Duct Cancer

    Detailed information on biliary cirrhosis and bile duct cancer, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Biliary Cirrhosis / Bile Duct Cancer

    Detailed information on biliary cirrhosis and bile duct cancer, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Breast Biopsy Animation

    A breast biopsy will help you learn if you have cause for concern about a mass seen on mammography or if you have abnormal breast tissue. During this procedure, samples of breast tissue are removed with a special biopsy needle or during surgery. Then the cells are examined to see if they are normal cells or cancer cells. This animation will guide you through the procedure.

  • Breast Biopsy Animation

    A breast biopsy will help you learn if you have cause for concern about a mass seen on mammography or if you have abnormal breast tissue. During this procedure, samples of breast tissue are removed with a special biopsy needle or during surgery. Then the cells are examined to see if they are normal cells or cancer cells. This animation will guide you through the procedure.

  • Breast Biopsy Animation

    A breast biopsy will help you learn if you have cause for concern about a mass seen on mammography or if you have abnormal breast tissue. During this procedure, samples of breast tissue are removed with a special biopsy needle or during surgery. Then the cells are examined to see if they are normal cells or cancer cells. This animation will guide you through the procedure.

  • Breast Cancer in Men

    Detailed information on breast cancer in males, including symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Breast Cancer Prevention Trial (BCPT)

    BCPT was a clinical trial that studied tamoxifen as a prevention therapy for those at high risk for breast cancer. Data showed the results of tamoxifen treatment to be "highly significant," with a 49 percent reduction in the number of invasive breast cancers seen across all age groups.

  • Breast Cancer Prevention Trial (BCPT)

    BCPT was a clinical trial that studied tamoxifen as a prevention therapy for those at high risk for breast cancer. Data showed the results of tamoxifen treatment to be "highly significant," with a 49 percent reduction in the number of invasive breast cancers seen across all age groups.

  • Breast Cancer Prevention Trial (BCPT)

    BCPT was a clinical trial that studied tamoxifen as a prevention therapy for those at high risk for breast cancer. Data showed the results of tamoxifen treatment to be "highly significant," with a 49 percent reduction in the number of invasive breast cancers seen across all age groups.

  • Breast Cancer Prevention Trial (BCPT)

    BCPT was a clinical trial that studied tamoxifen as a prevention therapy for those at high risk for breast cancer. Data showed the results of tamoxifen treatment to be "highly significant," with a 49 percent reduction in the number of invasive breast cancers seen across all age groups.

  • Breast Cancer Statistics

    Breast cancer ranks second among cancer deaths in women after lung cancer.

  • Breast Cancer Statistics

    Breast cancer ranks second among cancer deaths in women after lung cancer.

  • Breast Cancer Statistics

    Breast cancer ranks second among cancer deaths in women after lung cancer.

  • Breast Cancer Statistics

    Breast cancer ranks second among cancer deaths in women after lung cancer.

  • Cancer Overview

    Cancer cells don't function properly, and they can spread to many areas of the body. Tumors are clusters of cells that are capable of growing and dividing uncontrollably; their growth is not regulated.

  • Cancer Overview

    Cancer cells don't function properly, and they can spread to many areas of the body. Tumors are clusters of cells that are capable of growing and dividing uncontrollably; their growth is not regulated.

  • Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer Treatment

    Your oncologist will determine how long and how often you will have chemotherapy treatments. Chemotherapy can be administered intravenously or by pill, and is usually a combination of drugs.

  • Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer Treatment

    Your oncologist will determine how long and how often you will have chemotherapy treatments. Chemotherapy can be administered intravenously or by pill, and is usually a combination of drugs.

  • Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer Treatment

    Your oncologist will determine how long and how often you will have chemotherapy treatments. Chemotherapy can be administered intravenously or by pill, and is usually a combination of drugs.

  • Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer Treatment

    Your oncologist will determine how long and how often you will have chemotherapy treatments. Chemotherapy can be administered intravenously or by pill, and is usually a combination of drugs.

  • Chemotherapy For Prostate Cancer

    Chemotherapy may be used when the cancer has spread outside of the prostate gland, or it may be used in combination with other therapies.

  • Chemotherapy For Prostate Cancer

    Chemotherapy may be used when the cancer has spread outside of the prostate gland, or it may be used in combination with other therapies.

  • Chemotherapy For Prostate Cancer

    Chemotherapy may be used when the cancer has spread outside of the prostate gland, or it may be used in combination with other therapies.

  • Chemotherapy For Prostate Cancer

    Chemotherapy may be used when the cancer has spread outside of the prostate gland, or it may be used in combination with other therapies.

  • Colonoscopy Animation

    Colonoscopy is one of the screening procedures used in the early detection of colorectal cancer when it is most treatable. Colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows the physician to examine the entire large intestine. Watch and learn more about what to expect when having this procedure.

  • Colonoscopy Animation

    Colonoscopy is one of the screening procedures used in the early detection of colorectal cancer when it is most treatable. Colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows the physician to examine the entire large intestine. Watch and learn more about what to expect when having this procedure.

  • Colonoscopy Animation

    Colonoscopy is one of the screening procedures used in the early detection of colorectal cancer when it is most treatable. Colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows the physician to examine the entire large intestine. Watch and learn more about what to expect when having this procedure.

  • Colonoscopy Animation

    Colonoscopy is one of the screening procedures used in the early detection of colorectal cancer when it is most treatable. Colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows the physician to examine the entire large intestine. Watch and learn more about what to expect when having this procedure.

  • Cracking the Nut to a Longer Life

    Humans have nibbled on nuts for centuries. Archeologists discovered almonds stashed in King Tut’s tomb in Egypt. They also unearthed walnuts from the ruins of Pompeii. A long-time dietary staple, nuts come packed with nutrients. A fact that could explain why a recent study found eating more of them may lead to a longer life.

  • Diagnostic and Evaluation Procedures

    Your doctor may evaluate possible prostate problems with an annual physical and a digital rectal exam or a test for prostate-specific antigen.

  • Diagnostic and Evaluation Procedures

    Your doctor may evaluate possible prostate problems with an annual physical and a digital rectal exam or a test for prostate-specific antigen.

  • Diagnostic and Evaluation Procedures

    Your doctor may evaluate possible prostate problems with an annual physical and a digital rectal exam or a test for prostate-specific antigen.

  • Diagnostic and Evaluation Procedures

    Your doctor may evaluate possible prostate problems with an annual physical and a digital rectal exam or a test for prostate-specific antigen.

  • Does Ageism Exist in Cancer Care?

    Older adults are less likely to be screened for cancer in the first place. And if they are diagnosed with cancer, it's less likely that their doctors will recommend treatment to cure the cancer.

  • Does Ageism Exist in Cancer Care?

    Older adults are less likely to be screened for cancer in the first place. And if they are diagnosed with cancer, it's less likely that their doctors will recommend treatment to cure the cancer.

  • Does Ageism Exist in Cancer Care?

    Older adults are less likely to be screened for cancer in the first place. And if they are diagnosed with cancer, it's less likely that their doctors will recommend treatment to cure the cancer.

  • Does Ageism Exist in Cancer Care?

    Older adults are less likely to be screened for cancer in the first place. And if they are diagnosed with cancer, it's less likely that their doctors will recommend treatment to cure the cancer.

  • Don’t Dismiss That Pap Test

    Cervical cancer can be a crafty disease. It can grow unnoticed in your body. The best way to outwit it is with a Pap test. This screening tool can find the disease early, when it’s easier to treat. Unfortunately, some women are still not taking advantage of it, says a recent report.

  • Ductal Carcinoma
  • Esophageal Cancer

    Detailed information on esophageal cancer, including symptoms, stages, types, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Esophageal Cancer

    Detailed information on esophageal cancer, including symptoms, stages, types, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Expectant Therapy

    Expectant therapy is to "watch and wait" while carefully observing and monitoring the prostate cancer.

  • Expectant Therapy

    Expectant therapy is to "watch and wait" while carefully observing and monitoring the prostate cancer.

  • Expectant Therapy

    Expectant therapy is to "watch and wait" while carefully observing and monitoring the prostate cancer.

  • Expectant Therapy

    Expectant therapy is to "watch and wait" while carefully observing and monitoring the prostate cancer.

  • For Older Adults: What Screenings Do You Need?

    When should you have your cholesterol checked? Be screened for colorectal cancer? Here's a timeline for screenings and checkups.

  • General Information About Breast Cancer

    Ductal carcinoma, lobular carcinoma, and Paget's disease are several types of breast cancer.

  • General Information About Breast Cancer

    Ductal carcinoma, lobular carcinoma, and Paget's disease are several types of breast cancer.

  • General Information About Breast Cancer

    Ductal carcinoma, lobular carcinoma, and Paget's disease are several types of breast cancer.

  • Genetics of Breast Cancer

    Detailed information on the genetics of breast cancer, including information on hereditary breast ovarian cancer syndrome, brca1, brca2, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, Li-Fraumeni syndrome, Cowden syndrome, and ataxia telangiectasia

  • Genetics of Breast Cancer

    Detailed information on the genetics of breast cancer, including information on hereditary breast ovarian cancer syndrome, brca1, brca2, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, Li-Fraumeni syndrome, Cowden syndrome, and ataxia telangiectasia

  • Glossary - Oncology

    Glossary of terms relating to cancer in children

  • Glossary - Skin Cancer

    Glossary of terms relating to skin cancer

  • Grading of Prostate Cancer

    The cancer grading system is based on a number range. The lower the number, the lower the grade, and the slower the cancer is growing.

  • Grading of Prostate Cancer

    The cancer grading system is based on a number range. The lower the number, the lower the grade, and the slower the cancer is growing.

  • Grading of Prostate Cancer

    The cancer grading system is based on a number range. The lower the number, the lower the grade, and the slower the cancer is growing.

  • Grading of Prostate Cancer

    The cancer grading system is based on a number range. The lower the number, the lower the grade, and the slower the cancer is growing.

  • Hereditary Breast Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (BRCA1 / BRCA2)

    A woman with this syndrome may develop breast cancer before age 50 and is at higher risk for developing cancer in both breasts or in both the breasts and ovaries.

  • Hereditary Breast Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (BRCA1 / BRCA2)

    A woman with this syndrome may develop breast cancer before age 50 and is at higher risk for developing cancer in both breasts or in both the breasts and ovaries.

  • Hereditary Breast Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (BRCA1 / BRCA2)

    A woman with this syndrome may develop breast cancer before age 50 and is at higher risk for developing cancer in both breasts or in both the breasts and ovaries.

  • Hereditary Breast Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (BRCA1 / BRCA2)

    A woman with this syndrome may develop breast cancer before age 50 and is at higher risk for developing cancer in both breasts or in both the breasts and ovaries.

  • Hereditary Breast Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (BRCA1 / BRCA2)

    A woman with this syndrome may develop breast cancer before age 50 and is at higher risk for developing cancer in both breasts or in both the breasts and ovaries.

  • Hope on the Horizon for Breast Cancer

    In recent years, researchers have discovered new and better ways to detect and treat breast cancer—and to keep it from coming back.

  • Hope on the Horizon for Breast Cancer

    In recent years, researchers have discovered new and better ways to detect and treat breast cancer—and to keep it from coming back.

  • Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

    The goal of hormone therapy is to lower the level of male hormones in the body, particularly testosterone.

  • Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

    The goal of hormone therapy is to lower the level of male hormones in the body, particularly testosterone.

  • Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

    The goal of hormone therapy is to lower the level of male hormones in the body, particularly testosterone.

  • Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

    The goal of hormone therapy is to lower the level of male hormones in the body, particularly testosterone.

  • HPV Vaccine for Boys

    Two HPV vaccines can protect against certain types of HPV. At first, they were recommended for girls and young women, but one of the vaccines has also been approved for use in boys and young men.

  • Increasing Calories and Protein

    Children with cancer need protein to help the body repair itself. Adequate calories are needed to heal and to prevent weight loss.

  • Increasing Calories and Protein

    Children with cancer need protein to help the body repair itself. Adequate calories are needed to heal and to prevent weight loss.

  • Kidney Cancer

    Detailed information on renal cell cancer, the most common type of kidney cancer, including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Kidney Cancer

    Detailed information on renal cell cancer, the most common type of kidney cancer, including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Liver Tumors

    Detailed information on liver tumors, including types, symptoms, staging, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Liver Tumors

    Detailed information on liver tumors, including types, symptoms, staging, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Lumpectomy Animation

    You or someone you know may be facing a lumpectomy to remove a breast tumor. A lumpectomy is a type of breast-conserving surgery in which a cancerous lump and portions of the surrounding breast tissue are removed, leaving the breast intact.

  • Lumpectomy Animation

    You or someone you know may be facing a lumpectomy to remove a breast tumor. A lumpectomy is a type of breast-conserving surgery in which a cancerous lump and portions of the surrounding breast tissue are removed, leaving the breast intact.

  • Lumpectomy Animation

    You or someone you know may be facing a lumpectomy to remove a breast tumor. A lumpectomy is a type of breast-conserving surgery in which a cancerous lump and portions of the surrounding breast tissue are removed, leaving the breast intact.

  • Lung Cancer

    Detailed information on lung cancer, lung cancer symptom, lung cancer treatment, lung cancer sign, lung cancer medication, malignant lung tumor, lung cancer cause, benign lung tumor, lung cancer risk factor, lung cancer prevention

  • Lung Cancer

    Detailed information on lung cancer, lung cancer symptom, lung cancer treatment, lung cancer sign, lung cancer medication, malignant lung tumor, lung cancer cause, benign lung tumor, lung cancer risk factor, lung cancer prevention

  • Mammography
  • Mammography
  • Mammography
  • Melanoma

    Detailed information on melanoma, including symptoms, diagnosis, risk factors, and treatment

  • Melanoma

    Detailed information on melanoma, including symptoms, diagnosis, risk factors, and treatment

  • National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP)

    Detailed information on breast cancer clinical trials, including the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project

  • National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP)

    Detailed information on breast cancer clinical trials, including the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project

  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

    Detailed information on non-Hodgkins lymphoma, including symptoms, causes, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

    Detailed information on non-Hodgkins lymphoma, including symptoms, causes, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Nutrition's Role in Disease Prevention

    Evidence is mounting that a healthful diet can help protect you from some diseases. What you eat -- or don't eat -- may help prevent heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and type 2 diabetes.

  • Nutrition's Role in Disease Prevention

    Evidence is mounting that a healthful diet can help protect you from some diseases. What you eat -- or don't eat -- may help prevent heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and type 2 diabetes.

  • Oral Cancer

    Ninety percent of oral cancer cases are caused by tobacco use. Oral cancer can affect the lips, teeth, gums, and lining of the mouth.

  • Oral Cancer

    Ninety percent of oral cancer cases are caused by tobacco use. Oral cancer can affect the lips, teeth, gums, and lining of the mouth.

  • Oral Cancer

    Ninety percent of oral cancer cases are caused by tobacco use. Oral cancer can affect the lips, teeth, gums, and lining of the mouth.

  • Oral Cancer

    Ninety percent of oral cancer cases are caused by tobacco use. Oral cancer can affect the lips, teeth, gums, and lining of the mouth.

  • Other Causes and Risk Factors For Skin Cancer

    Detailed information on causes and risk factors for skin cancer, including heredity and environment

  • Other Causes and Risk Factors For Skin Cancer

    Detailed information on causes and risk factors for skin cancer, including heredity and environment

  • Other Treatments for Breast Cancer

    Other treatments for breast cancer include hormone therapy, used to prevent the growth, spread, and recurrence of the cancer, adjuvant therapy, and biological therapy.

  • Other Treatments for Breast Cancer

    Other treatments for breast cancer include hormone therapy, used to prevent the growth, spread, and recurrence of the cancer, adjuvant therapy, and biological therapy.

  • Other Treatments for Breast Cancer

    Other treatments for breast cancer include hormone therapy, used to prevent the growth, spread, and recurrence of the cancer, adjuvant therapy, and biological therapy.

  • Other Treatments for Breast Cancer

    Other treatments for breast cancer include hormone therapy, used to prevent the growth, spread, and recurrence of the cancer, adjuvant therapy, and biological therapy.

  • Ovarian Cancer as Part of Lynch Syndrome

    A woman with this type of hereditary colon cancer is at increased risk for ovarian cancer.

  • Ovarian Cancer as Part of Lynch Syndrome

    A woman with this type of hereditary colon cancer is at increased risk for ovarian cancer.

  • Ovarian Cancer as Part of Lynch Syndrome

    A woman with this type of hereditary colon cancer is at increased risk for ovarian cancer.

  • Prostate Biopsy Animation

    Facing a prostate biopsy? A prostate biopsy is a procedure in which samples of prostate tissue are removed with a special biopsy needle to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present. Become familiar with the basics of this procedure.

  • Prostate Biopsy Animation

    Facing a prostate biopsy? A prostate biopsy is a procedure in which samples of prostate tissue are removed with a special biopsy needle to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present. Become familiar with the basics of this procedure.

  • Prostate Biopsy Animation

    Facing a prostate biopsy? A prostate biopsy is a procedure in which samples of prostate tissue are removed with a special biopsy needle to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present. Become familiar with the basics of this procedure.

  • Prostate Biopsy Animation

    Facing a prostate biopsy? A prostate biopsy is a procedure in which samples of prostate tissue are removed with a special biopsy needle to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present. Become familiar with the basics of this procedure.

  • Prostate Biopsy Animation

    Facing a prostate biopsy? A prostate biopsy is a procedure in which samples of prostate tissue are removed with a special biopsy needle to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present. Become familiar with the basics of this procedure.

  • Prostate Cancer

    In the past 30 years, the five-year survival rate for all stages of prostate cancer combined has increased from 73 percent to nearly 100 percent.

  • Prostate Cancer

    In the past 30 years, the five-year survival rate for all stages of prostate cancer combined has increased from 73 percent to nearly 100 percent.

  • Prostate Cancer

    In the past 30 years, the five-year survival rate for all stages of prostate cancer combined has increased from 73 percent to nearly 100 percent.

  • Prostate Cancer

    In the past 30 years, the five-year survival rate for all stages of prostate cancer combined has increased from 73 percent to nearly 100 percent.

  • Prostate Cancer

    In the past 30 years, the five-year survival rate for all stages of prostate cancer combined has increased from 73 percent to nearly 100 percent.

  • Prostate Cancer and Melanoma: Is There a Connection?

    Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, may seem to have little in common with prostate cancer. But a recent study suggests otherwise. Prostate cancer may actually raise a man’s risk for melanoma.

  • Prostate Cancer in African-American Men

    African-American men may have the highest rate of prostate cancer incidence in the world, according to the National Cancer Institute.

  • Prostate Cancer in African-American Men

    African-American men may have the highest rate of prostate cancer incidence in the world, according to the National Cancer Institute.

  • Prostate Cancer in African-American Men

    African-American men may have the highest rate of prostate cancer incidence in the world, according to the National Cancer Institute.

  • Prostate Cancer in African-American Men

    African-American men may have the highest rate of prostate cancer incidence in the world, according to the National Cancer Institute.

  • Prostate Cancer Overview
  • Prostate Cancer Statistics

    All men are at risk for prostate cancer. Family history raises the risk, as does advancing age.

  • Prostate Cancer Statistics

    All men are at risk for prostate cancer. Family history raises the risk, as does advancing age.

  • Prostate Cancer Statistics

    All men are at risk for prostate cancer. Family history raises the risk, as does advancing age.

  • Prostate Cancer Statistics

    All men are at risk for prostate cancer. Family history raises the risk, as does advancing age.

  • Prostate Cancer: Diet and Prevention
  • Protect Your Family from These Invisible Killers

    They creep into your home, seeping through cracks, drifting through drywall. Odorless, colorless, and tasteless, carbon monoxide and radon are two toxic gases that can seriously harm you — without your knowing it. Fortunately, you can protect yourself and your family from these invisible killers.

  • Radiation Therapy

    Radiation is often used to treat prostate cancer that is still confined to the prostate gland, or has spread only to nearby tissue.

  • Radiation Therapy

    Radiation is often used to treat prostate cancer that is still confined to the prostate gland, or has spread only to nearby tissue.

  • Radiation Therapy

    Radiation is often used to treat prostate cancer that is still confined to the prostate gland, or has spread only to nearby tissue.

  • Radiation Therapy

    Radiation is often used to treat prostate cancer that is still confined to the prostate gland, or has spread only to nearby tissue.

  • Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer Treatment

    Radiation therapy is a process that precisely sends high levels of radiation directly to the cancer cells. Radiation done after surgery can kill cancer cells that may not be seen during surgery.

  • Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer Treatment

    Radiation therapy is a process that precisely sends high levels of radiation directly to the cancer cells. Radiation done after surgery can kill cancer cells that may not be seen during surgery.

  • Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer Treatment

    Radiation therapy is a process that precisely sends high levels of radiation directly to the cancer cells. Radiation done after surgery can kill cancer cells that may not be seen during surgery.

  • Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer Treatment

    Radiation therapy is a process that precisely sends high levels of radiation directly to the cancer cells. Radiation done after surgery can kill cancer cells that may not be seen during surgery.

  • Retinoblastoma
  • Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

    Factors that appear to raise a woman's risk for breast cancer include advancing age, family history, benign breast conditions, and a late menopause.

  • Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

    Factors that appear to raise a woman's risk for breast cancer include advancing age, family history, benign breast conditions, and a late menopause.

  • Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

    Factors that appear to raise a woman's risk for breast cancer include advancing age, family history, benign breast conditions, and a late menopause.

  • Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

    Factors that appear to raise a woman's risk for breast cancer include advancing age, family history, benign breast conditions, and a late menopause.

  • Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

    Detailed information on the risk factors for prostate cancer

  • Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

    Detailed information on the risk factors for prostate cancer

  • Screening for Prostate Cancer

    If you are a man, you are at risk for prostate cancer. The risk for prostate cancer increases with age. Your risk is also higher if you are African-American or have a family history of prostate cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends that men over age 50 get tested for prostate cancer once a year.

  • Screening for Prostate Cancer

    If you are a man, you are at risk for prostate cancer. The risk for prostate cancer increases with age. Your risk is also higher if you are African-American or have a family history of prostate cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends that men over age 50 get tested for prostate cancer once a year.

  • Should You Consider Preventive Drugs for Breast Cancer?

    All women have at least some risk for breast cancer. But some are more likely than others to eventually develop the disease. Health organizations urge these high-risk women to talk with their doctor about chemoprevention. Certain drugs may actually be able to help ward off breast cancer.

  • Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer

    Early breast cancer usually does not cause pain and may cause no symptoms at all.

  • Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer

    Early breast cancer usually does not cause pain and may cause no symptoms at all.

  • Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer

    Early breast cancer usually does not cause pain and may cause no symptoms at all.

  • Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer

    Early breast cancer usually does not cause pain and may cause no symptoms at all.

  • Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

    Early prostate cancer usually has no specific signs or symptoms—that's why prostate cancer screening is so important.

  • Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

    Early prostate cancer usually has no specific signs or symptoms—that's why prostate cancer screening is so important.

  • Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

    Early prostate cancer usually has no specific signs or symptoms—that's why prostate cancer screening is so important.

  • Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

    Early prostate cancer usually has no specific signs or symptoms—that's why prostate cancer screening is so important.

  • Six Facts on Obesity

    We've all heard warnings, yet many of us keep gaining weight. More than half of American adults are overweight or obese, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Six Facts on Obesity

    We've all heard warnings, yet many of us keep gaining weight. More than half of American adults are overweight or obese, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Skin Cancer

    Detailed information on skin cancer, including causes, risk factors, prevention, types, and how to perform a skin self-examination

  • Skin Cancer

    Detailed information on skin cancer, including causes, risk factors, prevention, types, and how to perform a skin self-examination

  • Skin Cancer

    Detailed information on skin cancer, including causes, risk factors, prevention, types, and how to perform a skin self-examination

  • Skin Cancer

    Detailed information on skin cancer, including causes, risk factors, prevention, types, and how to perform a skin self-examination

  • Solving the Breast Cancer Puzzle

    Investigators report headway against breast cancer, the disease that worries women more than any other.

  • Stages of Breast Cancer

    When breast cancer is diagnosed, your doctor will order tests to find out if the cancer has spread from the breast to other parts of the body. This is called staging and is an important step toward planning a treatment program.

  • Stages of Breast Cancer

    When breast cancer is diagnosed, your doctor will order tests to find out if the cancer has spread from the breast to other parts of the body. This is called staging and is an important step toward planning a treatment program.

  • Stages of Breast Cancer

    When breast cancer is diagnosed, your doctor will order tests to find out if the cancer has spread from the breast to other parts of the body. This is called staging and is an important step toward planning a treatment program.

  • Stages of Breast Cancer

    When breast cancer is diagnosed, your doctor will order tests to find out if the cancer has spread from the breast to other parts of the body. This is called staging and is an important step toward planning a treatment program.

  • Staging of Prostate Cancer

    When prostate cancer is diagnosed, tests are performed to determine how much cancer is present, and if the cancer has spread from the prostate to other parts of the body.

  • Staging of Prostate Cancer

    When prostate cancer is diagnosed, tests are performed to determine how much cancer is present, and if the cancer has spread from the prostate to other parts of the body.

  • Staging of Prostate Cancer

    When prostate cancer is diagnosed, tests are performed to determine how much cancer is present, and if the cancer has spread from the prostate to other parts of the body.

  • Staging of Prostate Cancer

    When prostate cancer is diagnosed, tests are performed to determine how much cancer is present, and if the cancer has spread from the prostate to other parts of the body.

  • Stomach Cancer

    Detailed information on stomach cancer, including symptoms, causes, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Stomach Cancer

    Detailed information on stomach cancer, including symptoms, causes, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene (STAR)

    STAR was a clinical trial of the drug raloxifene that included more than 19,000 postmenopausal women at increased risk for breast cancer. The results showed that raloxifene worked as well as tamoxifen at reducing breast cancer risk.

  • Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene (STAR)

    STAR was a clinical trial of the drug raloxifene that included more than 19,000 postmenopausal women at increased risk for breast cancer. The results showed that raloxifene worked as well as tamoxifen at reducing breast cancer risk.

  • Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene (STAR)

    STAR was a clinical trial of the drug raloxifene that included more than 19,000 postmenopausal women at increased risk for breast cancer. The results showed that raloxifene worked as well as tamoxifen at reducing breast cancer risk.

  • Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene (STAR)

    STAR was a clinical trial of the drug raloxifene that included more than 19,000 postmenopausal women at increased risk for breast cancer. The results showed that raloxifene worked as well as tamoxifen at reducing breast cancer risk.

  • Surgery

    Detailed information the most common types of surgery to treat cancer, including biopsy, endoscopy, laparoscopy, laparotomy, laser surgery, cryosurgery, electrosurgery, and excisional surgery

  • Surgery

    Detailed information the most common types of surgery to treat cancer, including biopsy, endoscopy, laparoscopy, laparotomy, laser surgery, cryosurgery, electrosurgery, and excisional surgery

  • Tell Your Healthcare Team How You Feel During Treatment for Prostate Cancer
  • Tell Your Healthcare Team How You Feel During Treatment for Prostate Cancer
  • The HPV Vaccine: Fact vs. Fiction

    The latest statistics show that those who would benefit most from the HPV vaccine—adolescent girls and boys—aren’t necessarily taking advantage of its cancer-preventing potential.

  • The Latest Ways to Curb Breast Cancer

    Eating peanut butter and breastfeeding. These two activities may see like they have nothing in common. But recent research suggests they may be two of the latest ways you can curb your risk for breast cancer.

  • The Potential Threat of Thirdhand Smoke

    Scientists have been looking at the dangers of secondhand smoke for years. It’s been linked to cancer, heart disease, asthma, and other health problems. But they’ve only started to study the potential threat of thirdhand smoke.

  • Tips for Feeling Your Best During Treatment for Breast Cancer
  • Top 10 Cancers Among Men

    Cancer claims the lives of more than 300,000 men a year in the U.S. Early diagnosis and treatment can help reduce the risk of death.

  • Top 10 Cancers Among Men

    Cancer claims the lives of more than 300,000 men a year in the U.S. Early diagnosis and treatment can help reduce the risk of death.

  • Top 10 Cancers Among Men

    Cancer claims the lives of more than 300,000 men a year in the U.S. Early diagnosis and treatment can help reduce the risk of death.

  • Top 10 Cancers Among Men

    Cancer claims the lives of more than 300,000 men a year in the U.S. Early diagnosis and treatment can help reduce the risk of death.

  • Treatment Options for Testicular Cancer

    Testicular cancer is a type of cancer that typically develops in men ages 20 to 35. It can be treated and is usually curable.

  • Uterine Cancer

    Cancer of the uterus usually occurs around the time menopause begins. The occasional reappearance of bleeding should not be considered simply part of menopause, but should be checked by a doctor.

  • Uterine Cancer

    Cancer of the uterus usually occurs around the time menopause begins. The occasional reappearance of bleeding should not be considered simply part of menopause, but should be checked by a doctor.

  • Uterine Cancer

    Cancer of the uterus usually occurs around the time menopause begins. The occasional reappearance of bleeding should not be considered simply part of menopause, but should be checked by a doctor.

  • What Do You Know About Prostate Health?

    Prostate cancer and other diseases of the prostate are common.

  • What Do You Know About Prostate Health?

    Prostate cancer and other diseases of the prostate are common.

  • What to Know About Surgery for Breast Cancer
  • What to Know About Your Treatment Choices for Prostate Cancer
  • What You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

    Your health habits may play a role in helping to reduce your risk for this serious disease, and they're particularly important as you get older.

  • What You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

    Your health habits may play a role in helping to reduce your risk for this serious disease, and they're particularly important as you get older.

  • Wilms’ Tumor and Other Childhood Kidney Tumors
    Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of Wilms' tumor.
  • Working with Your Cancer Care Team

    Cancer is increasingly viewed as a long-term chronic illness, rather than an acute one.

  • Working with Your Cancer Care Team

    Cancer is increasingly viewed as a long-term chronic illness, rather than an acute one.