GRADING THE CANCER

Grade – Aggressiveness Grading the cancer is determining its aggressiveness or speed of growth. Some cancers grow or spread faster than others. The grade of the cancer is important because,…

EXAMINING YOUR TESTES

Cancer of the testis is one of the most easily treated cancers if it is diagnosed early. For this reason, all I men should examine their testes regularly to check…

STAGING THE CANCER

Stage – A Matter of Location Staging cancer means, determining if it’s confined within the prostate or if it has penetrated the wall of the gland or capsule and is…

Conquer Cancer

Arm yourself against feminine cancers with information and screening. Over the years, in my association with cancer patients, I have met numerous women who ignored early signs and skipped screening…

UNDERSTANDING “TUMOUR”

Cell to Tumour Tumour generally means swelling; however, when it’s used in the context of cancer, it means a growth of abnormal cells or abnormal growth of tissue. The human…

Beat Cancer Hands Down

Thanks To Modem Medicine, Cancer Is Just Another Treatable Condition NONE OF US—DOCTORS, patients or their families— should look at cancer with fear. Hope has been the leitmotif of this…

YOU HAVE CANCER

Cancer – Not Death We have been conditioned to think that cancer means the end of life. I was determined to think otherwise. I was determined to think that there…

Surviving Cancer

An overview of the features of life after successful treatment for cancer. AGE GENDER GENETICS LIFESTYLE : Risk factors depend on the type Cure rates may be higher than 9…

Radiation Therapy

During radiation therapy, cancer cells are destroyed by using high-intensity’ radiation. Treatment can be either external or internal depending on the site of the tumor. The dose and position of…

Palliative Surgery For Cancer

The aim of palliative surgery is 10 relieve the symptoms or to prevent complications rather than to cure the cancer. Palliative surgery may be performed to remove an unsightly growth;…

CANCEROUS TUMOR

A cancerous (malignant) tumor is a collection of many abnormal cells, most of which divide uncontrollably. Cancerous tumors infiltrate neighboring tissues by forcing their way between normal cells and can…

How Does Cancer Start

Cells are continually bombarded by carcinogens (cancer-causing agents such as sunlight and certain viruses). Carcinogens damage specific genes (sections of DNA that control specific cell functions), known as oncogenes, that…

How Does Cancer Spread

The defining feature of a cancerous tumor is its ability to spread not only locally but also to distant sites in the body by a process called metastasis. In metastasis,…