Thursday, August 17, 2017

What Causes Cancer?

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Category: Cancer

Cancer is not one disease, but more than 200 that develop similarly. At the genetic level, something goes wrong with cell reproduction. Instead of dividing normally, cells that become cancerous reproduce wildly, producing abnormal growths (tumors). Tumor cells spread (metastasize) around the body, growing additional tumors. If tumor growth can’t be stopped, it interferes with […]

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Available Cancer Treatments: Overview

As if having cancer isn’t traumatic enough, getting it treated is fundamentally different from the way people other illnesses. With most other diseases, you rely on your family doctor, and perhaps a specialist or two. But cancer often involves a dizzying array of practitioners: your family doctor, one or more pathologists (who determine what kind […]

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How to Evaluate Cancer Treatments

While space limitations prevent consideration of specific cancers here, no matter what kind of cancer you have, the experts agree that a step-by-step approach is the way to go to evaluate what cancer treatment options will work best for you. Following are recommendations for how to evaluate cancer treatments.

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Newly Diagnosed With Cancer? Expert Advice

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Category: Cancer

“People often ask what I would do if I got cancer,” says MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant recipient Michael Lerner, Ph.D., a founder of the Commonweal Cancer Help Program in Bolinas, California, and author of Choices in Healing: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Complementary Approaches to Cancer. “Frankly, I’m not sure. I don’t think anyone […]

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