What is Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer that affects the cells in the immune system. These cells, called lymphocytes, can be found in and around the tissues and lymph nodes. There is also a Hodgkin Lymphoma named after Dr. Thomas Hodgkin. Both versions of this cancer are different from one another and react differently to […]

What is Endometrial Cancer?

Endometrial Cancer The endometrium is the inner lining of a woman’s uterus. This is where endometrial or uterine cancer begins. All cancers start when abnormal cells begin to multiply out of control. Endometrial cancer is one of the most common forms of gynecologic cancers to affect women. This type of cancer usually starts with vaginal […]

What is Thyroid Cancer

What is Thyroid Cancer The thyroid is a small gland that can be found in the lower part of the neck. Small but mighty, this important gland is responsible for keeping our metabolism on an even keel. It also produced certain hormones in the body. When the cells inside the thyroid become malignant the beginnings […]

What is Lung Cancer?

Lung Cancer When you have an unusually large amount of abnormal cells that begin in your lungs you may have the beginnings of lung cancer. This may occur in the area of the air passages. The problem develops when the abnormal cells do not turn into healthy tissue in the lungs. These abnormal cells will […]

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer Colorectal cancer is the combination of colon and rectal cancer. If you have colon cancer or rectal cancer it can also be called colorectal cancer. As with most common cancers, the problem occurs when cells in the colon or rectum become abnormal and begin to grow rampantly. Cells of this nature become tumors […]

Breast Cancer Overview Signs and Treatment options

Breast Cancer Breast cancer usually starts in the lobule cells, which produce milk, or the ducts that drain the milk to the nipple. Sometimes it can even begin in the fatty areas of the connective tissues. Breast cancer usually affects women but men have also been affected by it. Cancer cells have been known to […]

What is Bladder Cancer

Bladder Cancer The bladder is a flexible organ that stores the urine that is sent to the kidneys. If you can catch this cancer early on you have a good chance of a full recovery. Almost all cancer occurrences in the bladder are urothelial carcinoma. Out of all types of cancer, bladder cancer is fifth […]

Types of Brain Cancer

Types of Brain Cancer Cancerous Brain Tumors Brain cancer is, like other tumors, caused by irregularities affecting genes, and patients suffering from the following diseases have an inherently higher risk of developing brain cancer:  Von Hippel-Lindau disease   Neurofibromatosis   Retinoblastoma   Li-Fraumeni syndrome   Cancerous brain tumors can be grouped into two broad categories; […]

Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Breast Cancer Diagnosis Breast cancer is a general term for more than five different types of cancer affecting the breasts, in both males and females. The following are some of the more commonly encountered types of breast cancer: Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)-noninvasive, affects the ducts Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)- capable of metastasis Invasive lobular […]

What is cervical cancer

What is Cervical Cancer? As can be inferred from the name, cervical cancers originate in the cervix, which is the lower end of the uterus in the female reproductive system. Primarily affecting the cervix, this cancer can metastasize to other regions of the body, and for this reason, cervical cancer is divided into four stages, […]