Tag: metastasis

Disrupting Cancer’s Energy Source

Virtually all cancers can form metastatic tumors, and a malignant tumor in one part of the body can spread with relative ease to distant locations, creating new and distinct cancers. Tumor cells can travel efficiently via blood, lymphatics, or even across body cavities. Lungs and liver, brains and bone are

2. Beating Skin Cancer

Cancer is the name for a collection of related diseases. The distinguishing characteristic of all them is that cells divide, grow, and spread (metastasize) to other tissues of the body.
Skin cancer, then, is the abnormal growth of skin cells. It is responsible for one-third of all cancers in the United

Tracking Melanoma: How It Spreads to Other Organs

“The threat of melanoma is not in the initial tumor that appears on the skin, but rather in its metastasis—in the tumor cells sent off to colonize in vital organs like the brain, lungs, liver, and bones. We have discovered how the cancer spreads to distant organs and found ways

Newsbriefs: Brain Tumors; Cancer Metastasis

Radiation Plus Chemo for Low-Grade Brain Tumors
A randomized phase III clinical trial at Ohio State University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center of 251 people with grade 2 gliomas found that patients treated with radiation plus a combination of chemotherapy drugs have better survival rates—13.3 years compared to 7.8 years—than patients treated with

Prostate Gland Cancer: Testing and Diagnosis

Prostate Gland Cancer: Testing and Diagnosis

If your doctor has determined that you’re experiencing prostate cancer symptoms and that your otherwise normal PSA levels are elevated, he likely will order a biopsy of tissue from the prostate gland.

Your doctor may elect to biopsy your prostate based on whether or not you have possible symptoms of prostate

Is Prostate Cancer Screening Right for You?

Because prostate ailments are not a matter of choice, you should know your options! Find out which treatment and detection procedures are right for you in a candid and authoritative new report from Cleveland Clinic Men’s Health Advisor

Maximize Information, Minimize Stress After a Cancer Diagnosis

News that you have cancer can be overwhelming. Feelings of anxiety, sadness, and confusion are completely normal. The shock of the diagnosis also can affect your ability to process information clearly and to ask the right questions about testing and treatment that lie ahead.

Because you may face important decisions about

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