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Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid Cancer

The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck and is attached to the lower part of the voice box (larynx) and to the upper part of the windpipe (trachea). It has two sides, or lobes, that are connected by a narrow neck. The thyroid gland produces thyroid hormones, which regulate metabolism, growth, […]

Testicular Cancer

Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancers are relatively rare but highly curable, and occur predominantly in young and middle aged males. Testicular cancers were among the first types of cancers to be cured by radiation and/or chemotherapy, and treatment has been refined over the last two decades. Currently, over 70% of all patients are curable regardless of the extent […]

Testicular Cancer

Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancers are relatively rare but highly curable, and occur predominantly in young and middle aged males. Testicular cancers were among the first types of cancers to be cured by radiation and/or chemotherapy, and treatment has been refined over the last two decades. Currently, over 70% of all patients are curable regardless of the extent […]

Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer

More than 1 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year in the United States – and many of these cases could have been prevented. Most damage that leads to skin cancer is caused by over-exposure to Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or from tanning beds. This is damage that is easily preventable. […]

Uterine Cancer

Uterine Cancer

The uterus is the female reproductive organ where the unborn baby grows and develops until birth. This muscular organ is connected to the vagina by the cervix and contains entrances for the two fallopian tubes, which transfer eggs from the ovaries. The uterus is a highly hormone sensitive organ with monthly bleeding and shedding cycles […]

Renal Cancer

Renal Cancer

The kidneys are organs that are responsible for eliminating waste material from the blood by making urine. The kidneys also produce hormones, which regulate blood pressure and control red blood cell production. Located just above the kidneys are the adrenal glands, which produce several essential hormones. Adrenal hormones help to regulate metabolism, blood pressure, inflammation, […]

Rectal Cancer

Rectal Cancer

The colon and rectum are parts of the body’s digestive system and together form a long, muscular tube called the large intestine. The colon is the first 6 feet of the large intestine and the rectum is the last 8-10 inches. The last part of the rectum contains the rectal sphincter or anus. The rectal […]

Renal Cancer

Renal Cancer

The kidneys are organs that are responsible for eliminating waste material from the blood by making urine. The kidneys also produce hormones, which regulate blood pressure and control red blood cell production. Located just above the kidneys are the adrenal glands, which produce several essential hormones. Adrenal hormones help to regulate metabolism, blood pressure, inflammation, […]

Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common male malignancy in the United States: it is estimated that 192,280 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in 2009 alone. Over the past 25 years, dramatic improvements have been made in patient survival of this disease; in fact, the 5-year survival rate has increased from 69% to […]

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the most deadly cancer of the female reproductive system. In 2009, it is estimated that this cancer alone will claim 14,600 American women’s lives. Often known as “the silent killer,” ovarian cancer is difficult to detect early because the ovaries are deep within the pelvis and initial symptoms are often ambiguous. Too […]

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer

In 2008, an estimated 37,680 individuals will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and approximately 34,290 people will die of this disease in the same year. Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all types of malignancies, with the one-year relative survival rate less than 24% and the fi ve-year survival rate of only about […]

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Cancers that begin in cells of the lymph system are referred to as malignant lymphomas. The lymph system includes the spleen, thymus, tonsils, bone marrow, lymph nodes and circulating white blood cells called lymphocytes. Lymphocytes and the lymph system are part of the immune system that protects the body from disease and infection. Cancers of […]