Drinking alcohol can increase your risk of cancer.
An estimated 10 percent of the population suffers from holiday depression to
some degree. It may be one or many things that contribute to the holiday
blues, especially coping with a cancer diagnosis.
Diagnostic tests and blood tests word list
The Cancer Information Service provides this Cancer Word List to
describe terms that may be used in this process so that patients and
family members can take an active role in their care.
Food Safety For People Who Are Immunosuppressed The immune system helps protect you from infection. When your immune system is weakened, it may not be able to rid the body of the bacteria found in some foods. By not eating
Quitting smoking is tough. So is talking
to your mom, dad or anyone you love about quitting. Remember, you can’t
make them quit but you can let them know that you’re there for them if
they want to try. We provide few tips for encouraging someone you love
to quit smoking.
You don’t have to have special equipment
or buy a fancy gym membership to be physically active. Simple fun
activities with your family and friends can reduce your cancer risk.
Both UVA and UVB rays cause damage to
skin cells and can lead to skin cancer. UV rays are recognized as a
main cause of all skin cancers. All tanning beds use UV rays.
When a loved one has died, the holidays can be very stressful for the
spouse, the family members, and friends. As the season approaches, the
Cancer Information Service offers some helpful hints to observe these
events without your loved one.
Peripheral neuropathy is a term used to
describe sick or injured nerves. The peripheral nerves are the ones
located outside your brain and spinal cord.
Swelling of the arm on the side of your
breast cancer surgery can be due to lymph nodes under the arm being
removed or changed by radiation of the armpit.
Radiation therapy is the treatment of cancer using beams of high-energy
waves called radiation. The radiation used for cancer treatment comes
from special machines or from radioactive substances. Radiation therapy
machines aim specific amounts of the radiation at tumors or parts of
the body where there is/was disease to kill cancer cells or keep them
Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. You can't see, smell or taste radon. But it may be a problem in your home.
Ways to reduce your risk of cancer in your everyday routine.
Alternative ways to grill while keeping your food safe and your family healthy.
glands and vessels serve as channels through which liquid around the
cells (extra cellular fluid) is returned into the blood stream. Any patient with invasive breast cancer or melanoma can be considered for sentinel lymph node biopsy.
Smokeless tobacco is unburnt tobacco, which is placed into the mouth used by an estimated 12-14 million Americans. Smokeless tobacco is not a safe alternative to smoking and ultimately leads to an increased risk of oral cancer.
If you think you know all there is to know about smoking, take our quiz.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., but is largely preventable by reducing exposure to the sun. Review some important tips to keep your skin safe.
This booklet will explain about the normal cells that can be damaged that are made in the bone marrow.
The amount of sleep a person needs varies from person to person. During
cancer treatment, the need for sleep may increase some, as the body
Tumor markers are substances that can be detected in higher than normal
amounts in the blood, urine, or body tissues of some people with certain
types of cancer.
Over all, about one in 280 American men will develop testicular cancer
at some time in their lives. It can occur in men at any age and is most
common cancer in men between 20 and 35.
Cervical cancer is 100 percent curable if detected early and can be detected by a Pap test.