Cancer Basics

Basic knowledge of cancer includes information about its causes, process, symptoms and types. Other important issues are methods of cancer diagnosis, including biopsy. Cancer treatment may vary depending on the type and stage. Carcinoma of unknown primary site (CUPS) is a term given to cancers of uncertain origin that have spread to one or more sites.

Metastatic Cancer

Metastatic Cancer

Also called: Metastatic Disease Reviewed By:Martin E. Liebling, M.D., FACPMark Oren, M.D., FACP Summary Metastatic cancer is cancer that has spread from its original site in the body to other parts of the body. It occurs when cells break free from a tumor and travel to other locations. These cells often form “colony” tumors and …

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Cancer Treatment

Cancer Treatment

Reviewed By:Carol Kornmehl, MD, F.A.C.R.OMartin E. Liebling, M.D., FACP Summary There are several different methods used to treat cancer. The goals of treatment may include curing the cancer, controlling the cancer or treating symptoms and complications caused by the disease. Cancer treatment is usually coordinated by  members of the patient’s cancer care team, a group …

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Cancer Prevention

Cancer Prevention

Reviewed By:Martin E. Liebling, M.D., FACP Summary Cancer is characterized by the presence of abnormal, malignant cells in the body. Cancer develops when the DNA within cells becomes damaged and it is not repaired by the body. Scientists continue to study the reasons for the development of cancer. In many cases, the risk factors for …

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Cancer Diagnosis

Cancer Diagnosis

Reviewed By:Mark Oren, M.D., FACP Summary A variety of tests are used to diagnose, classify and monitor the progress of cancer in individuals. These tests may be used to diagnose the disease after signs and symptoms have developed, or look for certain cancers before any indications arise. Screening tests are tests used to detect certain …

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Cancer Basics

Cancer Basics – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Reviewed By:Martin E. Liebling, M.D., FACPMark Oren, M.D., FACP Summary Cancer is a disease in which abnormal malignant body cells uncontrollably grow and multiply. There are many different forms of cancer including carcinomas, sarcomas, lymphomas, leukemias and myeloma. The body normally regulates the growth, division and death of its cells. When cancer develops, this normal …

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