Conditions & Treatments
Conditions & Treatments
303 Results Related to "Cancer"
Immunotherapy works in one of two ways—it can boost mechanisms of the immune system so that it has more strength to fight cancer cells. Or, it can target and destroy certain receptors on cancer cells to prevent them from outsmarting the immune system.
Pediatric Cancer Immunotherapy
Immune therapy uses the body’s own immune system to attack cancer cells. Pediatric cancer immunotherapy has become an important treatment for many childhood cancers.
Pediatric Cancer: An Overview
Pediatric cancers although common are highly treatable. Radiation therapy can be used safely and effectively to treat a variety of cancers that affect children.
Pediatric Cancer Surgery
Survival rates for children with cancer have risen dramatically, a result of major advances in cancer treatments, including pediatric cancer surgery.
It’s important to know that fatigue comes with having cancer and is also a side effect of treatments.
Diagnosing Tongue Cancer
Tongue cancer is the name for cancer that starts on the floor of the mouth or in the cells of the tongue or in the throat, at the base of the tongue.
More than 80 percent of children diagnosed with cancer are cured, and chemotherapy is an effective treatment for childhood cancer.
Inflammatory Breast Cancer
A rare but aggressive form of breast cancer.
Esophageal Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
About 17,000 new cases of esophageal cancer occur in the United States each year, most of them in men.
Ovarian cancer, of which there are three main types, is the fifth most common type of cancer among women in the United States.
Hormonal Therapy for Cancer
Doctors may decide to interfere with hormone production in order to stop cancer from spreading, slow it down or decrease the odds it will come back.
Radiation Therapy for Stomach Cancer
Radiation therapy, sometimes in the form of external beam radiation therapy, can be helpful in the treatment of stomach cancer.
Genomics and Cancer Treatment
Learning about a patient's unique genetic makeup so doctors can select effective, personalized treatments is the heart of genomic medicine.
Ovarian Cancer Surgery
Ovarian cancer is often diagnosed late, which means the cancer could have reached an advanced state.
Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer
Radiation therapy is a common treatment for prostate cancer, which now has a 5-year survival rate near 100 percent.
Radiation Therapy for Esophageal Cancer
External-beam radiation is used to treat esophageal cancer. High-energy X-rays kill cancer cells and shrink tumors.