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  • Colon Cancer Colon cancer is a malignancy that arises from the inner lining of the colon. Most, if not all, of these cancers develop from...learn more »
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    Colon Cancer Article
    • Colon cancer facts
    • What is cancer?
    • What is cancer of the colon and rectum?
    • What are the causes of colon cancer?
    • What are the symptoms of colon cancer?
    • What tests can be done to detect colon cancer?
    • How can colon cancer be prevented?
    • What are the treatments and survival for colon cancer?
    • What is the follow-up care for colon cancer?
    • What does the future hold for patients with colorectal cancer?
  • Lung Cancer Lung cancer kills more men and women than any other form of cancer. Eight out of 10 lung cancers are due to tobacco smoke. Lung...learn more »
  • Liver Cancer Liver cancer is cancer of the liver cells (hepatocellular carcinoma) or of the ducts in the liver (cholangiocarcinoma). Liver...learn more »
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    Liver Cancer Article
    • Liver cancer facts
    • What is liver cancer?
    • What is metastatic liver cancer?
    • What causes liver cancer?
    • What are the risk factors for liver cancer?
    • What are liver cancer symptoms and signs?
    • How is liver cancer diagnosed?
    • How is liver cancer staged?
    • What is the treatment for liver cancer?
    • What is the follow-up after treatment for liver cancer?
    • What is the prognosis of liver cancer? What are the survival rates for liver cancer?
    • Are there alternative and complementary therapies for liver cancer?
    • Can liver cancer be prevented?
    • Where can you learn more about liver cancer?
  • Hepatitis B (HBV, Hep B) The hepatitis B virus (HBV, hep B) is a unique, coated DNA virus belonging to the Hepadnaviridae family of viruses. The course of...learn more »
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    Hepatitis B (HBV, Hep B) Article
    • Hepatitis B facts
    • What is hepatitis?
    • How is the hepatitis B virus spread (transmitted)?
    • What are the symptoms of acute hepatitis B?
    • What are the symptoms of chronic hepatitis B?
    • How is hepatitis B diagnosed?
    • What is the role of a liver biopsy in chronic hepatitis B?
    • What is the natural course of chronic hepatitis B?
    • What medications are used to treat hepatitis B?
    • What are the effects of alcohol on hepatitis B?
    • What are the effects of immunosuppressive medications on hepatitis B?
    • What is delta hepatitis?
    • What about co-infection with hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus?
    • What happens in co-infection with hepatitis B virus and HIV?
    • What is the role of liver transplantation in hepatitis B?
    • What can be done to prevent hepatitis B?
    • What is new in the treatment of hepatitis B?
  • Ovarian Cancer There are many types of ovarian cancer, epithelial carcinoma is the most common. Women with a family history of ovarian cancer...learn more »
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    Ovarian Cancer Article
    • Ovarian cancer facts
    • What is ovarian cancer?
    • Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC)
    • Ovarian low malignant potential tumor (OLMPT; borderline tumor)
    • Germ cell ovarian cancers
    • Stromal ovarian cancers
    • What are ovarian cancer statistics?
    • What are ovarian cancer risk factors?
    • What are ovarian cancer symptoms and signs?
    • How is ovarian cancer diagnosed?
    • How is ovarian cancer staging determined?
    • What is the treatment for ovarian cancer?
    • What is the survival rate and prognosis of ovarian cancer?
    • Can ovarian cancer be prevented?
    • How does one cope with ovarian cancer?
  • Testicular Cancer Testicular cancer symptoms include a painless lump or swelling in a testicle, testicle or scrotum pain, a dull ache in the...learn more »
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    Testicular Cancer Article
    • Testicular cancer facts*
    • What is testicular cancer?
    • What are the risk factors for testicular cancer?
    • What are testicular cancer symptoms and signs?
    • What tests do health-care professionals use to diagnose testicular cancer?
    • How is testicular cancer staging determined?
    • What are the stages of testicular cancer?
    • What is recurrent testicular cancer?
    • What is the treatment for testicular cancer?
    • What are the five types of standard treatment for testicular cancer?
    • Are there clinical trials for patients with testicular cancer?
    • What follow-up is needed after treatment of testicular cancer?
    • What are testicular cancer treatment options by stage?
    • What is the treatment for recurrent testicular cancer?
    • What is the prognosis of testicular cancer?
  • Hepatitis C (HCV, Hep C) Hepatitis C is an inflammation of the liver due to the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is usually spread by blood transfusion,...learn more »
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    Hepatitis C (HCV, Hep C) Article
    • Hepatitis C infection (HCV) facts
    • What is hepatitis C infection, and how many people are infected?
    • What is the hepatitis C virus?
    • What are the symptoms of hepatitis C infection?
    • What is the contagious period for hepatitis C?
    • What is the incubation period for hepatitis C?
    • How long does it take for symptoms to appear after contracting hepatitis C?
    • How is hepatitis C spread?
    • Can hepatitis C infection affect other organs besides the liver?
    • Who is at high risk and should be tested for hepatitis C infection?
    • What type of doctor treats hepatitis C?
    • How is hepatitis C diagnosed?
    • Liver biopsy and non-invasive tests for hepatitis C
    • What medications cure hepatitis C infection?
    • What are the treatment guidelines for hepatitis C?
    • What is the treatment for people with acute hepatitis C infection?
    • What are the side effects of treatments for hepatitis C infection?
    • What about liver transplantation for a person with hepatitis C?
    • How is monitoring done after treatment for hepatitis C?
    • What home remedies are available for hepatitis C?
    • What are the complications of undiagnosed hepatitis C?
    • Can hepatitis C be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis of hepatitis C?
    • What is the current research and what is in the future for hepatitis C?
  • Breast Cancer Breast cancer is an invasive tumor that develops in the mammary gland. Breast cancer is detected via mammograms, breast...learn more »
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    Breast Cancer Article
    • Breast cancer facts
    • What is breast cancer?
    • What are the statistics on male breast cancer?
    • What are the different types of breast cancer? Where does breast cancer come from?
    • What causes breast cancer?
    • What are breast cancer risk factors? How do you get breast cancer?
    • What about antiperspirants or deodorants as causes of breast cancer?
    • What are breast cancer symptoms and signs?
    • What tests do physicians use to diagnose breast cancer?
    • What is HER2-positive breast cancer?
    • What tests detect HER2?
    • Do symptoms and signs of HER2-positive breast cancer differ from those of HER2-negative breast cancer?
    • What are therapies for HER2-positive breast cancers?
    • How are breast cancer stages determined?
    • What are breast cancer treatments?
    • What are breast cancer survival rates by stage? What is the prognosis of breast cancer?
    • Is it possible to prevent breast cancer?
    • What research is being done on breast cancer? Is it worthwhile to participate in a breast cancer clinical trial?
    • I may have breast cancer. What questions should I ask my doctor?
    • Is the doctor sure I have breast cancer?
    • What type of breast cancer do I have?
    • What difference does a precise breast cancer diagnosis make?
    • What has been done to exclude cancer in other areas of the same breast or in my other breast?
    • What type of medical team do I need for the most accurate breast cancer diagnosis?
    • Is my family history relevant to my breast cancer diagnosis?
    • What other studies should be done on my breast tissue biopsy?
    • How urgent is it that I make decisions and begin breast cancer treatment?
    • Should I stop taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) after a breast cancer diagnosis?
    • Even though my breast tumor does not have hormone receptors, should I take tamoxifen to reduce the risk of a new tumor?
    • I have a ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a type of localized cancer. Why have I been advised to have a mastectomy when other women with invasive breast cancer have lumpectomies?
    • Should I start chemotherapy before surgery for breast cancer?
    • If I am advised to have a mastectomy, what are the risks and benefits of immediate breast reconstruction?
    • Should breast cancer patients have their lymph nodes removed?
    • What is a sentinel lymph node biopsy, and what are its benefits and risks?
    • Are there any other questions I should ask my doctor about breast cancer?