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Cancer is a disease caused by an abnormal growth of cells, also called malignancy. It is a group of 100 different diseases, and is not contagious. Cancer can be treated through chemotherapy, a treatment of drugs that destroy cancer cells.

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      Caregiving Article
      • What is a caregiver?
      • Who are our nation's caregivers?
      • What is caregiver stress?
      • How can I tell if caregiving is putting too much stress on me?
      • What can I do to prevent stress or relieve stress?
      • What is respite care?
      • What is the National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP)?
      • How can I find out about caregiving resources in my community?
      • What kind of caregiver services can I find in my community?
      • What kind of home care help is available?
      • How will I pay for home health care?
      • Who is eligible for Medicare home health care services?
      • Will Medicaid help pay for home health care?
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    • Estimating Breast Cancer Risk: Questions and Answers As breast cancer is the most diagnosed non-skin cancer in American women, it is important to know your breast cancer risk. Risk...learn more »
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      Estimating Breast Cancer Risk: Questions and Answers Article
      • Who develops breast cancer?
      • What is the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool?
      • What are the risk factors used to estimate breast cancer risk in the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool?
      • Why are some other risk factors left out of the Tool?
      • Is the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool useful for all women?
      • What are some of the latest research findings on breast cancer risk?
      • Are there ways to decrease the chance of developing breast cancer?
      • How did BCPT and STAR use the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool to add to our knowledge of breast cancer risk?
      • What else can a woman do about breast cancer?
    • Holiday Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Though the holidays are a fun time for most, for others, they're a sad, lonely and anxiety-filled time. Get tips on how to avoid...learn more »
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      Holiday Depression, Anxiety, and Stress Article
      • Holiday depression, anxiety, and stress facts
      • What causes the holiday blues?
      • Is the environment and reduced daylight a factor in wintertime sadness?
      • What are symptoms and signs of holiday depression, anxiety, and stress?
      • How is holiday anxiety, stress, and depression diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for holiday depression, anxiety, and stress?
      • Can holiday anxiety, stress, and depression be prevented?
    • Endometrial Cancer Prevention Endometrial cancer, or uterine cancer, affects the endometrium of the uterus. It's the most common invasive cancer of the female...learn more »
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      Endometrial Cancer Prevention Article
      • What is prevention?
      • What is endometrial cancer (uterine cancer)?
      • What are risk factors for endometrial cancer (uterine cancer)?

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Terms related to Cancer:

  • Malignancy
  • Malignant Tumor
  • Neoplasm