Cancer

Cancer

Cancer is defined as an uncontrolled growth of a group of cells in the body. It can have devastating affects. Some cancers are manageable and even curable, others are terminal. It all depends on the type and location of the tumors or cells. Cancer treatments vary from cancer to cancer. There is chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and a multitude of alternative treatments available. New drugs and treatments are being explored everyday through clinical trials in the United States and other countries.

About Cancer

For a complete and comprehensive list of cancers and cancer information, go to cancer.gov. Some of the most common types of cancer are:

Bladder Cancer
Breast Cancer
Colon and Rectal Cancer
Endometrial Cancer
Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer
Leukemia
Lung Cancer
Melanoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Pancreatic Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Thyroid Cancer

Lung cancer is the most common type of cancer. Cancer.gov states: "…more than 222,000 new cases expected in the United States in 2010." Leukemia is the least common.

When diagnosed with cancer it is up to you to seek out the best treatment for you, get a second opinion, or even third. There is always hope as long as you are willing to fight. No one will fight for your life like you will. Just because one treatment or clinic doesn’t work for you, it doesn’t mean none will. Read up on your type of cancer, question your doctor, be informed, don’t take anyone’s word for it and never give up.

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