When doctors know the makeup of a tumor they are much better equipped to suggest a treatment plan specific to the patient
By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog In experiments, melanoma cells from rapidly spreading tumors were grown on a gel
I've been scared of cancer ever since I watched that terrible Susan Dey movie, I Love You Perfect and it scarred me, putting
Joy is different than happiness although they are closely related. Joy contains an aspect of happiness, but it is deeper rooted, rooted in the good earthy, visceral goodness that is available to all of us despite tragedy and pain.
The discovery means more potential ways to treat this cancer.
About one-fifth of the MCRPC patients had mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2, the same genes that are linked to breast and ovarian
As individuals, all we can do for now is keep contributing to cancer research, voting for candidates who support intensified research funding, and hoping that this latest moonshot initiative will fulfill our wildest hopes and dreams for controlling this equal-opportunity killer.
Mary Ellen Langbein talks about how after years on infertility she was able to conceive.
Jim Hamers talks about how his stage 4 cancer miraculously disappeared.
Three months into my intense chemo, it was time for my PET scan to see how the cancer reacted to all the brutal treatments. Obviously, I was nervous as hell awaiting the results. The following morning, I met with my oncologist who had the computer facing me with what looked like MRI results.
When you spend time fighting cancer, you really begin to realize what's important to you. The little things in life become a lot less relevant, while the major parts of your life become almost equally irrelevant unless they play a part in your survival plan.
The early bird gets the worm. Slow and steady wins the race. For those of us who are parents, these may be familiar sayings that we tell our children to either get them moving, or instead have them slow down.
I wish we'd never known each other. I wish this was a journey you'd never had to embark on. I'm still new to this journey. We've only been on it for four months. I just want you to know you are strong.
Many of us would be afraid to share what we had been through, but as you can see Brandy's list was courageous, ambitious, open and a very encouraging read on Christmas Eve.
If you would like to help Operation Smile's mission of changing children's lives around the world, visit their website. After
Increased volunteer participation in trials offers patients access to cutting-edge treatments and contributes to the development of better treatments to prolong life and eventually drive those cancers into remission.
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Valerie Harper's former Broadway show, Looped, is suing her for $2 million for not disclosing her inoperable brain tumor.
Pink ribbons are for breast cancer, dark blue ribbons are for colon cancer, and so on. But cancer is more a disease of genes than one of specific tissues, so the specialization of our research and educational efforts based solely on a given cancer's tissue of origin could have detrimental aspects.