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About Cancer

Cancer is a complex illness that requires clinical care by a doctor or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below is some general information about cancer, for which we have provided a brief overview.

Cancer Overview

Causes of Cancer

Diagnosing Cancer

Treatment for Cancer

Alternative Therapy for Cancer

Pain Management

Nutritional Requirements for a Child With Cancer

Clinical Trials and Cancer

Questions to Ask Your Child's Physician

Coping With the Diagnosis

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  Lymphoseek Approved for Diagnosing Cancer Severity
  Older Breast Cancer Patients Do Follow Drug Therapy: Study
  Study Ties Too Much Sitting to Risks for Certain Cancers
  MRIs Plus Mammograms Best for High-Risk Women, Study Finds
  Vitamin D: A Key to a Longer Life?
  Soy Foods Don't Seem to Protect Against Uterine Cancer: Researchers
  Mammography Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths by 28 Percent: Study
  Popular Crohn's, Colitis Drugs Not Linked to Short-Term Cancer Risk: Study
  Cost of Prostate Cancer Surgery Varies Widely in U.S.
  When Is the Cost of Cancer 'Toxic'?
  Pavement Sealant Ban Linked to Cleaner Lake Water
  Mouse Study Supports Notion of 'Tanning Addiction'
  New Clues to Why Blacks Fare Worse With Colon Cancer
  Indoor Tanning Leads to Early Skin Cancer, Study Says
  Teens Who Prefer Menthols Are Heavier Smokers: Study
  Diets High in Dairy Might Boost Colon Cancer Survival, a Bit
  3D Mammograms May Improve Breast Cancer Screening
  Study: Daily Low-Dose Aspirin May Help Ward Off Pancreatic Cancer
  HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment: Study
  Most Women Don't Need Regular Pelvic Exams, New Guidelines State
  Liver Cancer Drug Fails to Live Up to Early Promise
  Mammography Costs Soar for Seniors, But Detection Rates the Same: Study
  Possible Advance for Some Late-Stage Lung Cancer Patients
  Men Develop Breast Cancer, Too
  Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More
  'Generally Reassuring' Findings on Fertility Drugs, Women's Cancers
  Cholesterol Levels May Be Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
  Cervical Cancer Vaccine Doesn't Boost Clot Risk: Study
  Breast Cancer Drug Aromasin May Be Option for Some Premenopausal Women
  Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer
  Depression May Make It Harder to Beat Prostate Cancer
  FDA Advisers Weigh Risks of Procedure for Removal of Uterine Fibroids
Adult Diseases and Conditions
  Grading and Staging of Cancer
  Diagnostic Procedures for Cancer: Overview
  General Information About Cancer: Overview
  Overview of Cancer
  Plastic Surgery Statistics
  Cancer Rehabilitation
  Online Resources - Cancer
  Breast Cancer Overview
Pediatric Diseases and Conditions
  Alternative Therapy for Cancer
  Diagnosing Cancer
  Treatment for Cancer
  Causes of Cancer
  Coping with a Diagnosis of Cancer in Children
  Nutritional Requirements for a Child With Cancer