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Cancer | Cancer: Medical Vocabulary

Chemotherapy: Therapy that uses drugs to damage cancer cells and make it difficult for them to grow in number. Clinical Trials: Research studies that involve actual patients.

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Understanding Cancer Series: Cancer - National Cancer Institute

In this procedure, a doctor uses a small brush or wooden scraper to remove a sample of cells from the cervix and upper vagina. The cells are placed on a slide and sent to a laboratory, where a microscope is used to check for abnormalities.

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Understanding Cancer Series: Cancer - National Cancer Institute

The test is painless and can be done at home or in the doctor's office along with a rectal exam. If blood is confirmed in the stool, more elaborate tests may be performed to find the source of the bleeding.

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Understanding Cancer - National Cancer Institute

Cancer is not one disease, but a collection of related diseases that can occur almost anywhere in the body. At its most basic, cancer is a disease of the genes in the cells of our body.

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Cancer | Prevention

Unfortunately, some risk factors for cancer (such as family history) are out of your control. But there are things you can do each day to improve your health and lower your risk of cancer.

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Lung Cancer - National Cancer Institute

Lung Cancer - National Cancer Institute Lung Cancer - National Cancer Institute See the booklet What You Need To Know

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Uterine Cancer | Endometrial Cancer | HealthyWomen

The good news is that the prognosis is excellent if the cancer is detected and treated early. Younger women who develop the condition tend to be obese or have a genetic predisposition.

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Metastatic Cancer - National Cancer Institute

The process by which cancer cells spread to other parts of the body is called metastasis. Different types of cancer are more likely to spread to certain areas in the body than others.

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Kidney Cancer - National Cancer Institute

Kidney Cancer - National Cancer Institute Kidney Cancer - National Cancer Institute There are two kidneys, one on each side of the spine, above the waist. The kidneys clean the blood to take out waste and make urine.

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Recurrent Cancer - National Cancer Institute

Finding out that cancer has come back can cause feelings of shock, anger, sadness, and fear. Also, remember that treatments may have improved since you were first diagnosed.

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Breast Cancer - National Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer - National Cancer Institute Breast Cancer - National Cancer Institute See the online booklet What You N

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WHO | Cancer

Key facts Cancers figure among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with approximately 14 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer related deaths in 2012 (1). Among women the 5 most common sites diagnosed were breast, colorectum, lung, cervix, and stomach cancer.

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Source: www.who.int