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  • Hidden But Deadly: Know The Signs Of Brain Tumors

    Hidden But Deadly: Know The Signs Of Brain Tumors

    The brain is the control center of the body and mind. And like all other parts of the body, the brain is susceptible to tumors.There are more than 120 types of brain tumors, ranging from benign – or noncancerous – to malignant – or cancerous. These tumors can significantly impact a person’s quality of life and even become deadly if they interfere with vital bodily functions.Almost as ...

  • Don't Miss The Symptoms Of Rare But Deadly Head And Neck Cancers

    Don't Miss The Symptoms Of Rare But Deadly Head And Neck Cancers

    Although relatively uncommon – they account for only three percent of all cancers diagnosed in the U.S. -- head and neck cancers present potentially life-threatening diagnoses. However, thanks to early detection and new, innovative treatments, doctors have come a long way in combating these upper body cancers.There are many types of head and neck cancers, most of which begin in the ...

  • Ovarian Cancer: Early Diagnosis Is The Key To Survival

    Ovarian Cancer: Early Diagnosis Is The Key To Survival

    Ovarian cancer is often called “the silent killer” because its early signs are vague and often go untreated until the disease has spread. The fifth leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States, ovarian cancer is responsible for more deaths than any other female reproductive cancer. However, knowing the symptoms and risk factors for ovarian cancer is helpful in making ...

  • Immunotherapy: A Powerful New Weapon In The Fight Against Cancer

    Immunotherapy: A Powerful New Weapon In The Fight Against Cancer

    The future of cancer care, it turns out, may actually be within us. Immunotherapy, a treatment approach that harnesses the power of one’s immune system to attack disease, is being lauded as one of the newest cancer therapies, along with precision-targeted therapy, designed to improve the quality of life and survival of cancer patients. And, as a powerful new weapon in the fight against ...

  • Protect Your Vision And Health With Eye Cancer Screenings

    Protect Your Vision And Health With Eye Cancer Screenings

    A rare and difficult disease to diagnose, eye cancer can have devastating consequences to vision and overall health. The American Cancer Society estimates over 3,000 cancers of the eye are diagnosed annually, and over 300 people die of the disease each year.Every part of the eye is vulnerable: the eyeball, eye socket and eyelid can all develop cancer. Eyeball cancers include melanoma, ...

  • Get Acquainted With The Facts Of Testicular Cancer

    Get Acquainted With The Facts Of Testicular Cancer

    Young men in the prime of their lives may feel like they’re invulnerable to cancer. However, according to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 8,850 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer each year, making it the most common form of cancer in men between the ages of 15 and 35.Highly treatable and almost always curable if caught early, testicular cancer can strike men of any age. ...

  • Don't Feel The Burn This Summer: Protect Yourself From Melanoma

    Don't Feel The Burn This Summer: Protect Yourself From Melanoma

    A diagnosis that often inspires fear and dread, melanoma provides good cause for concern. The most deadly form of skin cancer, it's responsible for 75 percent of all skin cancer deaths. However, it is largely curable if detected and treated early. Learning the risk factors and minimizing the chances of developing the disease through early detection and sun-safe habits is key, according ...

  • Reduce Your Cancer Risk With Positive Lifestyle Habits

    Reduce Your Cancer Risk With Positive Lifestyle Habits

    Studies show that one third of all cancers diagnosed in the United States are related to lifestyle factors such as obesity, poor nutrition, alcohol or tobacco usage. By making simple changes to everyday lifestyle habits, however, people can significantly reduce their risk of developing cancer.With a little knowledge and determination, adopting the following practices can help reduce the ...

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Offers Comprehensive Cancer Pain Management Treatments

    NewYork-Presbyterian Offers Comprehensive Cancer Pain Management Treatments

    The pain associated with cancer often does more than just hurt. It can interfere with work, daily activities and relationships, but in many cases, is highly treatable. However, many patients do not report pain or seek the necessary treatment.Cancer pain is unique to each individual and depends on a variety of factors. These can include the type of cancer, the stage and location of the ...

  • NYP's Groundbreaking Research Helps Those With Bone Marrow Cancers

    NYP's Groundbreaking Research Helps Those With Bone Marrow Cancers

    Deep inside our bones, bone marrow produces the blood cells that supply our bodies with life and fight infections. However, when bone marrow fails to produce enough healthy red or white blood cells and platelets, it can quickly become a problem.Every year, about 13,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with bone marrow disorders called myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Roughly 30 percent ...

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