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Stages of Cancer
WebMD explains the stages of cancer -- what they mean and how they impact your treatment and chances for recovery.
What Is Ewing's Sarcoma?
Ewing’s sarcoma is a rare type of cancer that affects mostly children and teenagers. It has a high cure rate if the tumor has not spread a lot.
What Are the Stages of Thyroid Cancer?
The stage of thyroid cancer is, like other cancers, is determined in order to help you with treatment decisions and to help you better understand what to expect. The staging system is complicated, but your doctors will explain it to you.
What Is Radiation Sickness?
WebMD explains what happens when high-energy radiation goes through your body and reaches your internal organs.
What Is Chordoma?
Chordoma is a rare cancer that affects bones in the spine and skull. WebMD explains what causes this cancer, and why it can be tricky to treat.
Thyroid Cancer Removal Surgery
One of the main parts of thyroid cancer treatment is removing all or part of the thyroid gland. Although the surgery is usually safe, there are risks like bleeding, damage to the nerves controlling the vocal cords, or damage to the parathyroid glands.
Am I at Risk for Getting Thyroid Cancer?
Learn how your gender, family history, and even where you live may up your odds.
Tips You Need To Know To Deal with Thyroid Cancer Treatment Side Effects
In most cases, thyroid cancer can be cured. But some people may experience side effects from treatment. The good news: There are effective ways to deal with those side effects.
What Is Thyroid Cancer?
If it’s caught early and treated, thyroid cancer can be one of the most curable forms of cancer.
What Are The Symptoms of Thyroid Cancer? Sore Throat, Lump in the Neck, Swollen Gland, Trouble Swallowing, Hoarseness
Would you recognize the symptoms of thyroid cancer?
How Do I Know if I Have Thyroid Cancer?
There’s no routine screening for thyroid cancer, like prostate and breast cancer, for example. But doctors do have a number of tests they can use to diagnose and monitor thyroid cancer.
What Are The Treatments for Thyroid Cancer?
You’ve just been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. What you need to know about treatment.
What Is a Bone Biopsy?
Learn why you need a bone biopsy and what happens during the test.
What is the CEA Test for Cancer?
Learn how the CEA test works and find out how it can help your doctor monitor your cancer treatment.
What Is Bowen’s Disease?
Bowen’s disease is a form of skin cancer that affects the upper layer of your skin. Some cases have been linked to HPV infection.
Tongue Cancer: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Find out about this type of cancer, including how to find and treat it.
What Is Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma?
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, a rare form of cancer that usually starts in your saliva glands.
Transitional Cell Cancer of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]-nci_ncicdr0000343585-nci-header
This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http://cancer.gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.Transitional Cell Cancer (Kidney/Ureter) Treatment
Small Intestine Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]-General Information About Small Intestine Cancer
Small intestine cancer is a rare disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the small intestine.The small intestine is part of the body's digestive system, which also includes the esophagus, stomach, and large intestine. The digestive system removes and processes nutrients (vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and water) from foods and helps pass waste material out of the body. The small intestine is a long tube that connects the stomach to the large intestine. It folds many times to fit inside the abdomen. The small intestine connects the stomach and the colon. It includes the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum. There are five types of small intestine cancer.The types of cancer found in the small intestine are adenocarcinoma, sarcoma, carcinoid tumors, gastrointestinal stromal tumor, and lymphoma. This summary discusses adenocarcinoma and leiomyosarcoma (a type of sarcoma). Adenocarcinoma starts in glandular cells in the lining of the small intestine and
Urethral Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]-General Information About Urethral Cancer
Urethral cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the urethra.The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside the body. In women, the urethra is about 1½ inches long and is just above the vagina. In men, the urethra is about 8 inches long, and goes through the prostate gland and the penis to the outside of the body. In men, the urethra also carries semen.Anatomy of the male urinary system (left panel) and female urinary system (right panel) showing the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Urine is made in the renal tubules and collects in the renal pelvis of each kidney. The urine flows from the kidneys through the ureters to the bladder. The urine is stored in the bladder until it leaves the body through the urethra.Urethral cancer is a rare cancer that occurs more often in men than in women. There are different types of urethral cancer that begin in cells that line the urethra. These cancers are named for the types of
Laryngeal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]-General Information About Laryngeal Cancer
Laryngeal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the larynx.The larynx is a part of the throat, between the base of the tongue and the trachea. The larynx contains the vocal cords, which vibrate and make sound when air is directed against them. The sound echoes through the pharynx, mouth, and nose to make a person's voice.There are three main parts of the larynx: Supraglottis: The upper part of the larynx above the vocal cords, including the epiglottis.Glottis: The middle part of the larynx where the vocal cords are located.Subglottis: The lower part of the larynx between the vocal cords and the trachea (windpipe).Anatomy of the larynx. The three parts of the larynx are the supraglottis (including the epiglottis), the glottis (including the vocal cords), and the subglottis.Most laryngeal cancers form in squamous cells, the thin, flat cells lining the inside of the larynx. Laryngeal cancer is a type of head and neck cancer.Use of tobacco products
Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI]-What is screening?
Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. This can help find cancer at an early stage. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat. By the time symptoms appear, cancer may have begun to spread.Scientists are trying to better understand which people are more likely to get certain types of cancer. They also study the things we do and the things around us to see if they cause cancer. This information helps doctors recommend who should be screened for cancer, which screening tests should be used, and how often the tests should be done.It is important to remember that your doctor does not necessarily think you have cancer if he or she suggests a screening test. Screening tests are given when you have no cancer symptoms.If a screening test result is abnormal, you may need to have more tests done to find out if you have cancer. These are called diagnostic tests.
Pediatric Supportive Care (PDQ®): Supportive care - Patient Information [NCI]-Changes to This Summary (01 / 22 / 2015)
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Medulloblastoma: Facts, Symptoms, and Treatments
WebMD explains the symptoms of and treatment for medulloblastoma, the most common brain tumor in children.
Gastrointestinal Complications (PDQ®): Supportive care - Patient Information [NCI]-Changes to This Summary (05 / 12 / 2015)
The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above. Editorial changes were made to this summary.