Questions to ask your oncologist

What is important that you know when considering your options for anticancer treatments? When it comes to cancer treatments, there is no single best way that is appropriate for all patients.  Making the right decision about treatments such as chemotherapy, biological treatments, and radiation therapy requires having enough information to weigh up your options. For

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Why should you get a second opinion on your cancer diagnosis?

An oncological diagnosis is a life-changing diagnosis that requires fast and adequate decisions. You want to have confidence that out of the many treatment options available nowadays, you are getting the best one for your diagnosis and you. Getting a second opinion may help you make a more informed decision about your cancer treatment. It

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Radiation Treatment and Radiosurgery

What is Radiation Treatment? Radiation has been an effective tool for treating cancer for more than 100 years. Radiation oncologists are doctors trained to use radiation therapy to treat cancer. Radiation therapy is in fact one of the fundamental treatment modalities for cancer. About two-thirds of all cancer patients will receive radiation therapy as part

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Radiotherapy: Side effects

Side effects are all the problems that come as a result of the treatment. In radiotherapy, because of the high dose radiation that is used to kill the cancer cells, the normal, healthy cells can also be effected. It is very important to talk to your doctor before the treatment about the possible side effects

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LUNG CANCER

Lung cancer develops from the bronchial mucosa cells, but it can also develop from every other cell in the respiratory system- alveoli, bronchioles, or trachea. There are several types of lung cancer, while the most common are: Small cell and non-small-cell lung cancer. It is very important to differentiate these two kinds of cancer since the

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RADIOTHERAPY FOR PROSTATE CANCER

Radiotherapy uses high-energy ionizing radiation to kill cancer cells. The ionizing radiation can be used from the outside of the body (external beam radiation) or can be implanted in the zone where the cancer cells are (brachytherapy). The success of radiotherapy is measured by how personalized it is and how much it preserves the healthy cells

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PROSTATE CANCER: AN OVERVIEW

Prostate cancer is a malignant tumor that is developed in the prostate gland in men. It is the second most common cancer in men, after skin cancer. It is estimated that 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. 65% of the cases are diagnosed in men over the age

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Testicular cancer: an overview

Testicular cancer is a disease where cancer cells develop in the testicular tissues. More commonly it develops only in one of the testis, but in some rare cases, it can be found bilaterally. Caucasian men between the ages of 20 to 45 are the risky population to develop testicular cancer Diagnosis The most common symptom

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Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

ONE OF EIGHT WOMEN HAS BREAST CANCER The good news is that mortality from breast cancer has declined by 2 % each year since 1990, and this is because of the increased awareness, screening and, better methods of early diagnosis and treatment. For early diagnosed patients, the five year survival rate is above 95%. HOW IS

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