Cancer

Colorectal Cancers Types, Symptoms by Location and Spread

Pathophysiology of Colorectal Cancer How does colorectal cancer develop? The pathogenesis of colon cancer is complex. Colon cancer results from the accumulation of multiple genetic alterations that happen in a specific sequence over a period of time. The genetic alterations may result from sporadic mutations or from >> Read More ...

Inherited and Acquired Risk Factors for Rectal and Colon Cancer

Who is at risk of developing colon cancer? The development of colorectal cancer is complex interplay of  acquired and inherited factors. It should be noted that not every person with one or more of the risk factors will develop cancer of the colon and/or rectum. High risk patients, however, should be vigilant, undergo >> Read More ...

Palliative (Comfort) Care for Prostate Cancer Patients

Palliative care or comfort care is the treatment undertaken to prevent or reduce the symptoms of a life-threatening illness like cancer. It is usually indicated for cases where other therapeutic options have either failed to “cure” the cancer and the case has advanced to the point where any further treatments >> Read More ...

Ovarian Cancer Surgery, Radiation, Chemotherapy, Prevention

The mainstay of treatment of ovarian cancer is surgery, combined with chemotherapy. The role of radiation therapy in the treatment of ovarian cancer is limited. The specific type of treatment to be undertaken for ovarian cancer will depend upon : Age of the patient General health of the patient Type of ovarian cancer Stage >> Read More ...

Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis – Blood Tests, Scans, Biopsy

Testing for Ovarian Cancer Early diagnosis of ovarian cancer is rare because of the absence of symptoms in the early stages and the lack of reliable screening methods to detect ovarian cancer specifically. A Pap smear has no role to play in the detection of ovarian cancer unless it has metastasized to the cervix or vagina. >> Read More ...

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms, Stages, Grades, Complications

Signs and Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer Ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed late since it develops insidiously, with very few warning signs or symptoms. Even when present, the complaints are often so vague that it is invariably mistaken for gastrointestinal symptoms. Abnormal vaginal bleeding may be the only gynecological >> Read More ...

Causes of Ovarian Cancer and Risk Factors

Causes and Risk Factors of Ovarian Cancer Although the exact cause of ovarian cancer is unknown, various risk factors have been identified which may be linked with its development. It is important to understand that while these risk factors increases the chance of ovarian cancer to various degrees, it is not a definitive >> Read More ...
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