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Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. A family history of breast cancer and other factors increase the risk of breast cancer. An oncologist will recommend a treatment plan based on several factors including the size and location of the cancer, the type of breast cancer cell, the person's age and other factors. Treatment may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, and targeted therapy. More...

Chemotherapy for Cancer

Chemotherapy is the use of drugs that kill cancer cells. Chemotherapy medications may be administered by mouth or through a vein (IV infusion) so that the drug enters the bloodstream reaches cancer cells all over the body. Chemotherapy is usually given in cycles. People receive treatment for one or more days. Then they have a recovery period of several days or weeks before the next treatment session. There are many different chemotherapy medications used for different types of cancer. An oncologist prescribes a chemotherapy regimen with one or more medications, depending on several factors, including the type of cancer, its stage and grade, and your response to past cancer treatments. More...

Colorectal Cancer Treatment

Colon cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the colon. Signs of colon cancer include blood in the stool or a change in bowel habits. Treatment options for colon cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and new targeted therapies. More...

Lung Cancer: Non-Small Cell Treatment

Lung cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the lung. There are two main types of lung cancer: non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC and small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Non-small cell lung cancer accounts for 85% of lung cancer. Treatment options for NSCLC include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy. More...

Pathology Reports

A tissue sample obtained during surgery or a biopsy may be sent for examination under a microscope. The findings of this microscopic examination is summarized in a pathology report ("path report"). Pathology reports play an important role in diagnosing cancer diagnosis and determining a cancer treatment plan. More...