CANCER
MALIGNANCY
TUMOR




CANCER

CANCER OVERVIEW

CANCER RELATED TOPICS

BREAST CANCER

BREAST CANCER LINKS

CANCER LINKS



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CANCER




Cancer also known as a malignant tumor, is a group of diseases
involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or
spread to other parts of the body. Not all tumors are cancerous;
benign tumors do not spread to other parts of the body. Possible
signs and symptoms include: a new lump, abnormal bleeding, a
prolonged cough, unexplained weight loss, and a change in bowel
movements, among others.

While these symptoms may indicate cancer they may also occur due
to other issues. There are over 100 different known cancers that
affect humans.

Cancers are a large family of diseases which involve abnormal cell
growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the
body. They form a subset of neoplasms. A neoplasm or tumor is a
group of cells that have undergone unregulated growth, and will
often form a mass or lump, but may be distributed diffusely.



Six characteristics of cancer have been proposed:


self-sufficiency in growth signalling

insensitivity to anti-growth signals

evasion of apoptosis

enabling of a limitless replicative potential

induction and sustainment of angiogenesis

activation of metastasis and invasion of tissue.


The progression from normal cells to cells that can form a discernible
mass to outright cancer involves multiple steps known as malignant
progression.


Cancer research is the intense scientific effort to understand disease
processes and discover possible therapies.



Research about cancer causes focuses on the following issues:

Agents (e.g. viruses) and events (e.g. mutations) which cause or facilitate
genetic changes in cells destined to become cancer.

The precise nature of the genetic damage, and the genes which are affected
by it.

The consequences of those genetic changes on the biology of the cell, both
in generating the defining properties of a cancer cell, and in facilitating
additional genetic events which lead to further progression of the cancer.



Cancer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cancer



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CANCER
OVERVIEW




Cancer, also called malignancy, is an abnormal growth of cells.


There are more than 100 types of cancer, including:


breast cancer,

skin cancer,

lung cancer,

colon cancer,

prostate cancer,

lymphoma.



Symptoms vary depending on the type. Cancer treatment may include
chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery.



Cancer Overview
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/default.htm



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CANCER
RELATED
TOPICS




Bladder Cancer
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/bladder-cancer/default.htm

Brain Cancer
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/brain-cancer/default.htm

Breast Cancer
http://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/default.htm

Breast Cancer Treatment
http://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/breast-cancer-health-check/default.htm

Cancer Questions and Answers
http://answers.webmd.com/explore-topics/cancer-questions

Cancer Reference
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/medical-reference-index

Cervical Cancer
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/cervical-cancer/default.htm

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/tc/osteosarcomamalignant-fibrous-histiocytoma-of-bone-treatment-general

Colorectal Cancer
http://www.webmd.com/colorectal-cancer/default.htm

Esophageal Cancer
http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/esophageal-cancer

Find an Oncologist
http://doctor.webmd.com/find-a-doctor/hematologyoncology

Kidney Cancer
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/kidney-cancer-directory

Leukemia
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/understanding-leukemia-basics

Liver Cancer
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/understanding-liver-cancer-basic-information

Lung Cancer
http://www.webmd.com/lung-cancer/default.htm

Melanoma
http://www.webmd.com/melanoma-skin-cancer/default.htm



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Multiple Myeloma
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/multiple-myeloma-symptoms-causes-treatment

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/non-hodgkins-lymphoma/default.htm

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
http://www.webmd.com/melanoma-skin-cancer/skin-cancer-guide/skin-cancer-nonmelanoma-topic-overview

Ovarian Cancer
http://www.webmd.com/ovarian-cancer/default.htm

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms
http://www.webmd.com/ovarian-cancer/guide/ovarian-cancer-symptoms-types

Palliative Care
http://www.webmd.com/palliative-care/default.htm

Pancreatic Cancer
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/pancreatic-cancer/

Peritoneal Cancer
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/peritoneal-cancer-prognosis-symptoms-treatments

Prostate Cancer
http://www.webmd.com/prostate-cancer/default.htm

Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/pancreatic-cancer/pancreatic-cancer-symptoms

Stomach Cancer Symptoms
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/stomach-gastric-cancer

Testicular Cancer Symptoms
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/tc/testicular-cancer-symptoms

Thyroid Cancer
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/tc/thyroid-cancer-topic-overview

Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/tc/endometrial-cancer-topic-overview



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BREAST
CANCER




Breast cancer symptoms vary widely — from lumps to swelling to skin
changes — and many breast cancers have no obvious symptoms at all.
Symptoms that are similar to those of breast cancer may be the
result of non-cancerous conditions like infection or a cyst.

Breast self-exam should be part of your monthly health care routine,
and you should visit your doctor if you experience breast changes.
If you're over 40 or at a high risk for the disease, you should also
have an annual mammogram and physical exam by a doctor. The earlier
breast cancer is found and diagnosed, the better your chances of
beating it.

The actual process of diagnosis can take weeks and involve many
different kinds of tests. Waiting for results can feel like a
lifetime. The uncertainty stinks. But once you understand your
own unique “big picture,” you can make better decisions. You and
your doctors can formulate a treatment plan tailored just for you.



Breast cancer
http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms



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BREAST
CANCER
LINKS




AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
http://www.cancer.org/

BREAST CANCER
http://www.breastcancer.org/

BREAST CANCER ACTION
http://www.bcaction.org/

BREAST CANCER CARE
http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/

BREAST CANCER FUND
http://www.breastcancerfund.org/

BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION
http://www.bcrfcure.org/

THE BREAST CANCER SITE
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

LIVING BEYOND BREAST CANCER
http://www.lbbc.org/

NATION BREAST CANCER COALITION
http://www.natlbcc.org/

NATION BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION
http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE
http://www.cancer.gov/

THE SUSAN C. KOMEN
BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION

http://www.komen.org/

Y-ME NATIONAL BREAST
CANCER ORGANIZATION

http://www.y-me.org/



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CANCER
LINKS




THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
http://www.cancer.org/

Associatiion of Online Cancer Resources ONLINE RESOURCES
http://www.acor.org/

Cancer
http://cancer.about.com/

Cancer
http://www.healthtalkonline.org/Cancer/

Cancer
http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/8096/8096.html

Cancer
http://www.lhj.com/health/conditions/cancer/

Cancer
http://www.medicinenet.com/cancer/focus.htm

Cancer
http://www.nature.com/cancer/

Cancer
http://cancer.wikia.com/

Cancer Advice UK
http://www.canceradvice.co.uk/

Cancer Education
http://www.cancereducation.com/

Cancer the Facts
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/in_depth/health/2000/cancer/

Cancer Guide
http://cancerguide.org/

Cancer Leadership Council
http://www.cancerleadership.org/

The Cancer Letter
http://www.cancerletter.com/

Cancer Lynx
http://www.cancerlynx.com/

Cancer Matters
http://www.cancermatters.com/

Cancer Mondial
http://www-dep.iarc.fr/

Cancer.Net
http://www.cancer.net/

Cancer News
http://www.topix.com/health/cancer

Cancer News.com
http://www.cancernews.com/intro.htm

CANCER PREVENTION
http://www.cancer-prevention.net/

The Cancer Supportive Care Programs
http://www.cancersupportivecare.com/

Cancer Symptoms
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/cancer_symptoms/article_em.htm

Cancer Track
http://www.cancertrack.com/

Caring 4 Cancer
http://www.caring4cancer.com/



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Chemo Care
http://www.chemocare.com/

Chemotherapy.com
http://www.chemotherapy.com/

Cytogenetics and Cancer
http://www.treatgene.com/

Don't Say That Word
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stemcclay/home.htm

THE GYNECOLOGIC CANCER FOUNDATION
http://www.thegcf.org/

Inside Cancer
http://www.insidecancer.org/

THE INTERNATIONAL OVARIAN
CANCER CONNECTION

http://www.ovarian-news.org/

Mesothelioma Help
http://www.mesotheliomahelp.org/

Multinational Association Of Supportive Care In Cancer
http://www.mascc.org/

NATIONAL BREST CANCER COALITION
http://www.natlbcc.org/

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE
http://www.cancer.gov/

NATIONAL CERVICAL CANCER COALITION
http://www.nccc-online.org/

National Comprehensive Cancer Network
http://www.nccn.org/

THE NATIONAL OVARIAN CANCER COALITION
http://www.ovarian.org/

NCI Center for Cancer Research
http://ccr.cancer.gov/

Net Cancer Alert
http://www.netcanceralert.com/

ONCOLINK
http://www.oncolink.com/

OncoLink
http://www.oncolink.org/

Oncology Interactive Education Series
http://www.jackdigital.com/oncology-interactive

Oncology Q&A
http://www.allexperts.com/browse.cgi?catLvl=3&catID=978

On Top of Cancer
http://www.ontopofcancer.org/

Oral Chemo.org
http://www.oralchemo.org/

OVARIAN CANCER NATIONAL ALLIANCE
http://www.ovariancancer.org/

Rare Tumors.org
http://www.raretumours.org/

What You Need to Know
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/cancer_what_you_need_to_know/article_em.htm

WOMAN CANCER NETWORK
http://www.wcn.org/

The World Against Cancer
http://www.twac.org/

World Oncology Network
http://www.worldoncology.net/

Your Cancer Today
http://www.yourcancertoday.com/



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