Many different cancer-related awareness campaigns occur throughout the year. April hosts many cancer awareness activities:
National Cancer Control Month
National Minority Cancer Awareness Week (April 8−14)
National Minority Health Month
National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (April 8–15)
National Volunteer Week (April 15−21)
Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
World Health Day (April 7)
Q. I'm doing clean up chemo. I'm taking Xeloda pills only; 2 weeks on, one week off. I'm nauseated, weak, tired, sleepy, and feel somewhat off. Is there anything I should ask my doctor for that will combat some of these side effects?
I had a gastrectomy in July, and just finished 4 rounds of chemotherapy. I am on a break until I start radiation and "soft" chemo. I need advice on how to get hydrated. I am having trouble drinking enough water and I am very thirsty. I feel like water fills me up. Suggestions are extremely welcome
Risk factors for melanoma include light complexion, poorly tanning skin, and blonde or red hair. Intense intermittent sun exposure and a history of blistering sunburn appear to confer a greater risk than lower-level, continuous sunlight exposure. Melanoma is now the fifth most common malignancy in the United States. Melanoma is highly curable by surgical excision when detected at an early stage.
Colorectal cancer affects many in the US. It is the fourth most common cancer and causes 8-10% of cancer deaths in the United States. Since 1999, there has been a consistent yearly decrease in both the number of new cases and the number of deaths from colorectal cancer within the United States. There is no one particular cause of colorectal cancer; the etiology of colorectal cancer is multifactorial with both environment and genetics coming into play.
Every patient deserves the chance the enroll in a promising clinical trial. Immunotherapy is currently considered to be the pinnacle of personalized cancer treatment. Precision oncology can help unlock many different clinical trial options for each individual patient.
With precision oncology, both patients and their families can feel more confident in the choices they've made and the treatment they are receiving.
Head and neck cancer encompasses a variety of cancers. Approximately 90 to 95 percent of head and neck cancers are squamous cell in histology. These tumors can present with a regional neck mass, mouth and/or ear pain, nonhealing ulceration in the mouth, difficulty swallowing, unintentional weight loss, recurrent ear infections, nasal drainage, bleeding, and hoarseness, amongst others.
Cancer, heart and vascular diseases continue to be the most important problem that threatens human life. In solving such an important public problem, the patients become the least represented group on behalf of the contribution contribution, although they are the people to whom the solution is offered. TKASK collects power in the fight against cancer with the participation of patient and patient relatives, other healthcare workers of doctors and nurses and representatives of international organizations.