• Skin Cancer

    Skin Cancer

    What causes skin cancer and what are the effects? Skin cancer is most closely associated with chronic inflammation of the skin. This includes: 1. Overexposure to UV-radiation can cause skin cancer either via the direct or via the indirect DNA damage mechanism. UVA & UVB have both been implicated in causing DNA damage resulting in

  • Rectal Colon Cancer

    Rectal Colon Cancer

    What is the difference between Colon Cancer and Intestinal Cancer? As other peole pointed out,”colon”cancer is a cancer specific of the large intestin, whereas “intestinal” cancer could affect any part of the intestine (including the small intestine, i.e. duodenum, ileum and jujenum). If colon cancer runs in your family, you are likely to have FAP,

  • Prostate Cancer

    Prostate Cancer

    What are the causes of prostate cancer? It continues to amaze and irritate me that these kinds of stories appear so frequently among lay people. Maybe the comment by the physician was said in jest, or the patient didn’t quite catch the context of the statement that was uttered by the physician. Or just maybe

  • Lung Cancer

    Lung Cancer

    What is lung cancer? Lung cancer is broken into 2 main catagories. Small Cell and Non Small Cell. Although it is uncommon, it is possible that characteristics of both types of lung cancer are present. If this happens, it is called a mixed small cell-large cell carcinoma. In addition to the two main types of

  • Leukemia Cancer

    Leukemia Cancer

    What are the symptoms of having leukemia? General symptoms of ALL can include: weight loss fever loss of appetite anemia infection bruising bleeding frequent or severe nosebleeds bleeding from the gums Most symptoms of ALL are caused by a shortage of normal blood cells, a result of the crowding out of normal blood cell-producing bone

  • Breast Cancer

    Breast Cancer

    What Causes Breast Cancer? Although the precise causes of breast cancer are unclear, we know the main risk factors. Still, most women considered at high risk for breast cancer do not get it, while many with no known risk factors do develop breast cancer. Among the most significant factors are advancing age and a family