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American Cancer Society

 

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering through research, education, advocacy, and service.

 

Bladder Cancer

 

The bladder plays a very important role in the totality of our health. It functions as a reservoir for urine in our bodies. When the kidneys filter waste from the blood, urine is produced that enters into the bladder through two tubes called ureters, the bladder then allows the storage of urine for a period of time before being released in urination through another tube called urethra.

 

Bone Cancer

 

Cancer of the bone or bone cancer is a general term used when cancer cells are seen in the bone. Cancer that begins in the bone is called primary bone cancer. It is found most often in the arms and legs but it can occur in any bone in the body. Children and young people are more likely than adults to have bone cancers.

 

Brain Cancer

 

The term brain cancer although often used by the general public is actually not the term often used by the medical community. Primary brain tumor is the term used by the medical community for tumors arising form the brain. In children, most brain tumors are primary tumors.

 

Breast Cancer

 

Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in women. It affects approximately one out of eleven to twelve women at some stage of their life. Next to lung cancer, breast cancer is the second most fatal cancer in women.

 

 

Cancer

 

When did you first hear about cancer? We have seen movies, heard stories and read about cancer almost everywhere. Even our favorite actors and actresses have portrayed the role of a cancer victim in a movie.

 

Cancer Foods

 

Cancer foods are foods that can cause cancer. Mutagenics are substances which can eventually cause cancer if itís absorption from prepared food is not prevented. By heating whatever food, hundreds of different mutagenic substances begin.

 

Cervical Cancer

 

Cervical cancer is a malignancy of the cervix. All over the globe it is the second most common cancer in women. Scientists are studying cervical cancer to find out more about how it develops and they are looking at better ways to detect and treat it.

 

Colon Cancer

 

Globally, colorectal cancer also called colon cancer or bowel cancer is the third leading cause of cancer. The frequency of colorectal cancer varies around the world; it is common in the Western world and rare in Asia and Africa. In countries where people have adopted the western diets has an increasing incidence of colon cancer.

 

Kidney Cancer

 

Kidney cancer occurs in approximately thirty one thousand Americans per year and most patients diagnosed are between the ages of fifty and seventy. It affects men about twice as often as women. At present, the causes of kidney cancer are not well understood and can seldom be explained why one person gets the disease and another doesnít.

 

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