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Choosing Between Employee Health Programs

Choosing your employee health program might be just as important as negotiating your salary. Learn what questions to ask and how to choose wisely for your health coverage.

Mesothelioma - New Treatment Approaches

A determination that you or someone close to you has Mesothelioma is very unfortunate. This form of cancer is usually discovered very late in its growth, which makes treatment extremely difficult and often renders it ...

Vaccine May Prevent Cervical Cancer

One day it may be possible to immunize people against a sexually transmitted virus that is the main cause of cervical cancer in women.

How to Know If You Have Colon Cancer in Los Angeles

Colon cancer is cancer that affects the rectum and the colon. It is caused by excessive and uncontrollable growth of cells in this region. The following are symptoms that indicate colon cancer though you will ...

What Are the Side Effects of Breast Cancer?

A diagnosis of breast cancer can often mean the beginning of treatments to help remove or prevent further spreading of the disease. The different treatments for breast cancer can often cause several side effects. These side effects vary depending on the type of treatment, its frequency and the sever

What Are the Treatments for Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia?

Acute lymphocytic leukemia is also known as acute lymphoblastic leukemia. When the word "acute" is associated with lymphocytic leukemia, the condition is often fatal when not treated. "Lymphocytic" implies that the cancer is derived from your cells. Acute lymphocytic leukemia results in cancer devel

Childhood CT Scans Raise Cancer Risk

Children who have multiple CT scans before they reach their mid-teens have an increased risk for leukemia and brain tumors, a new study shows.

New Drug Fights Difficult Cancer

A new type of cancer drug, one that doesn't kill the tumor cells but instead attacks the ability of cells to grow and multiply, is offering new treatment options for patients who ran out of options using traditional treatment.

What Are the Health Hazards of Radon?

Radon is a source of radiation.Radiation flag image by Stasys Eidiejus from Fotolia.comRadon-222, commonly referred to as radon, is a byproduct of decay of natural uranium-238, which can be found in rock and soil all over the world. Radon is a radioactive, hazardous gas, and it can seep...

Prognosis For Metastatic Breast Cancer

The stage of breast cancer when cancer cells do not remain in the original cancer site and spread out to other parts of the body is called metastatic breast cancer. This is the stage when the cancer is fully advanced. Even if you have been successfully treated for breast cancer, there is a chance th

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Health Center

Find in-depth information on non-Hodgkin's lymphoma including symptoms ranging from unexplained fever and weight loss to itchy skin

The Most Deadly HPVs in the World

Two human papillomavirus types included in HPV vaccines cause 71% of cervical cancers -- but there are six other cervical-cancer-causing HPVs, an international study finds.

Indian Scenario In Oral Cancer

Oral and pharyngeal cancers are considered an important part of the global burden of cancer. With about 500,000 new oral and pharyngeal cancers being diagnosed annually, three-quarters of these are from the developing world with about 65,000 cases from India. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) arises in

IMRT in Head And Neck Cancers

IMRT is an advanced form of providing External Beam radiotherapy to target lesion with very little or minimal radiation to organ at risk. By this technique we can modify the intensity of beam to deliv

Cancer and Other Dangers of Asbestos

Asbestos was widely used until the 1970s in construction and industry for its heat resistant properties. After years of use, asbestos exposure has been found to pose occupational and environmental health risks, including lung diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma that most often