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  • Thyroid Cancer: A Rising Trend But Minimal Threat

    Thyroid Cancer: A Rising Trend But Minimal Threat

    Cancer of the thyroid -- a gland in the neck that produces a variety of hormones -- is the most common endocrine cancer. Diagnosed nearly three times as often in women as men, thyroid cancer has been the most rapidly increasing cancer, tripling in incidence over the last three decades.The good news is that the chance of dying from thyroid cancer has remained steadily low. Today, ...

  • Pediatric Leukemia: A Cancer Success Story

    Pediatric Leukemia: A Cancer Success Story

    Acute lymphoblastic leukemia – or ALL -- is the most common cancer diagnosed among children and adolescents age 20 and younger. And while nearly 5,000 children will be diagnosed with leukemia each year in the United States, pediatric leukemia is one of cancer's great success stories. That's because more than 98 percent of children diagnosed with ALL today go into remission and 90 ...

  • Pancreatic Cancer: Trying To Outwit A Killer

    Pancreatic Cancer: Trying To Outwit A Killer

    Pancreatic cancer is claiming its place in the spotlight after taking the lives of several prominent celebrities and citizens over the last few years. The fourth most common cause of cancer death in America, the disease claims more than 43,000 lives each year.There is no screening test recommended for the general population and the disease is notoriously resistant to chemotherapy. ...

  • A Worrisome Trend: More Cases Of Liver Cancer

    A Worrisome Trend: More Cases Of Liver Cancer

    Your liver has a lot of responsibilities. It filters toxins from your blood, makes bile to digest fats, produces substances that help blood clot and makes, stores and releases sugar for energy. So when cancer strikes the liver, it's serious.Primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) starts in the liver, but it can also develop in the cells that line bile ducts in the liver ...

  • NYP Examines The Evolution Of Bone Marrow Transplantation

    NYP Examines The Evolution Of Bone Marrow Transplantation

    Bone marrow and stem cell transplantation have evolved into a standard of care for people with blood cancers, and its use is only expected to grow. For some patients with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and myelodysplastic syndromes, such a transplant offers hope for a cure. With new approaches to reduce risk and novel ways to use transplants, more people are now eligible for this ...

  • Can Breast Cancer Be Prevented?

    Can Breast Cancer Be Prevented?

    The short answer is not always. However, there are steps women can take to reduce their risk and find cancer early should it develop.There are certain causes of breast cancer that women can't change, such as advanced age or a family history of the disease. Others, however, are within control:Get moving and eat healthily: Obesity is becoming one of the most common risk factors for ...

  • NYP Treats Cancer With Pinpoint Precision

    NYP Treats Cancer With Pinpoint Precision

    In 1895, German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen first produced x-rays, ushering in an era of radiation science. More than a century later, a wide array of radiation therapy approaches have been developed to shrink and destroy cancerous tumors.Since radiation was first harnessed to treat cancer, radiation oncologists -- the doctors who oversee patients' radiation therapy -- have ...

  • Does Screening Save Lives? NYP Explains Pros And Cons Of Prostate Tests

    Does Screening Save Lives? NYP Explains Pros And Cons Of Prostate Tests

    As they age, all men become vulnerable to prostate cancer, which is the second most common cancer in men in the United States. As with many cancers, the keys to lowering the risk for prostate cancer are knowledge, early detection and careful management of the disease.Prostate cancer screening can detect the disease in its earlier, more curable stages, when treatment is more likely to be ...

  • Colorectal Cancer: A Preventable Cancer Affecting Young Patients

    Colorectal Cancer: A Preventable Cancer Affecting Young Patients

    Colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, is on the decline. However, while often diagnosed in patients over 50, there has been a recent dramatic increase in colorectal cancer in younger patients, with approximately 15 percent found in those under 50.Thanks to regular screening through colonoscopy and early detection, colorectal cancer can be ...

  • Know The Risks And Symptoms Of Bladder Cancer

    Know The Risks And Symptoms Of Bladder Cancer

    Bladder cancer isn’t a high-profile disease; however, as the fourth most common cancer in the U.S., greater awareness of its risk factors and symptoms could be lifesaving. Fortunately, bladder cancer is highly treatable when detected early.Bladder cancer begins when the cells lining the walls of the bladder begin to grow at a rapid rate. The majority of bladder cancers that develop are ...

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