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Treatment Protocols for Cancer: Overview
Treatment Protocols for Cancer: Overview How is cancer treated? Specific treatment for cancer will be determined by your healthcare provider based on: Your overall health and medical history Extent of the disease--type, grade, stage, and location Your tolerance for specific medicines, procedures, or therapies Expectations for the course of the disease Your opinion or preference What are the goals of treatment? Remission (or cure) Prevention of cancer recurrence Prolonging life (when remission/cure is no...
Buying Medicines Online: It's Convenient and Private, but Beware of 'Rogue Sites'
Buying Medicines Online: It's Convenient and Private, but Beware of 'Rogue Sites' The scene is becoming increasingly common in the United States: Consumers are replacing a trip to the corner pharmacy with a click onto the Internet. This is where they find hundreds of websites selling prescription medicines and other health products. Many of these are lawful enterprises that genuinely offer convenience, privacy, and the safeguards of traditional procedures for prescribing medicines. For the most part, co...
Understanding the Late Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment
Understanding the Late Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment More people are surviving cancer than ever before. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 13.7 million Americans have a history of cancer, many of whom are survivors of childhood cancers. Over half of the people diagnosed with cancer are alive 5 years later, many of them cured. As more and more people survive longer, we are seeing new problems develop from the cancer or its treatment. These problems are called late effects. What cau...