Category Archives: Cancer

Anal Cancer Diagnostic Test and Procedure Explained

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Anal Cancer Diagnostic Test or Procedures: Anal cancer can be diagnosed during routine medical exams or during minor procedures such as the removal of hemorrhoids. It may also be diagnosed by a digital rectal examination (DRE), when a doctor inserts a gloved, lubricated finger into the anus to feel for unusual growths.

For prompt and early detection of anal cancer, the American Cancer Society recommends that all people above 50 years old should have a DRE every five to 10 years. [Note: Being above 50 is considered a risk factor of the disease.]

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Ultrasound Prostate Cancer Treatment: Good or Bad?

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Ultrasound Prostate Cancer Treatment shows fewer side effects: It’s the most common cancer in men worldwide, as well as a common cause of death among elderly men in the United States and Europe. Prostate cancer is the sixth most-common cause of death from cancer in men worldwide, and although it’s less common in Asia and Africa, in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, it’s the second most common cause of cancer death in men of all ages.

In the U.S., about 250,000 new cases happen every year, leading to about 30,000 deaths; In the UK, about 250,000 men are currently living with the disease, which has led to about 10,000 deaths.

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How Fast Can Lung Cancer Spread or Grow?

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How fast can lung cancer spread or grow? There is no one definite answer to this question. Lung cancer behaves in different ways — the aggressive ones will grow immediately while others do not spread at all — so it is hard and foolish to put a timeline for lung cancer growth.

Still, it is important to note that lung cancer, compared to other kinds of cancer, tends to grow faster and spread earlier. This is specially true for small cell lung cancer which, to borrow the words of cancer.org, “tends to grow and spread quickly, and it has almost always spread to distant parts of the body before it is found”.

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