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Understanding Cancer Statistics
Understanding Cancer Statistics Statistics are often used in news reports or in talking about someone's risk for getting cancer or whether a treatment will work. These statistics can be confusing or misleading if you do not understand how they are used. Statistics are collected and analyzed to help people better understand what is being observed. There are many examples of how statistics are used in our daily life. This includes average temperature and median house price. In addition, statistics are use...
Parental Cancer: Questions and Answers About Changes in Family Rhythms and Routines
Parental Cancer: Questions and Answers About Changes in Family Rhythms and Routines If you are a parent who has recently been diagnosed with cancer, there are few concerns that seem as important or basic as how to help your children cope with all the stress and changes facing your family. Children are very sensitive to changes in their parents' moods and behavior and may even sense that something is wrong before you even begin talking with them. Talking about cancer and the emotions that arise is not a ...
Cancer: Frequently Asked Questions
Cancer: Frequently Asked Questions Q: What is cancer? A: Cancer is what happens when a group of cells grows uncontrollably and in an abnormal and disorderly way. It is really a result of what happens when, for reasons that are only partly understood, the normal growth-control mechanisms fail. Cancer cells have two properties that make them dangerous: They can invade into neighboring tissues, and they can spread to distant areas of the body, forming secondary tumors or metastases. Q: What causes cancer? ...
Understanding Cancer
Understanding Cancer It is important for everyone to have a basic understanding about the nature, diagnosis, causes, prevention, and treatment of cancer. The term "cancer" refers to a group of diseases in which cells have uncontrolled growth and spread throughout the body. It is difficult to imagine anyone who has not heard about this disease. Most people have been affected because either a loved one, a friend, or even they themselves are cancer survivors. It is therefore important for everyone to have ...