The signs you can't ignore - identifying ovarian cancer
By Maria Rabat, Jan, 2002
Ovarian cancer is the deadliest of all women's cancers because it often goes unnoticed until it reaches advanced stages. By then, there are little to no treatment options lee for this disease, which ranks fifth in overall cancer incidence. With the hope of reducing the high occurrence of ovarian cancer deaths, a new report published in Obstetrics and Gynecology (August 2001) recommends doctors pursue diagnostic testing on any patient who exhibits the vague symptoms associated with the cancer's early stages. Some symptoms include:
5 cancers that strike young: nobody expects to get a life-threatening disease in her 20s or 30s, but it happens. Do you know the signs?
By Rachel Grumman, April, 2004
"You've got cancer." Most women in their 20s and 30s can't even imagine hearing those chilling words. But the truth is that youth doesn't always shield you from disease. Here, how to recognize some of the most prevalent types of cancer found in women under age 40 and the steps to take to reduce your risk.
By Mai Tran
Leukemia is a cancer that starts in the organs that make blood, namely the bone marrow and the lymph system. Depending on specific characteristics, leukemia can be divided into two broad types: acute and chronic. Acute leukemias are the rapidly progressing leukemias, while the chronic leukemias progress more slowly. The vast majority of childhood leukemias are of the acute form.
Prostate cancer prevention: 7 THINGS YOU MUST KNOW
By Liz Brown, March, 2001
It's time for a crash course in prostate cancer prevention. Why, you ask? Consider that this debilitating disease strikes about 200,000 American men each year. In addition to the pain and suffering many of them endure, 38,000 die. Those who do survive treatment, including surgery or radiation, often suffer from long-term side effects, including incontinence and impotence. One or more of these men could be someone close to you, or even you, yourself.