Conditions & Treatments
Conditions & Treatments
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Nuclear Medicine for Prostate Cancer
Nuclear medicine can be used to diagnose prostate cancer as well as to treat the disease, helping doctors see how patients respond to treatment.
Radiation Therapy for Testicular Cancer
Radiation therapy, combined with surgery, is the treatment for seminoma, a common form of testicular cancer.
At your next large family gathering, talking about past cancer diagnoses throughout the family tree could provide valuable insight about possible risks of inherited cancers.
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer among 15 to 34-year-old men in the United States. The good news is testicular cancer is highly treatable.
Primary spinal tumors are growths that start inside the spine. Secondary spinal tumors, tumors that begin elsewhere, are more common.
Lymphoma: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Lymphomas are cancers caused by white blood cells that reproduce rapidly and uncontrollably. Two types are Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Esophageal Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
About 17,000 new cases of esophageal cancer occur in the United States each year, most of them in men.
Smoking and Cancer
Stopping smoking makes cancer treatments more effective, lessens treatment complications, and decreases the chances of cancer returning.
Radiation Therapy for Brain Cancer
Brain cancer can be treated with targeted radiation therapy (also called radiosurgery), using Gamma Knife or conformal radiation tools.
It’s important to know that fatigue comes with having cancer and is also a side effect of treatments.
Radiation Therapy with Gamma Knife
The Gamma Knife delivers precise, non-invasive radiation therapy, typically for brain and skull-base tumors, blood vessel abnormalities and neuralgia.
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Gamma Knife surgery precisely targets brain tumors. It can also treat vascular malformations, trigeminal neuralgia, and essential and Parkinsonian tremors.
Myeloma: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Cancer of the plasma cells is known as myeloma. Myeloma is the most rare type of blood cancer.
Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer
Radiation therapy is a common treatment for prostate cancer, which now has a 5-year survival rate near 100 percent.
Hormonal Therapy for Cancer
Doctors may decide to interfere with hormone production in order to stop cancer from spreading, slow it down or decrease the odds it will come back.
Immunotherapy works in one of two ways—it can boost mechanisms of the immune system so that it has more strength to fight cancer cells. Or, it can target and destroy certain receptors on cancer cells to prevent them from outsmarting the immune system.