Featured Cancer Articles
Descriptions of Featured Cancer Articles
Pancreatic cancer is condition where cancerous cells first develop in the pancreas. This eMedTV article provides an overview of the disease, including information about its symptoms and a discussion of its diagnosis and treatment.
Testicular cancer is a condition that occurs when cancer cells form in a testicle. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at this condition, including information about symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatment options, and more.
Cancer that begins in the liver is known as primary liver cancer. This eMedTV article offers an overview of liver cancer, including information about its risk factors, its symptoms, and treatment options for the disease.
A serious disease, brain cancer is characterized by cancerous cell growth in the skull. This selection from the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at cancer of the brain, including information on symptoms, grades, and treatment options.
Stomach cancer is a serious disease in which cancer cells first develop in the stomach. This eMedTV article presents an overview of this type of cancer, including information about its symptoms and how the disease is diagnosed and treated.
Available in the form of beverages and supplements, green tea appears to provide many health benefits. This eMedTV page further explores these benefits, discusses the effectiveness of the tea for various uses, and lists its potential side effects.
This eMedTV article provides an overview of bladder cancer, a disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the bladder. The three types of bladder cancer are transitional cell carcinoma, squamous cell bladder carcinoma, and adenocarcinoma.
Multiple myeloma is a form of cancer that begins in plasma cells and affects multiple bones. This eMedTV article describes this condition in detail and includes information about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Thyroid cancer is a serious disease in which cancer cells first develop in the thyroid gland. This eMedTV article presents an overview of the disease, including information about its symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and available treatment options.
Kidney cancer is a disease that develops when cancerous cells first grow in the tissues of the kidneys. This eMedTV article offers a detailed overview of this condition, including information about symptoms, treatment options, prognosis, and more.
Cancer that forms in the tissues of a woman's uterus is known as uterine cancer. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at cancer of the uterus, including information about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Mortality of Pancreatic Cancer
During 1998-2002, the age-adjusted mortality of pancreatic cancer was 10.5 per 100,000 Americans per year. This eMedTV article includes mortality rates for pancreatic cancer, which causes about 30,000 deaths in the United States each year.
Brain Tumor Symptoms
Symptoms of a brain tumor typically occur when the tumor presses on a nerve or damages a certain area of the brain. This page from the eMedTV Web site provides an in-depth explanation of brain tumor symptoms, such as headaches, visual changes, and nausea.
Retinoblastoma is a type of cancer affecting the eye that usually occurs in children under the age of 5. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this condition, including information about its symptoms, its diagnosis, and its treatment.
A pheochromocytoma is a tumor that most often develops in the chromaffin cells of the adrenal glands. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this type of tumor, including information about possible symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and more.
Procrit is a prescription drug used to treat anemia due to chemotherapy, renal failure, or zidovudine. This eMedTV article further explains what Procrit is used for, describes the effects of the medicine, and offers general dosing information.
Hodgkin's disease is a type of cancer that develops in the lymphatic system. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this condition, including information about its symptoms, as well as treatment options and the general prognosis.
Zometa is a medicine used to treat high blood calcium due to cancer. This page from the eMedTV Web site further discusses what Zometa is used for, describes how the drug works, and explains when and how the medicine should be administered.
Aranesp is a medicine that can be prescribed to treat anemia due to chronic kidney failure or chemotherapy. This eMedTV resource describes the effects of Aranesp, explains how and when to take the drug, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Zofran is a drug that is used to prevent nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy and other causes. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this drug, including information on potential side effects and general dosing guidelines.