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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by one or another means.

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What is cancer?

What is cancer?

Uncontrolled growth: Cancer or malignancy, refers to uncontrolled growth of cells, invasion and destruction of normal tissues by these cells and spread to distant organs with damage to those organs. ...Read more

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Breast cancer prevention?

Breast cancer prevention?

5 steps: 1. Maintain a healthy weight. Obesity increases your risk of breast cancer 2. Have babies and breast feed. These decrease your risk 3. Limit hormone therapy after menopause. 4. Decrease alcohol intake 5. Exercise - women who have regular physical exercise have a decreased risk of breast cancer. ...Read more

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Preventing Breast Cancer (Tip)

Preventing Breast Cancer

Keeping your weight in a normal range is one of the most important ways of preventing breast cancer. ...See more

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How does cancer spread?

How does cancer spread?

In many ways: Cancers can spread in many ways- it spreads to distant organs through the blood vessels or through lymph nodes or along nerves. It can also spread locally by directly growing into surrounding organs. ...Read more

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Please share your experience with immunotherapy for cancer treatment?

Please share your experience with immunotherapy for cancer treatment?

Newer with RT: Immunotherapy has had a resurgence in the past few years primarily in the treatment of melanoma. This is branching into other cancers. As a radiation oncologist, we are still exploring how best to integrate radiation treatments with immunotherapy. There is some promosing information that radiation or thermal ablation may help to potentiate the immunoresponse that immunotherapy causes. ...Read more

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Preventing Colorectal Cancer (Tip)

Preventing Colorectal Cancer

Get your 1st colonoscopy at age 50, or earlier if there's a family history of colon cancer. ...See more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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What are some of the more common cancers that affect children?

What are some of the more common cancers that affect children?

Leukemia is the most: Common; followed by central nervous neoplasms. The others are less common: lymphoma (hd and non-hd), wilm's of kidney, retinoblastom of the eye, neuroblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, osteosarcoma, ewings sarcoma, hepatoblastoma, dysgerminomas...There may be more, but they are less common than these! ...Read more

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I believe cancer can usually be easily cured by good nutrition and lifestyle choices. What do you think?

I believe cancer can usually be easily cured by good nutrition and lifestyle choices. What do you think?

Unfortunately not: If this were so, then every oncologist in america would gladly endorse the proper diets and supplements. These are terrible diseases that we would love to cure. Don't believe the conspiracy-mongers who suggest that someone is supressing some miracle cure. We'd all gladly shout it from the rooftops if it were so. ...Read more

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