Testicular cancer. Just the thought of it causes fear and apprehension. But thanks to the wonders of modern medicine, even patients with later stages of the condition have cure rates of 60%-85%. And, when diagnosed early, cure rates for testicular cancer approach 100%.
Cancer of the colon or rectum strikes about 130,000 people each year and kills nearly 55,000, according to the Mayo Clinic. However, when it's caught early, colorectal cancer is one of the most easily cured cancers.
Women who are treated for gynecologic cancers—cervical, uterine, ovarian, endometrial, or vulvar—are often caught off-guard by the impact that surgery, pelvic radiation, and chemotherapy can have on their sex lives.
When Lance Armstrong told his cycling fans that he had a good chance of a complete recovery and a return to cycling, he was right. Men diagnosed with testicular cancer can expect to be cured, according to Marc Garnick, MD, an oncologist.
Like many young and middle-aged women, you may assume you’re immune to cancer. But statistics tell otherwise: among American women age 59 and younger, nearly 54,000 deaths occur from cancer each year. And while a woman’s chance of developing cancer between birth and age 39 is only 1 in 52, it jumps to 1 in 11 starting at age 40.
Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the US and the third deadliest cancer worldwide. But when diagnosed at an early stage, before the cancer has invaded the colon wall or spread to distant sites, the chances of survival are much higher.
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a person’s risk for developing cancer may be influenced by a combination of factors, including exposure to cancer-causing agents in the workplace.
In sperm banking, your sperm are frozen and stored so that should you decide to become a father at some point in the future, you will have that opportunity, even if the cancer treatment has affected your fertility. Learn more about this option.
"Chocolate is good for you” sounds like an obvious entry in the “too good to be true” hall of fame.
But a significant body of evidence supports this statement. So chocolate lovers can indulge their cravings—to a point—without too much guilt.