Proton therapy is used to precisely target and conform treatment to the shape of a tumor with incredible accuracy. This allows a higher dose of radiation to be delivered directly to where it needs to be – to the cancerous cells – while sparing healthy tissues and critical areas of the body that are near the tumor.
A recent survey shows a surprising number of Americans believe scientifically unproven claims concerning cancer. Don’t let yourself be a victim of misinformation. Test your knowledge with this quiz.Read full story
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States for both men and women. Overall, lung cancer rates are on the decline along with rates of tobacco usage. However, there are important differences in the trends for men and women and for different states.Read the article
A brain tumor is a disease in which cells grow uncontrollably in the brain. Cancer occurs when cells in the body divide without control or order. If cells divide uncontrollably they form a mass of tissue.Read full story
Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most prevalent type of liver cancer. It occurs more often in men than women and is commonly seen in people between the ages of 50 and 60 years old.Read full story