You’ve heard of cancer. Likely there are people in your family who have faced cancer. But what is cancer, really? Until you are faced with the reality, cancer is something that happens to someone else. But cancer is not a death sentence. Learn more about your cancer diagnosis and which natural and integrative treatments best address your type of cancer, as well as clinics and doctors that specialize in a particular protocol.

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Thyroid Cancer

The thyroid is a small gland that is part of the endocrine system. It is located below the larynx (voice box) at the front of the neck. It is made up of two lobes which…

Ovarian Cancer

The ovaries are two oval reproductive glands which are part of the female reproductive system. They sit on either side of the uterus and are close to the fallopian tubes. The primary function of the…

Mesothelioma

The mesothelium is a membrane that lines parts of the body including the abdomen and chest, along with most organs. The function of the mesothelium is to provide lubrication to allow organs to move against…

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Bone Marrow Cancer

Myeloma is a bone marrow cancer. It affects plasma cells in the bone marrow. As the cancerous plasma cells fill the bone marrow, you are not able to make enough normal blood cells. This can lead…

Bone Cancer

Bone cancer is a malignant (cancerous) tumor of the bone that destroys normal bone tissue. Not all bone tumors are malignant. In fact, benign (noncancerous) bone tumors are more common than malignant ones. Both malignant…

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Pancreatic Cancer

The pancreas is a large, pear-shaped organ that is part of the digestive tract. It sits high in the abdomen, behind the stomach, and joins to the common bile duct. The main function of the…

Sarcoma

Sarcoma is cancer that originates in supporting tissues including bones, muscles, fat, cartilage, and other connective tissues. Soft tissue sarcomas can develop in any part of the body. Sarcomas that develop on the arms or…

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Kidney Cancer / Renal Cell Carcinoma

The most common type of cancer in the kidneys is renal cell carcinoma which starts in the area of the kidney where urine is created. Kidneys are part of the urinary tract system. The function…

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Head and Neck Cancer

There are many different kinds of head and neck cancer, including skin, thyroid, and salivary cancers. The most common type of head and neck cancer is squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCCA). It generally starts in the epithelial…

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Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer begins when cells in the urinary bladder start to grow uncontrollably. As more cancer cells develop, they form a tumor. Most bladder cancers start in the innermost lining of the bladder, the urothelium.…

Colorectal Cancer

The function of the colon (large intestine) and rectum is to absorb nutrients and water and store stool until it is excreted. It is the last section of the digestive tract. Cancer that starts in…

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Prostate Cancer

Prostate glands are walnut-sized glands that secrete fluids that support sperm cells and are part of the male reproductive system. Prostate cancer starts in the prostate glands, are above the rectum, below the bladder, surrounding the…

Liver and Bile Duct Cancer

Bile duct cancer starts in the bile ducts, which are thin tubes between the liver and the small intestine. The ducts move bile (a greenish-brown alkaline fluid that aids digestion) from the liver and gallbladder to…