Cancer researchers in the past and today

The root cause of cancer was discovered in 1890 by William Russell (1852-1940). The brilliant Dr. Russell saw microbes both inside and outside of the cancer cells. It was obvious that the microbes inside the…

Brain Cancer

Brain cancer is one of the trickiest types of cancer. While it is easy to kill the cancer cells (many treatments easily penetrate the blood-brain barrier), it is not easy to safely kill the cancer…

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Non-melanoma skin cancer is a malignant tumor that develops in the cells of the skin. The skin is the largest organ in the body. Its main function is to protect the body from infection and…

Family on the Beach

Melanoma

Melanoma begins in melanocytes which are a subtype of cells located in the basal layer of the epidermis. These cells produce melanin which is a pigment that colors the skin and is the reason moles…

Uterine Cancer

The uterus is a muscular, hollow, pear-shaped organ that is part of the female reproductive system. The uterus is where a baby develops when a woman is pregnant. The bottom of the uterus is called…

Hand in Tall Grass

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…

Carrots and Leeks

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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