Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment

Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment

Immunotherapy is a broad category of anti-cancer therapies that uses the body’s immune system to fight cancer cells. The immune system — made up largely of the lymph nodes — rids the body of viruses,…

cancer types a to z

Cancer A-to-Z

Common cancers Bladder Cancer Breast Cancer Colorectal Cancer Head and Neck Cancer Kidney Cancer Lung Cancer Lymphoma Melanoma Pancreatic Cancer Prostate Cancer Thyroid Cancer Uterine Cancer A Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)…

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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…

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What is cancer?

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.…

Carcinoma, Melanoma, Sarcoma

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and its cousins — melanoma and different types of sarcomas — do not spread like other kinds of cancer. While most types of cancer spread to the cancer cells dividing, as…

‘I always felt at peace with myself’

This is not a transcription. Answers have been shortened and summarized. Date of interview: May 21, 2003 Location: Home of a mutual friend (seven other people present) Name of interviewer: Webster Kehr Initials of interviewee:…