Cancer Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Cancer.

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Encyclopedia Articles (22)

1,761 words, approx. 6 pages
Cancer Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells. This abnormal growth is the result of mutations in the genetic material of the cells, either spontaneous or brought on by environmental factors such ... Read more
1,973 words, approx. 7 pages
Cancer Cancer is a number of related diseases that are characterized by the uncontrolled proliferation and disorganized growth of cells. Tumor cells invade and destroy normal tissues and may spread th... Read more
1,340 words, approx. 5 pages
Cancer, Drugs, and Alcohol The relationship between cancer and drugs, including alcohol, has several aspects. One is the question of carcinogenesis; that is, whether alcohol and other abused substance... Read more
519 words, approx. 2 pages
Cancer, Drugs, and Alcohol Medical researchers are constantly trying to determine which substances cause cancer. Among the substances they study are alcohol and drugs—both legal, prescription m... Read more
1,973 words, approx. 7 pages
Advances in Understanding Cancer Overview By the second half of the twentieth century, heart disease, cancer, and stroke had replaced infectious, epidemic diseases as the leading causes of death in th... Read more
3,651 words, approx. 13 pages
Cancer Definition Cancer is not just one disease, but a group of almost one hundred diseases. These diseases have two common characteristics. First, cells begin to grow out of control in the body. Sec... Read more
1,592 words, approx. 6 pages
Cancer Cancer is not a single disease, but rather a monster with many faces. Doctors and scientists have listed more than 200 varieties of cancer, each having different degrees of mortality, different... Read more
1,205 words, approx. 5 pages
Cancer Cancer may be as old as humankind. During the fifteenth century, what might now be considered a cancer-like growth was referred to as a scirrus, or scar. Environmental substances have long been... Read more
1,268 words, approx. 5 pages
Cancer Cancer may be as old as humankind. During the fifteenth century, what might now be considered a cancer-like growth was referred to as a scirrus, or scar. Environmental substances have long been... Read more
380 words, approx. 2 pages
Anticancer Drugs Anticancer drugs are medicines used to treat various kinds of cancer. The tools of molecular genetics are increasingly used to specifically design anticancer drugs that target specifi... Read more
1,219 words, approx. 5 pages
Cancer Cancer may be as old as humankind. During the fifteenth century, what might now be considered a cancer-like growth was referred to as a scirrus, or scar. Environmental substances have long been... Read more
1,733 words, approx. 6 pages
Cancer Genetics The hallmark of a malignant cancer is the uncontrolled clonal proliferation and spread of abnormal cancer cells. Cancer is thus our most common genetic disease but only rarely is it in... Read more
598 words, approx. 2 pages
Inherited Cancers Cancer is a genetic disease but is only rarely inherited. Most cancers are sporadic and arise in a particular tissue such as the colon, breast, lung or skin, following exposure of th... Read more
696 words, approx. 3 pages
Anticancer Drugs Anticancer drugs are medicines used to treat various kinds of cancer. Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells that interfere with the growth of healthy cells. The approach to treat... Read more
1,849 words, approx. 7 pages
Cancer Cancer is not just one disease, but a large group of almost one hundred diseases. Its two main characteristics are uncontrolled growth of the cells in the human body and the ability of these ce... Read more
1,106 words, approx. 4 pages
Vulvar Cancer Vulvar cancer refers to an abnormal, cancerous growth in the external female genitalia. Vulvar cancer is a rare disease that occurs mainly in elderly women. The vulva refers to the exter... Read more
1,268 words, approx. 5 pages
Cancer Cancer may be as old as humankind. During the fifteenth century, what might now be considered a cancer-like growth was referred to as a scirrus, or scar. Environmental substances have long been... Read more
610 words, approx. 3 pages
Animal Cancer Tests Cancer causes more loss of life-years than any other disease in the United States. At first reading, this statement seems to be in error. Does not cardiovascular disease cause mo... Read more
948 words, approx. 4 pages
Cancer A malignant tumor, cancer comprises a broad spectrum of malignant neoplasms classified as either carcinomas or sarcomas. Carcinomas originate in the epithelial tissues, while sarcomas origina... Read more
2,352 words, approx. 8 pages
Cancer During the twentieth century wealthy countries underwent a transition in mortality from acute, infectious diseases such as pneumonia to chronic diseases such as cancer. By the late twentieth ce... Read more
2,164 words, approx. 8 pages
Cancer A group of diseases characterized by uncontrollable cell growth. Cancer is a family of diseases in which cells replicate at an extremely rapid pace. A cancerous, or malignant, tumor begins its ... Read more
1,985 words, approx. 7 pages
Cancer Cancer develops when cells in the body begin to grow out of control. Normal cells grow, divide, and die. But cancer cells, instead of dying, continue to LIFETIME RISK OF CANCER FROM KNOWN CA... Read more