Normal breast cells become cancerous when they experience changes or mutations in DNA. You inherit some DNA changes from your parents. These increase your odds of developing breast cancer. Other risk factors related to your lifestyle can increase your odds of developing breast cancer, too. These...

About Colon Cancer Colon cancer is one of the leading cancers today. It affects your large intestine, also known as the colon, the last part of your digestive tract. Most colon cancer begins as noncancerous cell clumps called adenomatous polyps, which later become colon cancers in...

Cancer occurs when cells in your body grow out of control. This type of uncontrolled cell growth can take place in nearly any part of the body. In many cases, this cancer spreads to other parts of the body. Cancer starting in your white blood cells,...

Risk factors affect your chances of developing cancer. Each type of cancer has its own risk factors, such as smoking being a risk factor for lung cancer. Smoking is a risk factor you control. Other risk factors provide you no control over development of cancer,...

Lymph nodes, normally tiny and hard to find, get much larger with infection, inflammation or cancer. You sometimes feel your lymph nodes with your fingers or even see them. Such happens when you have strep throat and lymph nodes under your jaw on the side...

When your lung cells grow abnormally and out of control, lung cancer begins. As these cancerous cells increase in number, they form a tumor and can spread to other body regions. About Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer About 80 to 85 percent of lung cancers in America are...

Calories and Protein during Cancer Care When it comes to calories and protein intake during cancer care, follow your doctor’s instructions first. Their guidance may be different than information you find elsewhere, because your situation and health needs may differ. Otherwise, below are some guidelines for...

Immunotherapy for Cancer Immunotherapy includes several types of immune system mobilizing therapies designed to treat cancer. In essence, these therapies use your own immune system to fight your disease. You hear your treatment professionals discussing immunotherapy, also known as biologic response modifiers. Biologic modifiers include colony-stimulating factors...

After your cancer metastasizes, your outlook may be like that of someone with another type of chronic disease. Someone with type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis or congestive heart failure lives with their disease, knowing it cannot be cured. How to Live with Your Cancer for the...