Cancer 101 is a series of blog entries that serve to educate patients, family members, and other interested parties on select topics that are crucial to understanding the biology and treatment of cancer. While this information is widely available on the internet, Cancer 101 is meant to provide information that is clear, accurate and understandable without significant scientific background.
Giving chemotherapy to a patient with no cancer, how can you tell if it works?read more
True or false; the biggest genetic risk is for breast cancer? False. In the United States, the risk for being born with a gene, which will result in breast cancer, is 1 in 300, but the risk for being born with a gene, which has a 70% chance of giving you colon cancer, is the same, 1 in 300.read more
We are in a war, a war on cancer. We talk of battle and attack, magic bullets, proton beam rays, laser surgery and targeted drugs, doctors as combat commanders, patients as foot soldiers, the disease as the enemy, and defeating cancer in a titanic struggle against death.read more
Almost 80% of 80-year-old men carry a small amount of prostate cancer. However, 80% of men do not die from this disease.read more
Only you grade this test, but the information is vital, therefore this quiz is open book and cheating is encouraged.read more
Men with breast cancer have shorter average life spans than women.read more