Breast Cancer: Lymphedema After Treatment
Whenever the normal drainage pattern in the lymph nodes is disturbed or damaged—often during surgery to remove the lymph nodes—the arm may swell. This swelling, caused by too much fluid, is called lymphedema.
Calculating a Due Date
First, determine the first day of your last menstrual period. Next, count back 3 calendar months and add 1 year and 7 days to that date.
Calculating Calories and Fat Grams
Here's a formula to help you figure out how many calories and fat grams you need each day to maintain your current weight.
Calluses and Corns
Detailed information on calluses and corns
Cancer and Pain Management
Oncology clinics usually offer several pain management choices for any procedure that may be painful, such as a bone marrow aspiration or lumbar puncture.
Cancer and Tobacco
All tobacco products, from cigarettes to snuff, contain toxins, carcinogens, and nicotine, an addictive substance.
Cancer Diagnostic Imaging
Imaging—X-rays, CT scans, MRIs—is a process that produces pictures of body structures and organs. It is used to detect tumors and other abnormalities, to determine the extent of disease, and to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.
Cancer cells don't function properly, and they can spread to many areas of the body. Tumors are clusters of cells that are capable of growing and dividing uncontrollably; their growth is not regulated.
Cancer Treatment Team
Your cancer treatment may involve several types of health care professionals who, with you, form the "cancer care team."
Cancer Treatment: Overview
Detailed information on the most common types of cancer treatment, including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, immunotherapy, biological therapy, and cancer clinical trials