What is often most difficult in the general treatment of lung cancers is understanding the specific complexities of each unique case. For decades, doctors and the medical community alike have lumped all lung cancers together as one entity.
Over the last four years, Roswell Park Cancer Institute has conducted workshops in Nigeria on an ongoing basis to share our knowledge, resources and skills with patients and doctors in less privileged countries.
Many people believe the fight against cancer begins at diagnosis. Actually, it starts well before that with exercise, healthy lifestyle choices and diet. Proper nutrition is a preventative anti-cancer foundation.
Last May, after severe leg pain drove 23-year-old Kevan Busa to the emergency room in Syracuse, N.Y., he learned that he had acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Without treatment, doctors said, he wouldn’t live two weeks.
Squamous cell carcinoma hit the local spotlight last month when former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly announced his diagnosis, isolated in his upper jaw. About 55,000 Americans will be diagnosed with this disease in 2013.
Cancer is a life-altering experience. The body, mind and spirit undergo a great deal of stress that can raise questions about the future and human existence — What is the meaning of life? Why are we here?