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Pathology Reports (Fact Sheet)

Pathology Reports (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines pathology reports, including tissue collection methods, the ways in which tissue samples may be processed, and details typically included in such reports.

Polycythemia Vera (Fact Sheet)

Polycythemia Vera (Fact Sheet)

This fact examines the possible causes, risk factors, symptoms, and treatments associated with polycythemia vera.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (Fact Sheet)

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews the incidence and survival statistics of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Calcium and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

Calcium and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheets examines the sources of dietary calcium and possible links to cancer prevention.

Helicobacter Pylori and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Helicobacter Pylori and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the links, both negative and positive, that Helicobacter pylori may have with gastric and other cancer types.

Fluoridated Water (Fact Sheet)

Fluoridated Water (Fact Sheet)

Water fluoridation began in the United States in 1945, and possible connections between cancer and fluoridation have been debated since.

Access to Investigational Drugs (Fact Sheet)

Access to Investigational Drugs (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explains investigational drugs and the process by which cancer patients may obtain them.

Tumor Markers (Fact Sheet)

Tumor Markers (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explains tumor markers and their current use in cancer care.

Cigar Smoking and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Cigar Smoking and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines links between cigar smoking and cancer risk.

Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test (Fact Sheet)

Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews the PSA test for prostate cancer, in particular screening recommendations, test limitations, and possible improvements the future may hold in store for the test.

Computed Tomography (CT) Scans and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Computed Tomography (CT) Scans and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet defines computed tomography (CT), explains its use in cancer detection, and answers questions regarding radiation exposure from CT use.

Garlic and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

Garlic and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores links between garlic and cancer prevention, including study and clinical trials evidence and safety concerns.

Radon and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Radon and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet defines radon and reviews radon-related cancer risks.

Harms of Cigarette Smoking and Health Benefits of Quitting (Fact Sheet)

Harms of Cigarette Smoking and Health Benefits of Quitting (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the harmful effects of tobacco smoke, tobacco addiction, and the immediate and long-term benefits of smoking cessation.

Tumor Grade (Fact Sheet)

Tumor Grade (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews tumor grade classification and tumor grading systems that are specific to cancer types.

Magnetic Field Exposure and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Magnetic Field Exposure and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the possible links between exposure to magnetic fields and cancer risk.

Acrylamide in Food and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Acrylamide in Food and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the possible cancer risks caused by the chemical acrylamide in foodstuffs and consumer goods.

Cancer Clusters (Fact Sheet)

Cancer Clusters (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet defines a "cancer cluster" and discusses details related to investigating a cancer cluster and determining a cluster's statistical significance.

Chemicals in Meat Cooked at High Temperatures and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Chemicals in Meat Cooked at High Temperatures and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the possible cancer risks associated with the consumption of heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) formed in meats cooked via high-temperature methods.

Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes (Fact Sheet)

Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews genetic testing for cancer risk, including currently available genetic tests, recommendations for testing, positive and negative result definitions, and direct-to-consumer tests.

Cancer Staging (Fact Sheet)

Cancer Staging (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explains cancer staging, the TNM System, and tests commonly used to determine cancer stage.

Psychological Stress and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Psychological Stress and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the effect of existing stress on cancer risk and cancer outcomes.

Hair Dyes and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Hair Dyes and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the relationship between use of hair coloring products and possible cancer risk.

Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the relationship between oral contraception and risk of breast, ovarian, endometrial, liver, and cervical cancers.

Physical Activity and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Physical Activity and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the role of physical activity and exercise in cancer prevention and cancer survivorship.

Tea and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

Tea and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the evidence that tea consumption may aid cancer prevention.

Surgery to Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Surgery to Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the potential pros and cons of surgery as a means to reduce breast cancer risk.

Secondhand Smoke and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Secondhand Smoke and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the relationship between secondhand smoke and cancer risk.

Asbestos Exposure and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Asbestos Exposure and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet defines asbestos, and reviews both the use of asbestos and health risks associated with asbestos exposure.

Radiation Therapy for Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Radiation Therapy for Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines radiation therapy, including forms of administration and potential side effects of treatment.

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