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Comprehensive Cancer Information - National Cancer Institute

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Accurate, up-to-date, comprehensive cancer information from the U.S. government's principal agency for cancer research.
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American Cancer Society | Information and Resources for Cancer: Breast, Colon, Lung, Prostate, Skin

American Cancer Society | Information and Resources for Cancer: Breast, Colon, Lung, Prostate, Skin | Cancer - Aspect 1 | Scoop.it
Dedicated to helping persons who face cancer. Supports research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education. Contact us anytime day or night 1-800-227-234.
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Tim Gongaware's comment, February 13, 2014 11:21 AM
8.A new, targeted therapy drug called idelalisib may be able to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL, well without requiring chemotherapy. CLL originates from white blood cells contained within bone marrow. The previously mentioned chemotherapy is a common treatment for this cancer. The drug, however, is not available for use outside of clinical trials.
Tim Gongaware's comment, February 13, 2014 11:31 AM
9. A new drug has been approved by the FDA called Nexavar, which is used to treat advanced thyroid cancer. It is primarily used to treat advanced thyroid cancer when it has not stayed at its origin and instead has gone to other parts of the body, known as metastasis. The drug itself is a targeted therapy drug. The effectiveness of the drug has shown an increase of 41% in time living without the cancer growing.
Tim Gongaware's comment, February 13, 2014 11:37 AM
10. For cancer, there are several treatment types. One is surgery, usually the best choice for curing cancer in some cases, definitely if the cancer is benign, or non-mobile. A second cure is chemotherapy, using drugs and similar treatments, to directly cure the cancer on a chemical level. Next is radiation therapy, using radiation waves to eliminate cancer cells. Another one is targeted therapy, which uses drugs similarly to chemotherapy, but in a more targeted manner to damage normal cells less.