Understanding Cancer

Understanding-CancerThere are many forms of cancer, and there are many things you can do to better your treatment. At Hope Cancer Care of Nevada, we work with you and your caregiver every step of the way. We are here to help educate, empower and calm you as you focus on your complete mental, physical and spiritual recovery.

You probably have questions—a list of them even. While our trained team and top-ranked oncologist are here to answer them all, we would like to provide you with an overview that may begin answering a few. But remember, you and your caregiver are welcome to start a dialogue with a Hope medical professional at any time.

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Cancer is an uncontrolled growth of cells in the body. It is important to remember that it is not one disease. There are multiple factors involved in causing cancer, such as genetics, lifestyle, and exposure to toxins.

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Prevention and screening are the two most important factors responsible for decreasing cancer related deaths. Prevention includes adopting a healthy lifestyle such as being tobacco free, consuming moderate alcohol, reducing prolonged skin exposure to direct sunlight, maintaining regular exercise, eating a balanced meal, and avoiding over-consumption of red meat. Screening includes periodic testing according to established guidelines, such as mammogram, Pap smear, colonoscopy etc.
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A number of blood tests and scans (such as CT, MRI, PET etc) can help aid in the diagnosis of cancer. However, in most cases a biopsy, which consists of removing a “small piece of the cancer tissue”, is required to characterize the exact type of cancer and the specific treatment for it.

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There are two types of treatments: Local and Systemic. Local treatments such as surgery and radiation deal with a specific part of the body. Systemic treatments affect the entire body, and consist of chemotherapy and biologics (targeted drugs that find and kill the cancer cells only). A medical oncologist can coordinate all aspects of your cancer treatment and is an expert in administering chemotherapy and biologics.

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Chemotherapy is the general term for treatments that use chemical agents to kill cancer cells. It is mostly given as a drip, but is sometimes also available in the form of a pill. Although cancer cells grow rapidly however once their DNA is damaged the ability to repair that damage is slower than the normal cells in the body. Chemotherapy takes advantage of this difference. Consequently between each dose healthy cells get a chance to repair themselves while cancer cells continue to die. Specific chemotherapies are designed to target different cancers. Chemotherapy is given to shrink and destroy visible tumors. It also eradicates “seeds” or micro metastasis. Micro metastasis is the spread of minuscule malignant cells from the cancers primary location, and are not visible on conventional scanning. Eradication of “seeds” is also called “adjuvant” treatment, and is the basis for offering chemotherapy after the removal of all visible cancer or tumors at the time of surgery.

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Biologics are sometimes called “targeted” or “smart” drugs that find specific cancer cells while sparing normal tissue. These can target and destroy the tumor’s blood supply, in effect killing the cancer cell. These drugs, like chemotherapy, are also available as an IV or pill form. They can be used alone or in combination with chemotherapy to enhance the effect of treatment.

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Szent-Györgyi Prize to honor NCI’s Douglas R. Lowy and John T. Schiller

02/15/18

Dr. Douglas R. Lowy and Dr. John T. Schiller of the National Cancer Institute will receive the 2018 Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research for the development of HPV vaccines. …read more Source:: Cancer


Highly Processed Foods & Cancer Risk

02/15/18

By David Sampson A study out Wednesday suggests eating a lot of highly processed foods might be associated with higher rates of cancer. The study appears in BMJ, and the authors admit more study is needed, but warn that the … Read More


Rodents and Radiation: What to Take Away from New Study Findings

02/02/18

By David Sampson Preliminary data was released today from two rodent studies by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), to explore potential links between cell phones and cancer. The studies have found high exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) resulted in tumors … Read More


Detecting cancer with a blood test: New study shows promise, but caution remains

01/19/18

By David Sampson A study published this week in Science reports promising results of a blood test designed to detect eight common cancer types by measuring circulating proteins and mutations in cell-free DNA. The study comes from the Johns Hopkins … Read More


Study links inflammation-causing foods to higher risk of colorectal cancer

01/18/18

By David Sampson A study in today’s JAMA Oncology links diets that include foods that can cause inflammation to an increased risk of colorectal cancer. Those foods include meats, refined grains, and high-calorie beverages. We asked Marji McCullough, SCD, RD, … Read More


Norman Sharpless sworn in as director of the National Cancer Institute

10/18/17

Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, M.D., becomes the 15th director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). He comes to NCI from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, where he was director of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. …read more … Read More


Behind the numbers: cancers associated with obesity

10/03/17

By David Sampson A report out today had a lot of us scratching our heads, when it said that about 630,000 people in the U.S. were diagnosed with a cancer associated with overweight and obesity in 2014. That sounds awfully … Read More


NCI-funded TMIST study compares 2-D and 3-D mammography for finding breast cancers

09/26/17

TMIST, the first randomized trial comparing two types of digital mammography for breast cancer screening, is enrolling participants. Developed by ECOG-ACRIN and NCI, the trial is comparing 2-D and 3-D mammography for finding breast cancers. …read more Source:: Cancer


NCI’s Douglas R. Lowy and John T. Schiller to receive 2017 Lasker Award

09/06/17

Dr. Douglas R. Lowy and Dr. John T. Schiller of the National Cancer Institute receive the 2017 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for their significant research leading to the development of HPV vaccines. …read more Source:: Cancer


New Analysis Confirms Suspected Bias of Large U.S. Prostate Screening Study

09/05/17

By David Sampson A new paper appearing in Annals of Internal Medicine used simulation modeling to try to correct for a known bias in a notable U.S. trial of prostate cancer screening, called PLCO. That study along with a large … Read More