Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body.


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How cancer and treatment affect sexual desire The most common cancer treatments are surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and hormone therapy. These treatments, as well as the cancer itself, can have temporary or permanent effects on a person&rsquo... Read Full Answer
Screening for prostate cancer can be started at age 50 onwards. A family history of prostate cancer confers an increased risk of prostate cancer, especially if the affected relative was young. Men with a family history of prostate cancer can be s... Read Full Answer
Keyhole surgery is one of the most common approaches to doing colon cancer surgery. I usually recommend keyhole surgery unless the patient has one or more of the following problems. Severe heart condition where the patient cannot tolerate pro... Read Full Answer
Transanal endoscopic surgery is a method of keyhole surgery without creating a scar by using the anus as a natural orifice access. A camera and 2 small keyhole instruments can be inserted to allow the surgery to be performed. It is used to remove... Read Full Answer
Treatment for a patient with colorectal cancer is based on the presumed stage of the disease. Make sure you speak to a colorectal surgeon as surgery is the cornerstone of your treatment. You will need to undergo blood tests and a full-body CT sca... Read Full Answer
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The CA 125 is a protein found in the blood and is often used as a tumour marker for ovarian cancer. The normal value is usually between 0 to 35 units/ml. CA 125 can be elevated in both benign and malignant conditions, so having a raised CA 125 doe... Read Full Answer