|CANCER 101: An Exploration of the Basics of Cancer|
by Laura Dolson
What is cancer? When I started out to write this series, I thought the answers would be fairly straightforward, and that I knew most of the basics. To the contrary, I have found surprises at every step along the way, changing my conception of cancer, and my understanding of how it is structured and how it behaves. My goal is to synthesize the information and pass it along in a way that will hopefully bring you an up-to-date and accurate view of cancer, as well as answer many common questions about things like grades and stages, terminology, and metastasis.
My plan is for a monthly addition to the series. Since there are over 100 types of cancer, I will of course be focusing on information relevant to the gynecologic cancers. These are some of the topics I will cover.:
Nature of Cancer
- Tumor Types
- Differentiation and Cancer Grades
- Cancer Staging
- Genetic Abnormalities
- Oncogenic Viruses, including HPV
- Other Causes of Cancer
- How Cancer Treatments Work
- Cancer Vocabulary
I expect that this list will grow as time goes on. I hope that cancer patients and their loved ones will gain understandings that will help them in further explorations of possible treatments. I'm sure it will be an interesting journey.
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