Cancer Information

What is Cancer?

Cancer is not one disease, but a name given to a collection of related diseases. Cancer can start anywhere in the body. But all cancers are characterized by the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells.

Cancer is not one disease, but a name given to a collection of related diseases. Cancer can start anywhere in the body. But all cancers are characterized by the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells.

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Types of Cancer

There are more than 100 types of cancer, most named for the organ or tissue where they originated. This page features information about some of the more common types of cancer.

There are more than 100 types of cancer, most named for the organ or tissue where they originated. This page features information about some of the more common types of cancer.

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Diagnosing Cancer

Once cancer is detected, getting a proper diagnosis is critical. The diagnosis will determine the type of cancer.

Once cancer is detected, getting a proper diagnosis is critical. The diagnosis will determine the type of cancer.

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Testing

The Zangmeister Cancer Center uses both screening and diagnostic tests to detect, diagnose and monitor cancer.

The Zangmeister Cancer Center uses both screening and diagnostic tests to detect, diagnose and monitor cancer.

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Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatment – surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy – can cause unwelcome side effects. These side effects vary, depending on the type and location of the cancer, the patient’s age and overall health, and the type, dose and frequency of drugs.

Cancer treatment – surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy – can cause unwelcome side effects. These side effects vary, depending on the type and location of the cancer, the patient’s age and overall health, and the type, dose and frequency of drugs.

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Getting a Second Opinion

At The Zangmeister Cancer Center, we encourage our patients to get a second opinion about their diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options. Getting a second opinion is an important part of becoming educated about your cancer.

At The Zangmeister Cancer Center, we encourage our patients to get a second opinion about their diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options. Getting a second opinion is an important part of becoming educated about your cancer.

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