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Some cancers more common than others

Despite decades of research, the cure for cancer remains elusive, and this year millions of people across the globe will be diagnosed with cancer.
Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the United States, behind only heart disease. Although cancer can be deadly, it also is highly treatable when detected early.


Handling cancer-related fatigue

Cancer can take both a physical and emotional toll on a person. Treatments designed to combat cancer cells are often effective, but they also may compromise the body in certain ways, including causing extreme fatigue in patients.


Traveling with cancer

Having cancer requires making changes. Your body will certainly change as it is exposed to medicines and other treatments. Future goals and plans may be modified, and you may be interested in spending more time away from the office as you look to balance out a schedule suddenly filled with doctor's appointments and therapy sessions.


Recognizing cancers of the eye and eyelid

Cancer involves the uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a particular part of the body. Cancer begins in one area, but it can invade or spread to other parts of the body if it goes undetected or untreated.
Certain cancers are more familiar to the general public than others, thanks in part to awareness campaigns and charity fundraisers. But no area of the body, including the eyes and eyelids, is immune to cancer.


A connection between COPD and lung cancer?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer can have a substantial impact on a person's health, affecting how well the body is able to process oxygen. Both can be a serious side effect of smoking, but is there a relationship between cancer and COPD?
Various experts, including the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in collaboration with the Division of Cancer Prevention of the National Cancer Institute, have weighed in on the link between COPD and lung cancer. COPD appears to be a strong risk factor for lung cancer, even among people who have never smoked.