For most people a cancer diagnosis causes a lot of anxiety. Fortunately, many initial and localized cancers can be treated with a high chance of cure. Cancer treatments can have significant side effects, however. Supportive treatments and a good care program can help to get through this difficult phase.

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    Metastatic breast cancer

    Sometimes breast cancer is only detected when it has already spread to other parts of the body (metastasis). With well-planned and individualized tre...

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    Breast cancer

    Being diagnosed with breast cancer often makes people feel very frightened and anxious. But if you get breast cancer for the first time and it hasn’t...

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    Localized prostate cancer

    Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer in men. But it is also one of the types of cancer with the best chances of recovery. It...

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    Hair loss in chemotherapy

    Cancer treatments often have serious side effects. Many people find chemotherapy-related hair loss on their scalp and body especially upsetting. The ...

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    Cervical cancer

    Cervical cancer is usually a rare consequence of an infection with particular sexually transmitted human papillomaviruses (HPV). Infections are proba...

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    Melanoma skin cancer often looks like a dark mole. It can grow fast and spread to other parts of the body (metastasis). The treatment options mainly ...