Resources

Understanding cancer treatment can be overwhelming. Messino Cancer Centers (MCC) has assembled easy-to-understand resources to help you and your loved ones fully comprehend your treatments and the support available.

Breast Cancer - Overview

In the United States, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women (excluding skin cancer). Men can also develop breast cancer. However, breast cancer in men is rare, accounting for less than 1% of all breast cancers.

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Breast Cancer - Treatment Options

In cancer care, doctors specializing in different areas of cancer treatment—such as surgery, radiation oncology, and medical oncology—work together to create a patient’s overall treatment plan that combines different types of treatments.

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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia - Overview

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood. Leukemia begins when healthy blood cells change and grow out of control.

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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia - Treatment Options

In cancer care, different types of doctors often work together to create a patient’s overall treatment plan that combines different types of treatments.

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Colorectal Cancer - Overview

Colorectal cancer begins when healthy cells in the lining of the colon or rectum change and grow out of control, forming a mass called a tumor.

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Colorectal Cancer - Treatment Options

In cancer care, different types of doctors often work together to create a patient’s overall treatment plan that usually includes or combines different types of treatments.

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Head and Neck Cancer - Overview

“Head and neck cancer” is the term used to describe a number of different malignant tumors that develop in or around the throat, larynx, nose, sinuses, and mouth.

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Head and Neck Cancer - Treatment Options

Add New Page Save draft Preview Publish Add title Head and Neck Cancer - Treatment Options Head and neck cancer specialists usually form a multidisciplinary team to care for each patient, and an evaluation should be done by each doctor before any treatment begins.

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Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma - Overview

The lymphatic system is made up of thin tubes and groups of tiny, bean-shaped organs called lymph nodes that are located throughout the body.

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Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma - Treatment Options

In cancer care, different types of doctors often work together to create a patient’s overall treatment plan that combines different types of treatments.

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Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer - Overview

When your cells are healthy, they grow and create new cells as your body needs them.

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Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer - Treatment Options

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Pancreatic Cancer - Overview

Pancreatic cancer is a disease in which healthy cells in the pancreas stop working correctly and grow out of control.

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Pancreatic Cancer - Treatment Options

In cancer care, different types of doctors and other health care professionals often work together to create a patient’s overall treatment plan that combines different types of treatments.

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Mesothelioma

At the Mesothelioma Fund our mission and primary focus is to support mesothelioma victims and their families through their journey.

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Making Decisions about Cancer Treatment

Decisions about cancer treatment are personal, and many people do not know where to start.

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Understanding Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to destroy cancer cells. It usually works by keeping the cancer cells from growing, dividing, and making more cells.

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Understanding Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy is the use of high-energy x-rays or other particles to destroy cancer cells.

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Understanding Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy, also called biologic therapy, is a type of cancer treatment that boosts the body’s natural defenses to fight cancer.

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Understanding Complementary Therapies

Some people with cancer may consider using complementary therapy in addition to standard cancer treatment. This approach is called integrative medicine when it has been discussed with and approved by your health care team.

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What is Cancer Surgery?

Cancer surgery removes the tumor and nearby tissue during an operation. A doctor who treats cancer with surgery is called a surgical oncologist. Surgery is the oldest type of cancer treatment.

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