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A guide to cancer treatment in Oklahoma

Your Guide to Cancer

Your Guide to Cancer Treatment in Oklahoma

About Cancer
Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells. Cancer cells are often shaped differently from healthy cells, reproducing rapidly to form tumors, despite signals sent from the body to stop.


Cancer and Genetics
The human genome contains many gene types that control cell growth. When they have a DNA error DNA, they may not work properly. Cancer can develop if many gene errors occur.

Cancer Tests and Procedures
Doctors use tests like mammography, MRI, and CT scans to help them screen for, diagnose, and treat cancer. If you have cancer, you may have had one or more of these tests.

Cancer Diagnosis
After your cancer diagnosis, everything in life may suddenly feel out of control. Your initial thoughts may be "How could this have happened to me?" and "How will I get through this?"

Cancer and Nutrition
Making careful food choices will help support your immune system’s fight against cancer. The foods you choose during treatment will vary according to any side effects you may have.

Cancer Treatment
The goals of cancer treatment are to get rid of the cancer; prevent it from recurring; prolong life, and, if necessary, provide palliation, or easing of symptoms to improve quality of life.

Cancer Treatment Side Effects
Cancer treatment can cause a number of side effects. Learn how to cope with fatigue, loss of appetite, skin problems, and more.

Living with Cancer
Newer tests and cancer treatments have added many months and years to people's lives. As a result, cancer is increasingly viewed as a long-term chronic illness.

Specific Cancers
Look here for information on specific types of cancer, from adrenal cancer to thyroid cancer and beyond.

Children and Cancer
Cancer is a disease that strikes not only adults, but also children. Find out how childhood cancer, diagnosis, and treatment differ from adult cancers.

Interactive Tools

Quizzes

  • Cancer Warning Signs Quiz

  • Breast Cancer Quiz

  • Colorectal Cancer Quiz

  • Mammogram Quiz

  • Nutrition and Cancer Quiz

  • Prostate Health Quiz

Risk Assessments

  • Breast Cancer Risk Assessment

  • Cervical Cancer Risk Assessment

  • Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment

  • Depression Risk Assessment

  • Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for Women

  • Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment

Multimedia

  • Breast Self Exam

  • Cancer Overview

  • Chemotherapy

  • Colon Cancer Screening

  • Liver Cancer

  • Lung Cancer

  • Ovarian Cancer

  • Prostate Cancer