CHRONIC LEUKEMIA

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

All leukemia comes from blood cells, which normally function to provide the body's cells with oxygen (red blood cells), protect them from invading germs (white blood cells), and promote blood clotting after an injury (platelets). This system usually functions beautifully, and it's proper workings are crucial to human life. These blood cells division is normally under tight control, and when a cell starts dividing out of control, it becomes "cancerous."

Cancer starts in just one cell! Chronic leukemias are cancers of blood cells, and are one of two basic types. Firstly, "Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia" (CLL) which starts in a popular type of white blood cell ("lymphocyte"), and the second is "Chronic Non-Lymphocytic Leukemia" (CNLL) which includes cancers arising from every other type of blood cell besides the lymphocyte. "Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia" (CML) is the most common type in this second category.

It is critical to get prompt diagnosis and proper treatment for chronic leukemia; this can literally make the difference between life and death. Understanding your options will give you the peace-of-mind of knowing you have done everything possible to ensure a successful outcome for yourself or a loved one.

The Cancer Group Institute's material explains, in plain English, the definition, types, risk factors, frequency, symptoms, evaluations, historical and latest effective treatments for chronic leukemia. We describe chemotherapy, radiation, new immune therapies and bone marrow transplantation, along with their side-effects and results. While we don't promise a cure, tell you everything you must know to help you make the right choices today for dealing with a chronic leukemia problem.

COLO - RECTAL CANCER

Cancer of the lower digestive tract is very common in the U.S.A, and was historically treated with drastic operations. The patient was often left with a bag on the abdomen to drain stool (a "colostomy"). Unfortunately, the death rate from the cancer was high even with these debilitating surgeries, and new research has shown some more effective ways of managing (and often curing) these cancers. These newer treatments commonly allow maintainance of normal toilet activity by avoiding colostomy. They are just as, if not more effective in producing a cure. It is crucial to be well eductated to make the proper choices in dealing with colon or rectal cancer. This can literally make the difference between life and death. Being knowledgable gives you the peace-of-mind to know you have done everything possible to fight this disease successfully.

The Cancer Group Institute's materials explain, in plain English, the definition, frequency, risk factors, symptoms, evaluation, historic and latest effective treatments for colo-rectal cancer, as well as screening information. We describe treatments including surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, and their results. We tell you everything you need to know to help you make the right choices today for a colon or rectal cancer problem.

CONCEPTS OF CANCER

Just what is Cancer? Where did it come from? The Cancer Group Institute's report on the origins of cancer attempts to explain in exact details the reason why people feared epidemic diseases with their sudden onset, ghastly symptoms, agonizing death for many, and sometimes disfigurement or physical impairment for survivors. We take you back to the discovery of the lymphatic system by Gasparro Aselli in 1622. Read about John Hunter who gave the cause of cancer. We tell you how the impact of microscopy on cancer research came very slowly. Robert Hooke in the 17th century coined the term cell, he thought tissues were composed of fibers. Wilhelm Waldeyer applied the termsarcoma. Read where he first discovered his theory for cancer.

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