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  • What is testicular cancer? - Canadian Cancer Society
    door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Testicular cancer Recently viewed pages Testicular Testicular cancer Skin non melanoma Non melanoma skin cancer Skin melanoma Melanoma Prostate Prostate cancer Pancreatic Pancreatic cancer Non Hodgkin lymphoma Non Hodgkin lymphoma Metastatic cancer Metastatic cancer Lung Lung cancer Leukemia childhood Childhood leukemia Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Cancer information Cancer type Testicular Testicular cancer Testicular cancer Malignant tumours Precancerous conditions Benign tumours Risks Finding cancer early Signs and symptoms Diagnosis Staging If cancer spreads Prognosis and survival Treatment Supportive care Research Statistics Anatomy and physiology Glossary I think it s very important to give back especially to the Society because they do so much and they really need the help Read Karen s story Links to help you Our research How we can help Relay For Life Resource Publications Questions to ask your healthcare team On average over 500 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer every day Learn More What is testicular cancer Testicular cancer is a malignant tumour that starts in cells of a testicle Malignant means that it can spread or metastasize to other parts of the body The testicles are part of a man s reproductive system They are 2 egg shaped organs that hang below the penis in a pouch of loose skin called the scrotum The spermatic cord runs from the abdomen down to each testicle It contains the vas deferens some lymph nodes veins and nerves The testicles make the male sex hormone testosterone They also

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/testicular/testicular-cancer/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • What is thyroid cancer? - Canadian Cancer Society
    Daffodil Month Curl For Cancer Face Off Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Thyroid cancer Recently viewed pages Thyroid Thyroid cancer Testicular Testicular cancer Skin non melanoma Non melanoma skin cancer Skin melanoma Melanoma Prostate Prostate cancer Pancreatic Pancreatic cancer Non Hodgkin lymphoma Non Hodgkin lymphoma Metastatic cancer Metastatic cancer Lung Lung cancer Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Cancer information Cancer type Thyroid Thyroid cancer Thyroid cancer Malignant tumours Benign conditions Risks Finding cancer early Signs and symptoms Diagnosis Grading Staging If cancer spreads Prognosis and survival Treatment Supportive care Anatomy and physiology Research Statistics Glossary I m a practising oncologist and fully aware of the concerns my patients have and the difficulties they have to go through Read Eshwar s story Links to help you Our research How we can help Relay For Life Resource Publications Questions to ask your healthcare team Funding lifesaving clinical trials The Canadian Cancer Society is funding lifesaving clinical trials that give people with cancer access to the newest types of treatment Learn More What is thyroid cancer Thyroid cancer starts in the cells of the thyroid The thyroid is a small gland at the front of your neck below the voice box larynx It is shaped like a butterfly It has 2 parts called lobes one on each side of the windpipe trachea The lobes are connected by a thin piece of tissue called the

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/thyroid/thyroid-cancer/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • What is uterine cancer? - Canadian Cancer Society
    the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Uterine cancer Recently viewed pages Uterine Uterine cancer Thyroid Thyroid cancer Testicular Testicular cancer Skin non melanoma Non melanoma skin cancer Skin melanoma Melanoma Prostate Prostate cancer Pancreatic Pancreatic cancer Non Hodgkin lymphoma Non Hodgkin lymphoma Metastatic cancer Metastatic cancer Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Cancer information Cancer type Uterine Uterine cancer Uterine cancer Malignant tumours Precancerous conditions Benign tumours Risks Finding cancer early Signs and symptoms Diagnosis Grading Staging If cancer spreads Prognosis and survival Treatment Supportive care Research Statistics Anatomy and physiology Glossary A sharper imaging method for cancer diagnosis Read more Links to help you Our research How we can help Relay For Life Resource Publications Questions to ask your healthcare team How can you stop cancer before it starts Discover how your lifestyle choices can affect cancer risk and how you can take action with our interactive tool It s My Life Learn More What is uterine cancer Uterine cancer is a malignant tumour that starts in the cells of the uterus Malignant means that it can spread or metastasize to other parts of the body The uterus is also called the womb It is part of a woman s reproductive system The uterus is the hollow muscular pear shaped organ where a fetus develops and grows during pregnancy The lining of the uterus is called the endometrium It is made up of tissue with many glands The lower part of the uterus is called the cervix The cervix leads into

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/uterine/uterine-cancer/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • Diagnosis - Canadian Cancer Society
    Make a personal donation Become a corporate supporter Leave a legacy Create a personal fundraising page Sponsor a participant Create a wedding fund Buy a lottery ticket Buy a luminary Buy daffodil mittens How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Bark For Life Relay For Life Daffodil Month Curl For Cancer Face Off Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Diagnosis Uterine Uterine cancer Thyroid Thyroid cancer Testicular Testicular cancer Skin non melanoma Non melanoma skin cancer Skin melanoma Melanoma Prostate Prostate cancer Pancreatic Pancreatic cancer Non Hodgkin lymphoma Non Hodgkin lymphoma Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Cancer information Diagnosis and treatment Diagnosis Diagnosis Tests and procedures Staging and grading Treatment Surgery Chemotherapy and other drug therapies Radiation therapy Photodynamic therapy Stem cell transplant Clinical trials Managing side effects Pain Complementary therapies Rehabilitation Cancer during pregnancy Glossary There aren t many positive aspects of metastatic cancer but I hope that by providing empathy and being a caring listener I can be of some help to others Read Marlene s story Links to help you Our research How we can help Relay For Life Resource Publications Questions to ask your healthcare team The Society has produced and distributed 1 4 million print materials about all aspects of cancer Learn More Diagnosis Diagnosis is the process of finding the underlying cause of a health problem If cancer is suspected the healthcare team will confirm if it is present or not and what type of cancer it is The process usually begins with a person visiting their family doctor with a specific complaint or symptom or because something was detected during a routine check up After taking a medical history and performing a physical examination the doctor will come up with a list of potential causes for the problem usually referred to as a differential diagnosis Tests for example laboratory tests x rays procedures or an appointment with a specialist will help doctors determine the exact diagnosis The diagnosis of cancer almost always requires an examination of a tissue sample from an abnormal area biopsy Examining this tissue can confirm whether or not cancer is present and also what type of cancer it is Diagnostic tests are usually done in a typical order but the tests that are done and when they are done can vary Diagnostic tests are used to confirm the presence of cancer identify the type of cancer identify the grade of the cancer how abnormal the cells look and behave find the site where the cancer started primary tumour determine the stage

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  • Tests and procedures - Canadian Cancer Society
    Create a personal fundraising page Sponsor a participant Create a wedding fund Buy a lottery ticket Buy a luminary Buy daffodil mittens How your donations help Funding research Events and Participation Find an event near you Bark For Life Relay For Life Daffodil Month Curl For Cancer Face Off Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Tests and procedures Diagnosis Uterine Uterine cancer Thyroid Thyroid cancer Testicular Testicular cancer Skin non melanoma Non melanoma skin cancer Skin melanoma Melanoma Prostate Prostate cancer Pancreatic Pancreatic cancer Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Cancer information Diagnosis and treatment Tests and procedures Diagnosis Tests and procedures Alpha fetoprotein AFP Angiography Axillary lymph node dissection Barium enema Biopsy Blood chemistry tests Blood tests Blood transfusion Bone density scan Bone marrow aspiration biopsy Bone scan Bronchoscopy Cancer antigen 125 CA 125 Cancer antigen 15 3 CA 15 3 Carbohydrate antigen 19 9 CA 19 9 Carcinoembryonic antigen CEA Cell and tissue studies Central venous catheter Clinical breast exam Colonoscopy Complete blood count CBC Computed tomography CT scan Cone biopsy Core needle biopsy Digital rectal examination Ductography Echocardiogram Electrocardiogram Electroencephalogram Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography ERCP Endoscopy Fine needle aspiration Gallium scan Glomerular filtration rate GFR study Hearing exam HER2 status testing Hormone receptor testing Human chorionic gonadotropin HCG or b HCG Hysterectomy Imaging Immunizations Intravenous pyelogram Laboratory tests Laryngoscopy Loop electrical excision procedure Lumbar puncture Magnetic resonance imaging MRI Mammography Mediastinoscopy Metaiodobenzylguanidine MIBG scan Multigated acquisition MUGA scan Nuclear medicine imaging Pap test Paracentesis Pelvic examination Pelvic exenteration Peripherally inserted central catheter Physical examination Positron emission tomography PET scan Prostate specific antigen PSA Pulmonary function test Punch biopsy Radical trachelectomy Scintimammography Sentinel lymph node biopsy Shave biopsy Stereotactic core needle biopsy Stool test Subcutaneous port Surgical biopsy Thoracentesis Thoracoscopy Transrectal ultrasound TRUS Tumour markers Tunnelled central venous catheter Ultrasound Upper GI series Urinalysis Whipple procedure Wire localization biopsy X ray Staging and grading Treatment Surgery Chemotherapy and other drug therapies Radiation therapy Photodynamic therapy Stem cell transplant Clinical trials Managing side effects Pain Complementary therapies Rehabilitation Cancer during pregnancy Glossary I made a pledge that nothing would ever break the bond I shared with my new son Read Amanda s story Links to help you Our research How we can help Relay For Life Resource Publications Questions to ask your healthcare team Volunteers provide comfort and kindness Thousands of Canadian Cancer Society volunteers work in regional cancer centres lodges and community hospitals to support people receiving treatment Learn More Tests and procedures Diagnosing and treating cancer can be a complicated process It may involve different tests and procedures

    Original URL path: http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/diagnosis-and-treatment/tests-and-procedures/?region=ab (2014-10-09)
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  • Staging and grading - Canadian Cancer Society
    near you Bark For Life Relay For Life Daffodil Month Curl For Cancer Face Off Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Staging and grading Tests and procedures Diagnosis Uterine Uterine cancer Thyroid Thyroid cancer Testicular Testicular cancer Skin non melanoma Non melanoma skin cancer Skin melanoma Melanoma Prostate Prostate cancer Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Cancer information Diagnosis and treatment Staging and grading Diagnosis Tests and procedures Staging and grading Tumour grading Staging Prognostic factors Treatment Surgery Chemotherapy and other drug therapies Radiation therapy Photodynamic therapy Stem cell transplant Clinical trials Managing side effects Pain Complementary therapies Rehabilitation Cancer during pregnancy Glossary Support from the Society has sustained my research program over the years Read Michel s story Links to help you Our research How we can help Relay For Life Resource Publications Questions to ask your healthcare team Clinical trial discovery improves quality of life A clinical trial led by the Society s NCIC Clinical Trials group found that men with prostate cancer who are treated with intermittent courses of hormone therapy live as long as those receiving continuous therapy Learn More Staging and grading Staging is a way of describing or classifying a cancer based on the extent of cancer in the body The stage is often based on the size of the tumour whether the cancer has spread metastasized from where it started to other parts

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  • Treatment - Canadian Cancer Society
    procedures Diagnosis Uterine Uterine cancer Thyroid Thyroid cancer Testicular Testicular cancer Skin non melanoma Non melanoma skin cancer Skin melanoma Melanoma Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Cancer information Diagnosis and treatment Treatment Diagnosis Tests and procedures Staging and grading Treatment Surgery Chemotherapy and other drug therapies Radiation therapy Photodynamic therapy Stem cell transplant Clinical trials Managing side effects Pain Complementary therapies Rehabilitation Cancer during pregnancy Glossary Candy flavoured tobacco study influences government policy Read more Links to help you Our research How we can help Relay For Life Resource Publications Questions to ask your healthcare team Providing rides to cancer treatment For more than 50 years the Canadian Cancer Society s transportation program has enabled patients to focus their energy on fighting cancer and not on worrying about how they will get to treatment Learn More Treatment The 3 main cancer treatments are surgery radiation therapy and chemotherapy Other types of treatments such as hormonal therapy biological therapy or stem cell transplant may also be used in certain cases for some types of cancer Cancer treatment is given by cancer specialists oncologists Some specialize in surgery some in radiation therapy and others in chemotherapy drugs These doctors work with the person with cancer to decide on a treatment plan People with cancer are given individual treatment plans based on their type of cancer cancer s characteristics stage of cancer personal situation and wishes Sometimes 2 people with the same cancer may be given very different treatments Treatment goals Cancer treatment may be given for a number of reasons Sometimes the goal of treatment can change over time prevention prophylaxis Treatment is given to prevent the growth of cancer cells or to remove precancerous tissue that could turn into cancer cure Treatment is given to cure the cancer control Treatment is given to control the tumour and stop cancer from growing and spreading It also reduces the risk of the cancer coming back recurring palliation palliative When cure is not possible treatment is given to temporarily shrink tumours reduce symptoms such as bleeding pain or pressure treat problems caused by cancer or its treatment improve a person s comfort and quality of life Treatment plans A cancer treatment plan is based on each person s unique situation Sometimes only one type of treatment is all that is needed This is called the main or primary treatment In other cases one type of treatment by itself may not work as well and a combination of treatments is used to more effectively control and treat the cancer When a combination of treatments is used they may be given together or at different times depending on the type or stage of cancer neoadjuvant Treatment such as chemotherapy or radiation is given before the primary treatment to shrink a tumour so that it is easier to treat with the primary therapy adjuvant Treatment is given after the primary therapy to control the cancer more effectively to

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  • Surgery - Canadian Cancer Society
    Face Off Against Cancer Fundraise for Life Harvest of Hope Jail N Bail Online and door to door canvassing Golf Fore the Cure Awareness weeks and months Hold your own event Volunteering Why volunteer Ways to volunteer Volunteer opportunities Take action What we are doing Asbestos Drug shortages Indoor tanning Vote for Health Tobacco control Compassionate care leave Cosmetic pesticides Success stories What you can do Donate Recently viewed pages Surgery Treatment Staging and grading Tests and procedures Diagnosis Uterine Uterine cancer Thyroid Thyroid cancer Testicular Testicular cancer Skin non melanoma Non melanoma skin cancer Skin melanoma Melanoma Select the text below and copy the link A A A You are here Cancer information Diagnosis and treatment Surgery Diagnosis Tests and procedures Staging and grading Treatment Surgery Principles Uses Types Procedure Potential side effects Chemotherapy and other drug therapies Radiation therapy Photodynamic therapy Stem cell transplant Clinical trials Managing side effects Pain Complementary therapies Rehabilitation Cancer during pregnancy Glossary It meant the world to me that someone out there cared enough to take me to the appointments That gave me a boost when I really needed it Read Lynne s story Links to help you Our research How we can help Relay For Life Resource Publications Questions to ask your healthcare team 71 million was invested in the Society s programs services and information for people with cancer and their caregivers Learn More Surgery Also called an operation Surgery is a medical procedure to remove or repair tissue Tissue may be removed to find out if it is cancerous biopsy or to treat cancer It is the oldest form of cancer treatment and is still the main treatment for many types of cancer Surgery is also used to lower the risk of developing certain types of cancer to restore function

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