Hope in Houston
Watch this video about cancer on HowStuffWorks. Walter Atkinson is one of the first people in the country to have his cancer successfully treated by the Hitachi-built proton beam therapy system at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. See h
Watch this video about cancer immunity on HowStuffWorks. By doing white blood cell transfusions from cancer-immune mice to mice with cancer, the cancer disappears. Learn about the possibility of cancer-immune people in this video from ScienCentral.
Health Tips: Breast Health
Learn about breast cancer and prevention through weight control, exercise, diet and regular screenings.
Cancer: Once You Are Diagnosed
Ted Koppel interviews cancer patient Leroy Sievers about what it is like being a part of so many people who are struggling with cancer.
Watch this video about fighting Cancer with Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) on HowStuffWorks. Since each disease and patient reacts differently to radiation therapy, doctors are increasingly using a Cancer treatment plan that modulates the frequency of radiation treatment. It's a pilot program with the University of Maryland. See how Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy works in this video from World Business Review.
Head, Neck, and Oral Cancer
Watch this video about head, neck and oral cancer on HowStuffWorks. The Yul Brynner Head and Neck Cancer Foundation (YBF) urges Americans to get screened for cancer during the 2007 Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (OHANCAW), April 16-22. According to the American Cancer Society, this year more than 40,000 Americans will be diagnosed with cancers of the head and neck - which include cancers of the oral cavity, larynx and pharynx. See how cancer works in this video from MultiVu.
Koppel on Cancer: Leroy's Advice for Friends
On the Discovery Channel's series, "Koppel on Cancer," veteran journalist Leroy Sievers talks to anchor Ted Koppel about how normalcy and friendship are important to those living with cancer.
Discovery Health: Cynthia's Story
After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Cynthia opted to have a double mastectomy. See her story in this clip from Discovery Health.
CME: HPV and Cervical Cancer: HPV testing
New research has shown that more than 99% of cervical cancer is caused by a common virus, the human papillomavirus (HPV). In this video from Discovery Health's "Continuing Medical Education" (CME), learn the importance of HPV testing.
CME: HPV and Cervical Cancer: Risk Factors
In this video from Discovery Health's "Continuing Medical Education" (CME), experts talk about the risk factors for cervical cancer-- one of the most common female cancers worldwide. Learn more.
Koppel on Cancer: Cancer Club
On the Discovery Channel series, "Koppel on Cancer," Ted Koppel meets members of the "cancer club" at one of veteran journalist Leroy Sievers' chemo treatments.