Tag: Cancer

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Basal cell cancer occurs when skin cells undergo cancerous changes. What is going on in the body? Over 500,000 people a year in the U.S. are affected by basal cell carcinoma. Basal cell cancer begins…

Overview & Description Chemotherapy refers to medicines that can kill or control cancer. Chemotherapy medicines target and treat a specific area affected by cancer. These medicines travel to all parts of the body through the bloodstream. Chemotherapy is a systemic…

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors A cancer is a group of abnormal cells, known as a tumor, that grows uncontrollably. Cancerous tumors invade and destroy surrounding tissue. Not all tumors are cancerous. Benign tumors, which are not cancerous, do not…

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors A cancer is a group of abnormal cells, known as a tumor, that grows uncontrollably. Cancerous tumors invade and destroy surrounding tissue. Not all tumors are cancerous. Benign tumors, which are not cancerous, do not…

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. It is an aggressive skin cancer that can spread to other parts of the body. The incidence of melanoma has been increasing over the last several decades. What…

The following are general types of BRMs: cytokines monoclonal antibodies tumor vaccines other immunotherapy Cytokines.┬áThis class of BRMs includes interferon and interleukin-2. These substances are normally produced by the body. These help to fight viral infections and to kill abnormal…