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Oncology Interactive Tools

Animation

  • Breast Biopsy Animation - A breast biopsy will help you learn if you have cause for concern about a mass seen on mammography or if you have abnormal breast tissue. During this procedure, samples of breast tissue are removed with a special biopsy needle or during surgery. Then the cells are examined to see if they are normal cells or cancer cells. This animation will guide you through the procedure.

  • Colonoscopy Animation - Colonoscopy is one of the screening procedures used in the early detection of colorectal cancer when it is most treatable. Colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows the physician to examine the entire large intestine. Watch and learn more about what to expect when having this procedure.

  • Lumpectomy Animation - You or someone you know may be facing a lumpectomy to remove a breast tumor. A lumpectomy is a type of breast-conserving surgery in which a cancerous lump and portions of the surrounding breast tissue are removed, leaving the breast intact.

  • Prostate Biopsy Animation - Facing a prostate biopsy? A prostate biopsy is a procedure in which samples of prostate tissue are removed with a special biopsy needle to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present. Become familiar with the basics of this procedure.

Clinical Wizard

  • Breast Cancer Risk Factors Clinical Wizard - Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women. Experts don’t know the exact causes of breast cancer, but research has shown that certain factors increase a woman's chances of getting this disease. Although some women are at higher risk, the fact is, all women are at risk for breast cancer. Learn more by participating in our Breast Cancer Risk Factors Multimedia Interactive Program.

Quizzes

  • Breast Cancer Quiz - True or false: Fifty percent of the lumps women find when checking their breasts aren't cancerous.

  • Cancer Warning Signs Quiz - Any sudden or progressive change in a mole's appearance could be an indication of skin cancer.

  • Cervical Cancer Quiz - According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 3,710 women will die from cervical cancer in the United States during 2005. Death rates are dropping, though, because more women are being screened for it. To learn more about cervical cancer and prevention, take this quiz.

  • Colorectal Cancer Quiz - Cancers of the colon and rectum together are among the most common cancers affecting Americans, according to the NCI. They occur most often in people over 50 years old. Test your knowledge of colorectal cancer by taking this quiz.

  • Colorectal Cancer: Test Your Knowledge - True or false: Colorectal cancer—cancer of the colon or rectum—is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Quiz - Lymphomas are a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system. Learn more about non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) by taking this true-false quiz.

  • Nutrition and Cancer Quiz - True or false: Studies suggest that people who consume lots of antioxidants (vitamin C, vitamin A, and carotenoids) from food sources have a lower cancer risk.

  • Prostate Health Quiz - This true/false quiz will help you build your knowledge of steps you can take to prevent prostate cancer.

  • Reproductive Cancers Quiz - Cancer can strike any part of the reproductive system, but research has led to better diagnoses, treatments, and a lower chance of death for many of these cancers.

Risk Assessment

  • Breast Cancer Risk Assessment - Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women (other than skin cancer). The American Cancer Society reports the breast cancer death rate is declining, probably because of earlier detection and improved treatment. This short assessment will help you determine if you have major risk factors for breast cancer.

  • Cervical Cancer Risk Assessment - This assessment is valid for women between the ages of 21 and 69 who have had sexual intercourse at least once and who have not had a hysterectomy with removal of the cervix.

  • Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment - Cancer of the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer) usually develops slowly, over several years. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Still, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping for the last 15 years because of better detection and treatment. Take this simple assessment to learn about your risks for colorectal cancer.

  • Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment - A woman's risk of getting invasive ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 71. This short assessment will help you determine if you have major risk factors for ovarian cancer.

Videos

  • Breast Biopsy - If you have a lump in your breast or a suspicious area on your mammogram or ultrasound, your health care provider may recommend a breast biopsy. Having a biopsy doesn't necessarily mean you have cancer. View this video to learn about the types of biopsies available and what to expect during the procedure.

  • Colon Cancer Screening - Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in men and women in the US. A low-fiber, high-fat diet appears to increase the risk for this type of cancer. In this video, you'll learn how colon cancer can be detected early and therefore, treated more successfully.

  • Colonoscopy - Colonoscopy is a procedure that lets your doctor see directly inside your entire colon using a flexible tube. It can detect intestinal problems such as bleeding or early signs of colorectal cancer. In this video, you'll learn what you might experience during a colonoscopy and what to expect given your particular results.

  • Melanoma Screening - Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US. Melanoma is the least common, but the most deadly of the three skin cancer types. In this video, you'll learn who's at risk for melanoma, what to look for to help detect this cancer, and what you can do to prevent it.

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