Understanding Cancer Cont…

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NVSCC is one of the few cancers treatment centers in Las Vegas. We are dedicated to medical care, educating our patients and their families on understanding cancer and the treatment process. In our last blog post, you learned about how cancer cells and normal cells act and how cancer starts. This blog covers how cancer spreads, how some cancers differ from each other and tumors that are not cancer.

Cancer commonly travels to parts of the body where they can easily form tumors out of normal tissue. This happens when the cancers gets in the body’s blood stream, also known as metastasis. Cancer is always named after where it’s started even if it spreads to somewhere else in the body. Cancer cells that travel to somewhere else in the body have the same makeup of the original cancer cells and are treated the same way. Cancers often behave differently. They grow at different rates, respond to treatments differently, which is why there are different treatments specific types of cancer.

Although, not all tumors are cancerous. A benign tumor is non-cancerous. Although, they are not cancerous, benign tumors may cause problems due to size possibly pressing surrounding tissue. Benign tumors do not metastasize.

Cancer Treatment Las Vegas:

NVSCC Las Vegas Cancer Center specializes in gynecological cancers and minimally-invasive robotic surgical treatments of endometriosis, fibroids, other complex gynecologic conditions as well as colon and rectal health. NVSCC proudly leads the region in gynecologic robotic surgery, helping patients recover quickly and get back to daily life. Our oncologists treat each individual patient’s needs with specialized care and compassion while educating patients throughout treatment to ensure understanding and peace-of-mind. Please visit the NVSCC in Las Vegas website for more information at nvscc.com or call us at 702-739-6467.

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