Understanding Cancer

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NVSCC is one of the few cancer treatment centers in Las Vegas. We are dedicated to medical care and educating our patients and their families on understanding cancer and the treatment process.

The term cancer encompasses over 100 diseases from ovarian cancer to melanoma. All cancers are related to rapid cell growth. The body is made up of trillions of cells that grow and divide to make new cells. Cells divide faster in childhood to compensate for growth. When a person is fully grown, cell growth slows and only divides to replace dying cells or to repair an injury.

Cancer starts when cells continuously grow, do not die off and grow abnormally. They can also grow into other tissues, which is something that a typical cell cannot do. DNA is found in every single cell. A normal cell also becomes a cancer cell when the DNA is damaged and the cell does not repair itself or die. This cancer cell with the damaged DNA replicates itself rapidly. Abnormal DNA can be passed down genetically but are typically an outcome from environmental factors. Some cancers form tumors and some involve the blood and blood-forming organs like the lymph nodes or bone marrow.

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 Nevada Cancer Center in Las Vegas website for more information at nvscc.com or call us at 702-739-6467.

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