About Localized Recurrent Cancer

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When cancer returns after a period of remission, it’s considered a recurrence.  These cancer cells may have been dormant for a period of time, but eventually they continued to multiply, resulting in the reappearance of the cancer. The some of the most treated areas for localized recurrent cancer include:

 

Brain Cancer –

Brain cancer is a disease of the brain in which cancer cells arise in the brain tissue.  Cancer cells grow to form a mass of cancer tissue (tumor) that interferes with brain functions such as muscle control, sensation, memory, and other normal body functions.

Lung Cancer –

Lung cancer is a malignant lung tumor characterized by uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung.  If left untreated, this growth can spread beyond the lung into nearby tissue or other parts of the body.  The main primary types are small-cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) and non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC).  The most common symptoms are coughing (including coughing up blood), weight loss, shortness of breath, and chest pains.

 

Head and Neck Cancer – 

Head and neck cancer refers to cancers of the mouth, sinuses, nose, or throat.  Many cancers of the head and neck can be cured, especially if they are found early.  Although eliminating the cancer is the primary goal of treatment, preserving the function of the nearby nerves, organs, and tissues is also very important.

 

 

Lymph Nodes

Lymph nodes are small structures that work as filters for harmful substances.  They contain immune cells that can help fight infection by attacking and destroying germs that are carried in through the lymph fluid.  Cancer can appear in the lymph nodes in two ways: it can either start there (lymphoma) or it can spread there from somewhere else.  When cancer cells break away from a tumor, they can travel to other areas of the body through either the bloodstream or the lymph system. If they travel through the lymph system, the cancer cells may end up in lymph nodes.

Pelvic Cancer

Pelvic cancer refers to a variety of cancers involving the structures and organs in the pelvis, including the pelvic bones, bladder, rectum, and reproductive organs.

Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer, also called gastric cancer, is a cancer that starts in the stomach.  Stomach cancers tend to develop slowly over many years and rarely cause symptoms, therefore they often go undetected.  Stomach cancers can spread in different ways.  They can grow through the wall of the stomach and invade nearby organs or spread to the lymph vessels and nearby lymph nodes.