Basic Information


In most people's minds there is no scarier diagnosis than that of cancer.  Cancer is often thought of as an untreatable, unbearably painful disease with no cure. However popular this view of cancer may be, it is exaggerated and over-generalized. Cancer is undoubtedly a serious and potentially life-threatening illness. For example, it is the leading cause of death in Americans under the age of 85, and the second leading cause of death in older Americans. There will be 1.5 million new cases of cancer occurring in the United States coming year, and over 570,000 deaths because of it not including basal and squamous skin cancers which are not reported but could add another two million cases per year (ACS, 2010). However, it is a misconception to think that all forms of cancer are untreatable and deadly. The truth of the matter is that there are multiple types of cancer, many of which can today be effectively treated so as to eliminate, reduce or slow the impact of the disease on patients' lives. While a diagnosis of cancer may still leave patients feeling helpless and out of control, in many cases today there is cause for hope rather than hopelessness.

Our goal in this section is to educate you on the basics of cancer and cancer treatment. Possessing this knowledge will, we hope, help you to better understand what cancer is, how it occurs, and how to make informed choices about cancer care options.

What is Cancer?

Your body is comp...

Latest News
Daratumumab Monotherapy Promising for Multiple Myeloma
Blood Test Predicts Relapse in Early-Stage Breast Cancer
Longer Colonoscopy Time May Cut Cancer Risk
Black Women at Raised Risk of Carrying Breast Cancer Genes
Experimental Drug for Blood Cancer Shows Promise
Childhood Cancer Survivors Who've Had One Stroke at Risk of Second
Blood Test May One Day Predict Breast Cancer Relapse
Acupuncture Beats Pills for Hot Flashes in Breast CA Survivors
Music Reduces Anxiety Score in Breast Cancer Surgery Patients
Circulating Tumor Cell Assays May Play Role in Managing Bladder CA
Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors: Study
Low-Dose Aspirin, Other Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk
Nonselective Beta-Blocker Use Ups Survival in Ovarian Cancers
Veterans Have Poor Oral, Throat Cancer Outcomes
Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Longer Ovarian Cancer Survival
Travel Time Can Hamper Follow-Up Chemo, Study Says
Non-Invasive Laser Technique Accurately Detects Melanoma
Transplant Recipients Have Increased Melanoma Risk
Could a Laser Skin Test Someday Replace Biopsy to Spot Melanoma?
BRAF V600 Is Targetable in Some Nonmelanoma Cancers
Obesity May Fuel Breast CA Via Change in Breast Tissue Structure
Early Stage Breast Cancer Far From a Death Sentence: Study
People With Few Moles Apt to Develop Deadlier Skin Cancer: Study
Even Light Drinking Increases Risk of Breast Cancer in Women
Incidence of Endometrial Cancer on the Rise Across Racial Groups
Scientists Probe Obesity's Ties to Breast Cancer Risk
Black Women Less Likely to Survive Uterine Cancer, Study Finds
Full-Dose Tinzaparin Doesn't Cut Risk of Recurrent VTE in CA
One or Two Drinks a Day Might Boost Cancer Risk: Study
Drinking Coffee May Cut Risk of Death in Stage III Colon Cancer
Early Menarche May Add to Risk of ER− Breast CA in Black Women
Smoking Ups Risk of Some Renal Cell Cancer Histological Subtypes
Antigen Level Signals Response to Chemo for Pancreatic Cancer
Deadly Skin Cancer More Common in Organ Transplant Recipients: Study
Can Coffee Lower Risk of Colon Cancer's Return?
Child CA Survivors Face Risk of Bowel Obstruction Requiring Sx
Serving in Middle East May Raise Skin Cancer Risk in U.S. Vets
Multigene Test IDs More at Risk for Hereditary Breast/Ovarian CA
Subsequent Neoplasm Risk Up for Decades in Child CA Survivors
Broader Gene Tests for Breast, Ovarian Cancer Might Benefit Some: Study
Sun Exposure in the Military Ups Skin Cancer Risk in U.S. Veterans
~30 Percent With Epithelial Ovarian CA Survive Long Term
1 in 3 Women Survive Ovarian Cancer a Decade or More: Study
'Scoring System' May Spot Those in Greatest Need of Colonoscopy
Medicare Will Cover Expensive New Leukemia Medication
Spirituality May Benefit Cancer Patients
Scientists Spot What Keeps Moles From Becoming Melanomas
Higher-Dose, Short-Duration Radiation Better for Early Breast Cancer: Study
Combo Treatment May Boost Survival With Advanced Prostate Cancer
Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Ups Ovarian Cancer Outcomes
Self-Help Groups
Basic InformationMore InformationLatest NewsLinksSelf-Help Groups
Related Topics

Medical Disorders
Pain Management

Clinic Locations


Erath County

906 Lingleville Highway

Stephenville, TX 76401

(254) 968-4181


Hood & Somervell Counties
104 Pirate Drive

Granbury, TX 76048

(817) 573-2662


Johnson County

1601 North Anglin Street

Cleburne, TX 76031

(817) 558-1121


Palo Pinto County

214 SW 26th Ave, Suite A

Mineral Wells, TX 76068

(940) 325-9541


Parker County

1715 Santa Fe Drive

Weatherford, TX 76086

(817) 599-7634


Administration Office 

2101 West Pearl Street

Granbury, TX 76048

(817) 579-4400


A Non-Profit 501(c)3 Agency


Survey Software

Powered by




Powered by



Email Marketing

Powered by



Suggestion Box

Powered by


powered by centersite dot net