cancer

Once a cancer gets to a certain size it needs its own blood supply to get oxygen and nutrients to be able to grow. Find out how a tumour gets a blood supply and how cancers can spread through the blood system. More on this subject: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-help/about-cancer/what-is-cancer/grow/how-a-cancer-gets-its-blood-supply This is a Cancer Research UK video. Learn more about...
By the time Sarah was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2010, it had already spread to her bones. In this short video she tells us how she has dealt with her ongoing treatments, family and day to day life. http://www.streamingwell.com/sarahs-story-living-with-advanced-breast-cancer-video.html Streaming Well is a healthcare focused, award-winning video production company which operates in the US...
As the tumor grows, it eventually reaches a size where it requires additional vasculature in order to sustain continued growth. To achieve this, tumor cells excrete certain proteins that stimulate blood vessel growth into and around the tumor - a process called angiogenesis. This animation is the fourth and final part of the series...
Late stage cancers very often involve the brain; not to be confused with brain cancer, which originated there. Metastatic tumors spread to the brain from somewhere else. “The brain consumes about 25% of all the oxygen that our body takes in and in order to consume that much oxygen to do all of its functioning...
Not all brain cancers begin in the brain. Metastatic brain cancer, which is also called secondary brain cancer, occurs when cancer cells spread to the brain from a cancer somewhere else in the body. “We see that there’s not just one tumor but there’s a number of them. And they’re scattered throughout the brain that...