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Understanding Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer is a collective term for various cancers of the kidney. The most common is renal cell carcinoma.

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Cervical cancer - what you should know

Cervical cancer is a rather rare disease in Switzerland. It can be cured if diagnosed at an early stage and managed effectively. Most cases of cervical cancer can be prevented by HPV vaccination and other preventive measures like screening for, and treating precancerous lesions. Learn more here.

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What is breast cancer?

Breast cancer is a malignant tumor in the breast that mainly affects women. How the disease develops depends on various factors. Breast cancer treatment can be highly effective, particularly when the disease is identified early. On this page, you can learn more about the different types, symptoms, diagnosis, risk factors and prevention, as well as treatment options.

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Our commitment to people with pulmonary hypertension

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What is pulmonary hypertension?

Shortness of breath, tiring more quickly and reduced capacity are amongst the early signs of pulmonary hypertension. Learn more about this rare chronic disease.

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Taking on lung cancer is worth the fight

Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide, and more than 4'000 people die of the disease every day.

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Five diabetes myths debunked

Get facts on five common falsehoods about diabetes.

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What you should know about diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease that manifests itself in an increased concentration of sugar in the blood.

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What is head and neck cancer?

Head and neck cancer is a term used to describe a number of different malignant tumors that develop in or around the throat, larynx (voice box), nose, tonsil, sinuses and mouth.

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Hodgkin's lymphoma - definition and most important information

Hodgkin's lymphoma (lymph node cancer) is one of the rare cancers.

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Esophageal cancer - definition and most important information

Esophageal cancer (esophageal carcinoma) is a rare disease. In Switzerland, around 600 people are affected by it each year, which makes up about 1% of all cancers.

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Things to know about cancer and the biomarker MSI-H/dMMR

Cancer patients need treatment that is most suitable for their specific disease. Biomarkers, biological characteristics that can be measured in blood or tissue samples, are an aid in finding the right treatment. MSI-h/dMMR is such a biomarker.

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Things to know about bowel cancer

Bowel cancer usually occurs in the large intestine (colon) or rectum and only rarely in the small intestine. This is why "bowel cancer" is usually understood to mean cancer of the large intestine or rectum. It is also known as colorectal cancer or colorectal carcinoma.

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Understanding Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is the most common type of urothelial cancer, which can also arise in the renal pelvis, the ureters or the urethra.