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Things to know about bowel cancer

Cancer of the large intestine and rectum is widespread and is the fourth most common type of cancer in Switzerland. If bowel cancer is detected at an early stage, it is curable in most cases. That is why regular screening examinations are important. Here you can learn more.

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Understanding Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is a malignant tumor in the urinary bladder. The most common type of bladder cancer is urothelial carcinoma. Here you can learn more about the symptoms, risk factors and prevention of bladder cancer.

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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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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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Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. The main types of lung cancer are non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and small cell lung cancer (SCLC), which grow differently and are treated differently.

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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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HPV-related cancers: What you need to know

Learn about human papillomavirus, or HPV, and the World Health Organization's effort to eliminate cervical cancer as a public health problem.

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Understanding melanoma: The signs, symptoms and risk factors

Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer and is responsible for the vast majority of skin cancer deaths.

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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.