Types of Cancers vs Risk Factors
There are Three General ways i like to view this topic:
- Blood Cancers - Leukemia and Lymphoma
- Soft Tissue Cancers - Soft Tissue Sarcoma
The best explanation and free resources can be found on the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Website. LLS deals mainly with Soft Tissue and Blood Cancers
The First and maybe the most important thing to be noted is for the patient, caregiver, family member, etc. to figure out as quickly as possible the Risk Factor of the Type the Patient has.
This is a Difficult Subject to talk about, but understanding it's consequences and ramifications is critical to the patients survival.
There are a handful of Cancers that are "not the best types to get". They can spread quickly and can be very difficult to manage:
The two most difficult and serious i know of are:
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
Small-Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) :
The reason i address them is because of the due diligence that the patient and Caregiver must take in getting treatment by a five star doctor as quickly as possible. Get into see a doctor ASAP or go the the Emergency room at a Hospital. Time is of the Essence.
SCLC requires CT Scans every 3 to 4 months and what i have seen is that once a Chemo has worked don't change or let the doctor change it up on you. This type of Cancer is easier to kill off but can come back so quickly that missing a scan by even a month can be catastrophic. It's that critical that on time Scans and regular Chemo Maintenance be on time.