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Cancer and Weakened Immune Function - Yeast Infection
Candida is the most common cause of fungal yeast infection in cancer patients, but it does not always present as the common vaginal yeast infection.

Step 1 -- Cancer Cells Develop Antigens, or Neoantigens
Step 1 of the Cancer-Immunity Cycle: The cancer develop antigens -- bits of material potentially recognized as foreign by the immune system.

Step 7 -- Commence Target Destruction
Step 7 of the Cancer-Immunity Cycle: T cells destroy cancer cells by activating a series of steps that lead to cell death. Page 7.

Step 3 -- T Cell Activation
Step 3 of the Cancer-Immunity Cycle: T cells become activated when by cancer antigens presented in the right context by antigen presenting cells. Page 3.

Step 6 -- Target Acquired
Step 6 of the Cancer-Immunity Cycle: T cells recognize the cancer cells as foreign, based on the antigens the cancer cells released earlier in the cycle. Page 6.

Step 2 -- Special Immune Cells Process and Display Antigens
Step 2 of the Cancer-Immunity Cycle: Immune cells capture an antigen and spread the news to other immune cells. This is called antigen presentation. Page 2.

Step 5 -- Target Vicinity Reached, Begin Infiltrating Tumor
Step 5 of the Cancer-Immunity Cycle: T cells arrive on-site and slink through the walls of the blood vessels to get to the tumor cells. Page 5.

Step 4 -- Zeroing In On The Tumor
Step 4 of the Cancer-Immunity Cycle: Activated T cells go through blood vessels to reach the tumor. Many factors combine to get them to their targets. Page 4.

Why Join a Cancer Group? Some In-Person Benefits are Unique
Skeptical about support groups? Even loners benefit from support. Here, some of the less obvious benefits of cancer support groups.

Things You Never Think About Until You Get Cancer
Cancer tips, gracious humor and heart warming insights from a woman who aims to keep going.

Venus Flytrap in Medicine
In addition to cancer, Venus flytrap supporters also claim efficacy for colitis, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, HIV, and herpes.

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Symptoms and Diagnosis of Lymphoma
Understand the symptoms and disgnosis of lymphoma. Lymphoma commonly manifests as enlarged lymph nodes. A node biopsy confirms the diagnosis. Then other tests are required for staging and prognosis.

All About Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) is one of the four most common types of leukemia. Learn all about the disease including incidence, risk factors, and symptom management.