Cancer

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” – Christopher Reeve

Cancer can start almost anywhere in the human body. Normally, human cells grow and divide to form new cells as the body needs them. When cells grow old or become damaged, they die, and new cells take their place.

When cancer develops, however, this orderly process breaks down and cells survive when they should die, and new cells form when they are not needed. These extra cells can divide without stopping and may form growths called solid tumors, which are masses of tissue. Cancers of the blood, such as leukemias, generally do not form solid tumors.

Cancerous tumors are malignant, which means they can spread into, or invade, nearby tissues. In addition, as these tumors grow, some cancer cells can break off and travel to distant places in the body through the blood or the lymph system and form new tumors far from the original tumor.

Unlike malignant tumors, benign tumors do not spread into, or invade, nearby tissues. Benign tumors can sometimes be quite large, however. When removed, they usually don’t grow back, whereas malignant tumors sometimes do. Unlike most benign tumors elsewhere in the body, benign brain tumors can be life threatening.

Why Dr Fontana?

With the years of experience Dr Fontana has accumulated through his medical profession, he is able to do the following:

  • Cancer Screening
  • Diagnosis and treatments of haematological cancers
  • Blood Films
  • Bone Marrow & aspirate biopsises
  • Screening & diagnosis of long term side effects of anti-cancer treatments
  • Management of anti-cancer side effects

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For further information about our health services or to book an appointment, then please contact us:

Tel: 07512248042

Email: info@drfontanaharleystreet.com

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