Category Archives for Cancer

What Causes Lung Cancer?

The lung is an essential organ in the body’s respiratory system. We have two lungs nested inside our ribcage. Each lung is conical in shape and they rest on top of the diaphragm (the area that separates our lungs from our digestive system). The left lung is a little smaller than the right because the heart tilts slightly toward it. Each lung is made up of muscular tissues, bronchus, blood vessels, lymphatic vessels and other nerve endings. The main function of the lungs is to take in oxygen from...

8 Good Things about Breast Implants

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Photo by Frankensteinnn Breast implants have become very popular in the past two decades. The first breast implants were manufactured in the 1960s, and ever since, manufacturers have been working to make them better and safer. There are downsides and risks (that we have also discussed on this website), but there are certain good things about these devices. The most important thing to consider is whether you are a good candidate. If you suffer from certain conditions, even the best quality implants...

15 Things You Can Do To Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world. It has somehow creeped into every heart and home. It has become so common that if you don’t have cancer personally, chances are that you know someone that does. For this reason, many people want to know what they can do to help reduce their risk of cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, genetics play a large roll in cancer diagnosis. However, one-third of cancer related deaths in the US alone are related to diet and activity...

Childhood Leukemia Symptoms

The most common type of leukemia that affects children is acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a severe medical problem marked by excessive lymphoblasts due to white blood cell cancer. The common victims of this particular type of disease are children within the age range of 4 to 12 years old. Factors that may increase the risk of this serious medical problem include genetic disorders, exposure to radiation and cancer therapy. For a better understanding of this disease, here is a quick take on the different...

What Causes Colon Cancer?

The National Institute of Cancer (NIC) in the US defines colon cancer as “cancer that forms in the tissues of the colon (the longest part of the large intestine)”. NIC states that most colon cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids). Colon cancer is also called colorectal cancer or large bowel cancer which is cancer that starts in either the colon or the rectum. Colon cancer is the third commonest form of cancer and third leading cause...

Symptoms of Lymphoma

Unlike other cancers, the cure rate is quite high for this health condition. The key is recognizing the symptoms early. Lymphoma Signs Some of the most common symptoms are weight loss coupled with increased sweating in the evenings. Itching is experienced and there is pain after drinking alcohol. The sensation is felt where the lymph node has grown. As the lymph node grows, it affects other organs. Nerves are pinched resulting in loss of muscle control. Other major signs include kidney failure and...

Brain Tumor Symptoms

Brain tumor is a very difficult disease marked by severe pain. It is caused by the abnormal cell growth inside the skull or somewhere within the brain. It affects not only adults, but also children, teenagers and even infants. Some of the tumors affecting kids below two years of age are low-grade glioma, ependymoma and medulloblastoma. In infants, the most common tumors of the brain are atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor and teratoma. In order to determine the impact of this chronic disease, knowing...

Lung Cancer Symptoms

Lung cancer is a chronic and life-threatening disease that is characterized by the uncontrolled growth of cancer cells in any part of the lungs. If the condition is not treated immediately, the cancer cells may invade and spread to the other parts of the body, which is referred by medical practitioners as metastasis. The early diagnosis of this health condition is very significant to enhance the quality of life of patients. In addition to this, it is also important that patients consult with medical...