Category Archives for Cancer

What Causes Cancer?

Cancer is defined as “any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; more simply put “cancer begins when cells in a part of the body start to grow out of control”. Cancer cells originate from damage to DNA; damaged DNA can be inherited or caused from other factors such as smoking. Damaged DNA can be repaired or the affected cells die, however, there are cases when the damaged cell does not die but continues to regenerate resulting in more damaged cells. Cancer...

Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a life threatening and chronic medical condition characterized by the formation of malignant cysts in the breast. Physicians describe the condition based on four categories, namely the grade of tumor, pathology, gene expression and protein status as well as the stage of the tumor. The early detection of this disease is important to prolong and improve the patient’s quality of life. In this regard, it is best if patients know the various minor and major symptoms of breast cancer...

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...

What Causes Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is cancer that affects the breast. The vast majority of breast cancer occurs in women, although men can develop breast cancer too. ‘Cancer’ is the name for a group of diseases in which the body’s cells are changed in appearance and function. Such abnormal cells can grow out of control and form a mass or ‘tumor.’ When abnormal cells originate in the breast tissue, the mass is called a breast tumor. Causes of Breast Cancer The exact cause or causes of breast...

Liver Cancer Treatment

Liver cancer treatment depends on the cancer stage as well as the health status of the patient. Treatments aim to get rid of the cancer. If that is no longer possible, the goal will be to prevent its growth or relieve the symptoms. Surgery Partial hepatectomy is a process that removes cancer from the liver. Some healthy tissues are taken out as well. Surgery is possible if the liver is in good condition and the tumor is still small. Cryoablation Cryoablation utilizes cold to eliminate the cancer...

Colon Cancer Symptoms

Like most cancers, recognition of the symptoms is essential for successful treatment of this disease. The proceeding information should be understood and learned by all health all conscious individuals. Colon Cancer Signs The early symptoms of the disease is tumor bleeding. As the tumor increases, bowels may change. The stool will turn narrow. There will be some stomach pain. One may feel bloated or very full. Cramping and severe gas pains will ensue. Diarrhea or constipation will be experienced....

Cancer Treatment

There are a lot of options when it comes to cancer treatment and management. Some of the options are radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, surgery, and monoclonal antibody therapy among others. The type of treatment to be used depends on the stage of the disease and the grade and location of the tumor. Another thing that a physician will also consider is the patient’s general health. Radiation Therapy This type of cancer treatment is also known as radiation oncology or radiotherapy. This...

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...