Category Archives for Cancer

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

Ovarian cancer is one of the life threatening and chronic illnesses characterized by the development and spreading of cancer cells in the various parts of the ovary. Cancer cells may arise from egg cells as well as the epithelium. The symptoms of this disease are not specific and localized, which cause diagnostic delays. Physicians usually categorize the illness based on tumor histology. The classifications include germ cell tumor, surface epithelial-stromal tumor, sex cord-stromal tumor as well...

Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms

Pancreatic cancer is a chronic and serious disease characterized by malignant neoplasm found in the lower left part of the abdomen. In order to confirm if a patient is suffering from this condition, physicians usually perform tests at the onset of early symptoms. When it comes to treatment, health professionals provide different kinds of treatments depending on the stage of the cancer. To know more about this chronic and life threatening illness, let us look at the various pancreatic cancer symptoms. Pancreatic...

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...

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...

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...

Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast cancer treatment can be divided into three groups: surgery, drugs and radiation. If the cancer is at the early stage, surgery is utilized. The latter stages are treated with surgery, drugs and radiation. The specific procedures will vary on a case to case basis, but the following can serve as an overview of the treatments. Staging and Treatment If it is stage 1 cancer, lumpectomy is performed. Lumpectomy is the surgical removing of the lump. Depending on the situation, lumpectomy may or may...

Cancer Causes and Symptoms

This health condition does not refer to one disease, but a group of ailments that affect various parts of the body. While there are nearly one hundred different types, they share some common minor and major symptoms. These may manifest early or later on. Cancer Signs The earliest warning sign is pain in the body that refuses to go away. Next, warts or moles may change color. In some cases, the shape may change too. As the condition worsens, sores will refuse to heal. Sore throat develops and there...

Leukemia Symptoms

Although its cause is still being debated, there are symptoms of the disease you can recognize. One may experience some or all of them. Leukemia Signs One indication is a feeling of chronic weakness regardless of physical activity. This is coupled with inexplicable weight loss. In some cases the weight loss may be extensive. One may become suddenly prone to viral infections. Susceptibility to bacterial diseases will be apparent. Other signs are frequent headaches and some skin rash. The skin will...