Category Archives for 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...

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...

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...

Hodgkin’s Disease / Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

What is Hodgkin’s Disease / Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Hodgkin’s disease, which is now referred to as Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a type of cancer that affects the immune system of the human body. There are two types of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: classical Hodgkin’s Lymphoma nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin’s Lymphoma The immune system in our bodies is of pivotal importance because it is this system that fights and ward off infections and diseases. When this is affected, the...

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...

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...

Lung Cancer Treatment

Lung cancer treatment can come in the form of radiation therapy, removal of the cancer via surgery or chemotherapy. Combination of these treatments is also possible. The treatment to be given will depend on the diagnosis of the attending medical specialist. This will be based on the severity of the tumor and the health of the patent. Surgery Removing the tumor is possible during stage 1 or stage 2. If the cancer has not gone beyond the lung, surgery may be done. 10%-35% of lung cancers may be taken...