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2 Important Ways to Fight Cancer

One in eight deaths in the U.S. is due to cancer. It is estimated that 77% of all cancers that are diagnosed in U.S. are in people 55 years of age or older. Breast cancer seems to be the highest diagnosed type of cancer in women and lung cancer is the highest in men. More than 15,000 people di ... ...

Understanding Leukemia

Leukemia is the abnormal increase in white blood cells, which drown out the other blood cell components. These white blood cells are undifferentiated and do not function properly. Leukemia is often thought of as a pediatric disease, and this could not be further from the truth. Statistically, leuke ...

Drug Shortage Crisis for Cancer Patients

Paclitaxel, which is a generic version of intravenous drug Taxol, has now joined the shortage list compiled by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. This drug joins the list of 196 drugs. It is unclear how many cancer patients this puts at risk. There are plans to have an update on thi ...

What is Colorectal Carcinoma?

Colorectal cancer or colorectal carcinoma is a cancer of the colon or the rectum. Colon cancer and rectal cancer are 2 distinct forms of cancer, but have many similarities. Before we delve into the details, a basic understanding of the digestive system is essential. The main function of the digesti ...

Osteosarcoma - Never Disregard a Chronic Sprain in a Child

Osteosarcoma originates from bone-forming cells which are mesenchymal in origin. Osteosarcoma is a very common bone tumor and it is highly malignant. It is common among children and younger adults. The exact etiology causing osteosarcoma is idiopathic. One predisposing factor is rapid bone growth, ...

Occult Killer – Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)

In adults, renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for approximately 90 to 95% of neoplasms arising from the kidney. Hence, it can be considered the most common type of kidney cancer. Renal cell carcinoma stems from the lining of the proximal convoluted tubule, which are very small tubes in the kidney ...

Esophageal Cancer: A Comprehensive Overview

The esophagus is one of the most commonly known organs. It is a long pipe-like fibromuscular muscle that is responsible for transporting enzymatically broken down round-shaped food (known as a bolus) from the mouth to the stomach. It is typically between 18-25 cm long. Because it is so prominent in ...

Mohs Surgery: What You Need to Know

According to the National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization, skin cancer is the most common cancer both nationally and internationally. Becoming diagnosed with skin cancer should not be taken lightly, regardless of severity. There are a few options to consider in order to remove ...

Is It The End Of The Road For Cancer Cure

“Each of us carries a time bomb within our bodies when we were born, and it will explode any time.” This is the astonishing, yet depressing, statement of a biologist who studied and researched about cancer. His recent findings reveal that the disease is incurable. Thousands of people ba ... ...

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Liver Cancer: A Comprehensive Overview & Treatment Options

The liver is a crucial organ in the human body that has multiple roles. Although it is considered to be part of the digestive system, it has other important functions as well. This includes but is not limited to: “detoxification of metabolites, protein synthesis, and production of digest ... ...

Osteosarcoma - Never Disregard a Chronic Sprain in a Child

Osteosarcoma originates from bone-forming cells which are mesenchymal in origin. Osteosarcoma is a very common bone tumor and it is highly malignant. It is common among children and younger adults. The exact etiology causing osteosarcoma is idiopathic. One predisposing factor is rapid bone growth, ...

Drug Shortage Crisis for Cancer Patients

Paclitaxel, which is a generic version of intravenous drug Taxol, has now joined the shortage list compiled by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. This drug joins the list of 196 drugs. It is unclear how many cancer patients this puts at risk. There are plans to have an update on thi ...

Occult Killer – Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)

In adults, renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for approximately 90 to 95% of neoplasms arising from the kidney. Hence, it can be considered the most common type of kidney cancer. Renal cell carcinoma stems from the lining of the proximal convoluted tubule, which are very small tubes in the kidney ...

Men Can Develop Breast Cancer, Too

Breast cancer is usually considered a condition that only women can develop, but men can also be affected. According to statistics, about 2,350 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States in 2015.This type of cancer is a rare cancer that can occur at any age, but it is most common ...

How to Recognize the Symptoms of Brain Tumors

Brain cancer is a tumor on the brain or on nearby tissue such as the membranes, pituitary gland, pineal glad or cranial nerves.  Like many cancers, brain tumors develop when healthy cells mutate in their DNA.  These mutations accelerate the growth of cells and increase their division rate ... ...

2 Important Ways to Fight Cancer

One in eight deaths in the U.S. is due to cancer. It is estimated that 77% of all cancers that are diagnosed in U.S. are in people 55 years of age or older. Breast cancer seems to be the highest diagnosed type of cancer in women and lung cancer is the highest in men. More than 15,000 people di ... ...

Thyroid Cancer And Treatment

The thyroid is a wing-shaped gland at the base of the throat with a right and left lobe with a small piece of tissue called an isthmus connecting the two. The gland is usually the size of a quarter, and if it is healthy, it will not be detectable from touching one's throat. The thyroi ... ...