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Why is Brain Cancer so Difficult to Treat?

The sudden death of Beau Biden, son of U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden, over this past weekend has been garnering international attention and awareness to brain cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, brain cancer is defined as, “a disease where abnormal cells form in brain tissue&r ...

Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer: Is There a Relationship?

Pancreatic cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death in the United States. In fact, according to Siegel et al., it ranks fourth. According to the National Cancer Institute, the five year survival rate for those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer is 7.2%. Thus, the survival for someo ...

Eye Cancer: A Comprehensive Overview

Eye cancer, or eye neoplasm, is a rare cancer that hasn't yet been discussed on Recnac. Because the eye is a very sensitive, yet important, area, being diagnosed with a cancer in this region can be very debilitating. Eye cancer has two main types, one that affects the eyeball itself, and the ot ...

Testicular Cancer Self-Exams: Are They Effective?

The following content contains mature subject matter. Reader discretion is advised.According to Lattin et al., testicular cancer is the most common solid cancer in males from age 20-39. This age range is considered to be the peak incidence of testicular cancer. In 2008, the New England Journal of M ...

The Oncology Nursing Society Deserves a Lot of Kudos

This article originally appeared on recnac.org.The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is the biggest establishment of oncology worldwide. It accumulated over 35,000 registered nurses and folks that work in healthcare. They strive to make the solid impacts with caring for patients in oncology. Their won ...

Diagnosing and Treating Brain Tumors Using Nanoparticles

Nanomedicine is a portmanteau word that combines nanotechnology and medicine. Nanotechnology is a relatively new field in the science realm, as it was first postulated in the late 1950s. As technology continues to evolve at an unprecedented rate, it has enabled scientists to make significant stride ...

Cancer Staging: A Basic Overview

When you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it can sometimes be difficult to explain to others the severity of the cancer. This was also a concern for health care professionals. As a result, the TNM system was developed by two bodies: The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and the ...

Psychosocial Effects of Cancer in Children

Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15. Approximately 9,000 children are diagnosed with cancer annually, and 1,500 die as a result of this disease.Based on the feedback of our last discussion on the psychosocial effects of cancer, it is only appropriate t ...