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SC Ali

SC Ali

About SC Ali

S.C. Ali is an author/editor. He has a degree in Chemistry, and is interested in the study and practice of medicine. His blog can be found here: http://thebronzelifestyle.com/

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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 ...

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 ...

Elective Surgery to Prevent Cancer: What You Need to Know

Earlier this week, Hollywood movie star and UN ambassador Angelina Jolie Pitt announced her decision to undergo an elective bilateral salpingo oophrectomy, or BSO. In everyday terms, it is the surgical removal of both ovaries and Fallopian tubes. She did it for prophylactic, or preventative, purpos ...

Could Dairy Products Help Reduce the Risk of Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide, and the fourth most common cancer in the United States. This cancer can vary from the appendix all the way to the rectum and anywhere in between (the colon). Approximately 95% of colorectal cancers are adenocarcinomas, i.e. cancers of the ...

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 ...

New Clinical Trial for Metastatic Cancer to the Spine

As technology continues to evolve, medical research can be conducted at a more efficient pace. New minimally invasive techniques have changed the way we think about surgical intervention. To start 2015 on the right foot in the combat against cancer, a team of physicians from Loyola University Medic ...