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Archive for June, 2014

Useful information about ductal carcinoma in situ


Date: June 30th, 2014

Do you know about Ductal Carcinoma in SituDuctal carcinoma is of two types; ductal carcinoma in situ that is also known as the intraductal carcinoma and invasive ductal carcinoma. It occurs when cells of breast ducts experienced uncontrolled growth.

Useful esophageal cancer management tips


Date: June 29th, 2014

The esophagus is a structure with a tube like an appearance that runs from the throat to the stomach. It acts as a passage for food as it moves from your mouth all the way to the stomach. Esophageal cancer starts from the inner layers of this structure and spreads to the other layers, including other body parts when it metastasis.

Peritoneal cancer analyzed and explained


Date: June 28th, 2014

The development of peritoneal cancer starts on the thin tissue layer which lines the abdomen and also covers the bladder, rectum and uterus. This structure is known as peritoneum and comprises of epithelial cells. Production of fluid by this layer makes it possible for the organs to move smoothly in the abdomen. More often than not, peritoneal cancer is confused with stomach or intestinal cancer by many, but the truth is that these cancers are different.

An overview of surgical treatment for pancreatic cancer


Date: June 27th, 2014

Fortunately, the different stages for pancreatic cancer are easily understandable. In practice, the choice of treatment recommended by the doctor is based on surgical findings, imaging studies and the overall health well being of the individual.

Nasopharyngeal Cancer and what you should know about it


Date: June 26th, 2014

Understanding nasopharyngeal cancer betterNasopharyngeal cancer is generally a cancer of the head and neck. This cancer usually starts at the upper area of the throat just behind the nose and this area is known as nasopharynx. It is placed precariously at the skull on its base just above the mouth roof. The nostrils usually open into nasopharynx.

Know more about surgery and radiotherapy for brain cancer treatment


Date: June 25th, 2014

An introduction to kidney cancerOtherwise known as renal cancer, kidney cancer refers to a disease whereby kidney cells become cancerous or malignant and grow rapidly and out of control thereby forming a tumor. Nearly all types of kidney cancers appear first as a lining the tiny tubes in the kidney and this is what is known as renal cell carcinoma.

The two main treatment options for brain cancer


Date: June 24th, 2014

Know more about surgery and radiotherapy for brain cancer treatmentIf you have questions regarding brain tumor ranging from treatment options to side effects and others, you shouldn’t hesitate to ask your health care provider about them. Treating brain cancer is very complex and several doctors are consulted in the treatment.

Common symptoms of small cell lung cancer


Date: June 23rd, 2014

Understanding small cell lung cancerFacts about small cell lung cancer

Lung cancer is known to be the leading cause of deaths related to cancer in both men and women, especially in countries like China, United States and Canada. Any part of your lung is vulnerable to attacks by this cancer and it exists in two major types.

Supportive care and treatment for cancer patients


Date: June 22nd, 2014

How cancer is diagnosed

Typical screening measures like routine self exam can help detect many types of cancer before they become serious like those of the breast, skin, mouth, prostate, and rectum and prostate. Detection of most cancer types is usually done after the tumor can now be felt or when symptoms start developing.

Breast cancer facts worth knowing


Date: June 21st, 2014

Body cells reproduce or divide normally only when the body needs new cells. There are times when these body cells grow and divide rapidly and get out of control thus leading to a tissue mass known as a tumor. When these cells are normal, such a tumor is known as benign and it is not cancerous. But if such cells are abnormal and are functioning differently from normal cells in the body, such a tumor is known as malignant/ cancerous.