Showing posts with label cancer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cancer. Show all posts

Friday, April 4, 2014

Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is a malignant neoplasm arising from cells originating in thecervix uteri. One of the most common symptoms of cervical cancer is abnormalvaginal bleeding, but in some cases there may be no obvious symptoms until the cancer has progressed to an advanced stage.[1] Treatment usually consists of surgery (including local excision) in early stages, and chemotherapy and/orradiotherapy in more advanced stages of the disease.
Signs and Symptoms
The early stages of cervical cancer may be completely asymptomatic.[1][2] Vaginal bleeding, contact bleeding, or (rarely) a vaginal mass may indicate the presence of malignancy. Also, moderate pain during sexual intercourse and vaginal discharge are symptoms of cervical cancer. In advanced disease, metastases may be present in the abdomen, lungs or elsewhere.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Marlboro third men Eric Lawson, dies of Lung Cancer


Lawson died at his San Luis Obispo, Calif., home on Jan. 10 from respiratory failure caused by chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease, his wife, Susan Lawson, told the Associated Press on Sunday.

He is at least the third former Marlboro Man actor to die of a smoking-related illness, according to the AP. David Millar died of emphysema in 1987, and David McLean died of lung cancer in 1995.

Lawson also played small roles in a host of TV shows including Charlie's Angels, The A-Team and Baywatch for more than three decades, according to the Internet Movie Database.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Foods That Help To Fight Breast Cancer

Super Foods That Help To Fight Breast Cancer
1. Spinach


Spinach is a vegetable that contains many properties which help it to fortify the system against breast cancer.
Benefits
• It consists of an antioxidant which is lutien that has a major role to play in guarding the breast cancer cells and to stop it from spreading to other areas of the body
• It consists of carotenoids and zeaxanthin which can help to remove unstable molecules from the body
Preparation

• Spinach can be enjoyed in the form of a salad ingredient
• It can be steamed, stirred and sauteed and added to any dish
• Other cruciferous vegetables like

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sugar May Be Use to Detect Cancer Cells

Researchers from King’s College London and University College London (UCL) recently unveiled a potentially safer and less expensive way to detect cancer cells in humans. 

It all has to do with the cancer cells’ sweet tooth.

The new method, called glucose chemical exchange saturation transfer, or glucoCEST, uses specially tuned magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to detect the higher levels of glucose, a common sugar, as tumor cells use it for energy. In the MRI scanner, tumor cells light up when a patient is injected with glucose.

In other words, the test uses radio waves from conventional MRIs to determine how quickly sugar is consumed by tumor cells, which need more glucose than healthy cells to survive.

Researchers say the glucoCEST technique could

Detect Thyroid Cancer by Neck Check


How to Perform a 'Neck Check' Self-Exam

A 'neck check' is a simple procedure that can be done just about anywhere. If you have a glass of water and a mirror, you’re ready to look for symptoms of thyroid disorders.


Dr. Jeffrey Mechanick, clinical professor of Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and president of the AACE, provides some painless guidelines:
  1. First, locate your thyroid gland, which is above your collarbone and below your larynx, or voice box. Don't confuse your thyroid with your Adam’s apple, which lies above the thyroid gland.
  2. Keeping your focus on this part of the neck, tip your head back, then swallow a drink of water.
  3. Look at your neck in the mirror while you swallow, checking for any static or moving bumps.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Signs of Having Cancer

1 Any Other Major Changes

If you notice any other major changes in the way your body functions or feels, you should see a doctor, especially if the changes persist or get worse. It may not be cancer, but any major change in your body is worthy of concern.

2 White Patches Inside Your Mouth

Smokers and tobacco users should be especially wary of this one: sores inside the mouth or on the tongue that don't go away can be a sign of leukoplakia, which leads to mouth cancer. Bring these to your doctor's attention if you catch them.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Words that will Hurt and will not Hurt Cancer Patients

No one deliberately says something hurtful to someone diagnosed with a disease. But sometimes, it comes out and it's hard to stop. I could very well have said something stupid to a cancer patient. I have been the recipient of some strange remarks. Not all bad. Mostly powerful, encouraging comments of love and support. But it is amazing what a few shitty comments will do to the soul during such a fragile time. The amount of support needed cannot be underestimated. But how? In what ways? Words? Actions? Food? Gifts? A smile? Information? How do you support someone who is facing the disease of their own body? What do you say? What do you not say?
Top 10 list of what not to say or do to your friend who has been diagnosed with cancer:

1. Don't be so negative -- maybe your hair won't fall out.
2. Do you really need to wear that "schmata" (wig) in the house -- isn't it hot?
3. I threw up after my mastectomy.
4. My peach fuzz hair fell out after my last chemo.
5. You know you shouldn't eat any sugar, right?
6. Don't use antiperspirant.
7. You must wake up every day and think you're in a terrible nightmare.
8. Do you feel awful?
9. I was shocked when I found out about you.
10. I'd go without a wig if it were me.

Top 10 list of things to say (or do):

1. Send a basket of food -- no spices or grease. Healthy soup is a good one.
2. Send a thoughtful or humorous card. (I received many that I will always treasure.)
3. Talk about someone who is at least five years out and doing really well.
4. Compliment on an article of clothing or piece of jewelry.
5. Tell the person you are thinking of them every day and sending positive thoughts in their direction.
6. Tell them you are visualizing their well-being and sending them love.
7. Give them a hug.
8. Put a date in your calendar to call them -- and call them -- just to say hi, or email them just to say hi. (This sounds so simple, but receiving a call or message is a wonderful connection during a time that feels so disconnected.)
9. Tell them something really funny, or recommend funny movies. (Cancer patients actually do laugh.)
10. Pray for them, and tell them that you will.