Archive for the ‘cancer’ Category

Friend’s Health Gets Worse

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 8,143 views

My friend is receiving chemotherapy already for some weeks, but he does not seem to improve. His hair is almost all gone. I already posted here asking for ideas on how to help him to be more joyful, to give him some confort. I am reading some self-help books to ...

How to Stop Smoking

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 6,556 views

The person who smokes becomes addicted to nicotine. Considered a very powerful drug, nicotine acts on the central nervous system such as cocaine, with a difference: reaches the brain in just 7 seconds - 2 to 4 seconds faster than cocaine. It is normal, so that by quitting smoking, the ...

New technique reduces bleeding in liver surgery

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 5,650 views

A new technique that reduces bleeding during an operation of the liver can decrease the time of surgery and eliminate the need for blood transfusions. The removal of cancerous tumors of the liver requires a complicated and dangerous surgery. Patients may lose between one and 11 gallons ...

Questions and Answers About Neuroblastoma

Monday, December 12th, 2011 6,343 views

 What is neuroblastoma? It is a disease in which malignant cancer cells are found in certain parts of the peripheral nervous system, since the region of the brain to the spine, thorax and abdomen, are more common in the adrenal glands. The peculiar behavior has Neuroblastoma, presenting spontaneous regression in some ...

Questions and Answers About Breast Cancer

Monday, December 12th, 2011 2,586 views

How are the breasts: The breasts (or breasts) are glands and its main function is to produce milk. They are composed of lobes that divide into smaller portions, lobules and ducts that carry milk produced outside the nipple. Like all other organs of the human body, are also found in breast ...

Study says 40% of cancers are preventable in the United Kingdom

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 2,364 views

A study released on Wednesday (7) shows that 40% of cancer cases in the UK could be avoided if patients avoid harmful health habits like smoking, drinking too much alcohol, having an unhealthy diet and keep up of weight.

Questions and Answers About Cancer - Part 3

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 2,265 views

What is the treatment of cancer? Cancer treatment can be done by surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy, used alone or combined, depending on the cell type of the organ of origin and the degree of tumor invasion.

Questions and Answers About Cancer - Part 2

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 2,029 views

Every tumor is cancer? No. Not every tumor is cancer. The word corresponds to an increase in tumor volume observed in any part of the body. When the tumor occurs by growth of cells, it is called cancer - which can be benign or malignant. Unlike cancer that is malignant, ...

Questions and Answers About Cancer - Part 1

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 2,180 views

What is cancer? Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by loss of control of cell division and the ability to invade other organic structures.

Skin self-examination

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 2,192 views

What is the skin self-examination? It is a simple method to detect early skin cancer, including melanoma. If diagnosed and treated when the tumor has not deeply invaded the skin, skin cancer can be cured.