Archive for the ‘cancer’ Category

Skin Cancer Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 1,661 views

Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, also called non-melanoma skin cancer, types of skin cancer most frequently (70% and 25% respectively). However, despite high rates of incidence, the non-melanoma skin cancer have high cure rates, mainly due to the ease of early diagnosis.

Infrared light can be a weapon against cancer, says study

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 1,204 views

An infrared light treatment may be a promising tool in fighting cancer, according to researchers in the United States. The study, published in the journal "Nature Medicine" shows how a drug could be coupled to tumors, only being activated when struck by infrared rays. The treatment would therefore be more ...

Lung Cancer Vaccine

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 1,111 views

The health authorities of Cuba in Peru registered a therapeutic vaccine against lung cancer that has been applied with favorable results in about 2,000 patients. The news was released on Tuesday by state-run newspaper "Granma," the Communist Party. CimaVax-EGF vaccine offers the possibility of converting advanced cancer in a manageable chronic ...

Some ideas for a talk with my friend

Monday, December 5th, 2011 935 views

After a long think about how to talk with my friend that was recently diagnosed with cancer. If you are in this same situation you know how hard it is to give a good word of comfort to your friend. I know this guy since our childhood (5 to 6 years ...

How to talk with a friend that was diagnosed with cancer

Monday, December 5th, 2011 858 views

I friend of mine was diagnosed with cancer. He is just 20 years old. I will not talk now about what kind of cancer, but he is very sad and this broke my heart. He is so young and full of life and joy. I am still very surprised. I ...

Colon Cancer

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 3,640 views

Colon cancer develops from the lining of the "large bowel or colon. In 70% of cases, the tumor develops in the sigmoid (loop located in the left iliac fossa). Cancers of the colon and rectum are quite similar, are grouped under the term of colorectal cancers. There is always a ...

Brain Tumor: A Very Hard Diagnostic

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 7,820 views

A brain tumor is intracranial tumor created by abnormal cell divisions (neurons, astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, ependymal cells, lymphatic tissue, blood vessels, cranial nerves, Schwann cells that produce myelin), pituitary and pineal gland from a tumor or cancer primarily located in other organs (metastatic tumors). Cranial primary tumors often are located in ...

Testicular Cancer: Be Aware Of It

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 2,585 views

Testicular cancer is cancer that forms in tissues of the testis (one of two egg-shaped glands inside the scrotum that make sperm and male hormones). The testes Saouma part of the male reproductive system. This type of cancer is more common among men, 15-40 years, particularly those in the second ...

Vitamin E

Monday, August 2nd, 2010 1,702 views

Vitamin E is a anti-carcinogen. We put here some details on this fabulous natural product.

Everything you need to know about Radiotherapy

Friday, May 14th, 2010 2,239 views

Radiotherapy is a method capable of destroying tumor cells, using beam of ionizing radiation. A pre-calculated dose of radiation is applied at a given time, a volume of tissue encompassing the tumor, seeking to eradicate all tumor cells, with the least possible damage to surrounding normal cells at the expense of ...