Archive for the ‘cancer’ Category

Main drugs used in cancer treatment

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 4,126 views

The most widely used anticancer agents in cancer treatment include polyfunctional alkylating, antimetabolites, antitumor antibiotics, mitotic inhibitors and others. New drugs are continuously being isolated and applied experimentally in animal models before use in humans.

Resistance to chemotherapeutic

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 4,372 views

The biggest failure of anticancer chemotherapy is due to drug resistance. This resistance occurs because the cell populations or develop new encoding gene (mutation) or because they are encouraged to develop cell types resistant to being exposed to drugs, allowing them to engage in alternative pathways through the synthesis of ...

Criteria for application of chemotherapy

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 2,724 views

To avoid the toxic effects of chemotherapy and intolerable that they endanger the lives of patients, are obeyed criteria for the indication of chemotherapy. These criteria are varied and depend on the patient's clinical conditions and drugs selected for treatment. Below are listed some requirements ideal for the application of ...

Toxicity of chemotherapeutic

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 3,028 views

Chemotherapeutic agents do not act exclusively on tumor cells. The normal structures that renew themselves constantly, as bone marrow, hair and mucosa of the gut are also affected by the action of chemotherapy. However, because normal cells have an expected recovery time, unlike the anaplastic cells, it is possible that chemotherapy ...

Mechanisms of action and classification of anticancer drugs

Friday, May 7th, 2010 4,919 views

The agents used in cancer treatment affects both the normal and neoplastic cells, but they cause more damage to malignant cells than to normal tissues due to quantitative differences between the metabolic processes of these two cell populations. The cytotoxic are not lethal to tumor cells selectively. Differences between the ...

Know everything about Chemotherapy

Friday, May 7th, 2010 2,932 views

Chemotherapy is the method that uses chemicals, called chemotherapy in the treatment of diseases caused by biological agents. When applied to cancer, chemotherapy is called antineoplastic chemotherapy or chemotherapy antiblastic.

Some Pictures About Cancer (Strong Images, Please don’t see!)

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 18,359 views

This week one of our readers asked a picture about Lung Cancer. I think so in put more pictures about cancer in this blog. These are strong images and I advise you to don't see them. But if even in this case you want to see them I have none ...

What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 2,306 views

The prostate cancer is the most common tumor in men over 50 years of age. With the progress of medicine and other areas that interfere with health, it is expected for the next decades a growing population of men reaching age well above that. It is, therefore, that more cases ...

What You Need to Know About Pancreatic Cancer

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 2,305 views

The pancreatic cancerĀ  is the type of cancer / cancer of the pancreas more common - 90% of cases of malignant neoplasm of the body. Currently, is the 5th cause of cancer death in the West. Data from the National Cancer Institute (INCA) to pose as 2% of all types ...

Aspirin Against Breast Cancer

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 2,729 views

American scientists to ensure that aspirin lowers the risk of developing breast cancer, in addition to the known anticoagulant properties that prevent the heart problems. In a study published by the Journal of the Medical Society of the United States, scientists at the University of Columbia in New York, say ...