Cancer

Cancer and Fertility Preservation: Patient’s Fact Sheet by ASRM

Cancer and Fertility Preservation In the United States there are approximately 800,000 reproductive-aged men and women who have cancer, many of whom have concerns about their fertility. Life- saving cancer treatments may reduce fertility by destroy- ing eggs and sperm. The likelihood of reproductive dam- age depends on the age and sex of the patient and the type and duration of treatment. The most severe damage comes from...

Treating Cancer A burning (T)issue

Thermal Treatments of Cancer are Remarkably Effective Even as some scientists are seeking to understand how cancer works, in order to treat it more effectively, others prefer a more robust approach. They are exploring ways of killing cancer cells by heating them up without damaging surrounding healthy tissue. Al-though various such treatments have been tried in the past, advances in medical-...

Glossary of Medical Terms

Glossary of Medical Terms Following are the Most Commonly Used Medical Terms: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z -- A -- Abortion the premature termination of a pregnancy; may be induced or spontaneous (miscarriage) Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) a fatal disease caused by a virus that destroys the immune system's ability to fight...

Types of Cancer

Colon Cancer and Metastatic Colon Cancer Colon cancer is one of the most common types of malignancy we treat at Advanced Alternatives Cancer Centers. Very few of our patients are in an early stage by the time they come to us. Very often, they are in advanced stages of the disease and have exhausted all the normal, conventional methods of treatment. The majority of the colon cancer testimonials on...

Cancer and Other Growths of the Mouth

Cancer and Other Growths of the Mouth Oral cancers develop in 30,000 Americans and cause 8,000 deaths each year, mostly in people over age 40. This represents about 2.5 per cent of cancer cases and 1.5 per cent of all cancer-related deaths - a high rate considering the small size of the mouth in relation to the rest of the body. Along with cancers of the lungs and skin, cancers of the mouth are more preventable than most other...

Melanoma

Melanoma is a cancer that originates in the pigment producing cells of the skin (melanocytes). Melanocytes are the pigmented cells in the skin that give skin its distinctive colour. Sun-light stimulates melanocytes to produce more melanin (the pigment that darkens the skin) and increases the risk of melonoma. Warning signs of melanoma : Enlarging pigmented (especially black or deep blue) spot or...

Management of Localised Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the commonest cancer in men, with over 27,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the UK. Here we review the management of men with the early (localised) form of the disease. Diagnosis Localised carcinoma of the prostate (i.e. disease confined to the prostate gland) is usually diagnosed in a symptomatic men undergoing screening with a prostate specific antigen (PSA) test; in men...

QUIT Smoking, It Causes Lung Cancer

QUIT Smoking, It Causes Lung Cancer If you are in the prime of your youth and addicted to smoking as well, and recently for the last few days you are suffering from the problem of severe coughing and you cough out phlegm/ sputum, better be alert. If you live in a small congested & over-crowded house where sunrays or fresh air rarely reach inside or if you are working in such an environment where smoke, dust, cotton fibers or...

Cervical Cancer Facts from Inside Knowledge

Cervical Cancer Facts from Inside Knowledge There are five main types of cancer that affect a woman’s reproductive organs: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. As a group, they are referred to as gynecologic (GY-neh-kuh-LAH-jik) cancer. (A sixth type of gynecologic cancer is the very rare fallopian tube cancer.) This fact sheet about cervical cancer is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC)...

Prevention & Control of Tuberculosis

National TB Control Programme 1. National TB Control Programme: The NTP is an approach within the national health system to control TB. 2.The Aims of the NTP: The Aims of the National Tuberculosis Control Programme are; (i) to decrease the spread of TB infection in the community, thereby expediting the elimination of TB from society, (ii) to cure the individual patients effectively, restore their...

Liver Tumors

Liver tumors may be noncancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant). Cancerous tumors may originate in the liver, or they may spread (metastasize) to the liver from other parts of the body. Cancer originating in the liver is called primary liver cancer; cancer originating elsewhere in the body is called metastatic cancer. The vast majority of liver cancers are metastatic. Noncancerous liver tumors...

Are There Any New Advances in the Treatment of Skin Cancer? Can Melanoma Spread to the Bones and Muscles?

New advances in the treatment of skin cancer include the use of photodynamic therapy in the treatment of various skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma. For melanoma, physicians can now perform sentinel node examination and biopsy to determine the extent of spread before there are any visible signs and symptoms. Can Arsenicosis Lesions Lead to Skin Cancer? Chronic...

Skin Cancer: Tips to Keep Your Skin From Harm

Skin Cancer: Tips to Keep Your Skin From Harm Medical experts continue to track the rise of malignant melanoma -- a type of deadly skin cancer that was once rare but is now increasing faster than any other type of cancer in the United States. Last year alone, more than 600,000 cases of skin cancer were reported. The good news is that death rates from skin cancer, including melanoma, are small -- 9 out of 10 cases are cured. Sunlight is the...

Green Tea Drowns Your Risk of Mouth Cancer

If slowing down isn't your cup of tea, consider this - slowly drinking and holding green tea in your mouth for a few seconds at a time keeps high levels of antioxidants in your mouth and throat. Scientists believe this could be why green tea drinkers get fewer oral and esophageal cancers than other people. What a great reason to relax over a cup. Another good protection against cancers of the...

Prevent Skin Cancers

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is leading a national research study of a drug that may aid in the repair of sun-damaged skin and in turn prevent the development of skin cancer among organ transplant patients. Cancer Center Senior ''Scientist and Dermatology Chair Craig Elmets, M.D., is the principal investigator. The drug dimericine, commonly referred to as "morning-after ' cream," is being...

Non-Surgical Approach to Low-Grade Prostate Cancer Does Not Affect Life Span

Non-Surgical Approach to Low-Grade Prostate Cancer Life span is decreased without surgery for high-grade prostate cancer patients. Men aged 65-75, treated conservatively for low-grade localized prostate cancer, probably will not die any sooner than similar members of the general population; however, men diagnosed with high-grade tumors often have a 6-8 year loss of life expectancy when treated with conservative therapy, according to an article...

Skin Cancer - Frequently Asked Questions

Image - Skin Cancer Skin Cancer which is the most common form of human cancer. Most types of skin cancers are curable. The more common forms of skin cancers usually develop on sun-exposed areas. The most common warning sign of skin cancer is a change in the appearance of the skin, such as a new growth or a sore that will not heal. Ultraviolet light, which is in sunlight, is the main cause of skin cancer. Skin cancer...

Taking Care of The Outer You -Your Skin

Make Your Skin Look Young Again Without Surgery It used to be that a face-lift was the only way to deal with skin that was wrinkled, sun-damaged, sagging or scarred. However, this is no longer true. Today, while surgery is still required for serious problems, there are numerous safe, inexpensive nonsurgical techniques for rejuvenating your skin. Here's a look at your options... Alpha Hydroxy...

Cancer of The Cervix

The cervix is the lower end of the uterus, which extends into the vagina. Of cancers of the female reproductive system, cervical cancer (cervical carcinoma) is the second most common in all women and the most common in younger women. It usually affects women between the ages of 35 and 55. This cancer may be caused by a virus (human papillomavirus) which may be transmitted during sexual...

Renal Cell Cancer

Renal cell cancer, also called renal adenocarcinoma, or hypernephroma, can often be cured if it is diagnosed and treated when still localized to the kidney and to immediately surrounding tissue. The probability of cure is directly related to the stage or degree of tumor dissemination. Even when regional lymphatics or blood vessels are involved with tumor, a significant number of patients can...