Cancer

Ovarian Cancer : The Silent Killer

Of all the gynaccological causes. ovarian malignancies are the most difficult to treat, as different types of cancers originating from one organ. Epithclial ovarian malignancies are most common and are usually asymptomatic until they have metastasized. Patients have advanced disease in more than two-third of the cases. There is no available statistics for ovarian cancer in Bangladesh. In USA, 24,...

Liver Cancer - Causes, Diagnosis, Prevention & Treatment

Image - Human Liver The liver continuously filters blood that circulates through the body, converting nutrients and drugs absorbed in the digestive tract into ready-to-use chemicals. It also removes toxins and other chemical waste products from the blood and readies them for excretion. Because all the blood in the body must passthrough it, the liver is unusually accessible to cancer cells traveling in the...

Lifestyle Really Does Matter!

Lifestyle Really Does Matter! Many people know that the leading causes of death in the United States are heart disease, cancer, and stroke.When it comes to prevention, however, it is more important to know why people suffer from these conditions. In other words, what are the actual causes of disease or reasons people die? A landmark study titled "Actual causes of death in the United States," published in 2004, shed a lot of...

Lung Cancer and The Blame Game: Nonsmokers Can Be Victims, Too

Most lung cancers occur in smokers, but nonsmoker Dana Reeve's situation isn't as uncommon as it appears. Like Reeve, widow of "Superman" star Christopher Reeve, 1 in 5 women diagnosed with the disease never lit a cigarette, doctors say. Yet they share an unfortunate stigma with cancer patients who smoked. "The underlying assumption is, you were a smoker and you caused this, therefore you're not...

Prostate Cancer and Prostate Gland

The prostate is a gland found only in men that produces the liquid component of semen. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men mainly affects alder men. Diagnosed at an early stage, there is a good chance it can be cured. Prostate Gland The male reproductive system consists of the testes, scrotum, and penis that produce, store and transport sperms; and the prostate that produces a milky...

Eloxatin - A New Option for Cancer of The Colon

More people in Singapore are diagnosed with colorectal cancer than any other types of cancer. On a global scale, it is the third leading cause of cancer, and accounts for 10 per cent of cancer deaths worldwide. Currently, the main treatment for colorectal cancer is surgery, where the tumour is removed along with a length of the colon on either side of the cancer. Chemotherapy is used as post-...

PSA

PSA GPs are being urged to boycott the Government's screening-on-demand policy for prostate cancer after US research found the PSA test was 'useless' for predicting cancer. The authors declared the PSA era 'over' after their 20-year study of tissue samples found PSA testing could do little more than indicate the size of a man's prostate. One of the government's own advisers on prostate cancer called...

The Causes of Cancer

The body is composed of trillions of cells, and in most tissues, they are gradually but constantly renewed. This is normally a controlled process, so that overall, just enough new cells are produced to replace the old, dead ones. Problems can occur when new, abnormal cells are formed whose multiplication cannot be controlled by the body. What is Cancer? Usually, the body's immune system rapidly...

How Much Do You Know About Breast Cancer?

How Much Do You Know About Breast Cancer? How much do you know about breast cancer? The answer is probably, "not enough." Because 182,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed every year in the United States, it's a subject worth learning about. Your health, your life, or the life of a woman close to you may depend on knowing a few simple facts: Did you know that: More than 80 percent of breast lumps are NOT cancerous. A woman who...

Childhood Cancer

Cancer is the leading cause of death in children after congenital abnormalities and road traffic accidents. In Singapore approximately 100 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. Common Types of Child Cancer Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is the most common cancer in children. It occurs in about 60 per cent of all childhood cancers. This is followed by brain tumours which occurs in...

Liver Cancer - General Info

Liver Cancer The liver is the largest organ in the body, and extremely important organ that has many functions. This includes producing proteins that circulate in the blood. Some of these help the blood to clot and prevent excessive bleeding, while others are essential for maintaining the balance of fluid in the body. Hepatoma, or hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common primary liver cancer and related to...

Melanoma : What Your Doctor isn't Telling You

The incidence of malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, has -soared in recent years-probably-because of the thinning of the ozone layer and our more active, outdoor lifestyles. As you may know, your chance of surviving melanoma hinges almost entirely on how early it is detected. Found early, melanoma has a cure rate approaching 100%. Once the cancer has burrowed deep into the skin...

Mushrooms Keeps you Out of Cancer!

Mushrooms Keeps you out of cancer! Keep up with a healthy diet rational! A recent study of Japanese researchers say a diet that contains mushrooms and will help to have a strong immune system and keep the cancer away. Mushrooms contain certain substances capable to fight against cancer occurrence after the age of 50 years. Mushrooms Vs meat Experts advise you to consume mushrooms 3-4 times a week. They can successfully replace the...

First Kidney Cum Bone Marrow Transplant In Asia

The Cancer Institute, National Healthcare Group (NHG) and the National University Hospital under NHG have successfully performed the first Kidney cum Bone Marrow Transplant in Asia. Patient's story Mr Koh Hock Heng, 43 years old, had been suffering from biopsy proven IgA nephropathy since 1990, which led to end stage renal failure in 2001. In 2003, Mr Koh suffered from progressive anaemia...

Diet and Cancer

Experts who study the causes of cancer believe that a large number of cancer deaths could be prevented by making sensible changes to our diet. In fact, many scientists believe that up to 70 percent of all cancers are caused by diet-related factors. Dietary Fat and Cancer The amount of fat in the diet is linked with an increased risk of cancer, particularly to cancers of the breast, lung, colon,...

Cancer and Diet

Experts W110 study the causes of cancer believe that a large number of cancer deaths could be prevented by making sensible changes to our diet. In fact, many scientists believe that up to 70 percent of all cancers are caused by diet-related factors. Dietary Fat and Cancer The amount of fat in the diet is linked with an increased risk of cancer, particularly to cancers of the breast, lung, colon,...

Prostate Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

Prostate Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise An experimental vaccine has extended the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer in a clinical trial, according to the therapy's developer, Dendreon. The test results appear to represent the first time that a cancer vaccine has extended lives in late-stage clinical trial. But unlike conventional vaccines, cancer vaccines - also called cancer immuno-therapy - do not prevent disease. Rather,...

Stem Cells: Hidden Key to Growth of Tumors?

Stem cells have become famous for their ability to heal, spurring hopes that they might one day cure Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injuries and a wide variety of ailments. But now a growing number of researchers are concluding that stem cells are also the hidden force behind one of nature's most feared killers: Cancer Within each tumor, they believe, lurks a small population of elusive,...

New Hope for Lymphoma Cases

A new treatment with the help of a new drug is offering a glimmer of hope to patients whose cancer of the lymph nodes keeps coming back. Known as radio-immunotherapy, the treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital has helped a 52-year-old to get back on his feet and return to work. The hospital is now helping another man. Both men, who are Malaysians, were in the advanced stages of the disease and...

The Man Who Saved A Million Lives

It is hard to say precisely how many lives Sir Richard Doll has saved in his career, but a million may considered a conservative estimate. The true figure probably lies in the steel filing cabinets in a small office at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford of among the stacks of medical journals that surround round him, soon to be packed in crates and transported to a sparkling new glass and concrete...