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Importance Of The Second (Or Third) Opinion

Importance Of The Second (Or Third) Opinion

When one is confronted by the earth shattering news of having been diagnosed with a cancer, it is difficult to think straight, much less act rationally. At a time like this is it is difficult to remember that doctors are human beings like all the rest of us. They know a lot but they donít […]

Men With Desk Jobs More Likely To Develop Prostate Cancer

Men With Desk Jobs More Likely To Develop Prostate Cancer

A new research suggests that men with desk jobs are more likely to develop prostate cancer. The study found that 30 percent of people are diagnosed with prostate cancer who spend their working lives sitting down than those with active jobs. According to the analysis of 45,000 men aged 45 to 79, people who had […]

Mushrooms And Green Tea Are Shielding Against†Breast Cancer

Our modern age that we are living in has brought upon us an increased risk of getting some life threatening disease. The number of conditions, illnesses and diseases has certainly grown, so has the need of finding solutions and cures for these issues. Scientists, doctors, researchers, experts of different kinds, they all have this as […]

Chemo and Weight Gain

Chemo and Weight Gain

When you think of a person who has undergone chemotherapy, you tend to think about someone who has lost hair and also a considerable amount of weight because of general debility and nausea that is a common side effect of chemo. However some women have experienced considerable weight gain due to their chemotherapy. This may […]

Caffeine And Exercise Are Preventing Skin Cancer

Caffeine And Exercise Are Preventing Skin Cancer

Cancer has, slowly but surely, become the plague of our era. It is the disease that people fear the most. Despite all its efforts, modern medicine still has not been able to come with a permanent solution that will be effective against this disease. One of the reasons for this is probably because cancer, as […]

The Estrogen And Breast Cancer Controversy

The Estrogen And Breast Cancer Controversy

Estrogen, the female hormone has often been blamed for causing breast cancer and the reason that is often cited for this is that estrogen is a female hormone, i.e. occurring more in womenís bodies than men, and the fact that far more women develop the cancer than do men (one man develops breast cancer as […]

Inherited Cancers:†Susceptibility And Features

All cancers are caused by alteration or mutation of genes and in so far as that is concerned all cancers are genetic. However all cancers are not genetic in that it is inherited; cancer is caused by inherited predisposition only in 5 to 10% according to some experts. Further there are some kinds of cancer […]

Bill Henderson And His Story

Bill Henderson And His Story

Losing his wife to ovarian cancer 15 years ago, was a life altering event for Bill Henderson who, in 1994, after his wife succumbed to her cancer after a 4 year struggle, had the dawning realization that it was the treatment that she received rather than the actual cancer that caused her death. He has […]