RSSArchive for November, 2009

Skin Cancer Risk Increases After The Age Of 40

Skin Cancer Risk Increases After The Age Of 40

Melanoma is one of the most damaging skin cancers. Though the exact cause is not known, there are many factors which contribute to the risk of melanoma. Excessive exposure to sun, UV rays or even tanning bed is among the leading factors which increase the risk. Those who have multiple moles of a considerable size […]

Nanotechnology For Cancer Detection

Nanotechnology For Cancer Detection

To answer the question what is nanotechnology, understand that a nanometer is one billionth of a meter. Try to imagine 1/80,000 the width of a human hair to put that into perspective. Nanotechnology is emerging technology that is giving hope of advancement in diverse fields including cancer detection. Since early detection is the key to […]

Risk Factors For Thyroid Cancer

Risk Factors For Thyroid Cancer

Certain risk factors may increase the incidence of diseases like cancer. At the same time risk factors donít count for much. A person with multiple risk factors may go unscathed and a person with no risk factor may develop the disease. Also there is no proof to say that a disease was caused due to […]

Chemo And Shingles, The Connection

Chemo And Shingles, The Connection

It seems unlikely that chemotherapy and a dermatological condition such as shingles could be connected, however many patients who undergo chemo for treating cancer report the development of shingles or herpes zoster. The chief explanation offered for contracting the infection seems to be the fact that the immune system is compromised or weakened due to […]

Clostridium Novyi - A Life Giving Bacteria

Clostridium Novyi – A Life Giving Bacteria

Cancer and tumor are surely the diseases that have marked the recent years. The large number of people with different types of cancer or different types of tumor, the fact that both cancer and tumor can be lethal, and the fact that there is still nothing concrete as a solution in the battle against them, […]

Reconstructive Surgery May Be Life Saving

Reconstructive Surgery May Be Life Saving

Reconstructive surgery after oral cancer isnít just about the way that you look and issues such self esteem and confidence but could actually alleviate conditions that could be potentially life threatening. It is estimated by the American Cancer Society that about 28,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year and from among those, […]

CA 19-9 Antigen Is The Effective Marker For Pancreatic Cancer

CA 19-9 Antigen Is The Effective Marker For Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is increasing its presence in todayís world with thousands of cases being confirmed every day. It has turned out to be one of the most afflicting cancers and also one of the worst manifesting types. As of today it is considered incurable as even with treatment the survival rate for five years is […]

Estrogen For Breast Cancer Treatment?

Estrogen For Breast Cancer Treatment?

In stark contrast with many commonly held views in the medical community; that of estrogen having a causal link with breast cancer, researchers have now reported that estrogen has actually been seen to shrink tumors that had become resistant to anti estrogen therapies. It is being hailed as a paradoxical strategy to treat breast cancer, […]