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The Link Between Obesity And Cancer

The Link Between Obesity And Cancer

It has long been known that obesity has been linked as a risk factor to certain cancers, such as breast cancers. Obese people have a very high and disproportionate amount of fat in their bodies, measured as the Body Mass Index (BMI). A person with a BMI over 30 is considered obese, and is a […]

Acinic Cell Carcinoma: A Rare Cancer That Makes A Rare Appearance

Acinic Cell Carcinoma: A Rare Cancer That Makes A Rare Appearance

Acinic cell carcinoma is a rare type of cancer that affects the salivary glands, occurring mainly in the parotid gland, which is the largest salivary gland, located near the jawbone just in front of the ear. It is a slow-growing cancer that can develop in people of all ages, although most symptoms appear in middle […]

Some Breast Cancer Myths And Truths

Some Breast Cancer Myths And Truths

There are several risk factors for breast cancer, and not all of them have been studied enough. Age and gender, however, are risk factors that cannot be helped. Breast cancer strikes 1 out of every 8 women in a lifetime; the older a woman is, the higher the risk for breast cancer. Estrogen, a female […]

What You NeedTo Know About Leukemia Treatment?

Leukemia is a disease of the bone marrow or of the blood. It is some form of cancer that multiplies the number of white blood cells and decreases the count of red cells in the blood. Leukemia is known to be treatable and curable but if it is not detected in time it can be […]

Breast Cancer Can Be Treated With Natural Therapy

Breast Cancer Can Be Treated With Natural Therapy

Most courses of treatment for breast cancer can be very stressful to the patients. Surgery, hormone therapy, radiation treatment, chemotherapy all are effective in destroying cancer, but their side effects can be physically and emotionally draining to the patient. There are now doctors who recommend natural therapy as auxiliary treatments for breast cancer. They […]

Virtual Colonoscopy - A Less Invasive Technique For Medical Investigation

Virtual Colonoscopy – A Less Invasive Technique For Medical Investigation

Colonoscopy is a procedure with minimal invasion. A flexible tube with a fiber optic camera is passed through the anus to examine the large colon[colon cancer] and parts of the small bowel. If the presence of a polyp or an ulcer is detected an immediate biopsy can be undertaken. Virtual colonoscopy is an even less […]

What Happens After The Removal Of A Lung Tumor?

What Happens After The Removal Of A Lung Tumor?

Every patient wants to know if the entire tumor was removed successfully. Although the surgeon will be able to tell you directly how well the operation went, results of samples taken near the lymph nodes will be received after seven to ten days. When the results are available, your doctor will meet to discuss whether […]

Loneliness Can Increase Risk Of Cancer

Loneliness Can Increase Risk Of Cancer

According to a new research, loneliness can increase risk of cancer. Research was conducted on rodents. Rodents that are kept alone developed more tumors of deadly type than rats living as a group. The researchers say that the same may be true in humans. Experts in cancer say that more work and research is needed […]