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ovary transplant patient

Motherhood Possible After Ovary Transplant In Cancer Patient

In tale that will possibly give hope and courage to many, Denmark’s Stinne Holm Bergholdt, who was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a type of bone cancer, has subsequently given birth to two babies. According to the reports, she has become the first woman in the world to give birth twice after an ovary transplant. When […]

bitter melon

Bitter Melon May Offer Cancer Cure

Researchers found that the much disliked vegetable, the bitter melon, known in many areas also as the bitter gourd, may offer a new option for cancer treatments. The vegetable, used widely in parts of South America, India and China, may protect from breast cancer. The extract of the vegetable has long been available in health […]

Hodgkin's Disease In Children

Hodgkin’s Disease In Children

Hodgkin’s disease or Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a type of cancer of the lymphatic system, that part of the human body that fights infection by filtering out unwanted substances such as bacteria and viruses. The lymphatic system consists of the lymph nodes or glands, the organs that produce the infection-fighting cells (thymus, tonsils, spleen, adenoids, bone […]

The Importance Of Screening In Bladder Cancer

The Importance Of Screening In Bladder Cancer

The bladder is a cavity organ situated in the lower part of the body. Its primal role is to collect urine; the residue resulted from the blood filtration in the kidneys. The bladder has a muscular wall which allows it to increase and decrease in size according to the amount of urine kept inside it. […]

Lymphoblastic Leukemia And Pregnancy

Lymphoblastic Leukemia And Pregnancy

Nature has endowed women with mechanisms to have a normal pregnancy process. However, many things can go wrong during and after the process; the human body shows indications warning pregnant women that something is not going well. Sometimes, there can be many complications during pregnancy. Some problems like infections, hemorrhages, and spontaneous abortion are always […]

The Human Body Is A Cancer Machine

The Human Body Is A Cancer Machine

Any person can get cancer in some form or another, because of abnormalities in the cells that make up the human body. The abnormalities develop in the cells’ genetic material – a person’s oncogenes, the genes that promote cancer being activated and giving the affected cells new characteristics. When oncogenes are activated, the cells’ tumor […]

radiation therapy

Less Is More With Breast Cancer Treatment?

It is now being found that those women who had higher doses of radiation over a shorter duration (over three weeks) found as much benefit in the therapy as did others who received radiation over longer durations (5 weeks of treatment).  According to the research, there is an equal efficacy of the shorter duration. The […]

Oral Cancer Therapy - Treatment And Advice

Oral Cancer Therapy – Treatment And Advice

After being diagnosed with oral cancer a team of doctors including a surgery specialist and a dentist elaborate an individual treatment plan. In the most cases the surgical intervention is necessary followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy. The medical consult and opinion are a must during the entire treatment period because only this way the results […]