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Prostate Cancer

PSA Test to Check for Prostate Cancer

You can find various methods to check for prostate cancer, but the simplest test to recognize the development of this condition is prostate specific antigen test or PSA test. PSA is a non-invasive blood test that verifies the levels of particular antigen generated by the prostate. This test gives an indication to your doctor whether […]

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy Why You Should Undergo It and What to Expect

Colonoscopy is the definitive means of screening to detect any sort of abnormality in the colon and involves the insertion of a flexible tube into the anus with a camera attached (a CCD camera or a fiber optic camera). This lets the doctor observe visually if there is a problem ranging from polyps, tumors, lesions […]

Osteosarcoma

Osteosarcoma Severe Pain and Swelling of the Bones

Osteosarcoma is a type of bone cancer, which is most common in young age groups. Severe pain and swelling in the bone region of various parts of your body such as legs, arms, etc. are some of the most common symptoms of osteosarcoma. Who are at a risk of osteosarcoma? Male teens are at greater […]

Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma Detection and Treatment

Retinoblastoma can be a heart breaking condition in a child for a parent to get used to the idea of. However the good news is that this form of cancer has the best cure rates from among all forms of childhood cancer. Simply put, Retinoblastoma is a rapidly developing cancer of the eye (when one […]

Cancer Rate

Some Heartening Headlines About Cancer

According to recent reports, the cancer rates in the United States are continuing to fall. It is thought there has been marked improvement in the screening and diagnosis, as well as treatment that is responsible for lower cancer rates. Efficient screening programs are able to detect cancers early on, making it possible to make accurate […]

Bone Cancer

Bone Cancer The Main Types of Bone Cancer and Diagnosis

As skin cancer or cancers of the eye such as retinoblastoma can have certain visible symptoms and therefore relatively easier to diagnose, bone cancer can be rather difficult to diagnose. However bone cancers can be difficult to detect and diagnose since they may display symptoms such as pain and swelling, but in some cases not […]

Alternative Treatments For Cancer

Alternative Medicine and Cancer Counterview

In our earlier post, we looked at some of the reasons why a lot of mainstream medical practitioners frown on using alternative and complementary therapies for cancer. Now however let us consider all the reasons why patients, integrative medicine practitioners and even some mainstream doctors choose CAM therapies why as many as 83% of […]

Alternative Medicine

Alternative Medicine and Cancer View

There are many in the medical community who choose to reject alternative therapies, expressing skepticism or even scorn at their use. This is either because they have an interest in perpetuating their own brand of medicine or because of personal belief. Whatever the reason, mainstream medical practitioners do tend to belittle alternative therapies labeling them […]