Battling colon cancer

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During the past 30 years, Jeffrey Milsom, director of colon and rectal surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, has often been the bearer of bad news. The colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US and the third most common in both men and women cancer. Each year, about 135,000 people in the United States are diagnosed, and more than 50,000 die. However, innovations in the detection, diagnosis and treatment have revolutionized the field and deaths from the disease have declined steadily.

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As we age, most of us develop precancerous polyps and in fact, there is ample period of time-several years to remove a polyp and relieved. Unfortunately, people do not seek treatment in the early stages about 22 million people between 50 and 75 who should be screened do not. Continue reading “Battling colon cancer”

5 Things every house and could cause cancer

Today it seems that all chemicals on which we hear are somehow related to cancer. We are inundated with so many frightening reports, which simply do not know in what to believe and what not. The truth is I just do not know how harmful that some things can be, so the best we can do is be aware of what science tells us, and make our best decisions based on that information. These are the things that are in every house and could cause cancer .

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  1. Antibacterial soap

It has been found that triclosan, an active ingredient in antibacterial soap causes hepatic fibrosis and cancer in mice, which system is similar to humans. Researchers at San Diego School of Medicine , University of California, say that there are negative consequences for long-term exposure to triclosan. Continue reading “5 Things every house and could cause cancer”

How to use a facial steamer

Advances in technology and the cosmetics industry make it possible for many office procedures such as treatments Facials, can be done at home. You can buy masks, moisturizers deep, treatments and even beauty salons equipment at a price reasonable. One of the latest products introduced in the market is the facial steamer. Use batteries or a power outlet and water to start and operate your facial steamer. With the right knowledge and some more items, you’ll be ready to use your facial steamer and enjoy a relaxing treatment in seconds.

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Instructions

How to use a facial steamer

Prepare your face. The purpose of facial steamer is dilated pores. Since you are opening your pores, your skin becomes susceptible to dirt or oiliness on its surface. Properly clean your face to prevent acne or clogged pores. Wash the skin with a facial cleanser and dry gently with a towel.

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Prevention and treatment for pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer that affects the pancreas, an organ located behind the stomach. This body secretes hormones such as insulin, which helps regulate blood sugar levels and enzymes that help the body digest food. Some of the symptoms of pancreatic cancer include jaundice, back pain or abdominal , fatigue and weight loss. It is possible to prevent or treat pancreatic cancer, but the disease is often difficult to diagnose in the early stages.


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Surgery

Surgery is only possible if the cancer is found only in the pancreas. During surgery, doctors usually remove part or the entire pancreas. If the cancer has spread to nearby areas, sometimes a part of the pancreas, stomach, small intestine, lymph nodes, gallbladder and bile duct is removed during surgery known as the Whipple procedure. This surgery is performed when the cancer is at the top of the pancreas. Another surgical procedure for pancreatic cancer involves the removal of the tumors found in the bottom and the body of the pancreas. Doctors can also remove the spleen during surgery. Other surgery for pancreatic cancer are total mastectomy, during which the stomach is removed; hepatic resection, during which a part or the whole liver is removed and cryosurgical ablation, during which tissue is frozen to kill cancer cells. Continue reading “Prevention and treatment for pancreatic cancer”

Breast Cancer and Chemotherapy

Breast cancer is one of the most commons types of cancer that women suffer from. After being diagnosed with this scary disease, women start a frantic online search for treatments or cures. However, even when many women may feel tempted to try some of the breast cancer treatments that claim to be miraculous new discoveries and cures, it is fact that many of them are simple hoaxes. However there are some exceptions, especially charity organizations like the breast cancer society has a breast cancer shop that can be handy in figuring out the way to follow during such troubled period.

However, when breast cancer is detected on time, there are different proven methods and treatments that can actually save the lives of the patients. Sometimes a patient needs to undergo only one type of treatment, while others need a combination of two or more of them. One of the most used and effective types of treatments to fight back breast cancer is Chemotherapy.

How Does Chemotherapy Work?

Chemotherapy drugs prevent cancerous cells from growing and disseminating. It destroys the breast cancer cells or stops them from dividing. In the majority of cases, chemotherapy uses several combined drugs, which is called chemotherapy regimes.

Chemotherapy has been demonstrated to reduce or destroy breast cancer in 30 to 60% of the patients.

Most Used Chemotherapy Drugs For Breast Cancer Are:

.Albumin bound

.Doxorubicin

.Carboplatin

.Cyclophosphamide

.Daunorubicin

.Doxorubicin

.Fluorouracil

.Gemcitabine

.Eribulin Continue reading “Breast Cancer and Chemotherapy”

Cancer of the Lung in figures

Responsible for over 25,000 new cases each year in France, cancer of the bronchial tubes may be regarded as a major public health problem in our country. The most common cancer in humans, it represents in fact the leading cause of death by cancer in men and the third in women.

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Not less than 27,000 deaths annually are attributable annually in France to lung cancer. Impressive figures, reminding that it is essential to develop means of prevention against this scourge by strengthening the fight against smoking. The France is also distinguished in no other developed in this area. Of public data on 16 September 2002 by the European society of respiratory diseases suggest that this cancer should remain the third cause of mortality in the old continent during the coming decades. Globally, this tumor also has a considerable impact (nearly one million deaths per year). Continue reading “Cancer of the Lung in figures”

Lung Cancer: for better prevention

If the smoking cessation reduces the risk of lung cancer, we know that former smokers are still most at risk. Researchers have found a way to restore balance. But for those who continue to smoke during treatment, continue to reduce their chances of healing…

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The best prevention against cancer of the lung is undoubtedly not smoking or to stop. Despite a successful cessation, the damage inflicted by tobacco make the former smoker a person more at risk than non-smokers. This is why researchers explore many avenues to prevent disease. Continue reading “Lung Cancer: for better prevention”

Responsible for 90% of lung cancers

Tobacco is responsible, directly or indirectly, 60 000 deaths per year (twenty-five thousand for cancer). On average, a smoker live, on average, eight years less than someone who does not smoke.

Tobacco, irritating the Mucosa (lining) of the bronchi, promotes the occurrence of chronic bronchitis. It is a progressive obstruction of the bronchial tubes with hypersecretion. If you cough and you spit three months per year and, for two years, you have chronic bronchitis. These symptoms sometimes cause a relative gene. However, they show a partial destruction of your bronchial tissues. You should know that chronic bronchitis can be complicated and lead to respiratory failure. 15 to 40 000 deaths per year in France are due to this disease and its complications.

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If you are a smoker, you can estimate your risk by calculating the number of packages-year (PA). It is the number of cigarettes smoked each day, multiplied by the number of years during which you smoked, divided by 20. For example, smoking 20 cigarettes a day for five years represents a consumption of 5 PA. 10 cigarettes a day for 20 years are 10 PA. People who smoked more than 20 PA will present in 50% of cases chronic bronchitis. Continue reading “Responsible for 90% of lung cancers”

Your health daily

The respiratory system role is to provide oxygen to the blood and expel the body of waste gas, consisting mostly of carbon dioxide. The structures of the respiratory system are associated with sensory organs of smell and taste (in the nasal cavity and the mouth) and the digestive system (of the oral cavity to the pharynx).

Respiratory organs separate from others at the level of the pharynx and become the respiratory tract, consisting of the larynx, the trachea and bronchi.

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The respiratory system
The bronchi are the number two and leave the lower end of the trachea, at the level of the tracheal bifurcation, to then enter the hilum of the left and right lungs.The lungs contain finer ducts, or bronchioles, responsible for transport air to the functional unit of the lungs: the Chamber. Continue reading “Your health daily”

Drug abuse intervention

Children are the forgotten drug? That was the theme of a symposium, organized by the national Union of the pharmaceutical industry on October 5, 2000. Unfortunately, it can only respond positively to this question. Because the inadequate packaging and medicines designed for adults today are the common lot of the majority of the young patients. Where hope to tackle this problem by setting up a European regulatory urging industrialists to make paediatric drugs.

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Large capsules difficult to swallow, tablets to be break into small pieces or crushed, it is every day that pediatricians must “tinkering” solutions to enable their small patients to take care of. When they do not, prescribe non-authorisation for placing on the market, a drug normally reserved for adults – with all the consequences you can imagine legally – when a complication occurs. In total, “three-quarters of drugs used in children and more than 90% of those who are employed in a hospital emergency have not been evaluated home”, says Annie Wolf, responsible for the Mission of orphan and paediatric medicines to the Ministry of employment and solidarity. Continue reading “Drug abuse intervention”