The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is one of the diseases most lethal in modern culture. In the United States, AIDS is the fifth leading cause of death for people between the ages of 25 to 44, according to the Health Guide New York Times. This disease has no cure, but modern medicine has found numerous medications that prevent AIDS patient cause a quick death. There are other diseases that may have a more rapid progression, are also fatal or incurable. These diseases have a high mortality rate and are generally intractable. Although AIDS was once considered to be the worst diseases, other diseases can now be more dangerous.
Cancer is one of the diseases most deadly today. The cancer starts in the basic building blocks of the human body, cells, says Medline Plus, a website of the National Institutes of Health. The disease causes the cells to reproduce even when new are needed. This excess cells not age and begin to form a mass called a tumor. Tumors become cancerous only when they start to invade nearby tissue and grow elsewhere in the body. These tumors are called malignant cancerous tumors. Cancer can occur in almost any part of the body. Cancer can be found in the brain, skin, kidney, liver, heart or digestive tract. The disease can spread to almost any part of the body through the bloodstream or through the lymphatic system. The type of cancer depends on the initial origin of cancer cells. The colon cancer that spreads to the liver is still called colon cancer. Treatment options for early stages of cancer include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or a combination of all three. However, in advanced cases of cancer that has spread to many other organs, treatment is rarely curative. Patients with stages advanced cancer have a very poor prognosis and generally live 6 to 12 months after diagnosis. Continue reading “Worst diseases that AIDS”
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.
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”
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…
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”
Cancer, child… Difficult to associate these two words as they reflect an injustice of fate. Representing less than 1% of all cancers, these Pediatric diseases affect one child in 500 in France.
Cancer is one of the main causes of mortality among young people, with each year 160,000 cases in the world and nearly 1,500.
Cancers of the child in figures
In the world, nearly 160,000 children are affected by cancer every year and about 90,000 of them succumb to their disease1. But the exact number of new cases is difficult to evaluate, insofar as there is no census system in all countries. Continue reading “Pediatric cancer”
Facing pediatric cancers, early detection and appropriate treatment are the main measures. Medical advances now allow to cure three children in four developed countries.
Organized by the International Union against cancer (UICC), world day of cancer called 2006 ‘My child, my battle’ insists on the importance of equal access to care (14 projects will be launched by the UICC in 2006 in ten poor countries) and screened early1.
Few identified risk factors
Because the causes of childhood cancers remain largely mysterious. They most likely result from a lack of development of organs, already present sometimes in an embryonic State. Because of these genetic origins, no preventive measure concerns currently pediatric cancers. Some environmental risk factors have been advanced. The only well-established is exposure to ionizing radiation on children but also on the pregnant woman. Other factors remain more controversial as proximity to high-voltage lines and fields electromagnetic2, exposure to chemicals of parents3, certain infections4, smoking parents5… Continue reading “Childhood cancer”
In a low-risk thyroid cancer, four therapeutic strategies by iodine-131 after surgical resection of the gland are also effective, according to a study conducted by a team of the Institute Gustave Roussy. But one of these approaches is distinguished from others by a better tolerance and less irradiation of the body. It should therefore become the new standard for treatment as such.
A new standard treatment for thyroid cancer. To set the therapeutic strategy the most effective in the treatment of low thyroid cancer risk, after complete surgery of the thyroid, the Pr Martin Schlumberger (Chief of nuclear medicine at the Institute de cancerologie Gustave Roussy, Villejuif) and 24 French centers colleagues compared the 4 existing approaches 752 patients divided into four groups.
The patients were treated by:
-withdrawal in thyroid hormone, and then 100 mill curies of iodine 131 (which corresponds to the standard treatment);
-thyroid hormone withdrawal, then 30 mill curies of iodine 131;
-thyroid hormone therapy, injections of human TSH recombinant then 100 mill curies of iodine 131; Continue reading “Thyroid cancer: towards a new standard treatment”
Fairly uncommon, ovarian cancer is daunting because of its poor prognosis. A new study confirms the protective role of oral contraception. The advantage is that even 30 years after stopping the pill, the protection lasts …
1.Against ovarian cancer, gynecologic surveillance is needed
2.One factor that protects against ovarian cancer: oral contraception
Against ovarian cancer, gynecologic surveillance is needed
The poor prognosis of ovarian cancer is related to the fact that it is very long asymptomatic and therefore detected late, a late stage. In this context, prevention is a considerable asset. It is recommended that a very regular gynecological monitoring and consult your doctor or gynecologist if signs suggestive (but not specific for ovarian cancer): swelling or tension of the abdomen, feeling of weight on his stomach, and pelvic pain lumbar, needs to urinate, digestive disorders, weight changes, menstrual irregularities, painful intercourse, fatigue, etc.. Continue reading “YOU TAKE THE PILL? YOUR RISK OF OVARIAN CANCER IS DECREASED!”