Adolescent cancer

There are also differences by gender (acute leukemias, malignant non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, osteosarcoma and gonadal germ cell tumours occur more in boys and malignant melanomas and carcinomas of the thyroid more present among girls).
If the overall survival rate of 74.5% at 5 years, it varies strongly according to the tumor: survival at 5 years of a youth of a Rhabdomyosarcoma is estimated at 41.7%, while it reached 100% for cancers thyroid1.

Often likened to cancers of the child, the adolescent cancers have not benefited from the same therapeutic advances that children2. From 1975 to 1997, French and American evidence that the 5-year survival has increased an average of more than 1.5% per year among children aged 0 to 14 years old at the time of diagnosis, against 0.9% per year only in adolescents (and 0.6% per year for young adults aged 20-24). A difference explained in part by a lower inclusion in clinical trials, but also by a less good follow-up of treatments at a discount period in question authority.

Adolescent cancer

Adolescent cancer: special support
During this transitional phase from childhood to adulthood, the taking of independence through significant physical and emotional upheavals by a questioning of the authority and of the risk taken. The onset of the disease at this time of life is so difficult to manage. In 1998, the first Estates General of the cancer patients, organized by the National League against cancer, had helped to express the need of a specific charge on the therapeutic and psychological plan for young patients. Continue reading “Adolescent cancer”

OSTEOSARCOMA: BONE CANCER

The osteosarcoma is the primary bone tumor most common. It usually affects young people and reached most often the knees, thighs and arms. Treatment of bone cancer that usually combines chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery.

-Osteosarcoma, a primary bone cancer
-The first signs of osteosarcoma
-Diagnosis and treatment of osteosarcoma

BONE CANCER

Osteosarcoma, a primary bone cancer

The osteosarcoma is one of the primary cancers of the bone, that is to say developed from bone cells, cartilage or fibrous tissue, as opposed to secondary cancers of the bone metastases that are of cancer in another organ. The osteosarcoma is primary bone cancer the most common, before the chondrosarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma and multiple myeloma . Of unknown cause, osteosarcoma usually occurs in children and young adults, between 10 and 25 years. Continue reading “OSTEOSARCOMA: BONE CANCER”

BRAIN TUMOR, BRAIN CANCER: NEW HOPE?

Increasingly more precise surgery, chemotherapy, targeted therapy … If brain cancer remains disease with poor prognosis, the arsenal of therapeutic approaches to combat them is getting rich.

-Brain tumors: still dangerous
-Brain tumor: the revolution of surgery awake
-Brain tumor: towards targeted therapies

brain cancer

Brain tumors: still dangerous

Every year in France, more than 4,000 people learn they are carrying a tumor brain. According to the Institute of Health, the mortality rate associated with this type of injury would have begun a slight decline in recent years. However, brain tumors still result in the deaths of nearly 3,000 patients a year. Many current researches, however, give hope to see this number decrease. Continue reading “BRAIN TUMOR, BRAIN CANCER: NEW HOPE?”

CHEMOTHERAPY MORE BEARABLE THROUGH SPORT

The anti-cancer chemotherapy for many patients cause significant side effects and disabling weakness, fatigue, depression … A Swedish team has discovered that the intense physical activity can reduce symptoms.

1.A physical activity program for intensive chemotherapy
2.Less fatigue when doing exercise during chemotherapy
3.Some flats for a study

A physical activity program for intensive chemotherapy

CHEMOTHERAPY

Sport is very important to reduce the risk of developing cancer, including breast cancer. But physical activity can help us once the cancer is there, and that the side effects of very heavy treatments, particularly chemotherapy, are raging? Previous studies were rather discouraging. A Swedish study, however, wanted to test the effects of a comprehensive exercise program that included relaxation and other soft methods (Pilates, stretching) but also more intensive physical activity (cardio and weight training), all performed group. The study lasted six weeks and people were recruited on a voluntary basis, they suffered from a variety of cancer at various stages too. Their only common denominator was to be under chemotherapy. The activity program was set for everyone, but the most intense exercises could be set aside for some days when their health would not permit them to practice. Continue reading “CHEMOTHERAPY MORE BEARABLE THROUGH SPORT”

I SUFFER FROM EYE CANCER: MELANOMA AND RETINOBLASTOMA

Cancers of the eye are rare cancers. The most common form in adults is melanoma of the eye. Retinoblastoma is another eye cancer that affects mainly children under 5 years.

Update on cancers of the eye.

Eye cancer: melanoma and retinoblastoma
What are the risk factors for cancers of the eye?
What are the symptoms of melanoma in the eye?
What are the symptoms of retinoblastoma?
What are the treatment of cancers of the eye?

EYE CANCER
Eye cancer: melanoma and retinoblastoma

Malignant melanoma is related to cancer cells that develop in tissues of the eyes, the iris, choroids (blood vessels and ciliary body) and the eye muscles. Continue reading “I SUFFER FROM EYE CANCER: MELANOMA AND RETINOBLASTOMA”

THE OVARIAN CANCER IN 3 POINTS

Relatively infrequent, the ovarian cancer is the 4th largest gynecological cancers. Often it is discovered late because it develops slowly and without specific symptoms. It was then that may be of poor prognosis, hence the need for regular gynecological monitoring.

1.What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?
2.Risk factors of ovarian cancer
3.The diagnosis and treatment

One ovary may be affected, or both. In 80% of cases, tumors of the ovary develop from cells on the surface of the ovary (epithelial cancers). In most other cancers, tumors are derived from germ cells (which develop from cells producing eggs).

THE OVARIAN CANCER

What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Early diagnosis of ovarian cancer is difficult because symptoms are nonspecific. Thus it is often detected late, when it extends to adjacent organs (fallopian tubes, uterus) or to other tissues (stomach, liver, intestine). Continue reading “THE OVARIAN CANCER IN 3 POINTS”

BONE CANCER, EWING’S SARCOMA

Ewing sarcoma is a bone cancer. This cancer is serious, but the prognosis has been greatly improved thanks to treatment advances in chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

-Ewing’s sarcoma: a primary bone cancer
-Bone cancer: what are the symptoms of Ewing’s sarcoma?
-Ewing sarcoma: sometimes surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy but otherwise

EWING'S SARCOMA

Ewing’s sarcoma: a primary bone cancer

Ewing sarcoma is one of the primary tumors of bone, that is to say that cancer cells originate from bone, and that are not met static cancer located elsewhere in another organ. Ewing sarcoma is unique in touch more often men than women. It also develops mainly in children between 10 and 15 years , more rarely in young adults up to age 25. Cancer cells usually reach the long bones like the femur and tibia. Thus Ewing sarcoma most often for the arms and legs, even though this cancer can affect any bone. Continue reading “BONE CANCER, EWING’S SARCOMA”