cancer

Was Your Ovarian Cancer Misdiagnosed?

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Two Percent of All Female Newborns in the United States Are at Risk of Getting Ovarian Cancer As many as 30,000 U.S. women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year. Ovarian cancer is the 5th leading cause of death among women, and it is responsible for about five percent of all cancer deaths. Three-quarters […]

Major breakthrough in the understanding of cancer

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The story of the BRCA1 gene is a typical example of mutation hunting. You can find more reactions and the biographies the scientists reacting to Dr. Polansky’s discovery on the publisher’s (see link below). Like all assembly lines, the gene has two parts, a conveyor (the gene coding section), and a control panel (the gene […]

What Exactly Puts People at Risk for Mesothelioma?

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Environmental exposure to asbestos can also increase the risk of developing mesothelioma. Persons who live in neighborhoods near asbestos milling or manufacturing plants should be aware of the potential risk factors. There are 28 sites throughout the USA that received Libby mine vermiculite that have been selected for a community-wide evaluation of asbestos disease. Another […]

Who is at risk from mesothelioma cancer?

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Construction workers, asbestos manufacturers or those who have lived within a mile of an asbestos factory are the people who have the largest contact with asbestos. Those who are in contact with these people are also at risk because asbestos fibres can stick to clothes and hair. Many of these men are now lodging multi […]

Women’s Health And The Mammogram Controversy

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Other experts have challenged the iconoclastic report and contend that mammography is lifesaving. The American Cancer Society found no reason to alter its recommendation for annual mammographic screening for women over 40 years of age. Many women are now wondering if they should continue to have annual mammograms. For many years women were told to […]

Your Chances of Surviving Cancer

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Treatments are related to a particular cancer’s usual behavior. For a cancer that is aggressive locally (where it is first detected), local treatments such as surgery, radiation therapy, and photodynamic therapy may be used. The serious part of this is that malignant tumours metastasize to other organs of the body and continue developing unlimitedly. These […]

Mesothelioma – The 3 Main Types

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Pleural mesothelioma, the most common, accounting for 75 % of all mesothelioma cases, is where cancerous cells develop on the lining of the lungs. The next most common form of mesothelioma is peritoneal mesothelioma and this is where cancerous cells grow on the peritoneum which is the lining of the abdomen. Pericardial mesothelioma, the least […]

Cancer – The Most Common Types Found in Women

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There are certain cancers only men get and there are certain cancers only women get. There are certain cancers which plague women more than men and vice versa. Cancers Only Women Get And while you might think only women get breast cancer, this is not the case. Men have breast tissue as well and can […]

Breast Health: 8 Things Every Woman Needs To Know

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These simple steps can help optimize your body’s hormonal balance and reduce the risk of developing breast cancer, and provide additional health, anti-aging, and disease-prevention benefits. – We can eat a balanced diet choosing Eat organic to avoid pesticides, herbicides, and estrogens in meat and dairy products. Include one to three servings of cruciferous vegetables […]

Breast Cancer And Pregnancy

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There are two main questions here, for both the medical and health community and breast cancer survivors wanting their own children: 1) Do certain breast cancer treatments affect fertility?; and 2) Is it actually considered safe to conceive and carry a baby to term following breast cancer and breast cancer treatments? Generally speaking, tamoxifen, chemotherapy, […]

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