Archive for the ‘Cancer’ Category
Breast cancer is increased by about 30% among women who worked at night. This is what a study by Inserm, published in the International Journal of Cancer.
French study, CECILE study, compared the career of 1200 women who developed breast cancer between 2005 and 2008 than 1300 other women.
Leading cause of cancer death in women, breast cancer affects one woman in new year 1000 in developed countries. Each year, more than 1.3 million new cases are diagnosed, of which 53 000 in France. Read the rest of this entry »
In the United States are diagnosed each year 29,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer each year, a disease that ranks fifth in cancer mortality worldwide. This is one of the tumor types most difficult to diagnose, because the symptoms usually appear when the disease is already too late a stage. Furthermore, the location of this gland prevents smaller tumors are detected during routine checks.
The pancreas is a gland located in the between the stomach and the spine, and close to other organs such as the intestine or liver. With its distinctive pear shape, the pancreas is responsible for producing insulin and other hormones that reach the bloodstream and circulate throughout the body in order to use or accumulate for later energy from food. In addition, this gland also secretes pancreatic juices, which contain enzymes needed to digest food. Read the rest of this entry »
WHAT IS IT?
Skin cancer not melanoma is the most common type of skin cancer. It’s called non melanoma because this group of cancers includes all types of skin cancer, except one: the melanoma malignant, which is cancer that develops from melanocytes.
The exposure to excessive ultraviolet (UV), whose main source is sunlight. The degree of exposure to radiation depends on the intensity of light, the exposure time, and if the skin has been protected. People living in areas where they are exposed to a year-round intense sunlight at higher risk. Being long time outdoors for work or play without protection with appropriate clothing and sunscreen increases risk. Read the rest of this entry »
To diagnose bladder cancer, we must obtain the patient’s medical history, including its former working conditions, opportunities for exposure to chemicals and lifestyle habits, like smoking.After noting that information and performed a physical examination, the doctor will probably have a vaginal or rectal examination to rule out other possible causes of symptoms.
Blood tests used to check kidney function and urine tests, to detect the presence of blood or cancer cells. Then we performed a cystoscopy. The doctor inserts a thin tube called a cystoscope into the urethra (tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside during urination) and traces it back to the bladder.
With the cystoscope, the doctor can see inside the bladder, look for abnormalities and remove a small tissue sample (biopsy) to check for cancer cells. Cystoscopy can be performed under local or general anesthesia.
Once the cancer has been diagnosed, one must determine the cancer stage (how far it has progressed). To this end, the doctor asks some of the following tests:
- computed tomography (CT) examination reveals the presence of tumors or abnormalities in the urinary tract (this includes the bladder, kidneys, urethra and ureters).
- a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): a more sophisticated than CT scans, which reveal any abnormality in the bladder or urinary tract.
- an IVP: a review in which one injects a contrast agent which concentrates in the urine And second, we take x-rays that show the path of urine with obstruction or anomaly, if applicable.
- bone scan: to determine whether the cancer has spread to the bones.
- chest radiography: determining whether the cancer has spread to the lungs. Read the rest of this entry »
Treatment of oral cancer starts by looking for regular medical care throughout your life, including regular dental care. Regular medical care allows a health professional to provide early detection tests. Regular medical care also provides an opportunity for your health care professional to quickly assess symptoms and your risk of developing oral cancer.
The goal of treatment is oral cancer without cancer or to achieve a complete remission of the disease. Delivery means that there are no signs of disease in the body, although it may recur or relapse later. Read the rest of this entry »