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Head and Neck Cancer – Causes, Symptoms, And Types

Every year, over 50,000 Americans develop head and neck cancer out of which nearly 13,000 die. These cancers befall because of prolonged exposure to a particular risk factor, such as tobacco through cigarettes or alcohol abuse, or exposure to HPV. Cancer near the lip area may be caused by prolonged exposure to harsh sunlight. Fortunately,…

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Esophageal Cancer Awareness

Medical fraternity, the world over considers April as the month of Esophageal Cancer Awareness. In the US, esophageal cancer cases are on the rise. Estimates show that in 2019 there were 17650 cases, and by 2020 nearly 18440 cases will be reported. One percent of cancers diagnosed in the US are esophageal cancers. The rise…

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Cancer Prevention

There are many cancer prevention tactics that can be used on a regular basis. It is well known that smoking damages the throat, lungs and the cardiovascular system, increasing the chances of developing cancerous tissue in those areas. A large consumption of alcohol increases the likelihood of developing cancer in the liver. Abstaining from alcohol…

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Types & Causes of Cancer

Below is a list of few common types of Cancer: Blood cancer, Lungs cancer, brain cancer, Lymphoma, Vaginal cancer, pancreatic cancer, Prostate cancer, Kidney cancer, liver cancer, Endometrial Leukemia (all types), Stomach cancer and Thyroid cancer. Causes of cancer – DNA The human body is made up of trillion of cells. As a natural process…

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Risk Factors for Cancer

According to World Health Organization (WHO), common risk factors for cancer include: Tobacco use Alcohol use Overweight and obesity Dietary factors, including insufficient fruit and vegetable intake Physical inactivity Chronic infections from helicobacter pylori, hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and some types of human papilloma virus (HPV) Environmental and occupational risks including…

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Diagnosis of Cancer

Nowadays there are several new methods to diagnose cancer.  The diagnosis is usually made by pathologists, oncopathologists or radiologists. There are a number of medical gadgets available today which can help to diagnose cancer in a better way. The first step in diagnosing the cancer is the use of imaginary techniques such as X-ray, MRI…

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Symptoms of Cancer

Cancer symptoms depend on a number of factors such as the exact location of the lump. The lump can be found on the skin or inside the skin. If the lump is in the testicle area it may be that the patient is suffering from testicular cancer. If the lump is on the breast then…

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Eating Habits and Tips During Chemotherapy

During chemotherapy, the food may taste different. It may taste too salty, metallic or too sweet. After the chemo, it may gradually change over time. But do not stop eating and maintain the protein and calorie intake. You can also improve the food by adding barbecue sauce, spices, vinegar, bacon bits, nuts, cheese and other…

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Chemotherapy Hair loss

Hair loss is a major problem that the cancer patient faces, especially those who go under chemotherapy. The chance of hair loss not only from the head but also from the face, eyebrows, pubic, armpit and eyelashes may also fall off. The type of drug and the dose received are responsible for this. The drugs…

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Chemotherapy: Heart problem?

  Drugs that are used in chemo can be sometimes dangerous and cause heart problems. The drug such as Anthracycline is the major one which brings up the problem. Hypertension arises in some people but it is very rare. Some other drugs such as trastuzumab and pertuzumab used in the treatment of breast and other…

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