Archive for October, 2010

Breast Cancer in Men

Once thought to be exclusive to women, breast cancer can now be found in men as well. And though the Philippines has the highest incidence rate of breast cancer in Asia, breast cancer in men still accounts for less than 1% of all breast cancer cases in the country. What is Male Breast Cancer? Male […]

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Cancer – Hope, Healing and Feeling All Your Feelings

Over a year ago I had a hysterectomy to remove uterine cancer. Recently the cancer returned and after 6 weeks of chemo and radiation the tumor was reduced from the size of an egg to the size of a grape. The doctors said it will grow back. There was nothing left for them to do […]

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Fertility Preservation in Women and Men With Hodgkin Lymphoma

Lymphoma is cancer of lymphocytes, the cells that are part of human immune system. The disease was first described in 1832 and can start anywhere lymphocytes are found (lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow, or digestive tracts). Two types are recognized; Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). The American Cancer society estimates that approximately 3800 […]

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Essiac Ingredients Examined

Sheep sorrel (sour grass, sour weed) gained fame as the most active ingredient in the natural cancer remedy called Essiac tea. It has, however, been in use in Native North American medicine for centuries as both food and medicine. This herb, or weed depending on your profession, has been traditionally used as a diuretic, ridding […]

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How Cancer Develops

In a healthy human body, different cells pull together for the common good. In its simplest terms, cancer is a disease that develops when this cooperation breaks down. Instead of being team players, some cells go their own way, leading to uncontrolled growth. They intrude on and destroy adjacent cells and tissues. Sometimes these unregulated […]

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Seven Tips to Fight Cancer

When you take the following suggested tips to fight cancer you will be taking positive steps to better health. The early detection of cancer and commencement of therapy may reduce the deadly results of cancer. With better health you will obviously have a better quality of life. When you are healthy you will save money. […]

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Your Life Is a Gift

You never realize how valuable your life until someone tells you that you might lose it. About four years ago, I was diagnosed with cancer that was located in my bladder and my liver. That news that day, took me into an emotional spiral. I literally saw everything that I loved, once loved, and dreamed […]

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The Truth About Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is one of the least discussed but most common cancers in the United States today. More than 36,000 people a year, in the US alone, are diagnosed. Of these 36,000 people, over eight thousand of them will die annually from this largely overlooked disease; that’s approximately one person every hour, twenty-four hours a […]

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Louisiana’s Cancer Alley

Due to its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and the oil rigs located there, Louisiana has become a hotspot for industrial petrochemical companies such as Royal Dutch/Shell Group, Dow Chemical, and others. While these chemical plants are responsible for creating the building blocks of many products that we use every day, some Louisiana residents […]

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Brain Cancer Survival Rate

Brain Cancer Survival Rate: Brain tumor is basically characterized by the abnormal or uncontrolled growth of cells in the brain. The brain tumors occur in the brain in two different ways – some tumors spread from a cancer affected part of the body to the brain, while some other tumors start their growth in the […]

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