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Many people facing cancer choose alternative cancer therapies These alternative cancer treatments are sometimes chosen in lieu of traditional treatments and sometimes they are taken in conjunction with the more traditional cancer therapies like chemotherapy and radiation Deciding upon a course of treatment for cancer is a personal decision that shouldn't be reached lightly...

Early stage lung cancer (Stage I & II) is usually treated by surgical intervention and a combination of chemotherapy and radiation treatment Stage II cancer may treated by surgery in certain instances, though generally later stage cancer is treated by chemotherapy alone or by combination of chemotherapy and radiation treatment – it is possible for tumors to be shrunk in size so a re-staging of the patient is warranted and surgery becomes a viable option The process of removing the cancer tumor is known as “resection”, or the cutting away of the cancer mass and suspected diseased tissue...

Most lung cancers are termed “carcinomas”, which are tumors caused by uncontrolled reproduction of epithelial cells; these are the cells which form the linings and surfaces of most of the bodies organs and internal structures There are two main types of carcinoma which are classified according to the size and presentation of the cancerous cells After a biopsy has been taken (which removes part of the tissue suspected to be cancerous), a laboratory specialist, known as a “histopathologist”, places the biopsy sample under a microscope and is able to determine whether cancer is present and whether it is non-small cell or small cell cancer...

Lung cancer may be treated by a variety of therapies which are frequently used in combination to provide an optimal outcome for the patient Surgical resection is the process by which the tumor is surgically removed, and this is usually recommended when the cancer has not metastasized (or spread) beyond the lung into other parts of the body There are several options for performing a resection which may involve minimally invasive surgery or a full operation...

Many patients find that they have lung cancer either because they present symptoms such as persistent coughing and wheezing, sometimes coughing up blood or pain the chest and stomach This usually prompts further investigation of the chest, typically calling for an x-ray (which may also occur as part of a routine health check) and the testing of sputum samples At this point more investigations will be called for dependent upon the results...

Lung cancer may be treated by a variety of therapies including surgery, but chemotherapy and radiation treatments are used extensively to treat the disease whether surgery takes place or not Chemotherapy Chemotherapy involves drug medication which is designed to kill fast growing cells in the body – cancer cells are fast growing and it is this uncontrolled growth which causes tumors to develop Unfortunately, the medications which are administered are unable to differentiate between cancer cells and other fast growing cells, such as the red blood cells and hair...

Radiation therapy for ovarian cancer is a long recognized tool in destroying the tumors that are threatening your life Unfortunately, this realization does not make dealing with side effects of radiation therapy for ovarian cancer any easier The most commonly reported side effects of this therapy are three fold: 1...

Mesothelioma is a terminal and debilitating illness which almost always results from asbestos exposure If you are suffering from mesothelioma as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to claim compensation on a no win, no fee basis Here is some important information about the asbestos-related form of cancer, mesothelioma, and how to make a claim for compensation if you are suffering from this disease...

Resveratrol is a brand new anti-aging formula that helps you lose weight and look younger It has been featured on CNN, New York Times, Barbara Walters, Fox News, WebMD, Dr Oz, and Oprah...

Aim The purpose of this report is to analyse the role of fruits and vegetables in the prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease Introduction Recent studies have indicated strong relationship between fruit and vegetable consumptions and reduced risk of certain cancers and cardiovascular disease A diet high in vegetables and fruits is believed to be associated with reducing the risk of cancer of the mouth, oesophagus, stomach, lung, colon, rectum and some other cancers...

Recent research has given hope to melanoma patients: vitamin D can help you survive this very serious disease Studies have shown that those melanoma patients with high amounts of vitamin D in their bloodstreams were up to 30 percent more likely to survive Vitamin D is produced by the body when sunlight strikes the skin...

Why is it always big news when someone comes out of the closet Here is an example what happens when you come out Today was the day to vote across America...

There are many types of skin cancer, the most common being basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma But many other types of skin cancer are very different in all aspects of these three types One of these other types of skin cancers is called cutaneous T cell lymphoma or CTCL cancer...

Problems with the prostate are usually done at age 40 or older In fact, prostate problems are so widespread that almost half the number of men aged between 60 and 90% over 70 years old, a prostate problem (usually the enlargement or cancer) But what exactly is the prostate and what causes so many problems...

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer has been reported with nearly 1 million new cases a year However, the good news is that the disease is curable and that there may be many steps they take to prevent skin cancer Skin cancer is also called the formation of the skin and the three most common forms of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma are...

For the past 25 years, October has been designated National Breast Cancer Awareness Month You'll find races to run that raise funds for research Stores will be selling everything from mixmasters to ipods in pink...

The good news is that the number of new cases of breast cancer dropped from 1999 to 2005, which may be due to the reduction in the use of hormone replacement therapy I would like to think it may be partially due to more knowledge and awareness of causes and methods of prevention Making prevention a daily activity is your best defense against breast cancer...

Peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare form of a rare type of cancer Mesothelioma is a cancer that's caused from exposure to asbestos Less than three thousand people are diagnosed with this type of cancer in the US each year...

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that is most often found in patients that have had exposure to asbestos particles, commonly through inhalation The risk of being diagnosed with this disease is higher in those who have had a prolonged exposure to asbestos However, it is possible for some individuals that only have had a brief exposure to develop mesothelioma...

Cancer is something which devastates thousands of families every year Not only are there the countless victims who tragically lose their lives to the illness, but countless lives are blighted by diagnoses which may not be immediately terminal but will pose a real threat to the quality and comfort of sufferers’ lives It is a condition that only needs to be named to send a shiver up the spines of anyone who has known it...

Possibly no word strikes greater fear in people's hearts than cancer So it is important to employ every possible strategy that may prevent you from ever hearing it in connection with your health If you are still smoking, you need to stop...

In recent years, statistical cancer death rates have been showing decreases for some cancers in some parts of the world, which has led some people to optimistically report that cancer is getting easier to beat Nothing could be farther from the truth As noted in “Hiding the Truth about Losing the War on Cancer”, statistics can be manipulated and often have been by those with vested interests in maintaining the illusion that we are turning the corner, or that a cure is just around that elusive corner, in the decades long and mostly failed war on cancer...

Chemotherapy can be a grueling experience for most mesothelioma patients, most of the anti cancer drugs have terrible side effects that you will experience during the course of the therapy These following steps will help you cope with the stress of chemotherapy: -Focus on the goals of your treatment in your mind This will help you keep a positive attitude on days when the going gets rough...

When you are faced with a diagnosis of mesothelioma cancer there are many resources are available for you and your family to benefit You can seek for support from family and friends, as well as from health professionals, support groups, or your place of worship Asking for support is one way you can feel in control of what's going on in your life, your need for support is not a sign of weakness...

Paul Kraus is one of the long-term survivors of malignant mesothelioma, there are many others and one thing they all have in common to all of them is the fact that they all focused most of their treatment on steps to improve or enhance their immune system Some used alternative or complimentary therapies (with guidance from licensed clinicians) while others participated in clinical trials of immune therapy So does the immune system play a significant role in the control malignant mesothelioma...

Mesothelioma cancer is often a terminal illness with most victims dying within one year of diagnosis This grim fact is a very difficult fact that victim and the people around them will have to face The person with cancer may be in pain, may be incapacitated by the cancer or may be able to walk only a few steps, or may be confused...

When the mesothelioma victim begins to show signs of imminent death, it is the time to for the relatives and friends to come around to say final goodbyes to their loved one One after the other, the family members and friends might spend time with the patient, holding hands, talking to the patient, or just sitting quietly by the patient It can also be a time to perform any religious rituals and other activities the patient desires before he/she passes on...

Vitamin A is a very important vitamin to maintaining health Vitamin A is found in foods like carrots and it is well known for its importance in maintaining eyesight Also recent independent research studies over the last three decades have suggested that vitamin A could possibly have an impact on managing and preventing mesothelioma...

You can find out about good mesothelioma clinical trials in different ways You can enter for clinical trials do so after hearing about them from your doctor You can also actively look for clinical trials on the Internet or in other places, hoping to find more options for treatment...

Conventional Mesothelioma cancer treatment consists mainly of three main options- surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation Newer medical therapies that are been discovered include the use of more targeted therapies that address the biological factors triggering mesothelioma growth might be a much more precise and effective way to combat this notoriously difficult cancer Mesothelioma is so difficult to treat properly because most often by the time it is diagnosed it is already in an advanced stage, and because it can take many biological forms...

 
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