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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) reports that approximately 1.6 percent of adults in the United States will receive a pancreatic cancer diagnosis during their lifetime. They also estimate that there were 55,440 new cases of pancreatic cancer in the country in 2018 alone. The NCI notes that the 5-year survival rate for people who have…

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The signs and symptoms of breast cancer include: – A lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm that persists through the menstrual cycle – A mass or lump, which may feel as small as a pea – A change in the size, shape, or contour of the breast – A…

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In the early stages, cervical precancers or cervical cancers cause no pain or other symptoms. That’s why it’s vital for women to get regular pelvic exams and Pap tests to detect cancer in its earliest stage when it’s treatable. The first identifiable symptoms of cervical cancer are likely to include: -Abnormal vaginal bleeding, such as…

breast cancer

Less than one percent of all breast cancers in the world occur in men. The reasons why men get breast cancer are still unknown, but certain lifestyles can increase the chances of getting the disease. Breast cancer history in your family puts you at greater risk of getting the disease than those who didn’t have…

male breast cancer

People often don’t even realize that men can suffer from cancer. Even though male breast cancer is rare and the illness affects mostly women, it is possible that cancerous cells form in the breast tissue of men as well. It is most common in older men, but it can occur at any age. Signs of…

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Scientists have some disappointing news – we will have to age! In case you were hoping for a “miracle” cure that will stop your skin from aging, unfortunately, aging it’s not going to happen. Cleaning is usually defined as the decline in the resistance to stress and several other forms of cellular damage, thus causing…

sunburns

Sunburns can cause DNA damage to our skin, accelerate aging, and increase our lifetime skin cancer risk. In fact, having five or more sunburns in your youth can increase lifetime melanoma risk by 80 percent, according to scientists. For the average person, the sunblock risk for melanoma doubles if they have sustained more than five…

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The generic name of Iressa is gefitnib. The drug is a kinase inhibitor which is a cancer medication that works by interfering with the growth and further spread of the cancer cells in the body. It is used for treating non-small cell lung cancer. Sometimes, it can be used for treating cancer that already spread…

What are the risk factors for breast cancer?   1. Female sex If you are a woman, then you are 100 times more likely to develop breast cancer compared to men. 2. Age Females above 30 years of age are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer. 3. Race Breast cancer is found to…

  Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in women. If breast cancer is diagnosed early, you are more likely to have a better outcome. So it is always best to know the common signs and symptoms of breast cancer. Most women suffering from breast cancer may not show any symptoms…

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