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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…

    If you have felt a new breast lump which is the same or increase in size gradually, it is always wise to show this to your healthcare professional. They will then do a series of tests to investigate if you have a benign lump or a breast cancer. Diagnosing and treating early will…

nicotine,

The tar and toxic gases that are released from a burning cigarette when you smoke are extremely dangerous for your health. Nicotine is a chemical that is dangerous not because it causes cancer but because it can make you addicted to cigarettes. So, to put it simply — people smoke because of nicotine, and die…

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Targeted therapy is a new approach to treat cancer. The treatment involves identifying cancer causing cells and targeting them with drugs. The treatment leaves minimal damage to the normal cells and thus has become quite popular. The therapy works by suppressing the proliferation of cancer cells. A number of targeted therapies have been approved for…

Brain cancer. Image courtesy Google

Brain cancer can have a wide variety of symptoms including seizures, sleepiness, confusion, and behavioral changes. Not all brain tumors are cancerous, and benign tumors can result in similar symptoms. Not all brain tumors cause symptoms, and some (such as tumors of the pituitary gland) are often not found unless a CT scan or MRI…

Hodgkin lymphoma treatment

Hodgkin lymphoma is a form cancer of the lymph system. Signs of the disease include swollen lymph nodes, fever, night sweats, and weight loss. Test that examines the health of the lymph nodes includes an exam of the body to check general signs of health, including checking for signs of disease, such as anything unusual…

Hodgkin Lymphoma

Lymphomas are cancers that start in lymphocytes — or white blood cells. There are two main types of them including Hodgkin (HL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). They respond to treatments differently. There’s lymph tissue in many parts of the body, so Hodgkin lymphoma can start almost anywhere, but the most common places are lymph nodes…

oral cancer

If you have any of these signs and symptoms, visit your doctor. These are potential oral cancer signs. • A big change in bladder or bowel habits • A sore or a blister that does not heal • Unusual discharge • Bleeding • Indigestion or difficulty swallowing • Obvious change in a mole or wart…

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