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…

cellular ageing

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…

    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…

targeted-cancer-therapy-for-cancer-treatment

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…

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