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…

ninlaro

The generic name of the medicine Ninlaro is ixazomib. It is used for cancer patients. It works by interfering with the spread and growth of cancer cells within the body. The drug is specifically for bone marrow cancer or multiple myeloma. This is used in combination with chemotherapy drugs lenalidomide and dexamethasone. The combination treatment…

efudex

The drug efudex is used for precancerous skin issues treatment. The skin problem is called actinic keratosis. The generic name is fluorouracil. It is a medication that belongs to anti-metabolites. The drug works by impeding the abnormal cells growth which causes the skin ailment. Using Efudex The medication needs to be used as per the…

femara

Femara is a drug that is created to treat some types of breast cancer like hormone receptor-positive among women right after menopause. Letrozole, the generic name of Femara is used to prevent cancer to recur. The hormone estrogen can make breast cancer to grow faster than the usual. With letrozole in use, the level of…

sancuso-patch

The patch called sancuso is a medication used to prevent some side effects of chemotherapy drugs like vomiting and nausea. It works by blocking the serotonin, one of the body’s substances produced naturally which can cause vomiting. Ways of usage It is best to carefully read the instruction listed on the leaflet given by the…

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…

Fresh raw beef on cutting board. Image courtesy Canadian Running Magazine

Red meat contains numerous vitamins and minerals that are essential for a healthful, balanced diet. In recent years, however, its reputation has been severely blemished, with studies suggesting that red meat intake can increase the risk of cancer and other diseases. But is it really that bad for us? We investigate. ‘ When it comes…

cancer-cell

Metastasis is the process by which cancer spreads throughout the body. During this process, cancer cells may either invade nearby healthy tissue, penetrate the walls of lymph nodes, or enter the surrounding blood vessels. But new research may have found a way to control metastasis by inhibiting the migration of cancer cells. Stopping the cells…

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Mar. 19, 2013)— Cmdr. Jim Keck, Naval Hospital family physician, explains to patient Jessie Kemp some preventive techniques to prevent colon cancer Mar. 19.  March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and a good time to learn more about colorectal cancer and how it can be prevented or best treated.(U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel/Released).

Tasigna has the generic name of nilotinib. It is another cancer drug that interferes with the spread and growth of cancer cells in the body. It is used to treat a blood cancer type known as Philadelphia chromosomes positive chronic myeloid leukemia. This is only prescribed when the other medications failed to deliver good results….

avastin

The generic name for the drug Avastin is bevacizumab. It is used for some types of cancer like colon, lungs, kidney, cervix, fallopian tube and rectum. It works by impeding the spread and growth of cancer cells in the body. This is also used to treat cancers of internal organs of the abdomen (membrane lining)….

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