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According to the American Cancer Society, in 2019, there will be approximately 17,650 new cases of esophageal cancer and over 16,000 people will die from it. In terms of a person’s outlook, the Society estimates that approximately 20 percent of people with esophageal cancer go on to live for 5 years after the diagnosis. Numerous…

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The FDA has approved the first new treatment in 15 years for an aggressive form of lung cancer. The device, the NovoTTF-100L System made by Novocure, uses electric fields to stop solid tumors from mesothelioma from dividing. Mesothelioma is aggressive cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, heart, or abdomen. Caused by the inhalation…

cervical-cancer

The cancer of the cervix early stages may not have any symptoms at all. Thus, a woman may not suspect she is already suffering from the disease until she experienced some of its symptoms such as: * Bleeding after intercourse, in between periods or in postmenopausal women * Sexual intercourse discomfort * Strong odor or…

skin-cancer

The abnormal growth of skin cells that usually develops on skin that is frequently exposed under the sun is called skin cancer. The three main types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and lastly, melanoma. Symptoms: Basal Cell Carcinoma: Waxy or pearly bump Scar-like lesion (flat, flesh-colored or brown) Sore (bleeding…

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New research, the findings of which now appear in the journal Cell, has found a mechanism that allows aggressive forms of skin cancer to become invasive and spread quickly. The study, which nonprofit organization Cancer Research UK funded, was conducted by a team from King’s College London and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), both…

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Low blood cell counts can be a serious complication during cancer treatment. Know why your doctor closely tracks your blood cell counts. Your doctor may monitor your blood cell counts carefully during your cancer treatment. There’s a good reason you’re having your blood drawn so often — low blood cell counts put you at risk…

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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…

morphine

Morphine is considered a very potent painkiller that is for severe pain like after an operation or a major injury. It can also be given to those suffering from pain due to cancer or even for heart attack. This can also be given if the weaker dosage of other painkillers no longer take effect. However,…

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…

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