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  • A Diet High in Fiber Can Lower the Risk of Colon Cancer

    March 14, 2020
    Colorectal cancer is prevalent in both men and women across the world. Causes of the disease are not known, but the risk factors include the use of tobacco, obesity, consumption of alcohol, sedentary lifestyle, and more. High-risk people are those above 60 years of age, family history of the disease, and having familial polyposis syndrome. Colonoscopy is the recommended screening...read more
  • Treating Stage IV (Advanced) Lung Cancer

    Stage IV lung cancer is lung cancer in its most advanced stage and has metastasized to other body organs, such as the pericardium, chest, and the other lung, among others. Although it may be found in the adrenal gland, lymph nodes, or kidneys, and other organs, this metastatic lung cancer often spreads to the liver, bones, or brain. This...read more
  • Aspirin Can Help Prevent Tumor Growth and Recurrence of Colorectal Cancer

    February 13, 2020
    A study has discovered that taking aspirin daily can prevent the recurrence of colorectal cancer and tumor growth. Previously, aspirin was found to be beneficial to heart health. Now scientists are working to find the correct dose of aspirin that will be used as a daily prophylactic without the patient experience side effects such as brain and stomach bleeds. Aspirin has...read more
  • Beating Lung Cancer at Its Early Stages

    Lung cancer starts in the lung cells and takes over the functioning of the lung. Later, the disease may spread to the brain and bones. Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common form of lung cancer. Lung cancer is regarded as a deadly disease because it grows silently. Often, the condition is caught late when it has already spread...read more
  • Understanding Breast Cancer

    January 24, 2020
    Breast cancer accounts for about 30% of cancer cases in the world. The disease can develop in both men and women. Most breast cancers begin in the milk glands or ducts. The causal factors of breast cancer include a family history of the disease, genetics, age, high alcohol consumption, and lifestyle, among others. However, any average woman is at risk...read more
  • Using High Dose Brachytherapy to Treat Skin Cancer

    January 14, 2020
    High dose radiation (HDR) brachytherapy is effective in treating non-melanoma skin cancers. Such cancers include basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). These types of non-melanoma cancers are highly curable but costly to treat since they disfigure patients. Treatments include external beam radiation therapy and surgical remover. HDR Brachytherapy is a noninvasive and non-scaring treatment option for skin...read more
  • Cancer Screening Recommendations

    December 25, 2019
    Every person is somehow at risk of developing a form of cancer, and these risks increase with time, based on several factors. Knowing your risk factors and keeping track of your cancer-related health information can help you stay healthy. Screening is one of the ways to find cancer early before it affects other body tissues and organs. It also...read more
  • A New Colorectal Cancer Vaccine Can Benefit Patients with Pancreatic Cancer Too

    December 15, 2019
    Colorectal cancer is a form of cancer that originates from the colon or rectum. In most cases, it is considered a disease of the old. Colorectal cancer does not present any symptoms while in the early stages. Its symptoms are based on the tumor location, and how the cancer has progressed to the surrounding organs. The causes of this...read more
  • Common Cancer Myths Debunked!

    November 25, 2019
    You may or may not have come across the following myths related to cancer: You Cannot Get Cancer If No One in Your Family Has Cancer. Family history increases your risk for developing cancer, but this is not all about cancer, some cancers are not inherited and it may be that you may develop cancer from the environment or poor lifestyle...read more
  • 3 Ways to Detect and Prevent Breast Cancer

    November 20, 2019
    October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, where worldwide campaigns were targeted at creating awareness on the second most prevalent cancer among women.The aim is to one day eradicate it. There are roughly 270,000 new cases of breast cancer that have been predicted to be diagnosed in the year 2019 among women. This is an alarmingly high number and it’s why...read more

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