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  • How Cancer Makes You Susceptible to COVID-19

    May 14, 2020
    Cancer can attack and neutralize your immune system, causing your tumor to grow and spread across the body. Once you are diagnosed with cancer, you become vulnerable to other illnesses. The body's immune system has a network of cells, tissue, organs, and proteins that are always ready to attack damaged cells, viruses, and germs. The immune cells are divided into...read more
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease can Increase Lung Cancer Risk in Non-Smokers

    People who don't smoke but have a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at a higher risk of developing lung cancer. Their risk is likened to that of smokers who have no chronic lung disease. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is known to increase the risk of lung cancer, with smoking being the major risk factor for both COPD and lung...read more
  • Why Colorectal Cancer is Prevalent in Younger Adults

    April 15, 2020
    New statistics from the American Cancer Society has revealed that colorectal cancer incidences in younger adults are increasing.  There has been a rapid decline in colorectal cancer incidence in people aged 65 and above and a 1% annual increase in incidence in those aged between 50 and 64 years. However, in people below the age of 50 years, the incidence...read more
  • Understanding Radiation Therapy for Metastatic Breast Cancer

    When cancer cells spread beyond their primary location, the disease is categorized as metastatic, stage IV, or advanced. Metastases refer to specific areas where cancer has spread to, such as bone metastases. Patients with symptoms of metastases are likely to receive local treatment (treatment that focuses on the cancer area) to help relieve the symptoms and control the disease at...read more
  • 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

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