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  • A New Blood Test Uses Antibodies to Detect Breast Cancer Early

    December 25, 2019
    Cancerous cells have DNA mutations that produce antigens (tumor-associated antigens). When the immune system recognizes the foreign proteins, it makes autoantibodies that work against them. These autoantibodies can detect the presence of breast cancer in the blood. Scientists have come up with a simple blood test that can be used to measure antibodies against antigens in order to identify...read more
  • 4 Early Symptoms of Lung Cancer and How They Can Be Treated

    December 15, 2019
    Lung cancer is caused by many factors such as smoking, exposure to asbestos or radon gas, air pollution, and many more. Non-small cell lung cancer (NNSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer, followed by small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) and adenocarcinoma in situ, respectively. If detected early, tumors can be removed surgically in a process known as lobectomy. Large-cell...read more
  • 6 Surprising Things That Cause Lung Cancer

    November 25, 2019
    Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. If you smoke you are 30% more likely to develop lung cancer than those who do not smoke. You raise your chances of developing lung cancer with just that once in a while cigarette that you afford yourself. Even passive smokers are at risk too. RadiationThe survivors of radiation exposure and some...read more
  • Early Detection of Breast Cancer Using 3D Mammography

    November 20, 2019
    Early detection of cancer saves lives. This is why the breast cancer survival rate among women has risen. Having a mammogram or X- ray performed on your breast is a preventative measure. Mammograms are of two types: 2D and 3D. 2D mammograms examine the front and back of the breast while 3D mammograms capture images of the breast tissue from...read more
  • Breast Cancer Uses Exosomes as a Medium through Which it Metastasizes to the Brain

    October 26, 2019
    When breast cancer metastasizes to the brain, the patient only survives for less than a year. Cancer uses exosomes to cross over to the brain through the blood. Exosomes work by hijacking the natural process of the cells known as transcytosis and tricking the cells in the blood brain barrier (BBB) to take them up. Exosomes are tiny bubbles...read more
  • How to Cope with Chronic Pain Associated with Cancer

    October 16, 2019
    Chronic pain is among the long-term effects of cancer treatment. For many patients, cancer has become a chronic illness since it has stayed in the body for a long time. Even those who are cancer-free still experience pain from previous treatments. As more cancer patients live longer because of effective treatment options, the number of people experiencing chronic pain...read more
  • 4 Lung Cancer Myths You Need to Know

    September 24, 2019
    A report from World Health Organization (WHO) shows that lung cancer caused the largest number of cancer related deaths in 2018. That is, lung cancer was responsible for 18.4 percent (1.8 million) of the total deaths. But people have delayed going for diagnosis and treatment because of the stigma associated with this cancer type. In a bid to overcome the stigma,...read more
  • Treatment Options for Melanoma

    September 13, 2019
    Although rare, melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops from melanocytes, the cells that produce melanin. Melanoma has three main subtypes based on the location: Cutaneous melanoma: It occurs on the skin of areas such as the neck, arms, face, and hands. All these parts are usually exposed to sunlight. Uveal or ocular melanoma – A rare sickness that emanates...read more
  • How Can the Long-term Use of Acid Reflux Drugs Cause Cancer?

    August 23, 2019
    Reflux drugs are also known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). They are used to heal heartburn and acid reflux; an example of such medicines are Pantoprazole, Lansoprazole, Rabeprazole, Dexlansoprazole, Omeprazole and Esomeprazole. PPIs are the most prescribed drugs in the United States. The drugs have been on sale for over 25 years. In recent years, the drugs have been in...read more
  • 3 Risk Factors for Colon Cancer

    August 14, 2019
    Colon cancer is the third most prevalent type of cancer. It is a type of cancer that attacks the large intestines. The large intestines are the final part of the digestive system. Several risk factors can cause colon cancer. These factors can be modifiable and non-modifiable. Here are three risk factors for colon cancer: Family history – This is a...read more

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