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Although cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, the survival rate for many types of cancer has remarkably improved in recent years. About 1 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year, and about half a million people will die of the disease. However, improvements in cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment have greatly increase the survival rate. About 60 percent of all people diagnosed with cancer will be alive 5 years after treatment--and this figure increases each year with new medicines and medical procedures.
To understand cancer, it is helpful to
know what happens when normal cells become cancerous. Normally, cells grow
and divide to produce more cells as they are needed to keep the body healthy.
Sometimes, this orderly process goes awry. New cells form when the body
does not need them, and old cells do not die when they should. These extra
cells form a mass of tissue called a growth or tumor. Not all tumors are
cancerous; tumors can be benign or malignant.
Benign tumors are NOT cancer. They can often be removed and, in most cases do not come back. Cells in benign tumors do not spread to other parts of the body. Most important, benign tumors are rarely a threat to life.
Malignant tumors ARE cancer. Cells in malignant tumors are abnormal and divide without control or order. Cancer cells invade and destroy the tissue around them. Cancer cells can also break away from a malignant tumor and enter the bloodstream or the lymphatic system.
Blood vessels include the network or arteries, capillaries, and veins through which your blood circulates through your body. The lymphatic system carries lymph and white blood cells to all tissues of the body. By spreading through the bloodstream or lymphatic system, cancer can spread from the original (primary) cancer site to form new tumors in other organs. This spread of cancer is called metastasis.
Cancer treatment can include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and biological therapy. The doctors may use one or a combination of methods, depending on the type and location of the cancer, whether the disease has spread, the patient's age and general health, and other factors. Because treatment for cancer also damages healthy cells and tissues, it often causes side effects.
Some patients worry that the side effects of the treatments are worse than the disease. However, patients and doctors generally discuss the treatment options, weighing the likely benefit of killing cancer cells and the risks of possible side effects. Doctors can also suggest ways to reduce or eliminate problems that may occur during and after treatment.
Surgery is common procedure to remove cancer. The side effects depend of many factors, including the size and location of the tumor, the type of operation, and the patient's general health. Some patients worry that having a biopsy will spread the disease. This a very rare occurrence since surgeons take special precautions to prevent cancer from spreading during surgery.
Radiation therapy (also called radiotherapy) uses high-energy rays to kill cancer cells in a targeted area. Radiation can be given externally by a machine which aims radiation at the tumor site. It can also be given internally; a small container containing a radioactive substance is implanted near the cancer. Radiation treatments are painless, the side effects are usually temporary, and most can be easily treated and controlled. Patients are also likely to feel very tired--particularly in the later weeks of treatment.
Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to kill cancer cells throughout the body. The doctor may use one drug or a combination of drugs. Because the drugs travel through the body, healthy cells are also affected. The side effects of chemotherapy depend primarily on the drugs and the dosage the patient receives. Hair loss is a common side effect. Anti-cancer drugs may also cause fatigue, infections, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, and mouth or lip sores. Drugs that prevent or reduce nausea and vomiting can help with most of these side effects, which gradually go away after the treatment ends.
Hormone therapy is used to treat certain cancers that depend on hormones for their growth. Hormone therapy keeps cancer cells from using the hormone they need to grow. Another type of hormone therapy is surgery to remove organs that produce hormones. For example, ovaries may be removed to treat breast cancer or testicles may be removed to treat prostate cancer.
Biological therapy stimulates the body's immune system to fight disease and can lessen some of the side effects of cancer treatment. Interferon, interleukin-2, and colony stimulating factors are some types of biological therapy. The side effects vary with the specific treatment. In general, these treatments tend to cause flu-like symptoms, such as chills, fever, muscle aches, weakness, loss of appetite, nausea and diarrhea. These problems can be severe, but rapidly go away when the treatment stops.
Thanks to rapidly improving health care treatments and medical breakthroughs, a diagnosis of cancer no longer means an automatic death sentence. Millions of people, world-wide have beaten this insidious disease and have gone on to live long and productive lives. YOU CAN TO!
Larry Denton is a retired history teacher having taught 33 years at Hobson High in Hobson, Montana. He is currently V.P. of Elfin Enterprises, Inc., an Internet business providing valuable information on a variety of timely topics. For a doctor's office full of information, resources and advice about cancer treatments, visit http://www.CancerDesk.com
As always, before you attempt to self medicate or try a new health regimen or program we suggest you retain the services of a qualified health care professional.
Coping With Cancer--You Can Win the Battle!
If you are reading this article, chances are that you or
someone you care about has cancer right now! Cancer is the uncontrolled
growth and spread of abnormal cells. Normally, cells grow and divide
to produce more cells as they are needed to keep the body healthy. Sometimes,
however, this orderly process goes wrong. New cells form even when the
body does not need them, and old cells do not die when they should. The
extra cells form a mass of tissue called a growth or a tumor. Not all
tumors are cancerous; tumors can be malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous).
Cancer has been around as long as mankind. In the second half of the 20th century, the number of reported cancer cases exploded. Due in part to the overload of toxins, pollutants, stress, dietary changes, lifestyle changes with people being less physical active, increasing numbers of pathogens, electromagnetic stress, artificial lighting and thousands of things that were not around 100 years ago. All of these combine to weaken your immune system and alter internal bodily functions, thus clearing the way for cancer to develop.
The most common type of cancer is non-melanoma skin cancer, with more than 1,000,000 new cases expected in the United States this year. Non-melanoma skin cancers represent about half of all the cancers diagnosed in this country. The cancers with the lowest incidence are renal cancer of the kidney and thyroid cancer.
Although cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, behind coronary disease, the survival rate for many types of cancer has drastically improved in recent years. About 1.1 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2005 (the rate of 125 per hour) and about half a million people will die from cancer. However, improvements in cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment have increased the survival rate significantly over the last 20 years.
Having cancer does not always mean having pain. Whether a patient suffers from pain depends on the type of cancer, the extent of the disease, and the patient's tolerance for pain. Most pain occurs when the cancer grows and presses against bones, organs, or nerves.
People facing cancer are naturally concerned about what the future holds. Understanding cancer and what to expect can help patients and their loved ones plan treatment, think about lifestyle changes, and make decisions about their quality of life and their finances. The best way prevent cancer or to conquer it once it has been diagnosed, is to arm yourself with as much information as possible. As has been said many times, "Knowledge is Power."
And ask questions of your health care providers! When you are facing this major health menace, there are no "dumb" questions. Get a second opinion about your diagnosis and proposed treatments. In the battle against cancer, there is no "one-size-fits-all" solution for all patients. Whether you choose surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy or a combination of methods, you and your loved ones should be actively involved in the decision-making process.
Larry Denton is a retired history teacher having taught 33 years at Hobson High in Hobson, Montana. He is currently Vice President of Elfin Enterprises, Inc., an Internet business dedicated to providing useful information and valuable resources on a variety of timely topics. For a clinic full of information, resources and advice about cancer, visit http://www.CancerDesk.com
For approximately 150 years, chlorine has been a vital, yet dangerous, part of our tap water. Water chlorination first began as a way to combat such deadly waterborne diseases as cholera and typhoid. Because of the immense success of this harsh chemical in disinfecting water from harmful viruses and bacteria, Life Magazine recently lauded water chlorination as "probably the most significant public health advance of the millennium."
Cancer treatment can include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy,
hormone therapy and biological therapy. Some patients may worry that
the side effects of treatment are worse than the disease. However, patients
and doctors discuss the treatment options, weighing the benefits of killing
cancer cells against the risks of possible side effects. Doctors can
also suggest methods to reduce or eliminate problems that may occur during
and after some treatments.
No one can doubt that chlorine is highly effective and efficient at its
job. Unfortunately-- for those who take this chemical into their bodies
each day--chlorine is a bit too effective at its job. Chlorine is a listed
poison and a known killer; just as it kills bacteria and viruses in drinking
water, it kills or damages cells within the human body. While some manner
of water disinfection is necessary and vital in any public society, chlorination
is hardly the safest or even most efficient. The reason chlorine is used
with such regularity (despite the growing numbers of chlorine-related
diseases) is its relatively low cost as a water treatment method. Unfortunately,
the lowest priced item is not always the highest quality item.
While it is unlikely that municipal treatment plants will ever abandon water chlorination entirely, it still lies within the power of a wise water consumer to protect himself against the dangers of chlorine. The simple solution to water chlorination lies in the use of a home water filter. However, before evaluating this solution, let's briefly examine the dangerous health effects of drinking chlorinated water.
Chlorine and Cancer Chlorine and its byproducts are now known causes of three of the most deadly types of cancer: bladder, rectal, and breast cancer. When chlorine is added to water, it interacts with natural organic compounds in the water to form trihalomethanes (THMs). THMs are incredibly carcinogenic. Once ingested in the body, THMs encourage the production of free radicals. These free radicals are a major cause of abnormal/cancerous cell growth. Chlorine byproducts specifically affect the bladder and rectum (due to the amount of ingested water that is sent to these organs). Once cancer has infected these areas, it can quickly spread to more sensitive and/or vital organs. According to current statistics, bladder and rectal cancer account for 30,000 deaths in the United States each year.
In addition to its causal role in bladder and rectal cancer, chlorine is now being connected with cases of breast cancer. Breast cancer currently affects one out of every eight women, and it has become one of the deadliest, most damaging diseases women face. In a new study conducted in Hartford, Connecticut, breast cancer victims were examined in order to discover possible correlations between the different cases. While studying the women, researchers came across a surprising connection between cases. The results of the study indicated that women with breast cancer had between 50% to 60% higher levels of chlorine byproducts in their breast tissue as compared to women without breast cancer. These high levels of chlorine byproducts in breast cancer victims are hardly coincidental. Just as THM-created, free radicals damage and kill healthy cells in the bladder and/or rectum, they also damage and kill healthy cells in the breast tissue.
Chlorine and Respiratory Illness Many recent studies of the damaging effects of chlorine have also indicated the insidious nature of gaseous chlorine. Of course, the fact that chlorine fumes can burn and/or severely damage sensitive lung tissue is hardly new knowledge. Chlorine gas bombs were used with deadly effectiveness as weapons in the First World War for this very reason. Such large doses of chlorine fumes will, as a matter of course, adversely affect the body, but are smaller doses of the same deadly gas any safer? It would certainly seem not, but millions of individuals across the United States are consistently breathing in chlorine fumes, effectively putting their lives and their lungs in jeopardy.
Chlorine fumes corrupt the air quality of a home simply by remaining a part of that home's water. Chlorine escapes into the air each time the dishwasher is used or a toilet is flushed. The shower, also, is one of the biggest culprits in the corruption of air quality. Because chlorine vaporizes at a much lower temperature and faster rate than ordinary water, more than 85% of the chlorine in showering water will translate into chlorine fumes that can be inhaled in the shower stall. Of course, it's highly unlikely that breathing in chlorine fumes in a shower stall or in the home environment will cause instant death or immediate, severe damage to the lungs. However, chlorine fumes can slowly begin to damage the delicate tissue of the lungs, causing or aggravating such diseases as asthma and bronchitis.
The Water Filter Solution As stated above, the solution to the problem of chlorinated water will not likely occur on a municipal scale. The threat of waterborne diseases and other contaminants is simply too high for any responsible public official to abandon drinking water chlorination (at least as long as no other feasible option exists). The solution to this problem lies on an individual-by-individual, home-by-home basis.
The newest and most innovative method of reducing the risk of chlorinated water lies in home water filtration. Chlorine is the most dangerous and insidious contaminant of municipally treated water, and drinking water filters and whole house water filters are two of the only methods of water purification that are capable of removing chlorine. An individual cannot always rely upon city officials to protect him and his family from all dangers. It is the responsibility of the private citizen to protect himself when he can. Facing the dangers of chlorine, a home water filter is simply the best and most effective means of individual protection and prevention.
To learn more about the incidence and effects of chlorine in drinking water, visit http://www.aquasanastore.com/, an online guide to drinking water and water filtration.
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women
in the United States (other than skin cancer). Each year, in the United
States alone, approximately 220,000 women are told they have breast cancer.
Upon hearing this unexpected and overwhelming news, a woman is faced
with having to make treatment choices within a very short period of time.
While curable if detected early, breast cancer is the leading cause of
death for women ages 35 to 54.
Cancer is a group of more than 100 different diseases. Cancer occurs when, for unknown reasons, cells become abnormal and multiply without control or order. All parts of the body are made up of cells that normally divide to produce more cells only when the body needs them. When cancer occurs, cells keep dividing even when new cells are not needed. There are several types of breast cancer. The most common is ductal carcinoma, which begins in the lining of the milk ducts within the breast. Another type, lobular carcinoma, begins in the lobules where breast milk is produced. If a cancerous tumor invades nearby tissue, it is called invasive cancer.
Cancer cells may spread beyond the breast to other lymph nodes, or the bones, liver or lungs. When breast cancer spreads, it is called metastatic breast cancer even though it is found in another part of the body. For example, breast cancer that has spread to the liver is called metastatic breast cancer, not liver cancer. Doctors can not always explain why one person gets cancer and another does not. Medical researchers are, however, learning about what happens inside cells that may cause cancer. They have identified changes in certain genes within breast cells that can be linked to a higher risk for breast cancer. Genetic changes may be inherited from a parent or may accumulate throughout a person's lifetime. Breast cancer usually begins with a single cell that transforms from normal to malignant over a period of time. Presently, however, no one can predict exactly when cancer will occur or how it will progress.
Every woman has some chance of developing breast cancer during her lifetime. As women get older, those chances increase. Overall, a woman's chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer is 1 out of 8. Even though breast cancer is more common in older women, it also occurs in younger women and even in a small number of men (1,300 cases per year in the U.S.). While there is yet no preventive to stop breast cancer, early detection is vital to surviving the disease. There are three things women can, and should do. Get an annual mammogram (special X-ray screening) after the age of 50; regular (yearly) breast examination by a doctor; and breast self-examination (BSE) at least once a month.
It really is a fact that I upset a lot of people from the time I was
born. Given that my name is SMILE, I should have brought smiles to people.
Yet, I've been so hard-headed, inconsiderate, unforgiving, and most of
all--selfish. I've been so crazy, oftentimes, fickle-minded. I've made
decisions based from others' perception not mine. I've been involved
with my first boyfriend ever during junior year in College whom I love
dearly until this very day. Yet, we are bound to take different paths
and choices to make our lives worth living. My only consolation? We remained
the best of friends.
If breast cancer is detected, it is important to remember there is no single treatment that is "right" for all women. As with most medical conditions, there is no "one-size-fits-all" treatment or cure. And all breast cancers are not alike. Breast cancer is a complex disease. Once breast cancer has been found, more tests will be done to find the specific pattern of your particular cancer. This is an important step called staging. Knowing the exact stage of your disease will help your doctor plan your course of treatment. Your doctor will want to know: the size of the tumor; if the cancer has spread within your breast; if cancer is present in your underarm lymph nodes; if cancer is present in other parts of your body.
There are many options available and you can always ask more than one doctor about your diagnosis and treatment plan. Your best start is to gain as much knowledge about the disease and the treatments as possible. Find answers to your questions and gain assistance in your fight against a terrifying enemy. Remember, there are no "dumb" questions when you are faced with cancer. Most women who are treated for early breast cancer go on to live healthy, active, productive lives. The best chance of survival is early detection, so plan for mammograms, have yearly visits with your doctor, and use self-examination frequently. Best wishes for years of good health!
Larry Denton is a retired history teacher having taught 33 years at Hobson High in Hobson, Montana. He is currently Vice President of Elfin Enterprises, Inc. an Internet business providing valuable information and resources on a variety of important topics. For a recovery room full of accurate and useful information about breast cancer visit, http://www.BreastCancerAide.com
Sure you'll going to be worried learning about this piece of news. It took a lot of courage in me to discuss a sickness that is so close to death. It would mean the end of everything….From the traveling that I enjoy the most. From breezing through the lights and sounds of Los Angeles, the eye-catching Hong Kong-based signature clothes, the scenery of New Zealand to the aroma of my home sweet home. It would mean the end of my sleepless nights of chatting, and writing testimonials in friendster and other forms of letters. It would mean the end of my favorite past time which is malling.It would mean the end of being with my family who cares and loves me so much and it would be the end of hanging-out with my friends. I can't stand these realities that would soon unfold my future. I'm scared but I know I will survive.
On one hand, I often wondered why of all people I was the chosen one. I'm still young, active, and vibrant. But I guess there seems to have no choice but to accept my fate. Whatever reason it was, I don't know. Let me tell you all time and again, I'm not complaining but yes, I am sad. Wish I could turn the situation into a lighter one but it would not be. I just pray that people will remember SMILE as a human being prone to all inconsistencies. Let my memories stay with you all….
"ATE SMILE, wake up!" shouted Joseph, my younger brother. Oh my goodness! It was just a bad dream! A dream that taught me not just lessons but revelations. All the while, I thought I'm dying with cancer but it was my SOUL and HEART that's dying. What an eye-opener! Better wipe your tears away now my friends for SMILE is still around. But, I do hope this time a BETTER one.
MS.MERYL SMILE C. MATIENZO, is a B.S PSYCHOLOGY graduate from Letran-Calamba. She was the Vice-President of the Letran Supreme Student Council(2001-2002). She's a Senior Staff writer of the Knight Publication for three years and was a Dean's Lister during her College years. The author also was also nominated in the 2002 Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines. She now works as a Researcher.
Skin Cancer Squamous - Firstly and the most important thing is that it shows that you care and that you are willing to give a little of your time or energy to try and educate more women as well as warn others and then just may be by carrying out this one small action you are contributing to saving the life of someone.
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Developing Lung Cancer - The occurrence of breast cancer continues to increase as the world progresses. This remains to be a big challenge to be faced and braved by men and women alike.
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