Cancer articles

Leukemic cells under microscope
10 Signs and Symptoms of Leukemia Leukemia is one of the most common types of cancer, ranging from children to old people. Leukemia usually begins in leukocytes (white blood cells), which are the cells of our immune system responsible for fighting invading germs. In this text we will address exclusively the most common signs and symptoms of leukemia.
Cancer   Article saved: 26 August 2017
Signs and symptoms of cancer
14 Typical Signs and Symptoms of Cancer Cancer is a serious disease that arises when some cell of our organism undergoes mutation, loses its natural characteristics and begins to multiply in a disorderly way, invading organs and blood vessels.
Cancer   Article saved: 12 March 2018
Breast rancer risk
5 Tips to Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer Cancer is responsible annually for about 8 million deaths worldwide. This number becomes even more shocking if we take into account that up to 50% of cancers can be prevented through simple care and some changes in lifestyle.
Cancer   Article saved: 02 September 2017
Basal cell carcinoma
Basal Cell Carcinoma - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer in humans, and it is also the one with the highest cure rate. Despite being the histological type of 3 in 4 diagnosed skin cancers, basal cell carcinoma has a mortality rate below 2%.
Cancer   Article saved: 29 May 2017
BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes
Breast Cancer - BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes that we all have, whose function is to prevent the onset of tumors by repairing damaged DNA molecules. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are thus genes that protect us from the onset of cancers. When one of these genes undergoes a mutation, it loses its protective capacity, making us more susceptible to the appearance of malignant tumors, namely breast cancer, ovarian cancer and prostate cancer.
Cancer   Article saved: 27 March 2017
Breast cancer
Breast Cancer - Risk Factors   (1 comments) Breast cancer is the most common cancer and it causes most deaths among women. Understanding the risk factors helps us to identify women most likely to have cancer and reduce its incidence.
Cancer   Article saved: 23 February 2013
Breast cancer
Breast Cancer - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Testing Breast cancer is the most common cancer and what causes the most deaths among women. This text tells about symptoms, self examination and diagnosis of breast cancer.
Cancer   Article saved: 28 January 2013
Pill and cancer
Can Contraceptive Pills Cause Cancer? The contraceptive pill is an extremely effective method of contraception, with a success rate of about 97%, reaching incredible 99.9% if taken correctly. These results become oral contraceptives the most popular methods of contraception throughout the world. Currently, about 10% of women of childbearing age use the pill regularly as contraception.
Cancer   Article saved: 06 December 2015
Dividing cancer cell
Cancer - Symptoms and Types   (1 comments) Cancer is not a single disease but a collection of diseases. Understand better what cancer is and find out the main symptoms.
Cancer   Article saved: 12 March 2012
Kaposi sarcoma
Kaposi Sarcoma - HIV, Symptoms and Treatment Kaposi's sarcoma is an uncommon type of cancer that has been rare for decades but has been seen in medical practice quite often after the onset of the AIDS pandemic and the increased incidence of treatments involving immunosuppressive drugs, as is the case of organ transplants.
Cancer   Article saved: 17 August 2018
Renal carcinoma
Kidney Cancer - Clear Cell Carcinoma Kidney cancer, also called by some hypernephroma, is a relatively common form of cancer, accounting for approximately 3% of all malignancies in men and women. Clear cell carcinoma is the most common type of kidney cancer, accounting for over 90% of cases.
Cancer   Article saved: 29 May 2016
Normal blood and leukemia
Leukemia - Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Leukemia is a malignant neoplasm (cancer) of the white blood cells, the cells that make up our defense system against invading germs. There are 4 major types of leukemia, known as acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
Cancer   Article saved: 26 March 2018
Lipoma on neck and arm
Lipoma - Causes and Treatment The lipoma is a benign tumor composed of fat cells (adipocytes). Lipomas usually grow in the subcutaneous tissue, i.e. just below the skin. However, although less common, it is also possible occurrence of deeper lipomas, which arise in the muscles, nerves, or internal organs in the abdominal cavity.
Cancer   Article saved: 01 March 2016
Lung cancer
Lung Cancer - Cigarette and Other Risk Factors Lung cancer is the most common cancer, which causes most deaths worldwide. To get an idea of the aggressiveness of this tumor, you should know that the mortality of lung cancer is higher than that of breast, prostate and bowel together.
Cancer   Article saved: 30 April 2013
Blood cells
Myelodysplasia - Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) The myelodysplastic syndrome, also called myelodysplasia or MDS is a group of blood disorders characterized by the inability of the bone marrow stem cells to develop into mature, functional blood cells. Myelodysplastic syndrome is predominantly a disease of older people and presents clinically with anemia and drop in the number of white blood cells and platelets. One of the main complications of myelodysplasia is its transformation into leukemia.
Cancer   Article saved: 03 January 2017
Prostate gland
Prostate Cancer - Symptoms and Treatment Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy in males (except for skin cancers) and the second for causing more deaths, being second only to lung cancer.
Cancer   Article saved: 12 August 2012
Red meat
Red Meat Really Cause Cancer? In late October 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IACR, its acronym in English) in which the processed red meats are now classified as carcinogens Group 1 of the IARC , the same group to which the cigarette, asbestos and ionizing radiation belong. For those not familiar with the term a carcinogenic substance is one that is capable of stimulating the development of a cancer in the body.
Cancer   Article saved: 17 August 2014
Schiller test
Schiller Test - Screening of Cervical Cancer Schiller test is a test that can be used during gynecological examination to help the doctor find areas with suspicious lesions in the cervix.
Cancer   Article saved: 11 April 2016
Skin Cancer - Melanoma Skin cancer is the most common human malignancy. It accounts for about 25% of all malignancies. There are basically three types of skin cancer:
Cancer   Article saved: 04 June 2012
Cancer and carcinoma
What Is Carcinoma? Carcinoma is the most common type of cancer in humans, and it can appear in virtually every tissue in our body. We call carcinoma the cancer that originates from an epithelial tissue, that is, the tissue that covers our skin and most of our organs.
Cancer   Article saved: 20 September 2017
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