Cancer

Esophageal cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Esophageal cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

The esophagus is the hollow tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. Cancer in the tissue lining of the esophagus is called esophageal cancer.  There are two broad types of esophageal cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma – cancer begins in the inner lining of squamous cells, which then progress outward…. Read more »

Breast Ultrasound: Procedure, Results & Limitations

Breast Ultrasound: Procedure, Results & Limitations

Breast ultrasound is a non- invasive technique used to examine the breasts. The device uses sound waves to produce clear images of the breast muscles, cells, and issues.  It’s often a follow-up technique after finding abnormal reports of breast MRI or a mammogram test. Why is an ultrasound of breasts… Read more »

Tumor markers

Tumor markers

A tumor marker is a name given to certain chemicals within the body that may be increased when there is any cancerous growth in the body.  This may be manufactured by the body’s immune system or may be released by the tumor. In some cases, it is the level of hormones… Read more »

Colorectal Cancer Screening: When to Take up the Test? Types.

Colorectal Cancer Screening: When to Take up the Test? Types.

Colorectal cancer is a painful disease wherein the cells of the rectum divide abnormally to form tumors and polyps. The initial symptoms often go unnoticed, but after detecting abnormalities, doctors usually suggest undergoing colorectal cancer screening.  We shall discuss the screening procedure in detail in the upcoming content.  When to… Read more »

HPV Vaccine for cervical cancer

HPV Vaccine for cervical cancer

HPV infection HPV- Human papillomavirus is the primary causative agent of the HPV infection. HPV infection is sexually transmitted, and it affects the genital areas of both men and women, which could be the anus, cervix, vagina, vulva, and penis. The potential health threats posed by this virus could be… Read more »

The Top Anti –Oxidant Foods to Combat Cancer

The Top Anti –Oxidant Foods to Combat Cancer

A rich antioxidant food not only keeps you healthy, but also helps you combat some of the life-threatening ailments, including cancer, heart-related issues, hypertension, and many others. These foods improve your immune system and help you to fight against the aging signs. Vitamin E, selenium, lutein, beta-carotene, anthocyanins, and many… Read more »

Pituitary tumor: Types, Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Pituitary tumor: Types, Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

The pituitary gland is a small gland present at the base of the brain. It is located just below the optic nerve. The pituitary gland is considered the boss of all the glands. It secretes hormones that control and regulates other hormone-secreting glands. The glands it controls are essential for… Read more »

PET Scan: What is a PET Scan, Procedure, Risks & Results

PET Scan: What is a PET Scan, Procedure, Risks & Results

Nuclear medicine has come a long way. It involves observation and study of living tissue with the help of radioactive material. PET scan helps in quick diagnosis and treatment of patients. There are different types of procedures that help in carrying out the diagnosis. One such method is called a… Read more »

Colorectal Cancer: Screening Tests and Diagnosis. Symptoms & Treatment.

Overview of colorectal cancer Although rare in developing countries, cancers of the colon and rectum are the second most frequent malignancy in Western countries.1 In the United States, colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer diagnosed among men and women and the second leading cause of death from… Read more »

Testicular cancer: How Do We Get It. Diagnosis & Treatment.

Overview of testicular cancer Testicular cancer is a disease in which malignant or cancer cells form in the tissues of one or both testicles. This type of cancer accounts for 1–2% of all neoplasms in men and is the most common malignant tumor in men aged 20–35 years with an… Read more »

Skin cancer: Types (melanoma, non melanoma), Prevention & Treatment

Overview of skin cancer Skin cancer is the kind of cancer that forms in tissues of the skin. Most skin cancers form in older people on parts of the body exposed to the sun or in people who have weakened immune systems.1 Skin cancer is divided into melanoma and nonmelanoma… Read more »

Prostate Cancer : All You Need To Know About It.

Overview of prostate cancer Prostate gland is a part of the male reproductive system, which produces a part of the ejaculatory fluids. The cells of this gland can display abnormal growth in certain instances wherein the affected individual is said to suffer from cancer of the prostate. Prostate cancer is… Read more »

Pancreatic Cancer: Chemotherapy & Prevention of Pancreatic Cancer

Overview of pancreatic cancer Pancreas cancer is considered as ‘orphan’ cancer because of its relative low incidence.1 Owing to the high fatality rates, pancreatic cancer incidence rates are almost equal to mortality rates. Worldwide, over 200,000 people die annually of pancreatic cancer. The highest incidence and mortality rates of pancreatic… Read more »

Liver Cancer: All About Liver Cancer. Diagnosis, Treatment

Overview of liver cancer Liver cancer is the cancer of the liver, where the cells of the liver turn out abnormal and multiply erratically. If the cancer begins in the cells of the liver itself, then it is termed as primary liver cancer. Following are some of the types of… Read more »

Colorectal cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Overview of colorectal cancer Although rare in developing countries, cancers of the colon and rectum are the second most frequent malignancy in Western countries.1 In the United States, colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer diagnosed among men and women, and the second leading cause of death from… Read more »