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7 Symptoms Of Lung Cancer in Women You Need to Know

01 Dec 20170
Lung cancer, as compared to any other cancer kills more women in a year. There are mainly two types of lung cancer - non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer. Lung cancer is caused by smoking, second-hand smoke, exposure to certain toxins and family history. Why keep a check on yourself? Who better than yourself to keep a check on your own body? You should be the first to know when something is wrong because a doctor will only diagnose you either when you notice the early symptoms of an illness or after the occurrence of an aggressively drastic symptom. In the case of lung cancer, knowing the early stage symptoms is a grave requirement for one’s life. The 7 symptoms of lung cancer need to thus be brought to light. 1.      Shortness of breath In normal cases, this only happens when we exert ourselves in any activity but if simple activities like getting out of bed can make you lose your breath then this would be something to worry about. 2. ...

Could Breast Milk Provide Cancer Treatment In The Future?

01 Dec 20170
A new born baby can fight off viruses and bacteria, and is less prone to suffering from asthma and allergies. All this and other health benefits, purely due to the immune boosting features of breast milk. What’s more is, breastfeeding helps burn calories for the mother, which in turn helps her lose pregnancy weight faster. There has been an accidental discovery of the cancer-fighting ability in breast milk. This could prove to be beneficial for cancer hospitals in India, especially relevant to breast cancer treatment. Researchers from the University of Lund in Sweden have revealed some positive results from studying the effects of breast milk on bladder cancer patients. What can Hamlet do? Hamlet is the compound found in breast milk that can effectively target and kill only cancerous tumorcells. Researchers found a reaction taking place with breast milk when it hits the gut of the patient. It produces a protein called alpha-lactalbumin. This protein targets cancer cells. What’s more... What’s even better is that this treatment with the compound of breast milk proves to be an alternative to chemothera...

4 Ways to Detect Leukemia and Start Treatment Early

23 Nov 20170
There are signs and symptoms of illnesses which if detected early, become a life-saving chance for the patient. Leukemia, commonly known as cancer of the blood, is one of the many life-threatening disorders, and one that calls for Leukemia treatment in India. How is Leukemia caused? Healthy blood cells die after a specific time period. They are replaced by new blood cells which are produced in the bone marrow. However, the DNA, mostly of immature white blood cells, is damaged in some way. This results in continuous and abnormal growth and division of the blood cells.  These abnormal blood cells do not die when they should, and keep on accumulating to occupy more space; these are known as cancerous cells. As these cancer cells continue to grow and divide, they interfere with the function and growth of healthy white blood cells by blocking the available space in the blood. Eventually, the cancer cells leave very little space for the good and healthy cells in the blood. How to detect Leukemia? Here are 4 ways to detect Leukemia: Easy bruising and bleeding –This is because blood c...

An understanding on the making of tonsil cancer

06 Sep 20170
The beginning of Tonsil Cancer is in the cells of tonsils. Tonsils are mainly a pair of oval shaped pads that are situated at the back of the mouth and are a part of the immune system of the body equipped in fighting off the germs. It is basically located in an area known as the oropharynx. It is to be seen to develop in people who have undergone a tonsil removal operation and a small piece of tonsil tissue might be left behind leading to this type of cancer. There are mainly three kinds of tonsils 1. Pharyngeal Tonsils, also known as Adenoids that are situated behind the nose 2. Palatine Tonsils, which are situated the back of the throat 3. Lingual Tonsils which are present at the base of the tongue It is the Palatine or the tonsils that are situated behind the throat that are more prone to a growth of cancerous cells. Majority of the tonsil cancers are squamous cell carcinomas that emerge in the lining tissue of the mouth, though there is a possibility of Lymphoma, a kind if immune cancer. Some of the sympto...

Signs preceding the diagnosis of colon cancer

30 Aug 20170
Categorized as the second most cause of cancer in the United States, Colon and rectum Cancer is the kind of cancer where the risk of developing it accelerate with age. People between the age bracket of 75- 84 have the risk of acquiring Colon Cancer. The lifetime risk calculated for Colon Cancer is 1 in 21 that is 4.7% for men and 1 in 23 that is 4.4% in women. The risk of acquiring Colon Cancer is at a higher rate in men compared to women. Colon cancer is the detection of tumor cells or cancer around the colon or rectum. The colon and the rectum constitute of a large section of the large intestine that play a primary role in the processing of waste in the body. The kind of tumor that characterizes the presence of Colon Cancer is known as adenocarcinomas that are cancer cells that line within the tissue of Colon and Rectum, The Colon and Rectum constitute of 5 sections. The ascending colon is the part that expands from a pouch known as the cecum . The cecum is situated at the onset of the large intestine in to which the small intestine empties and is located at the right side of the abdomen. Symptoms that point towards the emergence of Colon Cancer are many. But the m...

Signs that point to gall bladder cancer

23 Aug 20170
Commonly found in Central and South America, Central and Eastern Europe, Japan and Northern India Gall Bladder Cancer is a very unusual and uncommon form of cancer. A small pouch looking shape beneath the liver, the gallbladder, the primary function of the gall bladder is to squeeze the stored bile juice in the small intestine via a series of ducts also known as Ducts. Gall Bladder Cancer is referred to as the building up of gallstones that could also lead to calcification. In 2017 alone, 11,740 cases of Gal Bladder Cancer and other biliary cancers has been reported according to an estimate by The American Cancer Society. The wall of the Gall Bladder is made of three primary tissues: • Muscularis is known as the middle layer of the smooth muscle • Mucosa is the innermost layer and protects the wall of the gallbladder. • And lastly the Serosa, which is the outer layer. Gallbladder in its primary stages originates in the inner layer and gradually spreads to the outer layer as it grows. The occurrence of this cancer takes place when the healthy cells of the gall bladder underg...

Combat thyroid cancer in an effective way

17 Aug 20171
Situated at the front of the neck, the thyroid gland plays an important role in producing the thyroid hormone, the chemical that regulates the metabolism of the body. An excess of thyroid production can lead to Hypothyroidism. Being the most prevalent kind of cancer bringing about 56,000 new cases according to The National Cancer Institute, in the US itself thyroid cancer is the most common kind of cancer. Thyroid cancer is to be seen in three times of more women than men, especially Asian women. One of the first thyroid cancer symptoms is just the emergence of a thyroid nodule. These nodules are found in older people more than the younger lot, as these nodules are more likely to develop with age. Shaped like a butterfly around your neck, an exposure to radiation can be an important cause for the birth of thyroid cancer. Nuclear reactor incidents like Chernobyl in 1986 brought about increased instances of thyroid cancer among women and children. Also an iodine deficient diet can be one of the primary causes for Thyroid Cancer. A forming lump in the neck area is an indication of this, noticing which; you should visit an oncologist for a clear and proper diagnosis. Oth...

Changes you experience with the advent of uterine cancer

10 Aug 20170
Uterine is referred to as the womb from where a baby enters the world and Uterine Cancer is that which originates mainly from the tissues of the uterus. This kind of Cancer is also the most common type of Cancer found in women of developing countries. As a matter of fact, Uterine Cancer can also be referred to as cervical Cancer arising from the lower part of the uterus. Shaped similar to a pear, the top part of the uterus is called the Fundus, the middle section Corpus and the bottom is known as the Cervix. One of the primary functions of the uterus is to assist fetal development during pregnancy. Uterine Cancer can be defined as an abnormal malignant growth of Cancer cells in the lower tissue of the uterus. The most common occurrence of Uterine Cancer is found amongst women who are experiencing their menopausal period. There are two kinds of Uterine Cancer namely: 1. Endometrial Cancer – is the kind of Cancer that begins and develops in the cell lining of the uterus. 2. Uterine Sarcoma- an unlikely kind of Uterine Cancer, that usually begins in the muscle or the other tissues of the uterus. This kind of Cancer makes for...


02 Aug 20170
Being the second most common kind of cancer found in both men and women, Lung Cancer has become a serious concern. Most commonly caused by long term tobacco smoking, Lung cancer is also known as lung carcinoma which continues to debilitate the lives of many with an uncontrolled growth of cancer cells around the lung. The most common symptoms of lung cancer are sudden loss of weight, shortness of breath, chest pain and frequent coughing. With more than 400,000 people who have been diagnosed with this type of cancer at some stage of their lives, it accounts for 27 percent of all cancer deaths. Harmful but curable at the same time, lung cancer can be mitigated if diagnosed at the earlier stages itself. Smoking profusely is one of the primary causes for the emergence of Lung Cancer. To treat lung cancer symptoms at an early stage, it is important to have knowledge about various stages of Lung cancer as it informs you about • The position of tumor or cancer cells in your lungs • The exact size of the tumor and the extent to which it has spread • Whether your cancer is in the sam...

Should A Women Worry About Menopause Age?

27 Jul 20170
All women will eventually experience menopause in her life when her period stops. Menopause is broadly defined as the point when women have their last period. Menopause indicates the end of women's reproductive cycle (menstruation and fertility) at her late age. The chances of menopause occur when a woman's ovaries stop producing estrogen (hormone, which controls the reproductive cycle). Early menopause is commonly known as premature menopause usually beginning before the age of forty. According to the NIA (National Institute on Aging), women enter menopausal age at 50 years, but in most women, menopause starts between the age of 40 and 58. It is predictable that 4 out of every 100 women will experience menopause at their 20's and 30's. While its causes are not entirely known, several signs and symptoms can indicate an early menopause. Can a Women Get Ovarian Cancer after Menopause? Some recent studies suggest that women using estrogens after menopause have an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. Also, if women are taking estrogen without progeste...
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