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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...

Can Women have Prostate Cancer Too?

24 Jul 20170
Most people don’t know about the functions of Prostate. It helps in making & storing seminal fluid. After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men but can often be treated successfully. Women don’t have a prostate gland. Skene’s glands or Skene’s ducts which are small glands on the front side of the vagina & corresponding ducts may be referred to as Female prostate that may function similarly to a man’s prostate. Does that mean women can’t have Prostate Cancer? That answer is ‘No,' though the prostate cancer is rare in the females. What symptoms reflect that there is a problem in the female prostate? Since prostate cancer is rare in women, that is why identifying the signs of prostate cancer might be difficult. But if you notice blood coming out of your urethra, it is important for you to visit a doctor because that may be a symptom. Other symptoms may include painful or frequent urination, blood in urine, painful ejaculation, abnormal menstrual cycle, or sudden changes in your menstrual cycle, the feeling of pressure behind the pubic...

Eat Papaya Fruit to Detoxify Liver & Fight Cancer

20 Jul 20170
For filtration, a human body primarily relies on the liver. It performs various functions like the removal of toxins & other wastes from the bloodstream & prepares them for excretion. The causes of liver cancer are usually high alcohol consumption, a congenital disorder or long-lasting infection like hepatitis B or C. Signs of liver cancer are uncommon in the early stages, but later, symptoms like weight loss, stomach pain, vomiting and yellowed skin may be observed. A liver cancer diagnosis may include blood tests, imaging, and bone scans, etc. Let’s now discuss how we can keep our liver healthy and fight cancer. Most of us always discard the seeds of the papaya. But did you know papaya seeds are surprisingly good for the liver? Papaya is an anti-inflammatory fruit and can help in reducing heart disease, improving digestive health, lowering blood sugar level & healing wounds. The papaya fruit also contains Vitamins A, B, C, and E as well as iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, choline and cancer-fighting lycopene. Papaya...

Things You Should Not Say to a Woman Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

18 Jul 20170
Breast cancer is one of the most disturbing experience someone can go through, and yet many patients find many friends and loved ones disappearing from their lives, just when they are most needed. But for many others, this can be an opportunity to care and connect. However, you should be really careful about what you say to someone going through breast cancer treatment. You must think before you speak and keep the questions or comments focused on helping them and not about you or your life experiences. Should not say: "How are you doing?" While this can be a sincere question, it's often replied to with the fake, "I'm fine," while on the inside the patient might be thinking the opposite. Better to say: "Want to grab a coffee and chat?" Should not say: "You don't look sick." Patients going through breast cancer treatment knows that she looks sick most of the tim...
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