October 2020
M T W T F S S
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031  

Archive for the ‘Cancer Causes’ Category

The word cancer is a broad term used to describe a complex but common group of more than 200 different diseases that can affect just about every organ in the body.

Organs that cancer has a high rate of infection include the lungs, breast, and skin but it also affects other organs like throat, eyes, brain, and so on; each with its causes, symptoms, and methods of treatment.

Causes of cancer

Cancer can affect any type of tissue in the body – and sometimes, is not restricted to a particular tissue alone but can spread over time to other parts of the body.

Food, genetics, and physical activities can harm you and become a risk factor in getting cancer.

Risk factors like radiation, pollution, and other activities are also involved here.

Radiation is the emission of energy from any source.

Technology which allows X-rays, ultrasounds, and the likes can be a risk factor.

Radiation is present across a spectrum from very high-energy radiation to very-low energy radiation.

Main forms of radiation:

1. Gamma rays
2. X-rays
3. UV rays
4. Visible light
5. Infrared rays
6. Microwaves
7. Radiofrequency waves
8. Extremely low-frequency radiation

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S., number one being heart diseases.

There are more than 200 different cancers, and many factors can increase its risk of developing such as genetics, occupation, and living conditions.

The most frequently diagnosed forms of cancer are lung, skin, breast, brain, and prostate.

Cancer does not only cause pain and suffering to the victim and his family, but it also costs society an enormous amount of money.

Even if some cancers are unfortunately caused by family history and there is not a lot one can do to prevent it.

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells and the resulting mass of cells produced is a tumor. How a cell/cells acquire uncontrolled growth and become oncogenic (tumor formation), is a matter of vast research for the last several years.

The most common cause known is genetic and the specific DNA sequence is regarded to be responsible for the disease.

Environmental factors, metabolism-related problems, and intake of some cancer stimulants are also considered as possible causes of cancer.

The changes in DNA structure are some of the causes which can be attributed to the initiation and further advancements of cancer and resulting in large-sized tumors.

Cancer! The word itself is more dreadful than anything else.

How one can sustain the truth that he/she is dying day by day despite the treatment he/she is going through.

Studies have been done and research is still going on to find out the reason for the uncontrolled growth of cells that take place when the person is suffering from cancer but nothing has come in the light.

Unfortunately, no study has come up with a positive result about the causes of cancer but several studies have definitely pointed out that excessive stress may augment the risk of developing cancer.

The following is a basic overview of the classifications used in determining the different types of carcinogens:

Chemical:

These can be any number of substances, including but not limited to caustic chemicals, asbestos, gases, and the most dangerous yet controllable cause-tobacco smoke.

Your work environment may be to blame; thankfully the government has gotten much stricter about employee exposure to toxins in the last two decades.

Please report any and all infractions you see on the job site, it could save not only your life but the lives of your fellow workers.

Special Procedures

Click on Any Topic

Bone Marrow Transplants

Organ Transplants

Stem Cells

——————————————–

Euthanasia

Physician Assisted Suicide

Medical Topics
  • Long-Term Data Back Anti-PD-1 in Advanced Non-Squamous NSCLC
    (MedPage Today) -- Long-term data from an early first-line trial of pembrolizumab (Keytruda) plus chemotherapy showed that more than half of patients with advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remained alive at 3 years. In cohort...
  • Suze Orman's Schwannoma
    (MedPage Today) -- Financial advisor, author and former CNBC host Suze Orman has always stressed that it is a mistake for people to ignore their money problems. Now she wants you to know that "the most vital and stupid mistake I could ever make...
  • 'License' to Smoke After Negative Lung Screening?
    (MedPage Today) -- Some individuals appear to interpret a negative low-dose CT (LDCT) lung screening scan as a green light to resume smoking, a post hoc analysis of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) found. For example, highly nicotine dependent...
  • Hunting Resistance Mechanisms in RET-Fusion Lung Cancer
    (MedPage Today) -- As detected by circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA), acquired resistance to pralsetinib (Gavreto) in RET fusion-positive lung cancer was relatively uncommon, findings from the ARROW study suggested. In 42 non-small cell lung cancer...
  • Dual Checkpoint Blockade With Some Chemo Boosts OS in NSCLC
    (MedPage Today) -- A first-line immune checkpoint inhibitor combination of nivolumab (Opdivo) plus ipilimumab (Yervoy) improved survival in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) when added to a limited course of chemotherapy...
Content Protected Using Blog Protector By: PcDrome.