Posted by admin | Posted in Cancer, Disease, Health Info | Posted on 07-04-2013
The postmenopausal survivors of breast cancer have a higher risk of developing diabetes and should be examined more carefully in order to detect the disease, suggest a new study.
The researchers analyzed medical data from the years 1996-2008 in the province of Ontario, Canada, to determine the incidence of diabetes among the nearly 25,000 breast cancer survivors 55 years of age or older and nearly 125,000 women in the same average age without breast cancer.
During a median follow-up of more than five years, nearly 10 percent of all women in the study had developed diabetes. Compared with those who had not had breast cancer, diabetes risk among breast cancer survivors was 7 percent higher than two years after the diagnosis of cancer and a 21 percent higher 10 years after cancer diagnosis, the researchers found.
The risk of diabetes, however, decreased over time among breast cancer survivors who had undergone chemotherapy. Your risk compared to women without breast cancer was 24 percent higher in the first two years after diagnosis of cancer and 8 percent 10 years after diagnosis of cancer, according to the study.
May chemotherapy treatment may contribute to the early development of diabetes in susceptible women. An increase in the rate of weight gain can be observed after receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer, which may be a factor in increasing the diabetes risk in women receiving treatment.
Posted by admin | Posted in Cancer, Disease, Health Info | Posted on 02-02-2013
A large-scale Spanish study suggests that there is an association between obstructive sleep apnea and the development of cancer in men under 65. But researchers say the findings on age and sex should be interpreted with caution because the small number of individuals in each age and gender subgroup may have decreased the ability to correctly identify at-risk populations. However, they say, the associations found merit further study.
Intermittent hypoxia, one of the more specific features of obstructive sleep apnea, apparently plays an important role in the formation and progression of tumors, according to Dr. Francisco said Campos-Rodriguez, Unit Sleep-Disordered Breathing Valme Hospital, Seville, Spain. Yet despite sharing this pathophysiological pathway, a possible association between apnea and the risk of cancer had not been previously evaluated in human cohorts.
It was also noted that a recent study by the Sleep Spanish Network showed that when mice are subjected to a pattern of intermittent hypoxia mimicking sleep apnea, the rate of growth of melanoma tumors is twice that of the animal control are not subjected to hypoxia. Mice subjected to intermittent hypoxia more lung metastases also show that the control group .
These findings led the researchers to conduct a study on a cohort to investigate whether the apnea is associated with an increased incidence of cancer in humans. And, apparently, the longer a patient with apnea happens with low oxygen levels, the higher your risk of developing cancer.
Posted by admin | Posted in Cancer, Disease, Prevention | Posted on 24-01-2013
Any abnormality that can present in our body can be easily detected if we are to those we perform scheduled checkups, prostate cancer is one of those diseases that can be detected easily if we follow a few recommendations that they the doctors we have indicated.
The first thing to consider about this disease is prostate cancer patient age, prostate cancer is exclusive to men, who after 40 years should begin specific exams with the urologist, medical specialist will try to analyze the state where the prostate is located in the adult male. There are two main tests that could be done to get to know the state in which the prostate is, one of them being that of touch and the other the blood instead.
Symptoms presented in prostate cancer
The test involves the introduction touch of the finger (gloved sterilized) by the patient’s rectum, the urologist identify the size at which the prostate is, if it is too large, one will notice indicating that the patient this could be suffering from prostate cancer. The verification of the presence or absence of disease in the patient is performed by means of a post, which is blood.
Among the different symptomatology that can present a patient with prostate cancer are:
- Difficulty urinating.
- Need to urinate several times a night.
- Possible presence of blood in the urine and in the ejaculate.
- Pains in the bones.
This last mentioned symptom that usually occurs by the influence of the metastasis. As for treatments, prostate cancer involves several sessions of radiotherapy, surgery, hormone therapy and chemotherapy.
Posted by admin | Posted in Cancer, Disease, Prevention | Posted on 16-12-2012
Not an easy task as the gynecologist will be solely responsible to try to determine if a woman is suffering from ovarian cancer by testing it over and various medical tests, the doctor will try to identify the woman has symptoms had prior to the consultation.
Because of the seriousness with it can present and offering this fatal ovarian cancer, it was listed as serious gynecological. It is for this reason that a medical checkup early semiannual checks and routine exams could be able to detect it early abnormality in the female reproductive tract.
Symptomatology in cases of ovarian cancer
Different symptoms may suffer a woman where already filed an ovarian cancer are really noticeable, which may even reach those suffering worry, some of them mentioned the following:
- Menses too abundant.
- Vaginal bleeding outside of menstruation.
- Presence of virilization.
- Acute severe abdominal pain.
- Presence of palpable abdominal mass.
- Altered mood.
- Sensation of liquid inside.
- Swollen belly.
Of all the symptoms mentioned above, he who appoints the bleeding and bleeding outside a menstrual period is the most important sign to take into account and where, is due to begin a visit to the gynecologist urgently. Among the various treatments to take in an ovarian cancer initially mentioned surgery followed by several sessions of radiotherapy or chemotherapy, all depending on the severity and medical diagnosis.
There are some occasions that require a second surgery, which was known as exploratory, it has the aim of investigating the treated area to find out if there are vestiges or spread of the disease.
Posted by admin | Posted in Cancer, Disease, Health Info | Posted on 24-09-2012
Many people are afraid of cancer pain more than anything else. Luckily, even though pain management in cancer patient is still evolving, there are some alternatives available to them. Perhaps there is nothing more terrible than a doctor communicates a cancer diagnosis. It is frightening to think that 50 percent of men and 33 per hundred women will get cancer at some point in their lives.
More than a hundred types of cancer can grow inside our bodies, since our bones and skin to our blood and other internal organs. All cancers are caused by over activity of runaway cells that somehow replicate wildly. These uncontrolled cells can spread throughout the body and invade healthy tissue. A process known as metastasis is what makes cancer so terrible.
Almost all people with advanced cancer have chronic pain, and some people with the early stages of cancer also have pain. However, certain types of cancer, such as lymphoma and leukemia, are not at all painful. Usually, the pain occurs when cancer is associated malignancies.
Opiates are the main component for the treatment of cancer pain. Each type of opioid aid, has different types of pain. However, most people taking opioids for years might require increased doses to achieve the same level effect and may need to add other drugs to continue palliative treatment.