Gene mutation may be key for pancreatic cancer in families

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Posted by admin | Posted in Disease, Health Info | Posted on 16-09-2012

pancreatic cancer Gene mutation may be key for pancreatic cancer in familiesSome people may be facing increased hereditary risk of developing pancreatic cancer if they carry abnormalities in the gene called ATM, according to new research reveals.
The finding comes from a genetic sequencing work conducted among 166 patients with pancreatic cancer. For comparative purposes, 190 other individuals who were free of disease were also subjected to sequencing.

The research team noted that 10 percent of patients with pancreatic cancer from families in which more than one member has battled the dreaded disease, so they believed there was a significant reason to believe this clustering was due to genetics.
But also claimed that no effort had been made at a rate never before to find the genes involved that might explain the cause of pancreatic cancer in most families.

Among patients with pancreatic cancer examined, four were recognized as carriers of ATM gene mutation. By contrast, none of the healthy individuals who were carrying the abnormality genetically sequenced according to the submitted report.

Ultimately, the finding could lead to the development of a new option to the search for a disease that claims the lives of 95 percent of patients within five years of diagnosis.
Though endoscopy is being studied as another method for the disease, there are many methods recommended as an alternative to the search for the cause number four cancer-related deaths.

Alcohol and colorectal cancer history are not a good combination

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Posted by admin | Posted in Cancer, Disease, Health Info | Posted on 15-07-2012

colon cancer 300x224 Alcohol and colorectal cancer history are not a good combinationNew research suggests that people who consume some alcoholic drinks per day and have a family history of colorectal cancer had increased risk of developing colon cancer.

For the study, Boston researchers examined data on more than 87 000 women and 47 000 men and found that 1,801 cases of colon cancer were diagnosed among the participants from 1980 onwards.

People with a family history of colorectal cancer who drank an average of 30 or more grams of alcohol per day had increased risk of developing colon cancer, according to lead author of the research.

Those with a higher risk were also those who consumed more red meat, smoked more and consumed the least amount of folate (a form of folic acid), suggesting that consumed the least amount of green vegetables and cereals. The findings indicate that other lifestyle factors such as diet, play an important role in colon cancer risk, according to the researchers said.

Although the study found an association between these factors and the risk of colon cancer, we could not prove a cause and effect.

Among those who had no family history of colorectal cancer, there was no significant association between alcohol consumption and colon cancer. Higher alcohol intake was not consistently associated with increased cancer risk.

Skin cancer in women related to smoking

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Posted by admin | Posted in Cancer, Disease, Health Info, Skin Care | Posted on 24-06-2012

smoking cause skin cancer 300x224 Skin cancer in women related to smokingIf you are a female smoker and are looking for a reason to quit, consider this: A new study found a link between the use of snuff and skin cancer.

The study found that women with skin cancer were more likely to have smoked than those without the disease. And those who smoked for at least 20 years were twice as likely to develop this type of skin cancer.

On the other hand, male smokers showed a smaller increase in risk for the disease.

The study’s says he does not know the reason for the difference between the sexes, as had also considered other external factors such as sun exposure.

However, research on lung cancer may offer a clue. Hormonal differences between the sexes that affect nicotine metabolism and the body’s ability to repair DNA damage in lung cells caused by smoking have been reported previously, suggesting that the female hormone, estrogen, may play important role.

In the study, researchers found that the more people smoked, the more likely they were to develop skin cancer. But even if you found an association between smoking and disease, could not prove cause and effect.

And despite the high rate of risk for the relationship between smoking and skin cancer among women, men overall are more likely to develop this disease, probably because their skin is more sensitive to sun exposure.

A type of rare breast cancer

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Posted by admin | Posted in Cancer, Disease | Posted on 16-06-2012

breast cancer 300x204 A type of rare breast cancerPaget’s disease of the breast is a rare form of breast cancer. Paget’s disease of the breast starts in the nipple and extends to the dark circle of skin (areola) around the nipple. 

The disease occurs more frequently in women over 50 years of age. Most women with Paget’s disease of the breast have underlying ductal breast cancer (in situ or, less commonly, invasive). Only in rare cases is thecancer confined to the nipple itself.

This cancer usually affects the skin and nipple (areola) around it. It is easy to mistake the signs and symptoms of Paget’s disease of the breast with skin irritation (dermatitis) or other skin conditions noncancerous (benign).

Possible signs and symptoms include skin peeling or flaking of the nipple.
Exudation or hardening of the skin resembling eczema on the nipple, areola, or both.
Itching.
Redness.
A tingling or burning sensation.
Nipples straw-colored or bloody discharge.
flat or inverted nipple.
A lump in the chest.

Signs and symptoms usually occur in one breast . The disease usually starts in the nipple and can spread to the areola areas and other areas of the breast. On rare occasions, only the areola is affected.

On average, women experience signs and symptoms for six to eight months before the diagnosis is made.

Evidence of the effects of aspirin against cancer

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Posted by admin | Posted in Health Info | Posted on 10-06-2012

aspirin against cancer 300x274 Evidence of the effects of aspirin against cancerAspirin, a popular weapon in the war against heart attacks, may also play a role in the prevention and treatment of cancer, according to three new studies British suggest.

We have now found that after taking aspirin for three to four years begins to observe a reduction in the number of people with different propagation cancers, as also appears to have an increased long-term prevention of the development of cancer, there is a good now evidence that aspirin prevents the spread of disease . Because of this, could be used as a treatment.

But research is not conclusive, and it demonstrates that aspirin to fight cancer. Therefore, people should not start consuming large amounts of aspirin in the hope of preventing cancer.

Previously, these researchers showed that a daily dose of aspirin taken for more than 10 years appeared to prevent some cancers, but the short-term benefits and benefits for women were not entirely clear.

Today, a daily low dose of aspirin was recommended for people who have had a heart attack or stroke and prevent suffering another. It is possible that taking aspirin to prevent cancer to become the main motive.

Aspirin may work against cancer by inhibiting platelets that promote clotting and also help cancer cells spread.

However, it is necessary to verify the information.

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