his list provides top 10 cancer articles of the year 2014.Cancer is a medical term used to describe the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body due to genetic and environmental factors, cancerous cells can grow uncontrollably and invade other cells and tissues in the body through the blood and lymphatic system.
Researchers have found more than 100 types of cancers and they are named according to the origin or site of the body where cancerous cells start to grow.
Cancers can be categorized into major 5 types
Sarcoma: cancer that originates from cartilage, bone, fat tissues, muscles, blood vessels, especially from connective tissues.
Carcinoma: cancer that originates from skin or tissues that cover internal organs. Carcinoma can be classified into various subtypes, They are: basal cell carcinoma, transitional cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma,
how tumor growsLeukemia: cancer originating from blood or bone marrow, leukemia is also another name for blood cancer.
Central nervous system cancers: cancer that originates from tissues of the brain and spinal cord
Lymphoma and myeloma: Cancer that originates from the immune cells and invade other tissues.
Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BIRADS) is standard way of describing a mammogram findings and results. This system is developed by American College of Radiology in collaboration with many health care groups. This system is mainly divided into major 7 categories from 0-6. This standard ensure doctors to have a better follow up of suspicious findings.
Pancreatic cancer is the 9th most common cancer in women and 10th most common cancer in men in the United States and the rates have been increased over the last 10 years. In this article we would basically highlight Pancreatic cancer warning signs that you shouldn't ignore
Our natural immune system plays an essential role in targeting cancer cells for destruction and elimination. Even though, tumor cells are smarter than our immune system and have developed ways to avoid immune detection.
The psychological effects begin when the doctor breaks the bad news to you. From that point forward (at least until you get very favorable news about your being in remission) you will, in the words of Tim McGraw’s song, “live like you were dying.” I have been in touch with hundreds of survivors and I know of none of them who said: “It did not bother me when I was told I had cancer – after all cancer is quite curable in this day and age.” I am sure you have never heard that, nor would you be willing to say it.
Breast-self exam is your first line defense against the breast cancer. Once you start doing regular breast self-exam, you will become familiar with how your breasts normally feel and you will be able to notice any changes that may occur. Breast often feel lumpy because of fibrous, fatty tissues, milk glands, and ducts. 50-60% of lumps you may feel are harmless such as, fluid filled cysts you can move around, a buildup of fibrous tissue may also produce a hard firm lump that’s movable. There are also pseudo lumps which could be scar tissues, dead fat deposit, etc.
Malignant lymphomas are malignant cells or cancer cells arising in the lymphoid tissues. These tissues include lymph nodes, B-cells, T-cells, NK cells, etc. Usually most of the lymphomas are highly malignant and lethal if not controlled at early stage and treated with proper medicine. Malignant lymphomas are common in china, occupying about 3-4% of all malignant cancer cases
Penile cancer is the growth of malignant cells (cancer cells) in tissues of the penis. Penile cancer usually occurs uncircumcised men and it suggests that there is a correlation between circumcision and penile cancer. Circumcision decreases the concentration in smegma and reduces the chances of infections developing in the foreskin, like potentially oncogenic human papilloma virus. Human Papilloma Virus DNA is seen in approximately 50% of cases diagnosed with penile cancer. Usually penile cancer is common among men ages between 40 and 70.
Radon is a gaseous radioactive element. It is an extremely toxic, colorless gas, derived from the radioactive decay of radium, uranium and thorium. It is used in cancer treatment. It has been considered by the Environmental Protection Agency
as the second most leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking based on their mathematical risk estimates derived from many published studies.
Malignant connective tissue tumors or mesenchyme are called sarcomas. Sarcoma accounts 1% of all malignancies in adults. However, it’s the fourth most common type of malignancy in children after hematopoietic neoplasm and, neural tumors, and Wilms tumor.
Epithelial mesothelioma is a cancer cell formed in the epithelial cell lining of the lung’s pleural cavity. This malignancy is associated very strongly with asbestos exposures. Epithelial mesothelioma is more common in adults, aged between 40 to 70 years and 90% of epithelial mesothelioma cases are men.
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