Articles tagged with: cancer
Have You Wondered What Mesothelioma is?
If you have, then you are most certainly not alone. Mesothelioma is a specific form of malignant cancer that begins within the body’s cells that line various different parts of the individual’s body. The affected cells of this disease can often be found in the person’s abdomen or belly, in the main organ of the cardiovascular system, which is the heart, in the chest cavity, and even in the patient’s testicles. Mesothelium is the name that refers to the lining within these areas of the body that is responsible for providing the organs in these areas a special fluid that is needed for them to adequately be able to move around without becoming injured or damaged. An example would be the way in which the lungs of a person’s body move, as the normal process of breathing occurs. Not [...]
Are Celebrity Cancer Deaths More or Less Common?
Cancer is a mysterious disease that inflicts thousands or more people each year. Some are everyday people that you may pass on the street. Many people think cancer is a disease that mainly affects the elderly or poor but this is not the case. It doesn’t matter if you are poor, rich, old or young cancer can strike anyone include the famous. Celebrity cancer deaths are every bit as common and likely as those of anyone else. The only real difference is that these deaths are often more publicized than the deaths of average or less known people. Another difference may be that although cancer may strike anyone at any time many celebrities are in a better financial state to deal with the cost of the necessary treatments that occur with the diagnosis of these diseases. There are many different [...]
What Are Common Brain Cancer Symptoms?
Brain cancer symptoms may vary from one person to another. This is because every person is different and their body may react to things in different ways. Another factor that affects how symptoms may present themselves is the type of brain cancer that is involved. Even tumors coming from the same brain tissue can become very different as they form. Some of the most common symptoms that may be noticed in association with brain cancer include motion sickness, dizziness, frequent loss of balance, seizures, changes in personality or behavior, memory loss, headaches, nausea, vomiting and changes in how a person thinks or talks. Other things that may be affected by brain cancer include speech, hearing and sight. In order for these symptoms to be properly diagnosed it is necessary to consult [...]
What Do The Early Symptoms of Brain Cancer Include?
Brain cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in the brain which leads to the formation of tumors. These tumors can directly affect many essential functions of the brain including those relevant to memory, muscle control and feeling or sensation. Not all brain tumors are cancerous but the ones that are made up of cancerous cells are called malignant tumors. When a tumor is made up of cells that are not cancerous they are referred to as benign and usually do not cause any problems. Early symptoms of brain cancer may include things like difficulty walking, frequent loss of balance, difficulty talking or hearing, nausea, loss of appetite, memory loss, weakness, changes in eyesight, vomiting, headaches and motion sickness. Some other symptoms that may be noticed are changes in a person’s [...]
Common Causes of Anal Cancer
Although anal cancer is considered to be a rare disease more and more cases are being discovered. Anal cancer is typically confined to the area in, around or on the anus which is the opening at the end of the rectum. The most often contracted form of this disease is squamous cell carcinoma which begins in the outer lining of the anus. Another cancer that is related to this called cloacogenic carcinoma. This cancer usually occurs between the anus and rectum. Skin cancer can also affect the anal area. Another occurrence that take place in this area include polyps and warts. Although these are often not cancerous they can turn cancerous over the progression of time. Cancer occurs when the general function that controls the growth of cells is changed. When this happens, cells begin to grow nonstop [...]
Different Blood Cancer Types You Should Know About
For each kind of cancer there are often multiple types of that cancer. Blood cancer is no exception. There are several blood cancer types that individuals can and often do develop. Blood cancer is a serious blood disease that generally affects the blood or bone marrow. Bone marrow is where blood starts because that is where blood cells are made. This is why most blood cancers also affect, either directly or indirectly, the bone marrow. There are a variety of different types of these cancers based on what types of cells are affected and how quickly the disease progresses. Leukemia, which is one of the types of blood cancer, has several different types in itself. Acute Myeloid Leukemia This is a blood cancer that develops quickly from cells in the bone marrow. Of the many symptoms [...]