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When you mention cancer, one of the major words that will come to people’s minds is chemotherapy. However, chemotherapy is not always the treatment course cancer patients will take. Besides, nowadays, a cancer diagnosis will not always mean undergoing this process and suffering all the side effects that come with it. Most people, especially ladies, fear chemotherapy for its hair loss effects. Fortunately, sometimes chemotherapy may take a back seat, allowing other forms of cancer...

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In the world, people are diagnosed with various types of cancer every day, which makes it the second most common cause of death. Cancer can affect any part of the body. It has been estimated that in 2021 around 10 million deaths or nearly one in six deaths are caused by cancer.  Breast, lung, colon, rectum, and prostate cancer are the most prevalent cancer types. It is revealed that there is an alarming rate of...

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Early development of leukemia treatments In the late 19th century, the X-ray was developed and used to help treat Leukemia. Scientists found radiation therapy proved to be useful in helping to cure chronic diseases such as leukemia however this was not an effective treatment as the disease would always return. Another early treatment of leukemia was developed due to World War One as researchers found the chemical weapon mustard gas reduced the production of blood...

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Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of death in people who are exposed to smoke or people who do smoke. Smoking has always been advised to be the most injurious habit for the health of the body. Smoking a cigarette made with nicotine emits smoke that has about 7000 chemicals in it. This makes it an extremely risky habit for the body. More men are affected by lung cancer than women. Cancer is...

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While most men won’t stop to think about their prostate health, this doesn’t mean it should be ignored. The prostate is a small gland and plays an essential role in the healthy urinary functioning and sexual performance for men. While prostate problems tend to increase with age, there are ways that men can protect the health of their prostate. A healthy diet and regular exercise are key, but many men are also turning to prostate...

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It is a fact that the ratio of lung cancer is increasing in the state, as approximately 154,050 Americans die every year due to this disease. We need to adopt serious measures to avoid this death-causing disease and proper awareness is mandatory. It equally affects men and women so everyone should take good care of health. Though lung cancer has certain reasons and it can be triggered by anything, if you follow some crucial tips,...

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In this article, Dr. Sandeep Nayak, India’s leading oncologist, has explained Cytotoxic Agents and how they work in cancer treatment. Cytotoxic agents are chemicals that kill cells. The term “cytotoxic” refers to a substance that is toxic or fatal to cells. Cytotoxic agents are used in cancer treatment to prevent cancer cells from dividing and spreading. Chemotherapy employs a variety of cytotoxic agents, each with its mechanism and set of risks and benefits. The following...

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JScreen, www.jscreen.org  a national public health initiative based out of Emory University School of Medicine’s Department of Human Genetics, adds yet another way to save lives with the successful hard launch of its CancerGEN testing initiative. This new JScreen initiative offers at-home testing for more than 60 cancer susceptibility genes associated with hereditary risks for breast, ovarian, prostate, colorectal, skin and many other cancers. During the Pandemic we have all learned how critical it is to take healthcare into...

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Medical technology is constantly evolving and adapting, but one disease in particular is at the forefront of worldwide funding and treatment testing: cancer. Millions of lives could be saved every year through the development of new, successful types of cancer treatment. Out of every six deaths that occur in the world, one is caused by cancer, and it is for this reason that world-leading scientists around the globe are consistently pushing for new breakthroughs in...

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The holidays are in full swing. And while they can be a time of great joy and deep connection, they can also leave us feeling challenged and overwhelmed. For oncology patients and their caregivers specifically, the holidays may trigger stress, causing feelings of frustration or resentment. When patients are actively in treatment or dealing with difficult side effects, these feelings can be compounded with fear or sadness. According to experts at Cancer Treatment Centers of...

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