• Cancer Diagnosis, Lung Cancer

    Lung Cancer Screening

    Lung Cancer Screening: Like most cancer, lung cancer can sneak up on someone even if they don’t have a medical history that would likely lead to cancer. Someone who has never smoked a cigarette can get lung cancer just like someone who smokes a pack a day. It may be unlikely but it is still […]

  • Breast Cancer, Cancer Diagnosis

    Breast Cancer Definition

    Breast Cancer Definition: Like every other kind of cancer, breast cancer occurs when the cells that make up the breast or surrounding tissues begin to grow in an uncontrolled manner. The uncontrolled multiplication of cells eventually leads to a tumor or lump that you may be able to feel when you examine your breasts. Other […]

  • Breast Cancer, Cancer Diagnosis

    Breast Cancer Screening

    The Importance of Breast Cancer Screening Did you know that last year, breast cancer was the second leading cause of death in women behind heart disease? Each year, over 250,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer. That means in the U.S. alone, one out of eight women will be diagnosed […]

  • Breast Cancer, Cancer Diagnosis

    Triple Negative Breast Cancer

    Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Breast cancer is commonly fueled by any one of the following: Estrogen Progesterone HER2 protein If your pathology report says that none of the receptors for these hormones or protein were found in your tumor, your breast cancer is said to be Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Between 10-20% of breast cancers […]

  • Breast Cancer, Cancer Diagnosis

    Understanding Inflammatory Breast Cancer

    Understanding Inflammatory Breast Cancer One of the rarer types of breast cancer is inflammatory breast cancer. It only affects fewer than 200,000 people in the United States. However, that doesn’t make it any less dangerous.  It is the most aggressive and lethal form of breast cancer there is. Hopefully, we can shed some insight on […]

  • Cancer Diagnosis, Skin Cancer

    Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Squamous cell carcinoma Although not the most fatal, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer all over the world. Every year, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the United States than all other cancers combined. Statistics from the World Health Organization show that skin cancer accounts for one-third of all cancer […]

  • Cancer Diagnosis, Skin Cancer

    What you should know about Melanoma?

    What you should know about melanoma According to the World Health Organization, 60,000 early deaths occur as result of exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun while about 48,000 of the 60,000 early deaths are due to malignant melanoma. Melanoma is the type of skin cancer that originates from pigment containing cells of the skin […]

  • Cancer Diagnosis

    What to do when diagnosed with mesothelioma

    What to do when diagnosed with mesothelioma The incidence of mesothelioma is on the increase. Although this situation is very disturbing, there seems to be very little the medical world can do about it. This is due to the extremely long latency period of the disease. The people coming down with mesothelioma today were exposed […]

  • Cancer Diagnosis

    Mesothelioma Symptoms

    Mesothelioma Symptoms General symptoms: Most of the time, mesothelioma symptoms can be confused to that of other diseases however, knowing the potential signs of this disease is important. It takes a long time for mesothelioma to develop and as such, its symptoms do not show themselves until it has advanced to later stages. Most often, […]

  • Cancer Diagnosis

    Mesothelioma: Risk Factors, Cause, Symptoms

    Mesothelioma Risk Factors, Cause, Symptoms & Prevention Mesothelioma Risk Factors and Causes Exposure to asbestos (a cloistering material made up magnesium-silicate mineral fibres) is the main factor that will enhance the chances of contracting this disease. Smoking though not associated with mesothelioma highly increases the chances of developing this disease, especially when exposed to asbestos. […]