Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic CancerFor cancer patients or for someone who has close relatives and friends that were diagnosed, the best thing to do is to understand the disease. Knowing what to expect will help you or your love ones survive the symptoms of cancer and be ready in what to do next.

What is Pancreatic Cancer?

Pancreas is sitting behind the stomach and in front of the spinal column. Pancreatic cancer happens when uncontrollable cancerous cells in the pancreas grow. Pancreas looks more likely a fish with a broad head, tapering body, and a narrow, pointed tail. Its size for adult is 6 inches long and 2 inches wide.

Pancreas secretes digestive juice and hormones that regulates blood sugar. There are two types of cells in the pancreas. These are the exocrine and endocrine cells. Exocrine glands are copious than other cells in the pancreas. This gland makes pancreatic enzymes that are released in the intestines to help the process of digestion. Enzymes are first to release into tiny tubes called ducts. Cells that produce hormones are called endocrine. Endocrine cells are small cluster called islets. Islets make important hormones like insulin and glucagon. This glucagon helps in controlling blood sugar levels. Islets released these hormones directly into the blood.

Cancer that grows from these two types can behave and cause symptoms differently.

Cancer in exocrine cells is the most common pancreatic cancer. It is difficult to diagnose a pancreatic cancer with this type because it doesn’t have signs and symptoms. Treatments for exocrine pancreatic cancer mostly don’t cure the cancer.

Other Types of Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma – A large percentage of pancreatic cancer is adenocarcinoma. The cancer cell usually starts in the ducts of the pancreas. In some cases, there are cancerous cells that grow in the pancreatic enzymes, this is called acinar cells carcinomas.

Less common types of exocrine cancer – these include   adenosquamous carcinomas. Squamous cells carcinomas, signet ring cells carcinomas, undifferentiated carcinomas and undifferentiated carcinomas with giant cells.

PANCREATIC ENDOCRINE TUMORS (neuroendocrine tumors) – This is a very rare case of pancreatic tumor. They are also called pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) or islet cells tumors.

NETS can be benign or malignant (cancerous). Under the microscope, benign and malignant NETS are similar. So the diagnosis would not be explicit unless the cancer has spread to other organs of the body.

How important our pancreas is?

As mentioned above, pancreas has a significant part in digestion. After the stomach digest the food for about 2 hours, the partly digested food move to duodenum. As the food passes the duodenum, pancreas produce the digestive juices which run down in the pancreatic duct and mix with the food. Digestive juice contains enzymes that help to breakdown the food into very small particles. These particles are absorbed into the body through the small intestine.

One of the function of pancreas is it produces insulin. Because of insulin our blood sugar is in stable level. If the level of the sugar in the blood is high, it produces more insulin. If the level is low, it produces less.

If your pancreas releases less insulin, you probably have diabetes.

Pancreatic Cancer Risk Factors

According to ACS (American Cancer Society), the pancreatic risk factor can be categorized into factors that can be changed and cannot be changed.

For Risk Factor that can be changed cigarette smoking is the most conventional risk of pancreatic cancer. The increase of risk is doubled in rate for the people who are smoking compared to those who are not. Cigarette smoking has an effect with pancreatic cancer in about 20% to 30%.

Overweight, Obesity and exposure to certain chemicals are also factors that can be changed.

For factors that can’t be changed here are the lists:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Family history
  • Inherited genes
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Stomach problems

Diet, coffee, not physically active, alcohols are also known to be risk factors however they do not have clear effects with pancreatic cancer.

SYMPTOMS

Awareness of any cancer types’ symptoms is very crucial. Knowing the symptoms can make an early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and this could treat or cure the early staged cancer.

Symptoms of pancreatic cancer include:

  • Pain in the upper or middle abdomen and back
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Dark urine
  • Light colored greasy tools
  • Itchy skin
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Gallbladder and liver enlargement
  • Blood clots
  • Diabetes

 

Everything about Prostate Cancer

About 1.1million cases of prostate cancer were recorded by world statistics in 2012. This is also the most common cancer in men in United States, thus this is treatable when diagnosed in early stage.

It was predicted by American Cancer Society that there’s an estimate of 161,360 new cases and about 26,730 deaths from prostate cancer this year (2017) in America.

Prostate gland is sitting below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system. In most cases of prostate cancer, their symptoms appear in urination.

Similar findings with other cancers, prostate cancer has many types. There are types of prostate cancer that grows slowly and may need minimal treatment and there are some that are aggressive and proliferation of cancerous cells is fast.

Most prostate cancers are adenocarcinomas. This type of cancer in the prostate glands begins in cells and release or make mucus and other fluids.

Symptoms may not be seen in early stage, but if you wanted to be aware please check the list below:

  • Urges to urinate often
  • Experience difficulty in commencing urination
  • Less force in the stream of urine
  • Painful urination and less commonly ejaculation
  • Discomfort in pelvic area
  • Experience bone pain
  • Problem in erection or maintaining erection

Cancer cells spread to the spine and compresses the spinal cord

  • Leg weakness
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Fecal incontinence

CAUSE

The cause of prostate cancer is not yet clear. Specialist knows that prostate cancer occurs once they notice cells abnormality in prostate glands. Because of mutations in the abnormal cells’ DNA, the cells grow and divide faster than normal cells. Cancerous cells or abnormal cells continue living and then healthy cells die. Tumors are form by accumulating cancer cells. This tumor grows and invades nearby tissues. When abnormal cells spread and break out from its origin and jump into the other organs of the body, a metastasis has happened.

Risk Factors

Anything that affects the chance of getting diseases like cancer is called risk factor.  Many cancer types have similar risk factor. These factors are often seen on the lists:

  • cigarette smoking
  • the persons’ age
  • Family history

AGE – Prostate cancer increases risk at the age of 65 and above. It is rare in men younger than 40.

RACE – African American men and in Caribbean men of African ancestry are more prone to prostate cancer. Prostate cancer has a lower risk rate in Asian – American and Hispanic/Latino. The reason for this data is remains unclear.

FAMILY HISTORY – For some cases, prostate cancer is inherited genes. Although studies and research shows that it has a double risk if it runs with the family, still the rate is not that high.

GENE CHANGES – There are some inherited genes changes that raise prostate cancer risk. However they are small in percentage.

There are factors that are associated with prostate cancer but still inexplicit. Inclusions of these factors are smoking, diet, obesity, smoking, chemical exposure, inflammation of the prostate, STD (sexually transmitted disease) and vasectomy.

PREVENTION

Anyone can decrease the risk of getting disease especially cancer by following the list below:

  • 1.Eat vegetables and fruits
  • 2.Choose food that are rich in vitamins and minerals instead of supplements
  • 3.Have a daily physical activity
  • 4.Maintain an eating habits
  • 5.Maintain healthy weight
  • 6.Have a regular check up

Liver Cancer and Symptoms

Liver Cancer and SymptomsLiver is like a football -sized organ found on the upper right side of the abdomen, just under the ribs. Liver is the largest internal organ in the body. Liver is made up of mostly cells. These cells are called hepatocytes. This organ is also made up of other cells which includes cells that lines its blood vessels and cells that line small tubes in the liver called bile ducts. Bile ducts          carries fluid called bile from the liver and gall bladder to the small intestine.

LIVER FUNCTIONS:

  • Liver is responsible in breaking down and storing absorbed nutrients from the intestine. Before we can use nutrients for energy and building and repairing body tissues, our liver metabolized these nutrients.
  • Liver also makes most of the clotting that keep us from bleeding too much.
  • Liver secretes bile into the intestine to help our intestine in digestion.
  • Liver process alcohol, drugs, and toxic wastes in the blood, these toxics became urine and tools.

Like any other cancer, liver cancer starts in forming abnormal cells become a tumor, spread to nearby tissues then start to be malignant. Studies show that several people who get liver cancer have a background or have had a chronic liver disease. The several cells in the liver can form different types of benign and malignant (cancerous) tumors. When these cells become malignant or cancerous, these tumors are treated differently and prognosis will vary.

BENIGN LIVER TUMOR

This type of tumor can grow enormous and cause a lot of problems, yet they don’t grow to nearby tissue and spread to other part far away from the liver.

HEMANGIOMA

Hemangioma begins in the blood vessel. This is the most common type of benign tumor but typically doesn’t cause symptoms and doesn’t require treatment. Liver hemangiomas are usually found during a test of a different condition.

HEPATIC ADENOMA

This type of benign tumor is uncommon and it starts from hepatocytes (main liver cells). Hepatic adenoma happen to women in childbearing age and strongly linked with the used of oral contraceptives. Experts usually advise surgery to remove the tumor if possible because there is a risk that the tumor will rapture.

FOCAL NODULAR HYPERPLASIA

This is the second most common benign liver tumor. FNH is made up of some cells types such as hepatocytes, bile duct cells, and connective tissue cells. Doctors usually advise to remove it because FNH can also be mistaken as the primary liver cancer.

Types of Primary Liver Cancer

Hepatocellular carcinoma (hepatocellular cancer) 
Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common liver cancer for adults. This is often diagnosed to people who have chronic liver diseases, like cirrhosis cause by Hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection.

Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer)
This type of liver cancer is uncommon in which the malignant cells from in the bile ducts.

Angiosarcoma and Hemangiosarcoma  
Angiosarcoma and hemangiosarcoma start on the cells lining the blood vessels of the liver. Being exposed to vinyl chloride or to thorium dioxide may cause these types of liver cancer. These tumors are characterized by rapidly proliferating. These types of liver cancer are hard to treat.

Hepatoblastoma
This is a very rare type of primary liver cancer. This tumor usually develops in children from infancy to about 3 years of age. Ratios of 2 out of 3 children are treated successfully with this tumor.

SYMPTOMS OF Liver cancer

Similar to other types of cancer, liver cancer’s signs and symptoms will be visible on the latter stage of the cancer. These symptoms include:

  • Losing weight without doing anything
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Yellow eyes and skin (jaundice)
  • White, chalky stool

These symptoms may also cause by an infection, so it is really important to undergo tests or several examination if possible.

There are cancers that begin from another organ of the body and has had spread to liver. These cancers are metastasis cancer which have spread to liver and not a liver cancer.

Liver Cancers Risk Factors

  • Chronic Infection –Hepatitis B and or hepatitis C virus increases the risk of liver cancer.
  • Cirrhosis –is a disease that causes a great damage to liver, when liver become irreparable this may increase the risk of liver cancer.
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease – This disease is common to overweight with no alcohol consumption but develops fatty liver. Non-alcohol fatty liver can also progress to cirrhosis
  • Diabetes – A person with type 2 diabetes has a higher risk of getting liver cancer than someone who has normal blood sugar.
  • Heavy Drinker (Excessive alcohol consumption) – heavy drinker that drink alcohol more  than a moderate amount may destroy the liver beyond repair; this would increase the risk of getting liver cancer.
  • Inherited Liver Disease – Health conditions like hemochromatosis and Wilson’s disease can increase the risk of liver cancer.
  • Obesity – fatty liver disease are common to overweight people and this may result to liver cancer.
  • Exposure to Alflatoxins –Aflatoxins are made by fungus grow in corn, rice, soybeans and peanuts that are stored in moist and warm environment. This poisonous fungus is more common in certain part of Asia and Africa.

Our liver is very important part of the body and we cannot live without it. Healthy lifestyle and healthy diet would lessen the possibility of developing this disease.

“Prevention is better than cure.”

Stage 4 Cancer or Metastasis

stage 4 cancerFinding out that you have a stage 4 cancer is the most horrifying day of someone’s life. An initial reaction would be an endless rollercoaster ride of negativity. After the diagnosis, the doctor or specialist will determine the prognosis of your condition.

What are my chances?

What is Stage 4 cancer?

Staging is a process of describing how far the cancer has grown and how large it is. It is important to know the kind of treatment you should be undergoing because treatment for Stage 1 is different in advance cancer or Stage 4. The completion of staging would rely on whether the patient finishes the entire test or not.

Because of Staging the doctor will know the plan treatment, including the type of surgery, and if chemotherapy and radiotherapy (radiation) is needed. Doctors or specialist can also predict the chance of recovery and the chance of the cancer cells to come back after the original treatment. Staging is also essential in finding out the effectiveness of the treatment.

In Staging, experts use TNM staging system. TNM stands for Tumour, Nodes and Metastasis.

  • T – Describes the size of the cancer cells and how far it has spread to the tissue. T uses numbers from 1 to 4 where 1 means the cancer is small.
  • N – Describes if the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes. N uses 0 and 3, where 0 means no lymph nodes containing cancer cells and 3 means there are lots of nymph nodes containing cancer cells.
  • M – Describes whether the cancer has spread to another part of the body. M uses 1 and 0 where 0 means cancer hasn’t spread and 1 means cancer has spread.

WHAT IS STAGE 4 CANCER or METASTASIS?

Stage 4 cancer is when cancer cells spread far away from the origin into other parts of the body. The cancer cells travel through the lymph system or blood and form a new tumor in other tissues or parts of the body. This progress can also be called as Metastasis or advance stage. However, “locally advance” is different from metastasis cancer. In locally advance, cancer cells have spread to lymph nodes or nearby tissues but not the entire body.

All types of cancer can spread or metastasize. These are the factors to consider on how metastasis happens:

  • Type of cancer
  • How fast the growth of it
  • How long the patient have it before treatment

Cancer cells can spread to any organ but this are the parts of the body where metastasis often happen:

  • Bones
  • Brain
  • Liver
  • Lymph nodes
  • Lungs

These are the cancers that tend to spread on a certain parts of the body.

  • Breast cancer regularly spread to the bones, liver, lungs, chest wall and brain
  • Lung cancer regularly spread to  the brain, bones, liver and adrenal glands
  • Prostate cancer regularly spread to the bones
  • Colon and rectal cancer regularly spread to the lungs and liver.

Even though metastasis occurs, doctors give the same name as the original cancer. For example, a breast cancer spread to the lungs, it is called “metastasis breast cancer,” not lung cancer. Nevertheless, tumors of different locations still represent breast cancer, specialist are still studying more about how metastasis differ from its original tumor at the genetic and molecular level.

Can Stage 4 curable?

The good news is yes it can be cured for some cases. Stage 4 can often be treated, even if the cancer can’t be cured. Treatment can shrink the cancer, slow its growth, help you relieve the symptoms and help you live longer.

People who survive for months or years, the treatment for the cancer will be like a chronic illness. Examples of these illnesses are heart disease and diabetes.

When you live for cancer with many years, it is important to follow your treatment plan so it works as well possible. Support in enduring physical, mental and emotional challenges is also needed in the long run.

Colon Cancer (Colorectal) and Symptoms

Colon Cancer (Colorectal) and Symptoms

Colon Cancer (Colorectal) and Symptoms

Colon cancer or colorectal cancer is known to be the third deadliest cancer globally. But early detection of malignancy in the colon is curable and can be treated.

We can stop the mortality and new cases to rise up by feeding ourselves with information. These research and gathered data can help you determine the next step.

Colon is our large intestine located at the lower part of our digestive system. Therefore, rectal is last 12 centimeter below the colon. When uncontrollable cancer cells increase its growth in the colon and rectal, it is called colorectal cancer.

Most common cases of colon cancer start as small, noncancerous (benign) clumps of cells called adenomatous polyps. Unfortunately, these polyps can also become cancerous. If they begin spreading and occupying healthy tissue this is called metastasis. This is a more serious stage of cancer. Polyps can be prevented from becoming malignant if regular checkup and healthy diet are observed. Screening test would be a great help to stop polyps from multiplying.

Colorectal Cancer Signs and Symptoms

Research shows that in early stage of colorectal cancer, signs or symptoms are minimal. As the disease progresses, the signs and symptoms become apparent.

There are some symptoms of colorectal cancer that can be mistaken from other infection or bacteria such us hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome, or inflammatory bowel disease. “False alarm” you are cleared.

New symptoms will be felt by the patients, once the cancer spread in the new area. In most instances, liver is always affected.

There are two category of colorectal cancer. These are the symptoms.

Local Colorectal Symptoms:

It is called Local symptoms when it has a direct effect on the colon or rectum.

This includes the following:

  • Changes in your bowel habit
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool
  • Feeling discomfort on your abdomen, bloated or cramps
  • A feeling that your bowel doesn’t empty completely
  • Stools that are thinner than normal

Systematic Colorectal Symptoms:

Unlike local symptoms, systematic symptoms have wider territory. The signs affect your whole body.

This includes the following:

  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Anemia
  • Yellow skin and eyes (jaundice)
  • Weakness or fatigue

Symptoms may differ because of cancer’s size and its location. Testing or screening prior to colon cancer’s symptoms is said to be easier to treat.

RISK FACTORS:

  • Overweight – Men and women who are obese have the higher chance of getting colon or colorectal cancer. But studies show that it has higher tendency for men.
  • Age – Age 45 and above has the higher risk of getting colorectal cancer. Although anyone can also acquire it on younger years.
  • History of Inflammatory Bowel Disease- There is an increase of risk for people who had IBD or including ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.
  • History of Colorectal Cancer or Polyps – A person who had a colorectal cancer before has a higher risk to get the cancerous cells again. Even if the cancer is removed, cancer cells can develop and grow to other areas.

If the patient has an adenomas polyp before, the polyps may grow into a cancerous cell. This is true especially to large polyps.

  • Type2 Diabetes – Colorectal cancer and Type 2 diabetes have the same risk factor such as lak of physical activity and being overweight. This type of diabetes in not insulin dependent. It said the increase is high on rectal cancer.

Genetic

  • Family History of Cancer – Studies show that most of the people who have colorectal cancer do not have an existing family history of cancer or colorectal cancer. Although the reason for this matter is not clear, 1 in 5 colorectal cases get it because of inherited genes. According to some writings share environmental factor and family history may increase the possibility of getting the disease.
  • Inherited Syndrome – There are two inherited syndromes connected with colorectal cancer. These are familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC). Rarer syndromes like Lynch Syndrome, Turcot Syndrome and Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome may also increase the chance of having colorectal cancer.
  • Racial and Ethnic Background – In the US, the highest rate of colorectal incidence and mortality are African American. Jews (Ashkenazi) are also included on the list. There is still no scientific explanation for this.

LIFESTYLE

  • Eating habits (diet) – People who tend to eat red meat more often may increase colorectal risks.

Cooking meats at a very high temperature like frying, grilling, broiling create chemicals that may contribute to an increase risk.

  • No Physical Activity – Like other kind of cancer, colorectal cancer has an increased risk to people who has sedentary lifestyle.
  • Smoking – Smoking is also the popular cause of lung cancer, and apparently colorectal cancer. The cancer causing substance of cigarettes may be swallowed so it potentially increases the risk of having colorectal cancer.
  • Excessive Alcohol Drinking – Too much in everything or anything is an abused. Excessive drinking of alcohol has a negative effect to our bodies. For men who are drinking a limit of 2 drinks a day and 1 drink for women have many health benefits.

Lung Cancer and Symptoms

Lung Cancer and SymptomsLung cancer is well known to be the number one cause of death to women and men worldwide.

Lung cancer like all cancer is a result of abnormality in our cells. Imbalance cell growth and uncontrolled division and proliferation that forms a mass is called tumor.

There are two main type of Lung Cancer; Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Small Lung Cancer. It is important to know what type of lung cancer you have because it will also determine the right treatment and prognosis for you.

Prognosis of lung cancer is anticipating and predicting the likelihood of the person’s survival. This depends on where the cancer is located, the cancer size, and type of lung cancer and the overall health status of the patient.

1.Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) – This is the common type of lung cancer. NCSLC have subtypes and they are Squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and large cell carcinoma.  These are considered to be the subtypes of lung cancer because the approach to treatment and outlook (prognosis) are often the same.

  • Adenocarcinoma – this begin on the air sacs that makes mucus and other substance. It usually starts on the early stage of the cell.

Adenocarcinoma transpires mainly to former or currently smokers. However it is also most common to the non-smokers. This type of lung cancer is most common to women than in men and for people younger than 45.

  • Squamous Cell (epidermoid) carcinoma – this begins in cells that line in the airways of the lungs. This subtype has the rate of 25% to 35% of lung cancer incidence. They are often associated with a person who has history of smoking.

  • Large cell (undifferentiated) carcinoma – About 10% of lung cancer are Large Cell Carcinoma. This subtype can appear to any part of the lungs. This cell spread and grows quickly.

Like other cancer, lung cancer’s symptoms and signs are not visible until it’s in an advanced stage. When an early stage is detected it is often mistaken as other disease or illnesses such as pneumonia or infection. For early diagnosis, check the following signs and symptoms:

Symptoms of Non- Small cell Cancer

  • Coughing gets worse

  • Coughing blood

  • Chest pain that often painful when you cough

  • Hoarseness or voice changes

  • Raspy sound when you breathe

  • Wheezing

  • Shortness of breathe

  • Easily get tired or weak

  • Infections or pneumonia that keeps on coming back

The cancer cells spread to other parts of the body. These symptoms in more advanced stage

  • Bone pain

  • Headache

  • Dizziness

  • Numbness

  • Yellow skin or eyes (jaundice)

2.Small Cell Lung Cancer or small-cell carcinoma – This cancer is also known as oat cell cancer. About 10% to 15% of lung cancers are SCLC. This cancer grows and spread rapidly. Small – cell lung cancer is frequently linked with paraneoplastic syndromes (a collection of symptoms that result from substances produced by the tumor). Smoking is the primary cause of small-cell lung cancer.

Second hand smokers are at increased risk at 30%.

A person who mines uranium has a high risk in all types of lung cancer. But most common is small – cell lung cancer.

Symptoms of Small cell Lung Cancer

  • Coughing up blood

  • Cough

  • Chest pain worsened by deep breathing

  • Shortness of breath

The cancer cells spread to nearby areas:

  • Hoarse voice, resulting from compression that supplies the vocal cords.

  • Experiencing difficulty in swallowing, result of the compression of the esophagus

  • Face and hands are swelling because of compression of the superior vena cava.

The cancer cells spread on other parts of the body:

  • Headache, blurring of vision, nausea, vomiting, weakness of limb, mental changes and seizures –The cancer cells had reached the brain.

  • Back pain – The cancer cells has reached the vertebral column.

  • Paralysis and loss of bowel/bladder function – The cancer has had reached the spinal cord

  • Pain on the upper right part of the abdomen – The cancer has had reached the liver

3.Other type of Lung Cancer – Lung Carcinoid Tumor – also known as lung carcinoids. This type of lung cancer is rare and the growth is slower than other types of lung cancer. They are consisting of special kinds of cells called neuroendocrine cells.

Causes of Lung Cancer

Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer. Studies have found other causes of lung cancer. You might want to include this on the list to avoid:

  • Exposure to Radon gas

  • Work exposure to diesel exhaust

  • Air pollution

  • Work exposure to asbestos fiber

  • Other chemicals

  • Passive smoker

  • Gene changes that may lead to lung cancer – changes in DNA of lungs

  • Inherited genes – basically, shared environmental factors like a smoking household

  • Lung Disease for example chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and Pulmonary fibrosis

Alternative Treatment for Cancer : Sign of Hope

Alternative Treatment for CancerWhat is the best treatment that is worth trying for?

The first word that will pop up into your mind is chemotherapy. The method is number one on the list but not always the best. Let me tell you the numbers, based on statistics, amongst people who underwent chemotherapy, only 12-18% survived. The complexity of the process of chemotherapy has led into many side effects. The patient will experience hair loss, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, Infection, constipation, diarrhea, appetite changes, easy bruising and bleeding. I can go on and forth because there’ll be a lot more. Not to mentioned, that it will also cost you a living. Chemotherapy prices may vary depending on how advanced the stage of cancer is.

Next to chemo, the most common treatment for cancer is radiation, it also called radiotherapy. Radiation is a treatment that uses a high dose of radiation (high energy waves) to eliminate cancer cells and diminish tumors. The high dose radiation destroys cancer cells or slows down the growth of their DNA. Like other treatment of cancer, radiation also causes side effects. Since radiation is given to the exact area of the tumor or cancer, it only affects the part of the body where the tumor is located. For example the radiation therapy is aimed at a particular part of the body where hair grows; an incident of losing hair is anticipated. For general side effects of radiation, skin problems like itching, dryness, blistering and peeling are visible.

Most cancer patients are steadily relying on clinical treatment. Others are still searching for the cure. Some tried complimentary treatment such us acupuncture, massage and Tai chi to temporarily relief the pain. Clinical trials is also on the list. Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The test will include machine, chemicals or drugs. This process might take some time and not a 100% guaranteed.

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Breast Cancer and Symptoms

Being the one of the most common cause of death to women, breast cancer can also be acquired by men. Men can also develop a malignant tumor in their breast that can be felt as a lump. This malignant tumor is composed of cancer cells that initially spread on the person’s chest. The rapid growth of the cells is what causes cancer.

According to WCRF (World Cancer Research Fund International), about 1.7 million breast cancer new cases diagnosed in 2012. Statistically, breast cancer is the second most common cancer overall worldwide. The mortality rates and breast cancer incidence may vary to different countries. Unfortunately, the death rate for undeveloped nation is higher compared to nations that has impressive improvement in medical aspects and can afford the cost of new machine or tools necessary for breast cancer treatments. In 2012 stats, from research in WCRF, Belgium had the highest rate of breast cancer, followed by Denmark and France.

The numbers also show that nearly 22% cases of breast cancer in Brazil can be prevented by living a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise, healthy diet to attain healthy weight.

In 2012, nations with advanced medical care had an estimation of 80-90% survivors in early stage breast cancer and 24% for more advanced stage. Although, Belgium had the highest rate of breast cancer, this country was also the highest proportion in terms of survival.

Breast cancer can be categorized as Invasive and Non-invasive. Invasive breast cancer is when cancer cells erupt from lobules or ducts and invade near tissues while non-invasive cells stay on its origin. The bad news is, non-invasive cancer cells can grow into an invasive breast cells.

Which part of the breast can the cancer start?

The cancer cells can start to any part of the breast. Most common cases, the cancer start from the ducts that carry milk to the nipple. These are called Ductal carcinoma.

When the cancer cells begin in the lobules, it is called Lobular carcinoma.

Other cases, and in minimal percentage, the cancer starts in other tissues in the breast. These are known to be sarcomas and lymphomas.

RISK FACTORS of Breast Cancer

Although, the main cause of the said disease is not specified, there are many risk factors that you need to know. These are what I have gathered:

Age – Most of the time, breast cancer occurs at the age of 50 or after menopause. As the age of 70, the chance of getting breast cancer also goes up to 3.84 percent.

Obesity – Studies have shown that women who are overweight or obese after menopause has a higher risk of developing breast cancer. This is because after menopause, majority of woman’s estrogen comes from fat tissue. When you have more fat tissue after menopause it can elevate your estrogen levels and this may cause a higher risk of acquiring breast cancer.

Men who are overweight have a higher chance of getting not only breast cancer but also other cancers and disease.

Genetics-There are cases of breast cancer that are hereditary; this means their family members have history of cancer. It is about 5 – 10% cases were from gene –defects passed on from parents.

History of breast cancer and/or any kind of cancer – There is a higher risk to get breast cancer again if a woman has had breast cancer before.

Oral Contraceptives- According to most studies, it is irrefutable that birth control pills can cause a higher risk of acquiring breast cancer unlike woman who never takes oral contraceptives. It was also mentioned in a research that this is found on a certain form of oral contraceptives.

Lifestyle

  • Excessive Alcohol Consumption-According to studies, women who take in more than 3 drinks a day have 1.5 higher risks. It is 20% higher than women who don’t drink at all.

  • Cigarette- The studies have shown that this is not only risky to smoker but also heavy second hand smoker, premenopausal women.

  • No proper exercise – We all know that exercise benefits our body. Lack of exercise can cause varieties of problem physically.

But if you stay physically active it will reduce the risk of breast cancer and other diseases. Studies show that exercising regularly like 4 or 7 hours a week can control the blood sugar and lessen the blood levels of insulin growth factor. This is a hormone that can affect how breast cells grow and behave.

  • Unhealthy Diet – Proper nourishment and good eating habits has a big role in fighting diseases. Food that can boost your immune system also helps in killing cancer cells.

Symptoms for Male Breast Cancer

Even so, the numbers of men getting breast cancer are not alarming; men have a higher death rate than women because of lack of knowledge and awareness. Male breast cancer usually happens in men over 60 years of age.

A ratio of only one man in a thousand will ever be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Symptoms for Male breast cancers are:

  • Thickening on breast tissue. A lump, normally painless but there are some instances that the patient can feel pain.

  • Skin breast discoloration like dimpling, redness and puckering.

  • Discharge from nipple

  • Scaling of the nipple

Symptoms for Female Breast Cancer

It is essential to learn and spread awareness on how should a normal and healthy breast looks like. An early diagnosis can give you a better chance of treatment and surviving the disease. It is said that a woman’s body is consistently changing but some of the changes that looks normal can be a sign of cancer.

You might want to check this out:

  • Swelling all over the breast(bloating) and/ or thickening inside the breast or under arm .
  • Skin dimpling
  • Nipple discharge
  • Redness or scaling of the breast skin or nipple
  • Size changes and /or shape of nipples turn inward
  • Abnormal new pain on a specific spot that does not go away
  • Experiencing bleeding in between period

If you ever encounter any of the symptoms, go to a specialist as early as possible so that the cause may be determined and treated.