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6 02, 2017

Cancer prevention, colon cancer, the second most common type of cancer

By | 2017-05-09T13:24:39+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Cancer information, Cancer tips, Forms of Cancer, Health Tips|0 Comments

Cancer prevention, colon cancer, the second most common type of cancer   We hear a lot about breast cancer on the news and on social media, reports about celebrities battling cancer, like Angela Jolie’s double mastectomy, is common. Much is also published about prostate and lung cancer, however, this trend is beginning to change. For [...]

29 07, 2015

Thyroid Cancer Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Treatments

By | 2017-05-05T16:24:25+00:00 July 29th, 2015|Forms of Cancer|Comments Off on Thyroid Cancer Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Treatments

What is Thyroid Cancer? The Thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that is situated in the front of the neck. It is the thyroid's job is to produce certain hormones to help with the different functions of the body. These include Triiodothyronine (T3), Thyroxine (T4) and Calcitonin. T3 and T4 hormones are used to regulate the [...]

15 06, 2015

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Treatments

By | 2017-05-05T16:24:34+00:00 June 15th, 2015|Forms of Cancer|Comments Off on Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Treatments

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (aka NHL) is a cancer of the lymphatic system. There are a number of different types of NHL some of which grow slowly and need little treatment, and others which grow very quickly and need urgent treatment. NHL is a disease of the body's cells. In normal circumstances, cells are renewed or replaced [...]

12 06, 2015

Multiple Myeloma Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Treatments

By | 2017-05-05T16:24:41+00:00 June 12th, 2015|Forms of Cancer|Comments Off on Multiple Myeloma Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Treatments

What is Multiple Myeloma? Multiple Myeloma, also known as Myeloma, is a type of bone marrow cancer. Myeloma can affect many areas around the body, although the most commonly affected areas include the spine, skull, pelvis, and ribs. When cancer attacks more than one area it is known as Multiple Myeloma. Cancer originates in plasma [...]

1 06, 2015

Kidney Cancer Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Treatments

By | 2017-05-05T16:22:35+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Forms of Cancer|Comments Off on Kidney Cancer Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Treatments

What is Kidney Cancer? The kidneys are bean-shaped organs the size of large oranges that sit on the top part of the abdomen, above the intestines and either side of the spine. Blood passes through the renal artery to the kidneys where it filters out water and other waste materials to form urine. This is [...]

1 06, 2015

Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Treatments

By | 2017-05-05T16:22:38+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Forms of Cancer|0 Comments

What is Pancreatic Cancer? The Pancreas is approximately 15cm in length and commonly described as being in the shape of a tadpole with a larger head area narrowing to a tail. The Pancreas is made up of two different functioning units, which are the Exocrine and the Endocrine pancreas. Both of these separate units have [...]

23 03, 2015

Liver Cancer Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Treatments

By | 2017-05-05T16:22:55+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|Forms of Cancer|Comments Off on Liver Cancer Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Treatments

What is Liver Cancer? The liver is a complex organ that performs hundreds of different functions every day, sometimes up to three thousand. The most important functions of the liver include: Digesting proteins and fats Control of blood clotting Removing toxins (the poisons that build up in the body) Releasing bile (this is the liquid [...]

18 03, 2015

Bladder Cancer Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Treatments

By | 2017-05-05T16:22:58+00:00 March 18th, 2015|Forms of Cancer|0 Comments

Bladder Cancer Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Treatments What is Bladder Cancer? The bladder is a hollow balloon-like organ located in the pelvis which stores waste collected from the kidneys and mixed with water to creates urine. When the bladder is full, urine passes out of the body through the urethra. If abnormal tissue grows [...]

18 03, 2015

Cervical Cancer – Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Treatments

By | 2017-05-05T16:23:01+00:00 March 18th, 2015|Cervical Cancer, Forms of Cancer|Comments Off on Cervical Cancer – Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Treatments

What is Cervical Cancer? The cervix is the organ that connects the uterus to the vagina and is the entrance to the womb. Cervical cancer, therefore, is a type of cancer that affects only women, usually between the ages of 25 and 45. It typically grows very slowly in the tissues of the cervix and [...]

10 03, 2015

Stomach and Gastric Cancer – Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Treatments

By | 2017-05-05T16:23:08+00:00 March 10th, 2015|cancer, Forms of Cancer|0 Comments

This is where cancer enters the tissues that line the stomach, which is a part of the human digestive system. It is the job of the stomach to break down food so that it can be easily digested by the rest of the digestive system. Around 95% of stomach cancers are referred to as "adenocarcinoma" that develops [...]