Researchers from Boston College have developed a new class of small molecule receptors capable of detecting a lipid molecule that reveals the telltale signs of cellular death, particularly cancer cells targeted by anti-cancer drugs, the team reports in the current electronic edition of the Journal of the American Chemical Society . www.topix.com
We know that there are couple factors which can cause cancer, but unfortunately some people are taking them exaggeratedly and later cause several myths about the causes of this disease. Some of these myths even make some people overly worried about their own health or those who live around them.
To avoid the panic caused by those myths, here are some explanations related to them as revealed in MayoClinic.com, by a cancer specialist of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Timothy Moynihan, MD.
Deodorants or antiperspirant products can cause breast cancer
Although such products contain harmful substances like parabens and aluminum compounds that can be absorbed through the skin or enter the body through shaving nicks, there is no clinical study yet which proves whether these products can cause breast cancer or not. So, these kinds of statements are actually myths.
However, if you are still worried about using such products and yet concerned about your body odors, you better opt for products that contain no worrying chemical.
Microwaving plastic containers and wraps release harmful and cancer-causing substances into the food they kept
Plastic containers and wraps which are microwave-safe can be safely used in the microwave. But of course, the regular plastic containers which are not intended for microwave use could possibly melt and potentially leak chemical compounds into your food. So before putting the plastic containers inside your microwave, you better check whether it is labeled ‘microwave-safe’ or not.
People with cancer shouldn’t consume sugary foods, since it can make the cancer grow faster.
Although all cells, including cancer cells, depend on blood sugar (glucose) for energy, it doesn’t make those cells grow faster. So even though you cut your sugar intake, it won’t slow the growth of those cancer cells either.
Good people don’t get cancer
We realized that in ancient times there was a belief that certain diseases are the punishment for being bad or having bad thoughts. So what about the newborns or kids at young age who have cancer, are such punishments applied to them as well? Therefore, you should agree that those beliefs are truly myths.
Cancer is contagious
There is no way for cancer to be contagious. The only trigger that could pass diseases which can lead to the development of cancer is virus. Viruses like Human papillomavirus (HPV) and Hepatitis C can be transmitted through sexual intercourse or the use of infected IV needles. HPV can later cause cervical and other forms of cancer, while Hepatitis C can cause liver cancer. So other than avoiding people who have cancer, better you talk to your doctor about ways to protect yourself from those viruses.cancer.womendiary.net
The most common bowel cancer treatment is surgery.
The surgeon removes the tumor and surrounding lymph nodes guts. This is necessary to prevent the spread of tumors.
Typically, the surgeon removes the part of colon and connects formed ends with each other. When this is impossible, intestine is being exteriorized on the front abdominal wall. In most cases, this is only the first stage of operation; in the second phase the ends of intestine are connected with each other, restoring the continuity of intestinal tubes and normal way of allocating stool. However, approximately 10% of patients are living with withdrawn intestine.
Sometimes, after the surgery, radiotherapy (radiation) or chemotherapy (anti-cancer drugs) is appointed to destroy the remaining cancer cells.
Treatment success depends largely on the characteristics of an organism, bowel cancer symptoms and the timing of diagnosis of cancer. If the cancer does not extend beyond the intestine, the chances of survival are 99%. They are reduced to 85% if invasion to the wall occurred, up to 66% – with the involvement of local lymph nodes and up to 35% – in the distribution to distant lymph nodes.bowelcancersymptoms.org
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