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Moles: Signs of Melanoma and Removal

Almost everybody has at least a few moles. Moles are made up of a collection of pigment cells and can be both, flat or raised on the skin. They can be found virtually anywhere on the body. Moles are more common in individuals who are exposed to a lot of sunshine but some are also present at birth, while others appear during childhood and adulthood. Some people have a genetic predisposition to develop lots of […]

Causes, Signs and Treatment of Oral Cancer

Oral cancer (also called mouth cancer) belongs to the category of head & neck carcinomas. They are otherwise referred to as oral squamous cell carcinomas because of the tendency of the squamous cells in the mouth to become cancerous. Oral Cancer Types The types of oral cancer depend on the location and kind of the cancerous cells. The following types of oral cancer are known: Oral cavity carcinoma – This refers to any cancer that […]

Potential Health Benefits of Green Tea

Camellia sinensis, the plant better known as tea plant, has been highly valued for centuries for its health promoting effects. Green tea, which is made from its leaves, is not fermented and so it is less oxidized than black tea and, therefore, more natural. It makes up about 20% of the total tea production. Green tea contains many different disease-fighting flavonoid compounds. Flavonoids act as strong antioxidants in the body to neutralize free radicals. Green […]

Foods that May Promote Cancer

Numerous foods and their components are suspected of being implicated in the development of cancer. These include naturally occurring substances as well as artificial additives. Food preservation methods and cooking techniques may also influence the food’s potential for promoting cancer. In addition, cancer-causing agents, which are commonly found in pesticides and packaging can sometimes get into our bodies through the food we eat. As research continues, a number of foods initially denounced as cancer-causing have […]

Recognizing Major Types of Skin Cancers

Skin cancer is one of the most frequent forms of cancer in the world. In the United States, it is the most common cancer with nearly five million people being treated for skin cancer each year. It also happens to be the most easily diagnosed type of cancer. Usually, an examination of a small sample of the affected area of skin under a microscope can confirm the suspicion. In general, the sooner cancer is diagnosed […]

Prostate Cancer – Types, Stages and Diagnosis

Prostate cancer is a disease involving growth of malignant/cancerous cells in the prostate. Other names for this type of cancer include prostatic adenocarcinoma, prostatic carcinoma and prostatic sarcoma. The prostate gland in men is situated just below the bladder and in front of the rectum and partly surrounds the urethra, which empties urine from the bladder. It produces some of the fluid that goes to make up the semen and helps provide an alkaline environment […]

What is Hereditary Breast Cancer?

Around 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the United States. Around 10% of those cases are estimated to be hereditary or caused by a genetic mutation of two specific genes that is found in families and passed from generation to generation. Fast Facts about Hereditary Breast Cancer Hereditary breast cancer affects a small segment of the general population. It is caused by the mutation of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. There is […]

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