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  • Physical And Emotional Pain Of Cancer
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    Research Essay December 8, 2003 Final Copy 10: 00 MWF Cancer In this paper I'm going to enlighten the reader on the struggles and hardships that people have living and maintaining with cancer. The stress that cancer causes is enough to change the emotional balance of ones environment. Physical pain is a factor that causes a person with cancer to do not want their life to continue. Some more factors that people deal with while assessing cancer are emotional pain, treatment, expenses, and just lea...
  • New Standard For Patients With Testicular Cancer
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    THURSDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- Following surgery, a single dose of the cancer drug is just as effective, and less toxic, than the standard three weeks of radiation therapy traditionally used to fight stage 1 semi noma, a form of testicular cancer, British researchers report. In addition, treatment with results in the development of fewer new compared with traditional radiation therapy, according to the report in the July 23 issue of The Lancet. For the past half-century, the standard care...
  • Only Patients With Ovarian Cancer
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    ... that it occurs at a significantly younger age than the non-inherited form. Cytogenetic investigations of sporadic (non-inherited) ovarian tumors have revealed frequent alterations of chromosomes 1, 3, 6, and 11. Many proto-oncogenes have been mapped to these chromosomes, and deletions of segments of chromosomes (particularly 3 p and 6 q) in some tumors is consistent with a role for loss of tumor suppressor genes. Recently, a genetic linkage study of familial breast / ovary cancer suggested l...
  • Most Common Types Of Thyroid Cancer Papillary
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    The thyroid gland is the gland that makes and stores hormones that help regulate the heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and metabolism. Thyroid hormones are essential for the function of every cell in the body. They help regulate growth and the rate of chemical reactions in the body. Thyroid hormones also help children grow and develop. The thyroid gland is located in the lower part of the neck, below the Adam's apple, wrapped around the trachea. It has the shape of a butterfly with t...
  • Most Common Throat Cancer Surgery
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    Throat Cancer Each year, smoking kills more people than AIDS, alcohol, drug abuse, car accidents, murder, suicide, and fires -- -combined! The use of tobacco increases the risk of contracting throat cancer. Throat cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers within the United States. Cancer of the larynx (or voice box) is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the tissues of the larynx. The larynx is a short passageway shaped like a triangle that is just below the pharynx in the...
  • Radiation Balloon
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    In the article Brain Cancer Innovation: Attacking the Core, Anne Denogeantries to clarify how deadly glioma (malignant tumor of the neurological cells) actually is, and how a balloon filled with radiation can extend a patients life. Anne goes on to explain that this treatment is not a cure but on average it does give the patient additional months if he or she did not take the surgery. This procedure is done to treat some of the most severe cases of glioma, which was recorded to end up in an aver...
  • Average Annual Cancer Incidence And Mortality Rates
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    Cancer Incidence and Mortality of African Americans in Texas Cancer is a large classification of diseases characterized by uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. Undetected and uncontrolled, it can ultimately result in death. Causes of cancer can be categorized into three factors: external (chemicals, tobacco smoke, radiation, viruses), internal (hormones, immune conditions, genetics) and lifestyle (tobacco and alcohol use, unprotected sun exposure, poor nutrition, physical inactivity...
  • Cancer Patients
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    Cancer patients often report psychological distress at the time of diagnosis and treatment (Del Mastro et al., 2002; Jacobsen & Holland, 1991). Patients' distress is highly correlated with the frequency of side effects from chemotherapy and radiation (Leventhal, Easterling, Coons, & Luchterhand, 1986). Studies report that up to 50% of people report lingering anxiety and depression as long as three years after completing their treatment (Redd et al., 2001). Other researchers have found that subcl...
  • Side Effects In Cancer Patients
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    RELAXATION IN CANCER Introduction Cancer is encroaching upon heart disease's status as the number one killer of Americans. Nearly one million people are diagnosed each year with some type of cancer (Heimlich, 1990) and will undergo chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or a combination as an adjunct to surgery. Many of these patients report experiencing debilitating side effects to these treatments. Not only can the physical effects from the illness and the treatment be quite intense, the emotional and ps...
  • Spiritual And Social Aspects Of Loss
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    Identify the psychological and spiritual components of loss which may result from the experience of cancer and critically discuss approaches to support a patient through this experience. Once a patient has been diagnosed with cancer, he or she will experience many different feelings. One of those feelings is that of loss. Loss has many different variances. Cancer patients can feel physical loss but they can also experience psychological, social and spiritual loss as a result of a cancer diagnosi...
  • More Intensive Treatment
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    This article talks about how British researchers have shown that high-dose chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant together are far more effective against the bone cancer multiple myeloma than standard chemo. Patients in the eight-year study who got the more intensive treatment usually survived a year longer. Dr. Len Lichtenfels, spokesman for the American Cancer Society said, "A one-year increase in survival in a study like this is very significant". Also, patients getting the more intensive tr...
  • Patient's Question About Radiation Dose
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    An occasional patient will ask: "Are x-rays safe?" Others will ask about the amount of radiation. As a radiologist you have a responsibility to give a reasonably honest and understandable answer to the patient. You can certainly explain that diagnostic x-rays are safe. There are no data to indicate otherwise. There is evidence that suggest that such low doses may actually reduce the chance of cancer. 1 The question about amount is difficult to answer in an understandable way. First, because it i...

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