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Role of Aspirin in Preventing and Treating Colon Cancer

New studies are showing that aspirin can help prevent colon cancer, in addition to other diseases. Patients who are already taking an aspirin a day for heart concernsmay actually be benefiting themselves in other ways. Although it is not proven yet, there are several new studies that show that aspir

Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is a gynecologic sarcoma, which is second most frequently diagnosed. In the United States, females have a 1.4 % to 2.5 % chance of developing ovarian cancer. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), has standardized the staging of gynecological cancers. It is

Drugs Used for Cancer Patients

Chemotherapy is the general term for drugs used to stop the growth of cancer cells. It works throughout the body, and therefore is often referred to as systemic treatment. Over half of patients diagnosed with cancer are treated with chemotherapy at some point (chemotherapy.com). Many different drugs

Stages of Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is a disease that affects the digestive system. The colon is part of the body's large intestine. It is important to know the stages of colon cancer in case this type of cancer affects you personally in the future.

Helpful Tips and Information Regarding Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer treatment is of great interest to a sizable portion of the population. In the United States, the disease afflicts over 200,000 men annually and about 30,000 succumb to it and die. These grim statistics are second only to those of lung cancer. While prostate cancer does at times attac

When Kids Get Cancer, What to Do About It

The word cancer is a scary word and the last thing a parent wants to hear is their child has been diagnosed with the problem. It's bad enough for an adult to be diagnosed with ...

When urgent medical care is needed?

Infants and Children Urgent medical care is obligatory among these infants and children. Produces the digestive acid can tolerate this acid well, but not the esophagus. Even reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus, if ...

Ask the Experts - Treatment of Low-Risk Prostate Cancer?

A 69-year-old male underwent prostatic biopsy and was found to have an adenocarcinoma, with a Gleason score of 6 and a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) value of 6.2 ng/mL. He is otherwise in good health and has no symptoms. There is no evidence of distant metastases. What is the role of conventional

OSHA's Battle Against Asbestos

Even though the health issues related to asbestos have been noted since Ancient Greek and Roman times, the substance was not outlawed in the United States until the late 1980s. With the Environmental Protection Agency's Asbestos Ban and Phase-Out rule passed in June of 1989, we are now more pro