If a loved one has recently been diagnosed with cancer, you may be struggling to be an adequate support system for that person. Supporting a loved one through cancer treatment can seem daunting if you don’t know how to first approach the situation. Keep in mind that this person needs you and though it will be difficult at times, being that person’s support during likely the hardest battle of their life will make all the difference during their treatment. Below are five ways you can support your loved one through cancer treatment.
There are certain triggers that can increase one's chance of developing cancerous cells. Similarly to how wearing sunscreen can help prevent skin cancer, studies are always finding what can cause cancer to develop. While it's difficult to know what really does increase your chances of developing cancer, studies have shown that what you do and do not eat can directly affect the growth of cancerous cells.
After undergoing a diagnostic imaging scan, waiting for the response can seem like an endless amount of time. The wait for those anticipating a critical response can feel like a lifetime until the vital results are official.
Thankfully, cancer is not the fatal diagnosis it once was. The United States currently has 13.7 million cancer survivors, a number which is expected to increase 31% (18 million survivors) by 2022. Apparently, a lot of the survivors are of the older generation. The American Association for Cancer Research report states, “By 2020, we expect that two-thirds of cancer survivors are going to be aged 65 and older.”
Chemo is brutal, and there’s no way around that. It sucks, but we all want to make it the best possible experience for anyone going through chemo. Limiting the amount of discomfort and just helping someone out in need is the goal. Having a friend or a family member who’s going through it is tough for everyone involved, and you’ll find yourself wondering what you can do to help make this difficult situation just a little bit easier for your loved one. There are lots of different things you can do to help your loved one through chemotherapy, […]
November is set aside for raising awareness about men’s health, and one of the diseases that most commonly affects men is prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, and every year there are approximately 220,800 new cases of the disease. Often considered the “breast cancer of men’s health”, statistics show that 1 in every 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime.
Despite the commonality of the disease, recent reports show that the number of early prostate cancer cases has fallen over the years, something researchers believe may be the result of the decreasing […]
During the month of October, many women find themselves asking this question…and no, it’s not to their husbands! Breast density is rated on a 1-4 scale (4 being the most dense) “using the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) of the American College of Radiology,” and out of all women, about half fall into categories 3 and 4.
What makes dense breasts dense?
Remember breasts are not just for catching the attention of the cute guy across the bar or to drain your wallet with expensive bras; they’re glands, and their primary use is to produce milk.
The fibro-glandular tissue surrounding the milk-producing […]
A lot goes into breast cancer screening, and we’re here to try and help you figure it all out.
Basically, two factors go into whether or not you’re at risk for breast cancer: being a woman and getting older.
Yes, the American Cancer Society suggests beginning screening at age 40, and the US Preventive Task Force suggests age 50, but you can screen whenever you see it necessary.
Women in their 20s and 30s can also develop breast cancer. The official baseline screening age is 35.
Marking Proteins Could Mean Early Detection and Treatment for Cancer, Heart Disease, and Alzheimer’s
When conquering such diseases, early detection of specific treatments are the most important things to focus on. Detection of molecular biomakers offers non-invasive ways to highlight the best ways to help. Thanks to various imaging procedures, such as PET Scans, MRI Scans, and Ultrasounds, scientists have started to pinpoint specific proteins that signal development of certain cancers, heart diseases, and Alzheimer’s: a little red flag to begin treatment.
PET and MRI scans can detect β-amyloid in the brain which signals the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Fluorescent “Dmt-Tic” probes can focus on the δ-Opioid Receptor which is linked to lung cancer. Using these […]
Finding a doctor can be a very intimidating process. If you need a procedure that you’re friends don’t, you can go off of referrals. Maybe you’re in a new city and don’t know anyone. What makes two offices in the same building different? Where do you turn next? Google? Most websites only offer contact information. It’s very hard to find price transparency or quality scores.
Luckily, NY Magazine and Castle Connolly have compiled a list of “The Top 1,198 Physicians.” Simply logging on to http://nymag.com/bestdoctors/ offers a list of different specialties and even more specific types of doctors, bringing you […]