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Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400In the year 1956 the first medical linear accelerator was used in treatment for the first time in the Western Hemisphere. It was developed at Stanford. As technology continues to advance, LINAC equipment is keeping track as the most superior radiation therapy option that is obtainable today.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400Radiation therapy using linear accelerator technology continues to offer a key element in the treatment of numerous cancers and conditions. It is crucial to note that over half of all cancer patients will receives some form of radiation therapy treatment during the course of cancer treatment
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400Linear accelerator machines, LINAC for short, are used to generate radiation in the form of high energy x-rays. The LINAC systems general purpose is to deliver radiation in a direct, concentrated form. They target cancer treatment specifically to the tumor without damaging the healthy tissues that surround the tumor. Modifications can be done to the machine for it to be used in radio surgery and IMRT, intensity modulated radiation therapy.
Sun, 17 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400Patients going through radiation therapy may not truly understand how their tumors will be shrunk or how their cancer cells will be killed. It is a complex procedure that many physicians find difficult to simplify for patients. It is a term that is commonly tossed around in the treatment of various cancers but not thoroughly explained.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400There are many articles that talk about cancer and treatments for cancers. Many are written in terms that the average person can't fully comprehend. This series of articles will discuss radiation therapy and how it is used to treat cancer. It is difficult to get a cancer diagnosis for you or someone you love only to find that one of the main treatment options needs a medical degree to understand. That is where articles like this help.
Sat, 09 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400In this installment radiation therapy as a treatment for cancer we will look deeper into why some cancer patients receive radiation and some don't. We will also concentrate on how individual radiation therapy differs from patient to patient. Radiation therapy is administered with two different intents: curative and palliative. When radiation is given with a curative intent the hope that physicians have is that it will cure the cancer.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400DEDI IRWAN SUGIANTO is from Surabaya, Indonesia. He has a perfect family that is full of happiness: a wife who loves him and three lovely children. However, in the earlier 2012, his neck became enlarged, which made the family start panicking. No matter what kind of cancer you got, please donat easily give up and keep it in mind that it is very important to choose your treatment plan.
Fri, 23 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400In a unique event organized by Fortis Cancer Institute, International star and cancer conqueror Lisa Ray today honoured Dr Mary Francis with "Fortis Spirit of Life Award" for her courages battle against breast cancer. This initiative translates Fortis' commitment towards creating a system of offering comprehensive care beyond medical treatment.
Sat, 30 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400Ladies who screen positive for gene strains that promote breast and ovarian cancer usually go for surgery to chop their chance of the illnesses, new research indicates. The study, reported within the journal Cancer, adopted 465 ladies who were examined for strains within the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 that substantially raise the lifetime perils associated with breast and ovarian cancer.
Fri, 10 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400In the near future, important discoveries in the treatment of cancer may come from one of nature's most unassuming members: the mushroom. For centuries, herbalists and healers have attributed robust healing properties to mushrooms. Although some mushrooms are poisonous, many are considered strong medicine by practitioners of culturally based medical systems such as Oriental medicine. Indeed, some mushrooms are traditionally used to treat cancer.
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400The term Chemotherapy is a general treatments that use chemical agents (drugs) to kill cancer cells in the body. The term Chemotherapy, often shortened to just "chemo," that actually means that it affects the whole body by going through the bloodstream. In this therapy many different kinds of drugs are used, either alone or in combination, to treat different kinds cancers.
Fri, 10 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400Cancer is one of the most frequent causes of death of people all across the globe. The great majority of cancer patients don't die because of the disease itself, but with the complications linked with the illness. Because of the fast spread of cancer cells into the body, complications can develop all over the body. The complications can be more awful than the illness itself. In fact there are lots of processes that may help eliminate the disease, but the hazards brought about by complications are very good. Even though, there is a little chance of survival for some patients, it's still urgent for folk to grasp all the underlying processes when talking of cancer treatment. The initial treatment of patients with cancer is often surgery.
Tue, 31 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400For the past quarter-century, International Bio-Care Hospital and Medical Center has been facing the ever-present question of whether to embark on so-called alternative or integrative therapies or follow mainstream, conventional or "orthodox" therapies.
Fri, 23 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400In this article we will discuss the most common causes and risks of the kidney cancer. You should know about these causes and factors to keep yourself safe from kidney cancer. One of the main causes of kidney cancer is obesity. The inapt eating habits or too much eating produce extra fatty acids and set down over the tissues of kidney and abdominal regions. These fatty acids endanger the individual to kidney cancer. These acidic substances escalate the developing of cancerous cells over the surface of kidney.
Mon, 19 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400Among the most important issues characteristic for breast cancer therapy may be collateral negative effect to patient's health. At the moment this issue may be described as follows: in case surgery is implemented to treat breast tumour patients are facing a significant risk of after - surgery troubles, among which are infections and pain. This may be downscale through implementation of EBRT, but the outcome will be insignificantly better because of to radiation influence.
Fri, 09 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400Breast cancer brachytherapy demonstrated a significant advantage over the previously used methods of breast cancer treatment. First of all it does not bear the threat of significant collateral damage which is inevitable in case of breast surgery or external beam therapy. It is also less time - consuming.
Sat, 03 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400Medical wigs are good for the people who are losing their hair or have lost their hair due to certain reasons. Today for any women, hair is associated with femininity and health, so they choose to maintain that look by wearing wigs. Being today's woman, you should know that wigs can make all the difference in helping you to look beautiful and also feel better about experiencing hair loss. Currently available medical wigs have adjustable caps, and few of them have spaces to put double-sided tape for a more secure and comfortable fit.
Thu, 01 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400Cancer is one of the most devastating diseases known to man. In spite of all the technological advancements that mankind has made, a guaranteed cure for cancer still seems to be out of grasp. However, if cancer is detected in the early stages, there is a high chance of complete cure. If detected only when the disease has reached advanced stages, the chances of cure diminish to a great extent. The treatment involves complicated procedures that involve surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, all of which are very expensive and take a toll on the physical and emotional health of the patient.
Thu, 27 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400Cancer is a term which constitutes a complex group of varieties of cancerous disease which is more than 100. Different organs of the body of a human are affected by cancer. It can even affect the parts of a body like eyes and heart. Different types of cancer are having different causes, symptoms and methods of treatment. Among all types of cancer some of them are having common symptoms and the way of treatment also.
Sun, 23 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400Avastin is said to be a wonder drug or first treatment option which is known to inhibit the growth of blood vessel network which supplies oxygen and nutrients to malignant or cancerous tissues. The drug Avastin is found to target a protein (naturally occurring one) known as Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor or VEGF , an important angiogenesis mediator and as a result interferes with the supply of blood that is required for the tumour growth and for spreading all over the body known as metastasis.
Sun, 23 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400Esophageal cancer is said to be a very serious and complicated disease. Normally it gets diagnosed if a person finds it difficult to swallow food mainly solid foods like meats. Since this symptom is serious, the patients drink more quantities of water and that too frequently and sort to eat foods that are soft and in the liquid form. Once that too becomes difficult they contact a physician and seek help.
Sun, 23 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400According to a recent observation, nearly fifty percent of Asians after consuming alcohol experienced reddening of their face. Even many non-Asians experienced the same thing after consuming alcohol. This face flushing reaction is hence referred commonly as Asian glow or Asian flush. The study came to a conclusion that such red faced Asian drinkers were at high risk of getting esophageal cancer or throat cancer.
Sun, 23 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400One of the important responsibilities and activities managed by the caretaker of cancer patients is selecting and preparing food for esophageal cancer patients. They should prepare food that has to be healthy and at the same time easy to swallow and digest for the esophageal cancer patient. Since the health and energy levels of the patients need to be maintained well the food should provide good energy and resistance to them.
Sun, 23 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400Even though the esophageal cancer survival rates are poor that too when it comes to the ones that are diagnosed at later stages but are expected to improve over a period of time as new medical processes and researches are being carried out to increase the survival rates. Everyday the medical professionals and profession by itself is gaining more and more experience in treating this disease.
Fri, 21 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400The main reason for staging esophageal cancer is to know the intensity and extensiveness of its prevalence. This is found to be very important as treatments for esophageal cancer are often based on the cancer stages. Even though scans and other tests can provide some amount of information regarding the stage of esophageal cancer, the doctor might not be very certain about it unless and until surgery is performed on the patients.