Wednesday, October 28

Tag: Cancer

Cancer Prevention And Phytochemicals
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Cancer Prevention And Phytochemicals

"Phytochemicals" is the term that refers to a wide variety of compounds found in plants. However, it is mainly used to describe the compounds which can affect human health. Phytochemicals can be found in plant-based foods such as vegetables, grains, beans, and fruits. Thousands of phytochemicals have been identified, even though only a small fraction has been studied. Phytochemicals which are known well include vitamin E, folic acid, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), beta carotene, and other carotenoids. There are other names for phytochemicals such as flavonoids, flavanones, catechins, anthocyanins, epicatechins, isoflavones, flavonols, antioxidants, proanthocyanidins, carotenoids, polyphenols, allyl sulfides, isothiocyanates, anthocyanidins, phenolic acids, and many other names. Cert...
Everything You Should Know About Liver Cancer
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Everything You Should Know About Liver Cancer

Liver cancer starts in the cells of your liver. This organ is located in the upper right portion of your abdomen, above your stomach and beneath your diaphragm. Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common type of liver cancer. It starts in the main type of liver cell, which is called hepatocyte. Although other types of cells on your liver can develop cancer, it is much less common. However, not all cancers which affect your liver are considered liver cancer. Another area of your body, such as breast, lung, or colon can develop cancer and then spreads to your liver, and it is called metastatic cancer. It is still unknown what causes most liver cancers. However, the cause is known is some cases. For example, a cause of liver cancer can be a chronic infection with certain hepatit...
Early Signs Of Cervical Cancer
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Early Signs Of Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer was one of the leading cancer death for women in the United States, but now it is considered the easiest female cancer to prevent. The reasons for this are the HPV vaccines, more advanced screening methods, and regular testing for HPV, which is the virus that causes this type of cancer. By knowing the signs and symptoms of cervical cancer, a person can detect it in the early stage and have a quicker treatment. The narrow lower portion of the uterus which opens into the women’s vagina is called the cervix. The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer, which is a common sexually transmitted infection. According to one study, it was estimated that about 6 million Americans have this virus, but many of them never experience any signs because their immune syst...
Gallbladder Cancer: Symptoms And Treatment
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Gallbladder Cancer: Symptoms And Treatment

Gallbladder cancer starts in the gallbladder. Your gallbladder is a pear-shaped, small organ beneath your liver, on the right side of your abdomen. The gallbladder stores a digestive fluid called bile, which is produced by your liver. The chances are excellent for a cure if the gallbladder cancer is discovered at its early stages. However, most gallbladder cancers are discovered at a late stage, and at that time it's often too late. It is hard to diagnose gallbladder cancer because it usually has no symptoms. In addition, the hidden nature of the gallbladder makes it easier for gallbladder cancer to grow without being discovered. Causes It is still unclear what causes this type of cancer. So far, it has been known that gallbladder cancer forms when healthy cells in gallbladder de...