Friday, February 17, 2012

Reduce Cancer Risks by Getting Up and Going

All it takes to reduce a person’s risk of certain types of cancer by up to 40 percent is 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise. If that sounds like a lot, break it down by day and it is only a little more than 21 minutes per day of exercise. That’s 21 minutes per day to reduce a person’s risk of cancers such as breast cancer by 40 percent. For those that already have cancer, even more rare forms of cancer such as mesothelioma, 150 minutes of moderate exercise every week can reduce the risk of the cancer reoccurring after remission by just as much. Additionally, it can also help to relieve the symptoms that are considered side effects of cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation.
Moderate exercise is easy to achieve for anyone. The reason for this is that moderate exercise happens to consist of things that most people find fun and enjoyable, such as walking, swimming and biking. And for just over 21 minutes a day, those with cancer can not only enjoy participating in their favorite pastimes, they are making themselves healthier, happier and relieving their cancer treatment symptoms at the same time. It is a win/win situation for everyone. When doctors first began treating people for cancer, their advice to patients was to rest as much as possible, stay in bed and conserve their energy because their treatment would require as much energy as possible. In recent years, however, doctors have begun to change their minds and are now urging their cancer patients to get active and stay active throughout their treatment.
Physical fitness produces hormones and endorphins that boost the immune system and increase a person’s mood, which makes their overall quality of life that much better. As any cancer patient knows, quality of life is very important to recovery and to life after cancer has gone. When a person with cancer exercises for 150 minutes per week, their chances of experiencing a reoccurrence of cancer is reduced. In addition, their mood and health are better and they are able to respond in a more positive way to the treatment they are on. Additionally, negative side effects such as nausea and depression and fatigue can be eliminated or greatly reduced by exercising regularly.
The benefits of becoming physically active while living with and fighting cancer are immeasurable. A person with cancer can only benefit from regularly activity; not only will it reduce cancer treatment side effects and reduce the risk of cancer returning, it can also help to prevent against other diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and other diseases that can be potentially deadly and otherwise harmful to a person’s overall health.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Detection of Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer | Detection by Your Self

Today, Colorectal Cancer has been increasing than 5 or 10 years ago.You can check  here for further information. So, now how can we detect this earlier and do prevention ?

To detect Colorectal cancer, you must check -excuse me- your anal. We can do this, when we take a bath. With your finger, check! is there any mass ? , is there anything wrong with yours ?

Doctor will do the same as you did. Because that is the premier procedure. Then if there is something or indicating Colorectal Cancer, doctor will check more with biopsy and other procedures.

You can also check your defecation habit. is that Good ?? is it as usual ?? Because cancer / tumor can obstruct our colon, part or total. It can change your defecation habit. Right ?? ( say yes yaaa... :) )

Check!, is there any Blood in your Stool ?? Or Change in Color ?? more Red , Black ?   
Must be Aware! if there is change in your Stool Color..
Check to your doctor for more evaluation.

Hope, It gives you Informations you need.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Cancer Prevention

How can You Protect Yourself from Cancer ?

Talking about Cancer risk, everyone has the different risk of developing cancer. Some individuals have a higher cancer risk because of family susceptibility. But more significant are environmental risk factors, the most impotant --Diet and Smoking--we can control.
Genetic factors. In a few rare cases, a woman may be at high risk for breast cancer because of a "family breast cancer syndrome."

Dr. Philip Cole, an internationally renowned epidemiologist and associate professor at Harvard's School of Public Health, and other epidemiologists believe that family susceptibility to a specific type of cancer may be due to 1. a Genetic factor, Unhealthy life-style or, 3.the least suspect -- something in the environment.
Cancer in specific organ has its specific risk factors, too. For example : Her overweight causing Cancer in the Uterus, Smoking 5-9 cigarettes per day causing Cancer in lung, Many sexual partners or early sexual intercourse causing Ca. Cervix, etc.

The cancer-causation puzzle becomes increasingly complicated when 2 or more risk factors are combined. So, The key to cancer prevention at present is to identify personal risk factors -- and make a commitment to do something about them.

*Identify your risks -- then deal with them*

Source : Summary from CANCER pathophysiology, etiology, and management pages 84-88

Friday, March 26, 2010

Cancer Patient

Cause of Death in Cancer Patients

What makes the Cancer so Deathly..??

The primary causes of death in Cancer patients are Infection, Organ failure, Infarction, Hemorrhage, Carcinomatosis. Infection was a Major cause of death and occured in 47 % of patients. Organ failure also was a frequent cause of death. Most of the infections occurring in patients were either septicemia or visceral infections.

Then, Infarction occurred as a terminal event. The most frequent sites of infarction were the lungs and the heart. Hemorrhage or Massive bleeding causes death in patients. Fatal hemorrhage occurred most frequently in the gastrointestinal tract and the brain; the majority in patients with gastrointestinal tumors and melanomas.Other factors which caused fatal bleeding were peptic ulcer, post-surgery, post radiation, and ateriosclerosis.

Carcinomatosis was most frequenty seen in patients with melanoma and breast carcinomas.