Modern Cancer Cures

White blood cell-types are commonly available in healthy people. They  primarily serve to kill cancer cells, viral infections and recognize early stage tumor cells and remove them.

What is commonly known today is that Cancer patients usually possess a very low number of natural killer cells, of course, this further aggravates the course of disease in these patients.

Research indicates cell function and activity can be seen as prognostic factors for a patients survival and response to concurrent treatment. Most importantly unlike chemotherapy,  if you can develop healthy cancer killer cells white blood cells into the body.

Then they will seek and destroy cancer cells and unlike radiation therapy they will not destroy good healthy cells as well. This type of  treatment  is very effective on  small metastatic sites of  cancer, that are not yet visible through imaging.

This remains to be one of the most effective ways to treat metastasis and micro-metastases. It is providing patients a successful  livable  future  for cancer treatment today.

Lung Cancer and Peter Jennings

Recently the well known American news anchor Peter Jennings died of lung cancer just a few months after he publicly announced that he had the disease and that he was going to fight it with everything he had.

 

After his death, I read some of the tributes that poured in about the life of Peter Jennings. One of the common themes that appeared in the statements made by his friends and colleagues was that they remembered what a determined, competitive man he was.

They said that he took on his battle with cancer head on, and that he fought his cancer the same way he battled everything, with steely will and determination. And unfortunately he didn’t win.

Reading about Peter Jennings’ losing battle with lung cancer reminded me of another conversation I had had about cancer very recently.

Last week I had a meeting with one of my business associates, a man named Brian, to discuss some business matters.

After our business meeting was finished, Brian started telling me about his parent’s experience of living with cancer. A lot lof what Brian had to say was very thought provoking to me.

Brian told me that his mother had been diagnosed with a bad type of bone cancer and doctors had told her that she had only a very short time to live. Yet in spite of the fact that her cancer kept spreading to other parts of her body, she managed to live fourteen years longer than what her doctors had originally predicted.

Brian said that he often wondered why his mother managed to live such a long time with cancer when many of his younger friends who got cancer died of it quite quickly.

Brian told me “I come from a sports and and athletic background, and so a lot of my friends are athletes. My athletic friends tend to be very focussed and competitive people, and they’re used to being very aggressive. When they were diagnosed with cancer, I watched them go into their competitive and athletic mode, and they would say ‘I’m going to fight this thing’.

They would fight their cancer the same way they fought their athletic battles, with gritted teeth and courage and determination.

Brian said, “What I noticed about these guys who were so tough and fought cancer so hard was that in a lot of cases they burned out really soon.

When my mother got cancer, Brian continued, “Her approach was kind of the opposite. She wanted to live, but she never said she was going to fight this cancer. One of the things I watched her do is that she decided to drop everything that was stressful from her life.”

Shopping was stressful for her, so she dropped it. Driving a car was stressful so she stopped driving. In fact, she stopped doing everything she didn’t want to do, and she only kept the things she really enjoyed.

And she made a point of becoming very relaxed and enjoying her life.

Then Brian told me, “This experience made me think that maybe the idea of fighting for your life when you have cancer is like trying to fight off insomnia.”

“If you decide to fight insomnia by gritting your teeth and saying ‘I’m tough, I’ve fought lots of battles, I’m going to fight this insomnia and I’ m going to beat this thing, well, you’ll never fall asleep. It won’t work.”

Now I can’t say that what seemed to work for Brian’s mother in living with cancer is the miracle key for anyone else who has cancer. This wasn’t a scientific study, and many other factors are involved.

But Brian’s comments about his mother’s approach to living with cancer, and his comments about trying to use will power to fight insomnia are worth keeping in mind when we are facing a problem. Not every problem can be solved with will power and determination.

In such fields as business and sports, an attitude of determination and competitiveness can be very useful, and can be highly rewarded. If we have been very successful in these fields by being high powered, determined and aggressive, we may try to use the same approach to tackle every problem. Aggressively and head-on. With grit and determination.

However, being aggressive and determined does not work on every kind of problem.

If your mate is unhappy in your marriage, or your child has a serious illness, or if you have too much stress in your life, then using determination and aggression will not solve these problems. In these situations, aggressiveness does not work.

We need to recognize those situations where another approach might work better.

Sometimes what we need to do is relax more, let go of our illusion that we can control everything, become more humble, and be open to living in the moment even when we don’t know all the answers.

 

Prostate

Prostate cancer disease 

Prostate cancer – the most common form of cancer in men is Prostate cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death. The Main risk factors include age (incidence increases in men over the age of 65 years). It is more prevalent in the western world and about 10% of cases can be linked to family history. The recurrance Rate of the prostate cancer is high.

Mostly, the Prostate cancer is a continuum; progressing through localized, locally advanced, advanced and hormone-refractory stages In general it is a slow growing cancer. He is primarily under hormonal control i.e. testosterone. The choice of treatments which include watchful waiting, surgery (prostatectomy), radiotherapy, hormonal therapy and chemotherapy are dependent on the stage of disease.

1. Most important, that If detected early, using PSA determination, DRE examination and biopsies, and treated appropriately, survival rates are excellent.

2. The most critical focus for the treatment of prostate cancer is to treat those cancers where it is necessary.

3. The Decisions about the best management of prostate cancer can be very complex and depend upon the:


– Pathology of the cancer (unlike other cancers, prostate cancer often progresses very slowly)
– The impact that treatment can have on quality of life, including sexual activity
– Stage of the disease (non-metastatic (localized or locally advanced), metastatic or hormone refractory)
– Age and general health of the patients at diagnosis
– Patient’s preference for treatment
– PSA at diagnosis

4. The treatment options for prostate cancer are:

– Deferred treatment often called ‘watchful waiting’ or ‘active surveillance’
– Surgery – Radical Prostatectomy
– Radiotherapy – External Beam and/or Brachytherapy
-Hormonal (endocrine) therapy – Androgen Ablation e.g. anti-androgens, medical castration (LHRHa) or surgical castration
– Chemotherapy
– Palliative Therapy e.g. chemotherapy
– Investigational Therapies

Prostate Cancer Recurrence Rates ***

Prostate cancer is now detected at earlier stages due to heightened awareness and improved screening techniques. Despite definitive therapy, cancer cells may remain and can go undetected for years until they develop into metastatic disease. The risk of recurrence is high, suggesting there is a need to improve treatment approaches. Therefore, it is important to predict pathological stage and risk of disease recurrence early, so that appropriate treatment and/or monitoring can be initiated. The result’s of all new treatments will bring us in the future the chance of a lower prostate recurrance.

**You can inform you about the recurrence Rates on:
http://www.prostateline.com/prostatelinehcp/9898_15850_8_0_0.aspx

This gives you an overview with a study case – and the results.

Health-Service-Online

 

Detection

What causes cancer?

It  starts in our your  cells,our bodies are made up of many cells, they form tissues and organs such as muscles, lungs and  bones,  plus all our  internal organs.

They are managed by the Genes which are  inside each cell. These same Genes tell your body  to develop, grow, reproduce and die.  The cells within themselves obey these orders and we remain healthy.

However sometimes these instructions get mixed up, which in turn causes these cells to form cancerous lumps and tumors.,

You must have heard the term benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).  The difference between these two terms is that the Benign tumor cells stay in one place in the body and do not spread to others parts of your body.

The other type is known as  a Malignant tumor cells. They are able to invade nearby tissues and in turn spread to other parts of the body. Once these cancer cells  have  spread to other parts of the body  they  then become metastasized.

On of the first signs that a  tumor has spread (metastasized) is often swelling of nearby lymph nodes, but cancer can metastasize to almost any part of the body.or spread through the bloodstream and lymphatic system to other parts of the body.

If the doctor thinks that the tumor is cancerous, he or she will most likely decide to remove a piece of it to send to a lab for a biopsy, or examination.

Depending on the size and when it was detected will determine the next step in the procedure. It is possible to have it removed completely. Within the lab, a pathologist will use a microscope to see if it is actually cancerous.

If it is cancerous, you may be referred to a specialist, who might want to further investigate any options for treatment. Today there is a whole range of drug treatments that are currently successful,  however this depends on what type of cancer they find , and what stage of cancer they have discovered.

The Specialist or Physician will also check your lymph nodes to see how big they are — enlarged lymph nodes could be a sign that the cancer has spread. The physician might take another biopsy to rule out that the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes.

Other tests, like x-rays or CT scans, can help the physician see if your organs have been affected by the cancer. If the cancer has spread beyond your skin, treatments may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and biological therapy to kill cancer cells in different parts of your body.

Cancers are named after the part of the body where they start. For example, cancer that starts in the lungs  but spreads to the liver is called metastasized liver cancer. It is important to obtain  treatment before it can spread throughout your body.

Regular self-exams and doctor visits could prevent any type of cancer from developing so get regular checkups it will continue to make you healthy.

 

 

Sign of a Skin Cancer Mole

What Are The Signs To Look Out For

You need to check your skin at least once a month. Your health is a regular everyday occurrence its, like paying your bills  balancing the checkbook. There is no need to be afraid you just need to have the right information, and that information might save your life.

Check for unusual lumps or freckles every 30 days  take the time  to see  what they look like and if any of them have changed in color or shape

Any type of change can mean a potential problem. There is a procedure for doing this it is the  ABCDE method from the American Academy of Dermatology:

We will begin with the word  Asymmetrical. Try to imagine  drawing  a line down the middle of a freckle or mole, the two sides should mirror each other.

Believe it or not  moles have a definite border. On the other hand  Melanoma ( Skin Cancer) borders usually have notches or scallop shapes to them. Also be aware of  any change in color:

If the mole is not  of  a consistent color it might be dangerous  throughout. It may start to change shape, including color, height or texture.

Immediately see your doctor  If you develop a mole that starts to itch or burn ,Any mole that is asymmetrical, has an irregular border, changes in color, size, shape, height or texture, hurts or oozes fluids or blood should be of concern to you.

During your annual appointment, it is a good idea to get your doctor to perform a complete skin check. This is not a hard process to perform and is mostly visual in nature

Be on the look out for any physical signs that may occur so keep these things  in mind. You may have what is known as dysplastic moles. these moles are usually bigger than ¼ inch (6.35 mm.

It may be a sign that you are at high risk for developing melanoma.  if these moles have dark centers and have  irregular borders, then check immediately with your doctor

What To Do If You Find Potentially Cancerous Mole

Check with other members of your family to see if there is any history  dysplastic moles. You need to detect any development of melanoma by asking the right questions.

If there is any family history of skin cancer or you have an  increased risk of this deadly killer.

What happens next if you have  found a suspicious mole and you have made an appointment to see your doctor. You don’t need to be overly worried or concerned It might  a weird funny-looking mole.

However it may turn out to be cancerous,  then you’ll be glad you sought help. Again as mentioned before early detection is key.

You should know that the cells in  melanoma can break off and spread to other parts of your body. Usually they make their way to your lymph nodes, including organs including  your lungs.

So  the bottom line  is good see a doctor it may save your life.

What is Cancer

What are Cancerous Cells

Cancer is a disease it causes the  body’s cells to become abnormal and divide and become out of control.The cancer cells can and do  invade nearby tissues, they have the ability to spread through the bloodstream and lymphatic systems and to invade other parts of the body.

You cannot inherit cancer but it  may be prevalent  in your family, . If it does run in your family you are more prone to the genetic predisposition of cancer. Certain  risk factors need to be present  to allow the activation of cancer to start .

Some people regarding the circumstances and environment they are in can re-create a  family  pattern of re-occurring cancers. The answer is change your lifestyle

Poor nutrition, alcohol, environmental toxins,  alcohol and  tobacco,  including bad eating habits plus a lot of  trans fats including highly processed foods increase your risk factor.

To avoid any type of cancer you need to reduce your risk by living  a healthy life style, you will learn more about this in many articles researched and written here on Jashco ( Highway To The Internet).

It is never too late to turn your life around. The more you know about cancer, the more you can apply the cures to your life

You can create the proper health prevention measures, that will keep you healthy. The end result will be  a cancer free lifestyle free from  stress and worry you can live life to its fullest.

Harry Joseph