HPV Vaccine Protects against Cervical Cancer

The HPV vaccine protects you against the four most common disease types of the human papillomavirus (HPV).  A series of studies are addressed to HPV and the vaccine was proved to be highly effective against cervical cancer. In the British Journal of Cancer, the presented data from a long-term study had also demonstrated the sustained efficacy of vaccination. Researchers from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research report that women that have positive HPV, can be protected from HPV vaccine by preventing cervical lesions...

The Cancer Cell

The disease starts in one of the approximately 30 trillion cells in the body that is constantly renewed. The body is changing constantly. There is no stop in the renewal and growth of cells: This becomes particularly interested in hair and nails. The normal continuous growth will be strictly controlled to avoid an excessive proliferation of the cell. The "inner program" for the growth of the cell is located on the cell's own DNA, the carrier of genetic information. The single cell lives, but not in isolation: Constan...

Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer – What Side Effects can Occur?

Cancer cells are due to their high rate of sharing particularly sensitive to the effects of chemotherapy. Yet the damage used by the drugs (cytostatics) are also healthy cells. In affected mainly cells, which multiply rapidly. Learn more about: When chemotherapy is useful? Aftercare in the hospital or at home? These include the cells of the mouth, the mucous cells in the stomach and intestines, the blood-forming cells of the bone marrow, and the hair root cells. They are therefore very often unwanted side ...

Heredity and Cancer

Cancer, a deadly disease is abnormal multiplication of cells that invade other cells and tissues in an uncontrolled manner and spreads to other body parts through lymph systems and blood. Cancer is broadly categorized into groups such as carcinoma (occurs in skin or tissue), sarcoma (occurs in bone, cartilage and blood vessels), leukemia (occurs in bone marrow), myeloma and lymphoma (begins in cells of immune system) and also central nervous system cancers that occur in the tissues of the brain and spinal cord. They are...

Skin Cancer – Are You At High Risk For Skin Cancer?

Each year the disease affects 2,118,000 people worldwiide, white skin cancer (basal cell cancer cell or sting). To the particularly dangerous black skin (malignant melanoma) diagnosed each year, About 277,000 die each year on malignant melanoma. In recent years, the number of new cases increased sharply. According to experts believe there are currently some 875,000 annually because of a skin cancer patients in disease treatment (primary disease, relapse, multiple tumors). These alarming figures, as a result of the w...

Latest Advances in Diagnosis of Cancer

The risk factors of cancer can be reduced and people's chances for being well improved by prevention, if cancer is detected on early stages. In the majority of cases early detection is impossible. Researches are being conducted on different aspects of cancer in order to get some answers and tools for the treatment and diagnosis. Cancer suffering children often develops anemia because of chemotherapy. Chemotherapy suppresses red blood cells. Now researchers have found out that these children can benefit from a we...