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Treatment for Lung Cancer

Treatment for lung cancer depends upon a variety of factors. The most important factors are the histopathologic (diseased tissue) type of lung cancer and the stage of the cancer.

Once the stage of the lung cancer has been determined, the oncology team and the patient work together to develop a treatment plan. It is important for lung cancer patients to discuss the value of different forms of therapy with their oncologist.

Characteristics of the lung tumor are used to help separate patients into two groups: patients who are at low risk for cancer recurrence and patients who are at high risk for cancer recurrence. Specific prognostic—disease-forecasting—factors are used to place patients in either of these groups.


Surgical resection (cutting away) of the tumor generally is indicated for cancer that has not spread beyond the lung. Surgery for lung cancer may be conducted using a variety of techniques. Thoracotomy, which is performed throught the chest wall, and median sternotomy, which i…

The Five Most Important Things To Know About the Symptoms of Appendicitis

There are 5 important things that must be known about the symptoms of appendicitis:

1. Beware if you often experience symptoms similar to heartburn, diarrhea continued despite given a drug. Immediately consult a doctor!
2. To minimize complications after surgery, surgery can be performed with laparoscopy, besides producing a minimum of complications; length of stay is becoming shorter.
3. Process disease of appendicitis varies widely. This raises a lot of difference between one patient with other patients. In operation, an incision is made in the lower right, some were done amid the stomach or some were done by laparoscopic. The end result was different operations depending on the level of severity.
4. Consuming foods rich in fiber will help soften the food so it does not stay too long in the colon. It can prevent most junk food into the appendix. So the likelihood of appendicitis can be minimized.
5. Do not be afraid to face the surgery because the treatment of appendicitis only with s…

Five Myths about Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a disease that's very frightening for the women. Various myths become a scourge when looking for information about this disease. According to World Health Organization (WHO), breast cancer each year claimed 519 people in the world.

The exact cause is unclear until now. Numerous studies show early detection and the healthy lifestyle can prevent breast cancer. Here are some myths about breast cancer.

1. Lump = Signs Cancer
80 percent of breast lumps are benign. However, if you find a lump in the breast, you should consult a doctor and do the mammogram if your doctor recommends.

2. Heredity Disease
Marisa Weiss, founder of breastcancer.org says although a woman with a family history of breast cancer risk is greater. That is why it is important to know the history of breast cancer from the father or mother. Other factors, such as alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, and diet can also affect a woman getting breast cancer.

3. Young Women More at Risk
Although the start was found…

Pregnant Women Must Examine the Teeth

Hormonal changes due to pregnancy can cause several problems. One of the most common is gingivitis.

Gingivitis (gum inflammation) caused by the buildup of plaque that causes inflammation in the gums. Plaque that is not cleaned will save so much bacteria. Problems with other gums are gums bleed easily.

If gingivitis is not treated, can cause more serious problems. This condition can increase the risk of premature babies or babies born with low weight.

Pregnant women also need to pay attention to cleanliness of teeth because the symptoms of morning sickness in early pregnancy led to increased acerbity in the mouth that leads to cavities. Therefore, immediately clean the teeth by brushing or rinsing after vomiting.

Anger is Healthy

There is an unique study to maintain emotional health. One way is to vent your anger occasionally. Rather than buried, must be removed so as not to explode.

Dr. Neus Herrero from University of Valencia say, the left frontal brain associated with positive emotions, whereas on the right associated with negative emotions.

Spilling anger can increase blood flow to the brain associated with happiness. In a study conducted by experts from Spain is known that the hemispheres are more stimulated when someone is angry.

Anger also has other positive benefits, which triggers change in the body that controls the heart and hormones. Of the 30 respondents proved the decrease of the hormone cortisol and testosterone increases.

However, Herro remind the negative effects of anger, the rise in blood pressure. Therefore, the anger would be a fair surge of emotion when we managed to express appropriately.

7 Biggest Diet Myths

1. Fat-free food leads to fat-free bodies In the 1980s, new dietary recommendations everyone to adopt low-fat diets. Only recently has it become clear what a mistake that was. Dr. Michael Alderman said low-fat diets might have helped spur the national rise in obesity and diabetes.
We now know that fats are necessary for health. Fat is critical for the optimum functioning of the brain, the heart, the skin and other major organs, as well as for the absorption of many vitamins.
They are also good for dieting. Fat digestion suppresses ghrelin, the hormone that makes us feel hungry, while simultaneously spurring the release of peptides that make us feel full, found a study published in the American Journal of Physiology, Endocrinology and Metabolism in 2005.

2. Energy bars will power weight loss Power Bars, Zone Bars, MetRx and so on are all processed foods. And processed foods, almost to a rule, can sabotage even the most committed diet in part because they are so easy for our bodies to abs…

Early Detection Gestational Diabetes during Pregnancy

During pregnancy, the placenta produces hormones to sustain the pregnancy. This hormone makes cells more resistant to insulin. Other hormones are produced by the placenta to help prevent the mother from developing low blood sugar. They work by stopping the actions of insulin.

Gestational diabetes (or gestational diabetes mellitus, GDM) is a condition in which women without previously diagnosed diabetes exhibit high blood glucose levels during pregnancy.

How Is Gestational Diabetes Prevented?

Gestational diabetes is prevented by:
- Monitoring blood sugar levels four times per day (Monitoring blood sugar before all meals also necessary.)
- Monitoring urine (an acid that indicates your diabetes is not under control).
- Keep your weight gain.
- Following specific dietary guidelines as instructed by your doctor. You'll be asked to distribute your calories evenly throughout the day by day.

We recommend that you consult with your doctor once a month. However, pregnancy is the period of th…

Top 5 Herbs for Relieving Stress

Ways on how to relieve stress is needed by a lot of people since majority of us have symptoms of depression in one way or another. There are different categories of ways on how to go about it. It can go from types of massage and learning Stress Relief Games to herbs that can help ease stress.

Using herbs for dealing with depression is one good way to add to the list of ways of easing stress in a natural way. It is becoming more and more popular. The use of herbal things varies; we have teas, tablets, herbal remedies and capsules are already made available for us who often experience stress.

Therapeutic herbs have been used by our ancestors that date back 5,000 ago. From ancient Roman to Greeks, Egyptians and Chinese, its usage has been diversified. They were and still are believed to have healing components or properties. To date, using herbal alternatives becomes more widely used as more and more are becoming aware of its advantages over using chemicals that we get from ordinary medic…