Sunday, 26 August 2012

A WOMAN AND HER CANCER THREAT

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body. The word cancer is much deterred as much as the disease itself with a typical background inhibiting it's status in every society. In grave difficulties, and with little hope, the boldest measures are the safest.


A cancer diagnosis can often be directly linked to your family medical history, your lifestyle choices, and your environment. You can’t control your family medical history, and only some aspects of your environment are up to you. But lifestyle choices like diet, weight, activity level, and smoking are yours to manage, therefore maintaining a balance and clinging upon the fine line is essential.

While the overall odds are that two out of three women will never get cancer, 700,000 women were diagnosed with cancer in a recent research.

Breast cancer accounted for 26 percent of female cancer cases and 15 percent of the 272,000 female cancer deaths that year. A woman’s odds of getting this cancer: 1 in 8

Lung and bronchus cancers accounted for 14 percent of female cancer cases and 26 percent of all deaths. A woman’s odds of getting this cancer: 1 in 16

Colon and rectal cancers accounted for 10 percent of all cancer cases and 9 percent of all deaths. A woman’s odds of getting this cancer: 1 in 19

Uterine cancer accounted for 6 percent of all cancer cases, and 3 percent of all deaths. A woman’s odds of getting this cancer: 1 in 41

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma accounted for 4 percent of all cancer cases and 3 percent of all deaths. A woman’s odds of getting this cancer: 1 in 53


Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a type of cancer originating from breast tissue, most commonly from the inner lining of milk ducts or the lobules that supply the ducts with milk. Cancers originating from ducts are known as ductal carcinomas, while those originating from lobules are known as lobular carcinomas. Breast cancer occurs in humans and other mammals. While the overwhelming majority of human cases occur in women, male breast cancer can also occur.

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Risk factors for breast cancer, the most common cancer among women, include:

Age: Two of three women with invasive breast cancer are 55 or older.
Family history: Your risk is doubled if your mother, sister, or daughter has had it.

Race: White women are more susceptible than African Americans, although African American women are more likely to die from breast cancer, partly because their tumors may grow faster.

Dense breast tissue

Previous radiation treatment to the chest

A greater than average number of menstrual periods (starting before age 12, reaching menopause after age 55)

No pregnancies, or having your first pregnancy after the age of 30

Taking birth control pills: The level of risk goes back to normal 10 years after stopping the pill.

Past treatment with the drug diethylstilbestrol (DES), once used to prevent miscarriage

Post menopausal hormone therapy: Avoiding this treatment decreases your risk of breast cancer.

Not breastfeeding

Being overweight and having a high fat diet

Lack of exercise

Drinking heavily: University of Oxford researchers who studied 1.3 million women over a seven-year period found that moderate drinking, as few as one to three drinks per week puts you at higher risk for breast cancer.

Lung cancer

Lung cancer is a disease characterized by uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. If left untreated, this growth can spread beyond the lung in a process called metastasis into nearby tissue and, eventually, into other parts of the body. Most cancers that start in lung, known as primary lung cancers, are carcinomas that derive from epithelial cells. The main types of lung cancer are small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC), also called oat cell cancer, and non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). The most common cause of lung cancer is long-term.

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A look at the percentages of deaths among people diagnosed with this form of cancer shows just how deadly lung cancer is, at close to the reverse of breast cancer statistics. Most striking is our ability to lower those numbers: 80 percent of all lung cancers in women (and 90 percent in men) might be avoided if people didn’t smoke; smokers are 10 to 20 times more likely to get lung cancer than nonsmokers. Family history also plays a part. Other risk factors include exposure to:

Second hand smoke

Radon gas

Arsenic

Tar

Soot

Besides following an exercise plan and a healthy diet, limiting your alcohol intake can also help keep lung cancer at bay.

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Colon and Rectum Cancer

Colorectal cancer, commonly known as colon cancer or bowel cancer, is a cancer from uncontrolled cell growth in the colon or rectum (parts of the large intestine), or in the appendix. Symptoms typically include rectal bleeding and anemia which are sometimes associated with weight loss and changes in bowel habits.

More than 90 percent of colon cancers occur in those 50 and older. Risk factors include:

A personal or family history of colorectal cancer, polyps, or inflammatory bowel disease

Inactivity

Smoking

Heavy drinking

Low fibre, high fat diet that includes lots of processed meat and few fruits and vegetables.

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Early detection is a lifesaver, especially when it comes to colon and rectum cancers. It usually takes 10 to 15 years for abnormal cells to grow in the colon, which means if you have regular colonoscopy screenings to look for polyps and remove them before they become abnormal, you can stay on top of this deadly disease.

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A new study from the National Institutes of Health also found a promising connection between calcium and dairy food intake and a lower risk of colon cancer. This study, which tracked 200,000 men and 200,000 women over a seven-year period, is significant because it used a larger population sample to support smaller studies with the same findings.

Uterine Cancer

The term uterine cancer may refer to any of several different types of cancer which occur in the uterus, namely:

Uterine sarcomas: sarcomas of the myometrium, or muscular layer of the uterus, are most commonly leiomyosarcomas.
Endometrial cancer:
Endometrial carcinomas originate from cells in the glands of the endometrium (uterine lining). These include the common and readily treatable well-differentiated endometrioid adenocarcinoma, as well as the more aggressive uterine papillary serous carcinoma and uterine clear-cell carcinoma.
Endometrial stromal sarcomas originate from the connective tissues of the endometrium, and are far less common than endometrial carcinomas.
Malignant mixed Müllerian tumors are rare endometrial tumors which show both glandular (carcinomatous) and stromal (sarcomatous) differentiation – carcinosarcoma behaves similar to a high grade carcinoma, and it is felt to be of epithelial origin rather than true sarcoma.
Cervical cancer arises from the transformation zone of the cervix, the lower portion of the uterus and connects to the upper aspect of the vagina.
Gestational trophoblastic disease relates to neoplastic processes originating from tissue of a pregnancy that often is located in the uterus.

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Hormonal changes, particularly related to estrogen, play a significant role in your risk for uterine cancer. Risk factors include:


A greater than average number of menstrual periods

No pregnancies

Taking estrogen therapy

Obesity and having a high fat diet

Past or present use of tamoxifen for breast cancer

Some kinds of ovarian tumors

Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Age

Diabetes

A family history of colon cancer

A personal history of breast or ovarian cancer

Some cases of endometrial hyperplasia, a thickening of the uterine lining

Using birth control pills over a period of time, but ultimately having multiple pregnancies, can help decrease your risk.

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Non Hodgkins Lymphoma

The non Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs) are a diverse group of blood cancers that include any kind of lymphoma except Hodgkin's lymphomas. Types of NHL vary significantly in their severity, from indolent to very aggressive.

Lymphomas are types of cancer derived from lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. Lymphomas are treated by combinations of chemotherapy, monoclonal antibodies, immunotherapy, radiation, and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

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This disease, which can show up in your lymph nodes, spleen, tonsils and adenoids, thymus gland, or bone marrow, attacks the body’s lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. Risk factors include:

A weakened immune system, especially if related to long-term infection or organ transplant

Age: Most cases occur in people 60 or older

Exposure to certain chemicals, especially insecticides and herbicides

Obesity

Autoimmune diseases

There are no known prevention methods for Non-Hodgkins lymphoma, other than to avoid diseases that cause immune deficiency; the most preventable of these diseases is HIV.

Bear the inevitable with dignity.

Making all the lifestyle improvements you can, most of which involve simple changes to your diet and exercise habits, will go a long way toward improving your health and helping to reduce your risk of cancers common to women.

As a man handles his troubles during the day, so he goes to bed at night a General, Captain, or Private.