Found 11 Articles for Cancer

Breast Cancer Symptoms When Should You Worry?

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 01-Aug-2023 17:06:00


Breast cells can become cancerous and evolve into breast cancer. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the second most common malignancy in women to be diagnosed. The American Cancer Society estimates that 30% of all new cancer diagnoses among women in the country are for breast cancer. Breast cancer typically begins in the cells lining the milk ducts and the lobules supplying the milk to these channels. The cancers that develop from these ducts are known as ductal carcinomas, whereas those that extend from the lobules are known as lobular carcinomas. Symptoms Breast cancer can be managed the best ... Read More

Difference Between CBD and THC

Vineet Nanda
Updated on 02-Jun-2023 11:41:10


CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are two of the most well-known cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. While they are both derived from the same plant, they have different effects on the body and mind, and therefore, are often used for different purposes. What is CBD? CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of the most abundant compounds found in cannabis. It is a non-psychoactive compound, which means it does not produce the "high" associated with cannabis use. CBD is extracted from the hemp plant and is used to treat a wide range of health conditions. Some of the most common ... Read More

Difference Between Staging and Grading

Vineet Nanda
Updated on 26-Apr-2023 15:59:42


Staging and grading are two essential processes that are carried out during the diagnosis of cancer. These processes are used to determine the severity and extent of cancer, which helps in the development of an appropriate treatment plan. Although staging and grading may sound similar, they are two distinct processes that provide different types of information. This essay will provide an in-depth analysis of the difference between staging and grading. What is Staging? Staging is the process of determining the extent of cancer in the body. It involves assessing the size of the tumor, whether it has spread to nearby ... Read More

Difference Between Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Vineet Nanda
Updated on 25-Apr-2023 15:09:45


Cancer is a complex and deadly disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, with two main types: basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Both of these types of skin cancer originate from cells in the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin. Although both types are similar in many ways, there are some key differences that set them apart. What is Basal Cell Carcinoma? Of the nonmelanoma skin cancers, more than 75% are basal cell carcinomas. Basal cell carcinomas are known to be one of the ... Read More

Difference Between Follicular Thyroid Cancer and Papillary Thyroid Cancer

Vineet Nanda
Updated on 26-Apr-2023 11:02:59


Differentiated thyroid cancer describes both follicular and papillary forms of the disease, which share certain characteristics with healthy thyroid glands but exhibit malignant behavior. Both are treatable malignancies that spread slowly and together account for roughly 90% of thyroid carcinomas. However, there are distinctions between the two. What is Follicular Thyroid Cancer? Malignant follicular thyroid cancer with a higher degree of aggressiveness. It accounts for just around 15% of all thyroid carcinomas and is extremely uncommon. The first signs of this disease include a change in voice, pain in the neck, increasing hoarseness, and trouble swallowing; later, the cancer spreads ... Read More

The Link Between Cancer and Anemia

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 11-Apr-2023 12:34:52


Cancer is a dreadful illness that impacts the lives of millions of people all over the globe. Anemia, caused by insufficient red blood cells, is a side effect of cancer that not many people know about. Anemia is a common problem for people with cancer, which can hurt their health and well-being. This article will talk about how cancer can cause anemia and how it can be diagnosed and treated. Understanding Anemia Anemia is when there aren't enough red blood cells to carry oxygen around the body. Some of the most common types of anemia are iron deficiency anemia, ... Read More

Celebrities with Cancer: Why Do Some Go Public — and Others Don’t?

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 04-Apr-2023 17:57:29


Chadwick Boseman, a popular actor, passed away from colon cancer in the summer of 2020 at 43. His legendary cinematic career and kind, giving nature are part of his legacy. And he shocked millions of followers all around the globe by not disclosing that he had stage 4 cancer or any disease at all. When Boseman was first diagnosed with cancer in 2016, he was already in stage 3. In 2018, the illness returned. He told no one else except for his immediate family and a few trusted friends. Like many others who admired his work and are saddened ... Read More

What I Wish People Knew About Metastatic Breast Cancer

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 04-Apr-2023 17:45:00


Cancer is said to be metastatic when it has progressed from its primary site (the breast) to other parts of the body. That's how sneaky breast cancer can be. Why some individuals get metastases while others do not is unknown. However, there is no way to foretell whether or when this may occur. Cancer and its metastatic spread are still possible even if you make positive adjustments to your lifestyle What Exactly is Breast Cancer that has Spread? While it has spread to other parts of the body, metastatic breast cancer is still considered a kind of breast cancer ... Read More

Difference Between Asbestos and Lung Cancer

Vineet Nanda
Updated on 04-Apr-2023 16:38:01


Asbestos and lung cancer are two terms that are often heard in the medical world and both of them have a close relationship. However, it is important to understand that asbestos and lung cancer are not the same thing, but rather, asbestos is a major risk factor for lung cancer. In this essay, the difference between asbestos and lung cancer will be explored. What is Asbestos? Asbestos refers to a category of silicate minerals that are naturally occurring and good electrical insulators while being non-combustible, chemically and biologically resistant, and a hazard to humans. Its attributes led to its broad ... Read More

What is Malignant Neoplasm?

Vandana Annavaram
Updated on 03-Apr-2023 15:16:47


Any part of the body can develop cancer, and depending on the type of cancer and where it occurs in the body, different symptoms and outcomes may occur. There are many different types of cancer, but some of the most prevalent ones are colorectal, lung, prostate, and breast cancer. Usually, a mutation or abnormal change in a cell's DNA leads to the development of cancer. Numerous things, such as exposure to specific toxins or chemicals, radiation, viruses, or inherited genetic mutations, can contribute to this. Due to the mutation, the affected cell starts to grow and divide too quickly, eventually ... Read More