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Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer, also known as renal cancer, typically begins in 1 of the kidneys. This happens when healthy kidney cells start to divide out of control and form a malignant tumor. There are multiple types of kidney cancer, the 5 main kidney cancers are; Renal cell carcinoma, urothelial carcinoma, sarcoma, lymphoma and Wilms tumors. By far the most diagnosed kidney cancer is renal cell carcinoma (RCC). RCC accounts for approximately 90% of kidney cancer diagnoses. Though the tumors tend to be quite large, they rarely grow outside the kidney before other symptoms are developed leading to a fairly good prognosis.…Continue readingKidney Cancer

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Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma originates in the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is part of the immune system which serves the primary purpose of fighting infection within the body. In Non Hodgkin’s lymphoma the cancer originates in the lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are a particular type of white blood cell that fight infections within the body. About the lymphatic system – The lymphatic system is a network of vessels and nodes where a fluid called “lymph” circulates. Lymph flows in the lymphatic system the same way that blood circulates in the circulatory system, except much more slowly. The human body has about 600 lymph…Continue readingNon-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

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Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the uncontrolled growth and division of cells in the prostate gland. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men, second only to skin cancer. Prostate cancer typically grows slowly and usually does not grow outside the confines of the prostate gland itself. There are more aggressive forms of prostate cancer that could grow more quickly and metastasize outside of the prostate gland, however these are more rare. As men age they develop a higher probability of developing prostate cancer. The size of the prostate also typically continues to grow as men age, and is…Continue readingProstate Cancer

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Breast Cancer

As the name suggests, breast cancer is an abnormal and rapid division of cells within the breast. Contrary to popular belief, breast cancer is not just limited to women, as men can suffer from this type of cancer as well (albeit less frequent). After skin cancer breast cancer is the second most diagnosed cancer in women. Breast cancer most often begins within the milk producing ducts of the breast, this is called invasive ductal carcinoma. Breast cancer can spread from your breast to the lymphatic system or to other parts of your body through a process called metastasis. Types of…Continue readingBreast Cancer

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Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is also known as lung carcinoma. Like other cancers, lung cancer is characterized by uncontrolled cell division. As the name suggests, lung cancer starts in the lung tissue. Also like other cancers this cancer growth can spread to other parts of the body in a process called metastasis. Lung cancers that originate in the lung are called primary lung cancers, and they are for the most part carcinomas. There are 2 main types of lung cancers, small cell lung carcinomas and non small cell lung carcinomas. Small Cell Lung Carcinoma Small cell lung cancer accounts for approximately 15%…Continue readingLung Cancer

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Colorectal Cancer

As the name suggests, colorectal cancer refers to cancer of the colon and/or rectum. The colon is the last 5 feet of the large intestine before the rectum and the rectum is the last 5-6 inches which starts at the colon and ends at the anus. Colorectal cancers can be subdivided into either colon or rectal cancers depending on the where they start. Colorectal cancers typically start with growths on the inner lining of the colon or rectum. These growths are called polyps. Polyps can turn into cancer, but not all polyps become cancerous. There are 2 main types of…Continue readingColorectal Cancer

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Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is an abnormal cancerous growth in the skin. These types of cancers develop from the mutation of normal cells into cancerous cell that have the ability to spread to other parts of the body. There are 2 main types of skin cancers: Nonmelenoma Skin Cancer – These types of cancers refer to all types of skin cancers that are no melanoma. The most common types are squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. Melanoma Skin Cancer – A type of cancer that starts in the melanocytes of the skin. Melanocytes are the cells that produce melanin, this is…Continue readingSkin Cancer

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I don’t have cancer – Why is The Cancer Diet so important?

That is a very good question. Many would think – I don’t have cancer, why should I even think about the cancer diet? The answer is very simple, according to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 38.4% of people (this includes, men woman and children) will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. Approximately 38.4% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes. According to the National Cancer Institute: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/understanding/statistics This equates to more than 1 out of 3 people at some point in their lives will be given a cancer…Continue readingI don’t have cancer – Why is The Cancer Diet so important?