Melanoma is a malignant tumor derived from melanocytes (the cells that give skin its color) and is the deadliest form of skin cancer risk factors for melanoma include family history, sex, age, skin pigmentation, sunburn susceptibility, tanning ability, nevus (moles) count and freckling and psychological health. In addition, socioeconomic features, occupation, access to health, and preventive measures, latitude have been demonstrated to impact the morbidity of melanoma (Helgadottir et al, 2018). Shared success and progress of the pigment cell research community in the understanding of cellular and immunological homeostasis of pigment cells but also clinical challenges and hurdles in the treatment of melanoma and dermatological disorders continue to drive further research activities. Investigators in the pigment cell research community have diverse but complementary backgrounds. The cross-disciplinary nature of the field is unique, unified around the passion of understanding normal pigmentation and benign or malignant pigmentary diseases (Filipp et al, 2018).
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We hear a lot about skin cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and even pancreatic cancer, but oral cancer? Not so much. The Oral Cancer Foundation estimated that nearly 50,000 Americans would be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2017. Oral cancer has a significant mortality rate, as slightly more than half of the people diagnosed with the disease will be alive in five years.
Kidney cancer is amongst the 10 most common cancers known to mankind according to the American Cancer Society, and the disease is often fatal as the percentage of Americans diagnosed with kidney cancer continues to climb higher each year. Fortunately, the future is looking brighter with the introduction of new kidney cancer treatments and continuing research by brilliant scientists.
A woman’s chance of developing breast cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 8. In men, the chance is 1 in 1,000. That’s a big difference, so big, in fact, that many people don’t even realize that men can have breast cancer and that they can die from it just like women can.
For many years, people have attempted to find the cure for cancer. There are many common treatments that people go through in order to get rid of cancer. While they sometimes are effective, unfortunately, they come with serious side effects.
As part of her dissertation, Cornelia Rosschger from Salzburg has designed a molecule to be used in the fight against cancer. The molecule causes cancer cells to not divide so quickly. The helical molecule is a representation of a small element of the Id proteins, but is not an exact copy. It has the ability to recognize and capture Id proteins, thus weakening their biological function in the cancer cell.
A 10% increase in processed food consumption would increase the risk of developing cancer by 12%, according to a new French study that followed nearly 105,000 participants over 8 years.
According to a study carried out on mice published today in the British publication NatureAn, an international team of researchers has programmed nanorobots to search for, and destroy tumors by cutting off their blood supply. The entire process occurs within 24 hours and impressive results were observed in a melanoma mouse model.
Nutrition is an important factor in boosting and maintaining immune system health. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables has been shown in studies to be a preventative of cancer. This is why it's shocking that the most healing of all non-cancer foods - asparagus, has come under attack.
New animal research published in the journal, Nature, suggests that food can either fuel or inhibit the spread of cancer. This is due to the amino acid composition of foods because certain cancers appear to thrive on specific amino acids.
Today the World Health Organization (WHO) released this picture discussing ways to reduce your cancer risk. There are lots of good points there, but the HPV vaccination as a way to reduce cancer risk created a big controversy on its Facebook page.
I don't know if it's the alcohol itself or the extra ingredients that go in today's alcohol drinks, but the World Health Organization (WHO) today announced that drinking alcohol can increase the risk of at least 7 types of cancer and limiting alcohol intake is one way to reduce your cancer risk. Apparently it's the ethanol in alcoholic drinks.
The 13-year-old boy has spent the last 8 months believing he is going to die from brain cancer because his parents allegedly told people that their child has terminal brain cancer in a phony, yet successful attempt to get donations to help with the cost of his medical expenses.
Maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly and avoiding smoking, makes it possible to prevent up to a third of the most common cancers, says On World Day Against Cancer, The Ministry of Health recalls preventive measures Doctor Fernando Arenillas from the Oncology Service of the San Martin de Parana Hospital in Argentina.
We know that cancer eats -- it is self-sustaining and lives off of what you put into your body. Sugar has long been blamed for feeding cancer, while animal products, particularly meat, have flown under the radar. This misinformation has thrown fruit under the bus as a healthful option and has prevented many cancer patients from healing.
Medical science says that invasive procedures such as biopsies and early screenings are the answer to cancer progression, but this is not prevention. While there are many types of cancer screening tests, cancer prevention may be possible years ahead of its development with one simple blood test.
I have been hearing a lot of buzz about dry fasting lately and even hearing that people are kicking cancer with it. Of course, you hear all kinds of things. Personally, I am intrigued, but how true can claims like these possibly be?
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s famous quote: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” is proving to be true beyond the Great Depression to the modern world today. The New England Journal of Medicine released a study in April of 2012 called “Suicide and Cardiovascular Death After a Cancer Diagnosis”. The study’s results were a saddening testimony to the fact that fear can be fatal.
Doctor Vaagn Andikyan of Armenian decent, attributes the successful treatment and good prognosis to the delivery of high quality, compassionate care, and team-based collaboration by cancer care experts at the Danbury Hospital.
I ran across this statistic for the first time a few days ago and found it quite puzzling. Why would such a large percentage of doctors refuse a treatment that they would recommend to others?
If you are one to enjoy a few cups of coffee a day, drink up, because there is encouraging news out of England suggesting that not only is drinking coffee good for you, but the optimal number of cups imbibed per day (on average, of course) for leading a more healthy - and more lengthy - existence has been ascertained. Research suggests that drinking three to four cups of coffee daily has numerous health benefits, as opposed to those who abstain from drinking the dark rejuvenator at all.
Food is extremely powerful. Every time you eat, you have two choices: to nurture your body or harm it. I don't know why so many in today's society seem so oblivious to this fact, mindlessly consuming whatever they please, as though what they are consuming will have no effect on their body.
It's a phrase we are all familiar with - "laughter is the best medicine". Because it is such a pleasant and positive phrase, we like to repeat it. How well, though, does this really stand up to scientific scrutiny?
You might not know it, and you may have been told by your doctor it's harmless, but most of us are infected with a herpes virus called Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). For most, not all, the virus reveals itself as glandular fever or infectious mononucleosis. Now, in a quest to understand "How do viruses cause cancer in humans?" more and more research is associating EBV with cancer.
In his book, "Hope Never Dies: How 20 Late-Stage and Terminal Cancer Patients Beat the Odds" Rick Shapiro shines a bright ray of hope into the dark world of cancer through the words of those who have emerged onto the other side alive. He interviewed 20 cancer survivors with both late-stage and terminal diagnoses and compiled their stories to show the world that a cancer diagnosis doesn't have to be a death sentence because these patients beat the odds.
The American Cancer Society’s estimates that this year alone, about 53,670 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States.
For most people, the word "cancer" brings up a variety of intense feelings and emotions associated with the disease. For Maryanne Wahmann, that too-real experience began in her early thirties. For about seven years, neither she nor her doctors knew what was causing the wracking gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, including explosive diarrhea and abdominal pain, that some days prevented her from leaving the bathroom. During those years she was a frequent visitor to emergency rooms and physicians’ offices.
If you are on a plant-based, vegan diet for one year or more, your blood is likely to be eight times stronger than those who follow the Standard American Diet, according to some enlightening research.
Usually we hear that oranges are packed with vitamin C, making it a natural immune booster. But recently scientists found that the fruit orange contains a phytonutrient called hesperidin, which has anticancer properties. Below is the scientific research proving that oranges can kill at least 3 types of cancer.