Metastatic breast cancer is a breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast to the other parts of the body (mostly the lungs, liver, bones and brain). Metastatic breast cancer is not a type of breast cancer, but the most advanced stage of cancer. It’s also known as stage IV breast cancer.Continue reading “Metastatic breast cancer Awareness Day.”
Ovarian cancer is among the most common type of cancers in women, it’s also known as cancer of the ovaries. Ovaries are pair of small organs located low in the tummy that are connected to the womb and stores a woman’s supply of eggs.
Ovarian cancer mostly affects women who have been through the menopause, but it can sometimes affect young women.Continue reading “Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month”
HIV is among the most dangerous viruses that damages the immune system of the affected individual. The immune system is responsible for fighting off infections and bacteria. Untreated HIV infects and kills the white blood cells that plays an important role in the immune system (called CD4), these cells are also known as T cells. As HIV kills more CD4 cells, the body is more likely to get various types of infections and cancers.Continue reading “HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.”
Getting the news that you have cancer can be overwhelming, stressful and emotionally displeasing, however getting informed that your child has cancer can be devastating as a parent. It will be an overwhelming and confusing couple of days before coming to terms with the news. Cancer.gov have produce a guideline article to help parents, patients and healthcare workers understand childhood cancer.Continue reading “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.”
Blood cancer as the name implies means cancer of the blood, it represents a large group of different malignancies. This group includes cancers of the bone marrow, blood and lymphatic system, which includes lymph nodes, thymus, spleen, lymphatic vessels, and digestive tract lymphoid tissues. Myeloma and leukaemia, which start in the lymphoma and bone marrow; the one that start in the lymphatic system are the most common type of blood cancer. The causes of the is still unknown.Continue reading “Blood Cancer Awareness Month.”