Aging is a huge risk factor for breast cancer, in that, the older women get, the more their body changes and the risk for developing breast cancer increases. “Seventy-five percent of breast cancers occur in women older than age 50.1” Women live longer now than they did in the past, which allows time for the breast cancer to not only develop but be detected. Technology has
Plus 0.35% of children get cancer and is always being overlooked. Childhood cancer research is vastly and consistently underfunded. Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15 in the U.S.One in 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 20 years old. Every year, an estimated 250,000+ new cases of cancer affect children under the age of 20 worldwide. Two-thirds of
The cervix is one of the least common sites in genitourinary tract. We report a case of Cervical Rhabdomyosarcoma who was misdiagnosed as Vaginal RMS and was started on chemotherapy. We had to do an emergency excision of the mass,when she developed excessive bleeding per vaginum. Keywords Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcomas,Cervical Rhabdomyosarcomas, Background Rhabdomyosarcomas are malignant skeletal muscle tumors and account for about 50% of soft tissue sarcomas in children. The Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study Group divided it into three major histologic subtypes: Embryonal(ERMS), alveolar, and undifferentiated.
There is melanoma, the most deadly skin cancer which also happens to be the most common. Just in melanoma there has been more than 3.5 million diagnoses every year. Melanoma is also more commonly diagnosed in girls 15-29 than of boy of that exact age. Indoor tanners have also been diagnosed with other varying types of skin issues. The risks of one receiving one of these issue is drastically increased from only one session of tanning.
There are about 1000 new patients each year diagnosed with this cancer; meaning that it is actually only 2% of the cancers found in humans each year. It is usually diagnosed during puberty and it is more common in males and African Americans. The cancer can actually be found in animals like dogs or cats alongside
The high incidence of both hospitalizations and deaths related to the flu are the reason that it’s so important that everyone over 6 months of age have the flu shot. There are five special populations that influenza impacts more than the regular populations. These populations are the elderly (65 or older), pregnant women, those with
The survival rate for ovarian cancer is only 20% for five years and individuals often have a poor prognosis once diagnosed (Huh Shinn et al., 2009). Ovarian cancer is an insidious disease, as individuals often misinterpret their symptoms as menopause, urinary or gastrointestinal problems (Guenther & Dimmitt, 2011). Risk factors for ovarian cancer include a family history of ovarian cancer, nulliparity and increasing age (Lewis, Dirksen, Heitkemper, Bucher, & Camera,
The Mayo Clinic reports that in the first half of the 20th century, whooping cough was a leading cause of childhood illness and death in the U.S. (CDC, 2000). In 2010, an outbreak in California resulted in the illness of 9,477 and caused the death of ten infants (California Department of Public Health, 2010). This was the biggest outbreak of whooping cough since 1945. First documented in 1981, the epidemic we now know as HIV began to appear as a rare lung infection characterized by a weakened immune system. AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) -the final stage of HIV -is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States among people age 25 to 44 (U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2012).
Breast cancer in Nigeria is characterized by late presentation, younger age at diagnosis, large tumours and multiple nodal involvements. The pattern of presentation differs from that in the western world where most patients are post-menopausal and present with small sized early tumors and less aggressive disease. Figure5: Mastectomy in a 48 years old Nigerian patient with Breast cancer The use of conservative surgery as part of multidisciplinary management of breast cancer is increasing throughout the world.
Indeed human rights have failed to achieve its goals in many countries around the globe due to economical and political diversities. According to Himalayan Foundation, 20,000 Nepali girls are enslaved. The recent Rohingya refugee crisis and genocide by Burma has questioned human rights defenders. WHO reports say that around 125 million girls and women were victimized of Female Genital Mutilation in 29 countries in Africa, Middle East and Asia. Surprisingly more than 2000 victims of FGM have received treatment at London Hospitals in last three years, reported by Martin Bentham in ‘London Evening Standard’, 2013.
1,2 Crazy sexy cancer is a documentary about a young lady, age 31, who was diagnosed with epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma, stage IV cancer on Valentine’s day in 2003. One morning, Kris felt sick and decided to see the doctor and that’s when she was diagnosed. Since her cancer was rare, her only treatment options were experimental ones. From the doctor’s report,
Varian Medical Systems mission is to be the leader in the field of radiation oncology with a continued commitment to the development of innovative state of the art treatment modalities that will enhance the way cancer is treated. Varian Medical Systems is dedicated to making advancement in the fight against cancer along with improving patient care through technological advancement that improves accuracy of treatment, while incorporating patient comfort delivered over a shorter course of treatment. Socioeconomic factors: Cancer is the second leading cause of death. By 2050 the over the age of 65 population is expected to exceed 83.5 million, which is almost double the 43 million over 65 population in 2012 (CDC, 2015).
According to the National Cancer Institute, about 40% of people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their life, and there were approximately 13,776,251 people living with cancer in 2012. Cancer is a common disease with many types and forms. The book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot shows the story of a woman with cervical cancer, and how her illness affected herself and her family. Although cancer affects a patient physically, it also has effects on the patient mentally and financially, as well as it challenges patients to change their lifestyles for the better.
Lupus is the fourth leading cause in disability for women. 38% of Lupus patient has been forced to stop working due to health complications from this disease. Patients spend roughly about $6,000 in treatments alone. It is unfortunate that this disease has taken a backseat when it comes to research priorities. Hopefully as time goes by, the attention towards gaining investment will increase before more of the population has to go through this disease that makes it unbearable for an individual to live their