Skin cancer is the out-of-control growth of abnormal cells in the epidermis, the outermost skin layer, caused by unrepaired DNA damage that triggers mutations. These mutations lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors. The main types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma (BCC) in the lower part of the epidermis. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are the flat cells that form the surface of the skin. Cutaneous melanoma is cells that make pigment in the skin. Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) arises from the endocrine (hormonal) cells and nervous systems in the epidermis. Most Dermatologists provide Mohs Surgery or also Chemosurgery. Continue reading
Most of these new technologies against cancer still have to prove their efficacy in clinical trials. Continue reading
Cancer is one of the top ten causes of death in the world.
There is an approximate of 1.2 million new cases of the top ten most common types of cancer in the U.S in 2013 and an estimated 190,000 deaths.
The immune system is our body’s way to defend itself from the unknown.
The unknown being diseases or anything that doesn’t belong in our body. The immune system can help us fight infections or diseases primarily caused by bacteria, parasites, and fungi. It also attacks viruses.
Despite all the research, when it comes to understanding the brain, the reality is that we are still just scratching at the surface.
What we do know is that the brain is far more powerful than we ever imagined.
Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) is a phrase used to describe a number of reactive molecules and free radicals derived from molecular oxygen.
The production of oxygen-based radicals is the bane to all aerobic species.
Oxidative Stress creates an anaerobic environment for non-normal cell growth.
The basic science of oxidative stress and the antioxidant response is not in contention, what is an effective antioxidant is.
When the body breaks food down into energy, it generates a by-product known as free radicals. Also present in food itself, the air we breathe and the sun we worship, free radicals are a broad class of chemicals with the potential to exert significant damage.
When a cancer cell is killed or dies an immune response occurs.
This means many things are happening that are involved with the immune system. One of the bodies many partners in the immune system is the macrophage cell.
A macrophage cell can literally detect dead cells through smell, much like a scavenger bird detects dead animals. Whenever dead cells reach the part of the bloodstream patrolled by a macrophage, the macrophages surround them and convert dead cancer cells into easily removed components, this is called “Efferocytosis“.