The Effects of Hypoxia in Cancer The hypoxia is due to the following mechanism: a decrease in breathable oxygen, reduced or cardiopulmonary failure. The lungs are unable to transfer oxygen…
Cancer Tumor Angiogenesis and Blood Vessels
Tumors arise from a small population of cancer stem cells (CSCs) or tumor-instating cells. Cancer cells can rapidly reshape, destroy or integrate into existing blood vessels. Tumor angiogenesis and blood vessels create a blood supply to the cancer tumor also causing spread, or metastasize, to new tissues through the blood. (more…)
What We Do Not Understand About Cancer
In 1761, Giovanni Morgagni of Padua was the first to do something that is now routine; he did autopsies to relate the patient’s illness to pathological findings after death. This research laid the foundation for scientific oncology, the study of cancer. A century later, the development of anesthesia allowed surgery to flourish, and classic cancer operations such as the radical mastectomy were developed. What we do not understand about cancer.
By the middle of the 20th century, researchers found most of the things that caused cancer (carcinogens) cause genetic damage (mutations) that looked a lot like the mutations (more…)
Numerous zinc supplementation trials have shown that a wide range of health benefits can be realized by increasing the intake of zinc where diets are inadequate in this micronutrient. Zinc is a mineral once absorbed in the small intestine by a carrier-mediated mechanism. Once it has been absorbed it becomes Cationic Zinc in the fluids of the body. (more…)
What are the statistics of chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy is the treatment of cancer with one or more cytotoxic anti-neoplastic drugs. An older and broader use of the word chemotherapy encompassed any chemical treatment of disease, inhibiting cells, whether they be cancerous self cells or foreign cells such as bacteria.
Immunotherapy As A Treatment For Cancer
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.