Asthma is a disorder characterized by the inflammation of the airways. There are known environmental factors that can trigger asthmatic symptoms. Recently, breast cancer chemotherapy has been linked as a trigger for asthma.
The ABVD chemotherapy regiment consisting of the drugs adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastine and dacarbazine is effective in the treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma patients. Common side effects include infection, bleeding, nausea, fatigue and hair loss.
The high incidence of breast cancer and a large population of at risk individuals make early detection and diagnosis essential for treatment success. The best means of ensuring early detection is to inform women (and men) about the warning signs of breast cancer.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease or acid reflux is a generally chronic condition characterized by the regurgitation of stomach acid. Both Zantac and Nexium have been shown to be effective in the suppression of the secretion of basal gastric acid. What are the benefits of using both together?
Testicular cancer is a relatively rare cancer representing only 1% of male cancers, whereas erectile dysfunction is fairly common. Many studies have shown a direct link between erectile dysfunction and testicular cancer. Moreover, treatment options can affect the risk of erectile dysfunction.
Approximately 564,000 new cases of liver cancer are diagnosed each year and almost all patients with liver cancer will succumb to the disease. Certain factors such as hepatitis B and C, cirrhosis and elevated alpha-fetoprotein are associated with poor liver cancer prognosis.
While breast cancer is much more common in women compared to men, it is still possible for men to develop breast cancer. The most common breast cancers found in men are similar to those found in women. Male inflammatory breast cancer is a rare, aggressive breast cancer requiring effective therapy.
Colon cancer is the third most common diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death. Identifying who is affected by colon cancer may reduce the incidence of colon cancer. These populations include: FAP, the elderly, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
Pancreatic cancer is considered highly aggressive and often associated with a poor prognosis. Understanding the association between pancreatic cancer and risk factors can help prevent the development of this aggressive and deadly cancer. Risk factors include: age, diabetes, smoking, family history.
Liver disease is so common that the liver is the second most commonly transplanted major organ. Only the kidney is transplanted more than the liver. A common complication is osteolysis due to bone disease from liver transplant. Many therapies are available to help prevent and reduce osteolysis.
Asthma is characterized by the chronic inflammation of the airways or bronchial tubes. There is a high prevalence of asthma in athletics. The prevention of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction by asthma meds can help maximize athletic performance and cause positive drug screens
Lymphoma is a cancer that originates in the cells of the immune system. Lymphoma of the gastrointestinal tract is a rare disease with an incidence of 1.6 per 100,000. Approximately 50% of all lymphoma patients experience extranodal lymphoma in abdomen symptoms.
Lung cancer is the leading cancer-related cause of death worldwide. Stage 4 adenocarcinoma lung cancer is associated with metastatic disease and poor prognosis, but some treatment options are available.
Focal intestinal metaplasia is the potentially reversible change from a fully differentiated stomach cell type to an intestinal cell type. It is associated with significantly increased risk of cancer. . Proper diagnosis and treatment can reduce the risk of gastric cancer
HIV is a retrovirus that infects, impairs, and destroys the body’s immune system. There are many myths about HIV. Therefore, it is very important to better understand the facts behind HIV infection.
Heart disease is a leading cause of death worldwide, with approximately 16.7 million deaths each year. This article describes common heart diseases such as coronary heart disease, angina, rheumatic heart disease, hypertensive heart disease and inflammatory heart disease.
Herpes is an easily spread virus that cause painful blisters and sores of both the mouth and genitals. Most people infected with genital herpes are unaware of their infection. It is important to understand the symptoms and progression or herpes and ask yourself, “Do I have herpes?”
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Lung squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common lung cancer with a prevalence of approximately 30%. Like most cancers, lung squamous cell is a progressive disease that can be divided into diagnostic stages: Stage I-IV.