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Month: June 2018

Why do illnesses recur?

Why do illnesses recur?

There is always a risk for people who have survived cancer that the disease will recur and that is frightening. Furthermore, when compared to healthy people, they have a much larger risk of developing tumours in other parts of the body. I know a man who had colon, thyroid, kidney and basal cell skin cancer and he’s still alive to this day. There are many such cases, so why does this happen? We can partly explain this with a body’s…

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The most common myths and half-truths about cancer

The most common myths and half-truths about cancer

Myth – Cancer is a death sentence People are often convinced that if they’re diagnosed with cancer that they’ll also die from the disease.  One must remember that each individual’s personal experience also plays a large role in this kind of thinking. It’s possible that the patient has had a close friend who suffered from cancer and perhaps even died after a long and protracted battle with the disease. Naturally, there are many different cases to be considered. However, the…

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Metastasis [3]

Metastasis [3]

The development of remote haematogenous metastases is the most dangerous manifestation of a tumour’s progression. However, despite extensive studies of metastases in different tissues and organs, the reasons why and how cancer cells enter the bloodstream and why metastases spread via the lymphatic or circulatory systems are still not fully understood. Why does a cancer cell feel the need to travel? What motivates it to do so? How does it choose its next home? Even in the second half of…

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