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Bladder Cancer Awareness

Hello everyone,

Today I’m going to talk to you about bladder cancer. Well, the reason I need to do this is because I have to make sure to attack the ugly “Cancer” from every angle.
According to the Gale Virtual Reference library, bladder cancer is a disease in which the cells lining the urinary bladder lose the ability to regulate their growth and start dividing uncontrollably.

Let’s see, what are some of the causes of bladder cancer?

According to Mayo clinic staff, it is not always clear what causes bladder cancer. Bladder cancer has been linked to smoking, a parasitic infection, radiation and chemical exposure.

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Now, I know that it has been a while since I spoke about tobacco and cancer, but for those who remember, didn’t I warn you about tobacco? You need to stay alert guys, stay away from tobacco. It will prolong your life. It has been said, better safe than sorry. Let’s stand for life and stay aware.
The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for bladder cancer in the United States are for 2012:
• About 73,510 new cases of bladder cancer diagnosed (about 55,600 in men and 17,910 in women).
• About 14,880 deaths from bladder cancer (about 10,510 in men and 4,370 in women).
The rates of new cancers and of cancer deaths have been fairly stable over the past 20 years. More than 500,000 people in the United States are survivors of this cancer.
It’s time for all to hold the yellow ribbon as a sign of bladder awareness; we need to take charge over our bodies.

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Colorectal Cancer

Hello everyone,

Today, I’m going to talk to you about colorectal cancer, also known as colon cancer. Let’s see, what is colorectal cancer? I know that some of you may know what it is and others may not, so I’ll make sure to explain o.k.

According to Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, colorectal cancer is a malignant disease of the large intestine. It is characterized by a change in bowel habits and it has to do with the passing of blood through the rectal. Malignant tumors of the large bowel usually occur after 50 years of age, are slightly more frequent in women than in men, and are common in the Western world. They are rare in children; clustering in families is common.

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According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States. However, early diagnosis can often lead to a complete cure.

What are the symptoms of colon cancer?
Symptoms of colorectal cancer are numerous and nonspecific. They include fatigue, weakness, and shortness of breath. Also change in bowel habits, narrow stools, and diarrhea to name a few.

Let’s look at a short video to get more clarity and awareness of this disease.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNjwbXm-KAk&feature=related

Wow, this cancer guy is something else. He comes into our bodies just to destroy it. That’s why I’m taking charge to keep both you and I aware of his (the cancer) sneaky ways of devouring our temple (bodies). We need to take as much precautions as possible so that we can kill him “THE CANCER” as oppose to him killing us.

Cancer while Pregnant

Hello Ladies,

Today I’m going to talk to you about the safety of Chemotherapy during pregnancy. Imagine if that was you, both pregnant and a cancer victim. What would you do? Would you contemplate on having an abortion or would you have the courage to stand and fight?
Now, lets see what choice this lady made:

Wow, that’s a wonderful testimony, but we all know that not everyone would have made the same choice. Also, although most children demonstrate normal cognitive development, there are still a number of those with below-normal cognitive development.

According to the National Institute of Health, Cancer is the second leading cause of death of women during the reproductive years, and its occurrence in pregnancy is between 0.07 percent and 0.1 percent. This is a great indication that a high-risk obstetric unit should monitor women with cancer closely and define the optimal time of delivery.

Since breast cancer during pregnancy is relatively rare, only small studies have been done on treating breast cancer during pregnancy. But to assure the safety of both mother and fetus the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a group of 19 leading cancer institutions in the United States have developed some guidelines to follow.

Guideline#1: If you’ve been pregnant for 3 months or less and decide to continue with your pregnancy, it’s suggested that you begin therapy in the second trimester after chemotherapy. Not during the first trimester.

Guideline#2: If breast cancer is found during the second trimester, chemotherapy is suggested to start before surgery.

Guideline#3: Suggest that if you are diagnosed with breast cancer in your third trimester chemotherapy should be given after the baby is born.

Health Awareness!

Welcome to Health Awareness,

My name is Aimee M. and this is my wordpress social media page where I’m going to talk to you about Cancer. I’m going to talk about ways to fight cancer, protect your body from getting cancer, how to boost your immune system from chemo therapy and other means of cancer alert. So as you can see by my name, I’m all for killing the creature “Cancer” and saving birthdays. For decades cancer has invaded our bodies, now it’s time to join forces and fight it.

I hope that all that will be said about cancer on the next pages will be informative for you and yours.

Thanks to all who will be reading my posts.

See ya!