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Angiosarcoma cancer

Angiosarcoma cancer: Blood vessels and Lymph vessels

Angiosarcoma cancer

Angiosarcoma cancer. when symptoms appears, it will be a lump or mass in the breast which is always the most common symptom

Angiosarcoma is a rare type of cancer normally affecting the lining of the blood vessels and lymph vessels. The lymph vessels are part of immune system responsible for collecting bacteria, viruses and waste products from the body and disposes of them. Experts’ at AWAREmed health and wellness resources center, explains that, this type of cancer can occur anywhere in your body. But quit often it affects the head and neck skin. Rarely, angiosarcoma cancer may form in the skin on other parts of your body, such as the breast. Or it may form in deeper tissue, such as the liver and the heart. Angiosarcoma treatment depends on where the cancer is located. Treatment options may include surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy and we will be discussing then shortly.

Angiosarcoma cancer: Symptoms

The signs and symptoms often vary depending on where the cancer forms.

Angiosarcoma that affects the skin – like stated in most cases angiosarcoma affects the head and neck skin and particularly the scalp. Its signs and symptoms of this form of angiosarcoma include:

  • A raised, purplish area of skin that looks like a bruise
  • A bruise-like lesion that grows larger over time
  • A lesion that may bleed when scratched or bumped
  • Swelling in the surrounding skin

Angiosarcoma that affects organs ­– it affects organs like the heart and the liver and when this happens, the patients feels a lot of pain. In all these, doctor Akoury advices that when the signs and symptoms are persistent, you may want to see your doctor. And if you’re around, you can schedule an appointment with us at AWAREmed health center at convenience.

Angiosarcoma cancer: Causes

Scientifically, it’s not clear what causes most angiosarcoma. However, there’re certain factors that can facilitate the risks. When the cells in the blood vessels multiply abnormally this should be an indicator. The abnormal cells outgrows the other cells resulting in cells breaking off and spreads or metastasize to other parts of the body.

Angiosarcoma cancer: Risk factors

The risks may increase due to the following factors:

Radiation therapy – when radiation is used for treatment, this increases the risks. A rare complication of radiation therapy, angiosarcoma typically occurs between 5 to 10 years after treatment.

Swelling caused by lymph vessel damage (lymphedema) – Lymphedema is swelling caused by a backup of lymph fluid that forms when the lymphatic system is blocked or damaged. This is becomes a risk whenever lymph nodes are removed during surgery (a technique that’s often used to treat cancer). Lymphedema can also occur in response to infection or other conditions.

Chemicals – Liver angiosarcoma has been linked to exposure to several chemicals, including vinyl chloride and arsenic.

Angiosarcoma cancer: Blood vessels and Lymph vessels

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Chemotherapy treatment

Chemotherapy treatment procedure: How Chemotherapy Works

Chemotherapy treatment

Chemotherapy treatment procedure is effective. The side effects can be handled professionally

All cancer treatments are essential and can be very costly to many patients. Of all these, Chemotherapy treatment procedure is the most common for most cancers. According to the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury MD. This treatment procedure involves the use of certain drugs to kill cancer cells or just to stop them from increasing and spreading to other parts of the patients’ body. Unlike with other health conditions, cancer is different and as a patient, you can’t afford to self-medicate. Therefore, your doctor may choose to prescribe chemo alone or combine it with surgery or radiation therapy. You might also take original kinds of cancer-fighting drugs along with chemotherapy.

Remember that you can take chemo as pills or shots. The drugs can be taken from a hospital facility or clinic through an infusion which is also known as IV. This is essential in helping patients regain strength, grow new healthy cells as well. Depending on the type of cancer and how it has progressed in the body, the doctor (oncologist) may prescribe the drug to be taken on daily, weekly or monthly doses. The prescription can be a single chemo drug or a collection of different drugs depending your health condition whether you’re suffering from other health conditions like liver, kidney or diabetes problems.

Chemotherapy treatment procedure: The necessity of chemotherapy

Cancer treatment is quite a vigorous process. Its success depends on the total elimination of all the cancer cells. Doctor Dalal Akoury explains that many at times even after a successful surgery to remove a tumor, the body can still play host to some remnants of cancer cells. These (cancer cells) if not eliminated, can still grow into new tumors. They can also spread the cancer to other parts of your body rendering the surgery to be ineffective. This where the importance of chemo drugs comes in. she adds that chemotherapy drugs helps in destroying, shrinking and controlling those cells. Besides that, it’s also helps in healing any cancer symptoms like pain. The patient may also get chemo drugs to shrink a tumor before even it gets to the point of conducting a surgery by your oncologist to remove it.

Chemotherapy treatment procedure: How it works

Chemotherapy drugs are essential are works in different ways. If you are struggling with any type of cancer, this is a better treatment for you as it helps in:

  • Killing both cancerous and healthy cells
  • Keep tumors from growing blood vessels, which help them thrive
  • Fighting only cancer cells
  • Attack the cancer cells’ genes so the cells die and can’t grow into new tumors

Finally, we appreciate that brain cancer and in fact all types of cancer are traumatizing. But that is the one reason why patient’s needs to go through the chemotherapy treatment procedure in good time. If you’re struggling with cancer, and you have no idea what to do. We are here to help you have a positive start. Call us at AWAREmed health and wellness center today and our team of experts will help you professionally.

Chemotherapy treatment procedure: How Chemotherapy Works

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Female gender alcoholism

Female gender alcoholism

Female gender alcoholism must stop. Women are more vulnerable to drugs and alcohol and preventing usage is the best

Female gender alcoholism: Drug addiction and social stigma

Alcohol consumption has been associated with men in most cases. Women were not in the beginning so much into alcohol and any who was using alcohol was seen as a taboo in many communities. That was then but currently, a lot has changed and women are today are using this substance freely. Because of this female gender alcoholism has increased over time. And as a result of this, a lot of stigmatization and discrimination has taken root among alcohol users.  Stigma can be very demeaning and causes loss of self-esteem. This can be avoided if all factors leading to alcoholism are addressed appropriately and in good time. If therefore you are drinking, stigma or no stigma, alcohol consumption is a health hazard and the sooner a remedial action is taken the better. You can always consult with experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury and she will be able to effectively and professionally help you go through your recovery program.

Female gender alcoholism: The fading social stigma escalating addiction

Like I had indicated that because of the women alcohol addiction and how it was being stigmatized in the past, women were not so much into drinking. During this period a lot of drug and alcohol abuse related complications were not so common with the female gender. Men were the biggest casualties but this is now changing. Because of fading stigma young women are now binge drinking hence the increase of health complications that come with alcohol abuse. This has further been established by the research findings according to the data from a survey of some 18000 college students across the US. From this study, it was established that one in every three female students are seriously into binge drinking. In other words, they are consuming four or more drinks in a row and in very quick succession. These are not very good statistics especially considering the serious prevalence of alcohol addiction in our societies today. In that same study, it was also established that between the years1993-2001, the rate of binge drinking female students was more than doubled. From the study, it was further frustrating that even though male students were more dependent on alcohol, it was surprising that more than half of the women students were actually abusing alcohol.

Finally, doctor Akoury registers that these trends are very disturbing, given that binge drinking not only carries health risks for both men and women but also increases the chance of unwanted and unplanned sexual activity. Because of this women risk becoming pregnant and both genders risk contracting a sexually transmitted infection STI. All these can be avoided if we chose to have sobriety and not come close to the bottle. How can you do that? Take a moment and talk to doctor Dalal Akoury today and you will be free from alcoholism in a record time.

Female gender alcoholism: Drug addiction and social stigma

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Clinically depressed due to cancer

Clinically depressed

Clinically depressed due to cancer can cause you to do things that can cause you more risks than good

Clinically depressed due to cancer: Emotional health

The diagnosis of cancer is one that causes a lot of grieving. The changes that come with cancer disease can be life frustrating. It shutters dreams and plans of the victims and even their close relatives. But being clinically depressed may also come when an individual has been sad for a long time or is having trouble carrying out day-to-day activities. In fact, 1 in 4 people with cancer has clinical depression. The effects of clinical depression are alluded to great distress, impairs functioning, and might even make the person with cancer less able to follow their cancer treatment plan. Much as one is going to be depressed, all is not lost because something can still be done. Therefore, if you know of anyone who is clinically depressed, you can encourage them to get help from the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury MD. Clinically depressed people can be assisted in many ways including medicines, counseling, or both. With timely treatments, you can reduce your rate of suffering and improve the quality of your life.

Clinically depressed due to cancer: Symptoms of clinical depression

  • Loss of interest or pleasure in almost all activities most of the time
  • Being slowed down or restless and agitated almost every day, enough for others to notice
  • Frequent thoughts of death or suicide (not just fear of death), suicide plans or attempts
  • Continues sadness, hopeless, or “empty” mood for most of the day
  • Extreme tiredness (fatigue) or loss of energy
  • Trouble focusing thoughts, remembering, or making decisions
  • Feeling guilty, worthless, or helpless
  • Major weight loss (when not dieting) or weight gain
  • Trouble sleeping with early waking, sleeping too much, or not being able to sleep

Remember, some of these symptoms, such as weight changes, fatigue, or even forgetfulness can be caused by cancer and its treatment. However, when five or more of these symptoms happen consistently daily for 2 weeks or more or are severe enough to interfere with normal activities, it might be a sign of depression. If this description fits your situation, then you need to be checked for clinical depression by a qualified health or mental health professional. If the person tries to hurt him- or herself, or has a plan to do so, get help right away.

Clinically depressed due to cancer: What to do

  • Promote physical activity, especially mild exercise such as daily walks.
  • Reassure the person that with time and treatment, he or she will start to feel better – and although changes to the treatment plan are sometimes needed, it’s important to be patient.
  • Help make appointments for mental health treatment, if needed.
  • Provide transportation for treatment, if needed.
  • Remember that it’s OK to feel sad and grieve over the losses that cancer has brought to their lives, and to yours.
  • Realize that being pessimistic and thinking everything is hopeless are symptoms of depression and should get better with treatment.
  • Engage the person in conversation and activities they enjoy.
  • Encourage the depressed person to continue treatment until symptoms improve, or to talk to the doctor about different treatment if there’s no improvement after 2 or 3 weeks.

If you suspect you may be depressed, schedule an appointment with doctor Akoury today.

Clinically depressed due to cancer: Emotional health

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Cancer transplantation

Cancer transplantation

Cancer transplantation. The disease cancer is a scare and those who have been there will tell you that better prevention than cure

Cancer transplantation: Eliminating substance abuse

In case of malignancies, we are using patented methods of treatment with stem cells. These methods have proved their efficacy, and have been approved by the Ministry of Health on April 20, 1999 and have been recommended for use in clinical practice. And according to the experts at AWAREmed health and wellness resource center under doctor Dalal Akoury MD Cancer transplantation of fetal stem cells is possible at all stages of oncological diseases like for instance:

If surgery (tumor removal) cannot be started due to such complications as anemia, weakness, wasting, thrombocytopenia, depression, etc., transplantation of fetal stem cells prior to the tumor removal operation provides for the best preparation of the patient to surgery and best tolerability of the latter; it also accelerates the postoperative wound healing process, minimizes consequences and complications of anesthesia, and reduces the duration of the post-surgery rehabilitation period that allows for more rapid continuation of comprehensive treatment. In patients treated with the method of fetal stem cell transplantation prior to the operation, best tolerability of chemotherapy courses had been observed. Probability of metastatic process development diminishes as a result of increased anti-tumor immunity.

During the course of chemotherapy and radiotherapy (irradiation)

In case of such complications as leukopenia, agranulocytosis, thrombocytopenia, anemia, hepatitis, enteropathy, wasting, depression, alopecia, etc., transplantation of fetal stem cells promotes rapid (5 to 7 days) restoration of peripheral blood parameters after chemotherapy, improvement of the overall condition, and helps prevent complications. Transplantation of fetal stem cells provides an opportunity for carrying out more large-scale and intensive chemotherapy with a minimum risk without violating its timeframe.

Cancer transplantation: After chemotherapy and radiotherapy (irradiation)

Transplantation of fetal stem cells is instrumental in restoring anti-tumor immunity and haemopoesis; it contributes to improvement of patient’s overall condition, decrease in weakness, as well as to improvement of their psycho-emotional status and quality of life.

Cancer transplantation: Post-transplantation effects

Solid experience in cancer treatment allowed us to distinguish two stages in post-transplantation period that are different in time of development and clinical manifestations.

The first stage lasts for about one month and is characterized by emergence of early clinical symptoms that develop within a few hours after transplantation of fetal stem cells. We have described the early post-transplantation improvement syndrome: improvement in overall condition and appetite, decline in body temperature, diminishing weakness and sweating, restoration of self-care ability and increase in performance. This syndrome mostly occurs in patients with symptoms of severe intoxication and is often observed in patients with severe clinical course of the disease.

Also, a syndrome of psycho-functional changes is observed: reduction of somatic depression, improvement of emotional status, cognitive abilities, memory, and conative component.

The second stage of cell effect begins within one to two months after transplantation. It is related to reduced clinical manifestations of the disease and is characterized by stabilization of haemopoesis, improvement of the immunological profile, reduction of inflammatory effects, elevation of Karnovsky index, and improved quality of life.

Finally, doctor Akoury reiterates that stem cell therapy contributes to formation of anti-tumor immunity; that can be used for preventing oncological diseases, as well as avoiding relapse and metastatic process. But even before we get there, most of the cancerous complications are as a result of substance abuse. This means that if we were to deal the prevention of substance abuse, cancer complications will be reduced greatly. Therefore as you consider taking the above treatment course, we also want to encourage you to talk to us about the major cause of cancer (drug addiction) so that we can fight the problem from all angles.

Cancer transplantation: Eliminating substance abuse

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