Rhabdomyosarcoma treatment is determined by two factors:
- Stage of tumor: tumor stage is determined by its location, size and extent of spread (metastasized) to lymph nodes or distant organs.
- Group of tumors: establishing a time a surgeon has removed much of the tumor as possible. Sometimes, we need a second surgery to remove all traces of cancer that remains after the first surgery. In group 1, tumors, cancer has been surgically removed completely. In group 2 tumors, all visible cancer has been surgically removed, but remain some microscopic cancer cells. In group 3 tumors, surgery could not remove all visible cancer, but cancer has not spread. In group 4 tumors, the cancer has spread at diagnosis. Read the rest of this entry »
Rhabdomyosarcoma continue to grow until it is given. Without proper treatment, the cancer eventually will spread to the lungs, bone marrow, bones and lymph nodes.
There is no way to prevent most cases of rhabdomyosarcoma. However, anyone who wants to conceive a healthy child should stop using recreational drugs and smoking. These harmful chemicals may increase the risk of a rhabdomyosarcoma or other medical conditions the child during birth or in the future. Read the rest of this entry »
After reviewing your child’s symptoms, the doctor will check the baby. Depending on the results of this test, your doctor may ask for a plain x-ray as a first test. They may also be necessary computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). If a tumor is detected in one of these tests, we remove a small piece of tissue and examined in a laboratory (biopsy).
If laboratory tests show signs of cancerous (malignant), your doctor will refer you to a medical center that has the facilities, personnel and experience to treat childhood cancer. There your child will undergo more tests, which are likely to include chest radiography, CT of the chest, a radionuclide bone scan, bone marrow biopsy and other tests to detect whether the cancer has spread to the lungs, bones or other region. Read the rest of this entry »
Symptoms depend on where the tumor develops:
- Head and neck rhabdomyosarcoma affects when the eye or eyelid, you can make the eye stand out, to be inflamed (swollen) an eyelid or who has paralysis of eye muscles. In the sinuses, rhabdomyosarcoma can cause nasal congestion, nasal secretions and sometimes blood or pus. In other regions of the head and neck, the most common symptom of rhabdomyosarcoma near the surface is a painless lump or swelling that increases gradually. A rhabdomyosarcoma located in a deep well can wear skull bones that protect the brain and cause headaches and nausea as the tumor enlarges to the surface of the brain. Read the rest of this entry »
Rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare cancer seen in children than in adults. About two thirds of cases, rhabdomyosarcoma occurs in children younger than 10 years. It is a soft tissue tumor that usually occurs as one of the following areas: head and neck (35 to 40% of cases), urinary tract and genital organs (25% of cases) and arms and legs (10% cases). It may also appear on the trunk. Doctors classified the cancer based on how the cells look under a microscope, most are embryonic (60% of cases) or alveolar (20% of cases):
- Embryonic: Tumors tend to develop the back of the throat, ear canal or in the urinary tract or respiratory. Overall, this is a limited and localized cancer that responds well to treatment and in rare occasions spreads (metastasizes). Read the rest of this entry »
With the unstoppable advance of science and technology are continually being incorporated substances and products for everyday use both in industry and at home. Many are harmless, but some can be very harmful. Fortunately, there are organizations and programs that deal specifically detect hazardous to our health. Here we present the substances that were recently added to the list of potential carcinogens.
It’s like the list of most wanted criminals … and that toxic substances that cause or may cause cancer are so dangerous for the population as a serial murderer on the run: no one knows who will be his next victim. The National Toxicology Program (NTP or National Toxicology Program) U.S. maintains and continuously updates a list of these substances. At present there are 240 substances on the list, divided into two categories: those that you know for certain that cause cancer and other listed as “suspicious” in a sort of waiting list until studies confirm that cause it. Read the rest of this entry »
Acne is a skin infected condition that results in non inflammatory papules and blackheads and inflammatory papules, pustules and nodules as well. These spots can be very devastating on your skin if you do not take proper care. Not many people treat this is a skin disorder rather they stick to traditional methods such as application of sandal and other herbal stuff. But one should understand that not all these things will work on everyone. In case of the skin being damaged severely by dead cells only salicylic acid can do the effective remedy.
Herbal products might work but some very effective products can leave a sore, dry and aged look on your skin. Salicylic acid peel however does the opposite. It removes the wrinkles and the distinguishing lines and marks on one’s face and improves the skin tone greatly. And since all the toxins are washed away with this, the skin gets an all new fresh look. This is one of the very effective treatments for acne though you need to sit through more than roughly three sessions in order for you to see good results. However you need not have concerns about your skin being subjected to acid treatment. It does not hurt you at all. Thus get it done if you wish for that flawless bright skin!
Apparently, pumpkins and squash in general also cancer prevention effects. This comes from their high B-carotene and provitamin A. Naturally rich in B-carotene, high nutrient density of vegetables to eat regularly as part of the prevention of cancer and heart disease. Consumption of 150 grams can include all the daily needs provitamin. Enhance Immunity With our ability to major anti-oxidant, pro-vitamin A helps slow oxygen free radicals are formed during cell renewal. This is because it reduces damage to cells in the body. High levels of provitamin A in foods increase the capacity of our immune system and reduce the risk of atherosclerosis. This flask contains a very high content of provitamin A or carotene (1.8 to 2 mg per 100 g), which gave a red color.
Prostate cancer is the second most common malignant tumor in men and its incidence is closer to skin cancer, melanoma, and the second leading cause of cancer death. The National Cancer Institute (NCI), one of the largest National Institutes of Health in the United States, issued a notice concerning the research on the prevention of this disease.
Recent advances in the fields of chemoprevention and preventive oncology prostate are related to two key areas: the most promising agents to prevent prostate cancer and the most important biological markers for early detection. Among the actors mentioned as possible candidates for prevention are the anti-androgens, anti-estrogens, retinoids, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, differentiating agents, tyrosine kinase inhibitors and antioxidants, among others. Read the rest of this entry »
In the edition of the first month of 2001 and the prestigious scientific journal New England Journal of Medicine published the results of a study conducted by researchers at the National Institute of Health in the United States on the use cell phones and the risk of brain tumor.
The cell phone contains a small transmitter that emits radiation near the head. This has caused great concern among the population, since it was not known whether this radiation could cause cancer of the brain or other organs of the central nervous system. In fact, studies are done with respect to this issue since 1994.
That study included 800 patients with this type of tumor from institutions in the U.S. cities of Phoenix, Boston and Pittsburgh and 800 control cases. Data collection consisted of a personalized comprehensive survey, with very specific questions about the date of commencement of cell phone use, how long you used, last date and level of use. There was no information about the appliance model. Ended data collected in 1998. Read the rest of this entry »