In Vietnam, most patients are diagnosed with stomach cancer in the final stage of the disease, which requires surgery or chemotherapy, while more than 70% of Japanese people are given early diagnosis of gastric cancer thanks to endoscopic methods for high-risk patients. Early detection allows possible gastric mucosal ablation or removal of polyps. According to Ass.Professor and Dr. Nguyen Truong Khanh, Head of the Gastroenterology Department, Bach Mai Hospital, habits of eating too salty food, staying up late (over 23 hours), few physical activities, and about 80% of population infected with HP bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract are the risk of being stomach cancer. "We are working to provide statistics on Vietnamese people at high risk of gastric cancer in order to apply a method of endoscopy for them. For gastrointestinal cancer, the best way is the use of endoscope for early detection," said Dr. Nguyen Truong Khanh. Bach Mai Hospital experts said that other gastrointestinal … [Read more...] about Vietnam 18th in global highest rate of gastric cancer
Nick Bunn, who had cancer but is now a volunteer at the Big C Centre. Photo: Geraldine Scott Geraldine Scott It is a place where no one wants to have to go. Alison Aldrich, who had breast cancer but now has the all clear, and Julian Pollard, Big C support and information officer, at the Big C Centre. Photo: Geraldine ScottBut for those with a heartbreaking reason to visit the Big C centre, just outside the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, it is an oasis of calm amongst chaos.Cancer patients and their families are welcomed to the centre every day whether to get information, or to receive relaxing treatments.For Nick Bunn, 66, from Norwich he visited the centre when he was diagnosed with the disease in 2010, and now is a volunteer.Mr Bunn first noticed blood in his urine in June 2009 and it first it was thought it was caused by kidney stones. But in January 2010 it was revealed he had kidney cancer.Big C centre. Picture: James BassMr Bunn had his right kidney removed, only for a later … [Read more...] about City barber who was diagnosed with cancer gives back to charity which helped him
Keith Roach To Your Health Published 5:02 PM EDT Sep 11, 2018 Dear Dr. Roach: A family friend has just been diagnosed with bile duct cancer. She is a breast cancer survivor and is 75 years old. The tumor is said to be the size of a quarter, and it was discovered after she complained of heartburn symptoms. Are there screening tests that could have detected the condition before the heartburn symptoms? Are there things that she could have done to avoid the cancer? My family members are frightened and want to avoid her condition. Anon. Dear Anon: Cholangiocarcinoma, cancer of the bile ducts, is a rare cancer that is, unfortunately, associated with a high mortality rate. There are no symptoms in most people until it is advanced. Since the cancer is in the bile ducts, the most common symptoms are caused by obstruction of the bile ducts: jaundice (yellow in skin/eyes), generalized itching, dark urine and light-colored stools. Abdominal pain, fever and weight loss are other symptoms. … [Read more...] about Doc: Cholangiocarcinoma a rare cancer of the bile ducts
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Amy Sutherland May 16, 2018 DRAMBUIE THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER lies on his back on the floor, paws in the air, as his owner runs her hands over him. On this December night, like every night, Gina Alongi searches for sore spots and ticks, her fingers feeling for anything that might be amiss with her beloved dog. She starts with his chest and traces circles with her index and middle fingers down his torso. When she reaches the bare skin of his abdomen she pauses. She feels a small lump.It’s been eight years since Alongi flew to Ohio to buy a horse, only to come home with a new dog. Amid the thousands of quarter horses at this annual sale, one tent sold puppies. By the end of the day, there was a single one left. He looked so sad by himself. Alongi snuck him into her hotel room and then bought an additional plane ticket to fly him back to Westborough with her. Drambuie … [Read more...] about An experimental cancer treatment cured this dog. Could it work for people?
PUBLISHED: 13:20 08 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:21 08 April 2018 Gareth Grayston is launching a concert with a host of big names for Stand Up to Cancer. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant An Ipswich cancer survivor whose traumatic battle with the disease forced him to have part of his bladder removed is launching a star-studded concert for a cause close to his heart. Members of Diamond are hosting their first ever concert later this year. Pictured are Gareth Grayston, Aidan Elsey, Ben Durrett, Clare Arnold, Pippa Jacob, Emily Sheridan, Phia Bushell, and Georgina Page. Picture: STEVE PARTRIDGE Gareth Grayston was dealt a devastating blow by medics in 2009 who told him he had bowel cancer – and that it had spread to his bladder. But when the 35-year-old was told he was in remission and recovering, his mental health began to suffer. He turned to music as therapy, and formed Diamond in 2013 – now he is putting on a glittering performance with some of the biggest … [Read more...] about Ipswich bowel cancer survivor to give back with all-singing, all-dancing charity concert at John Peel Centre