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Helping the Immune System Fight Cancer

Helping the Immune System Fight Cancer

Vaccines to fight cancer
A vaccine is a very common way of building up the immune system to fight infection. Using vaccines to fight breast cancer is relatively new, however, and still considered experimental. A vaccine for breast cancer may consist of an antigen cocktail of weakened or essentially dead elements of breast cancer cells that could stimulate an antibody response. …

The Immune System’s Defense Team

The Immune System’s Defense Team

Antibodies
Antibodies are specialized fighter proteins that your body produces in response to specific antigens. The two are attracted to each other, linking up like puzzle pieces, so that the antibody can destroy the antigen. Antibodies kill antigens in several ways, including:

making them clump together so they can’t move; macrophages, a type of white blood cell, can then swallow them up
punching …

7 Nutrition Tips for Increasing Brain Power

7 Nutrition Tips for Increasing Brain Power

Here is the seven step plan to get your diet under control and to use food as brain medicine :

Increase Water Intake – Given that your brain is about 80 percent water, the first rule of brain nutrition is adequate water to hydrate your brain. Even slight dehydration can raise stress hormones which can damage your brain over time. Drink …

Where can I get more information about my type of brain cancer?

Where can I get more information about my type of brain cancer?

There are many types of brain cancer. For more specific information about a cancer type, questions and discussions with the patient’s treatment team are the best way to obtain specific information. Also, there are many online resources available about brain cancer types. Often, these resources provide additional detailed information about pathology, statistics, treatments, and support groups for brain cancer patients. …

How is brain cancer prevented?

How is brain cancer prevented?

Although there is no way to prevent brain cancers, early diagnosis and treatment of tumors that tend to metastasize to the brain may reduce the risk of metastatic brain tumors. The following factors have been suggested as possible risk factors for primary brain tumors: radiation to the head, HIV infection, and environmental toxins. However, no one knows the exact causes …

What can I do to help my family (and me) cope with my diagnosis of brain cancer?

What can I do to help my family (and me) cope with my diagnosis of brain cancer?

Discuss your concerns openly with your doctors and family members. It is common for brain cancer patients to be concerned about how they can continue to lead their lives as normally as possible; it is also common for them to become anxious, depressed, and angry. Most people cope better when they discuss their concerns and feelings. Although some patients can …