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Metastatic Breast Cancer

Metastatic Breast Cancer

Such drugs target the HIV receptor CCR5, which the virus uses to enter and infect host cells, and has historically only been associated with expression in inflammatory cells in the immune system. Researchers have now shown, however, that CCR5 is also expressed in breast cancer cells, and regulates the spread to other tissue.
What’s more, blocking the receptor with the CCR5 …

Nutrition and Healthy Foods During Cancer Treatment

Nutrition and Healthy Foods During Cancer Treatment

When you’re getting treatment for cancer, your body is under assault — both from the cancer and the treatment itself. So it’s more important than ever to make sure that you’re getting the nutrition, vitamins, and minerals you need to stay strong.
But sometimes during cancer treatment, eating anything is tough. While chemotherapy is notorious for causing nausea, other cancer treatments …

Colorectal Cancer Symptoms Metastatic

Colorectal Cancer Symptoms Metastatic

Colorectal cancer most commonly spreads to the liver. This may go unnoticed, but large deposits in the liver may cause jaundice and abdominal pain (due to stretching of the capsule). If the tumor deposit obstructs the bile duct, the jaundice may be accompanied by other features of biliary obstruction, such as pale stools.

Colorectal Cancer Symptoms Constitutional

Colorectal Cancer Symptoms Constitutional

If a tumor has caused chronic occult bleeding, iron deficiency anemia may occur; this may be experienced as fatigue, palpitations and noticed as pallor (pale appearance of the skin). Colorectal cancer may also lead to weight loss, generally due to a decreased appetite.
More unusual constitutational symptoms are an unexplained fever and one of several paraneoplastic syndrome. The most common paraneoplastic …

Colorectal Cancer Symptoms Local

Colorectal Cancer Symptoms Local

Local symptoms are more likely if the tumor is located closer to the anus. There may be a change in bowel habit (new-onset constipation or diarrhea in the absence of another cause), and a feeling of incomplete defecation (tenesmus) and reduction in diameter of stool; tenesmus and change in stool shape are both characteristic of rectal cancer. Lower gastrointestinal bleeding, …

Colorectal Cancer Symptoms

Colorectal Cancer Symptoms

The symptoms of colorectal cancer depend on the location of tumor in bowel and whether it has spread to elsewhere in the body (metastasis). Most of the symptoms may occur in other diseases as well, and hence none of the symptoms mentioned here is diagnostic of colorectal cancer. Symptoms and signs are divided into local, constitutional (affecting the whole body) …