Detecting breast cancer through mammogram is so far considered as a safe test to detect breast cancer. Mammography is a low-dose x-ray imaging of breasts to find out breast cancer. Mammograms enable the doctor to have a closer look for breast lumps and changes in breast tissue and show small lumps if any that may not be found during a routine clinical breast check-up. Mammography is so far considered the best screening tool to detect breast cancer. But this may change if the research to detect breast cancer through blood test becomes a reality. More
Stem cell treatment for various diseases and ailments is expanding and preserving stem cells of individuals at the birth itself has seen a rise. The stem cells of the umbilical cord is seen as a great source and preserving them is the first step for future healthcare requirement of that individual.
Stem cells are biological cells found in all multi-cellular organisms. These cells divide themselves and differentiate into specialized cells types and further can produce more stem cells and also self-renew. The stem cells can be classified into two main categories; they are Embryonic Stem Cells and Adult Stem Cells.
Can a drug kill cancer cells and give relief to cancer patients? A team of scientists think so. The “wonder drug” which they claim to have achieved a major breakthrough that can kill off cancer and could wipe out some of the most deadly forms of cancer. The drug named as ‘KG5’ works in such a way that the cancer cells kills itself, which they termed it as “committing suicide” and further claimed that the drug stops the cells multiplying or growing into tumor and then completely shutting down.
The international team of scientists felt that the radical drug will bring fresh hope to patients with aggressive and deadly tumors and the drug KG5 could be made available in as little as five years in pill form. Lead scientist Prof. David Cheresh says that the drug “blocks the function of proliferation” and the malignant cells commit suicide when they can’t multiply. Proved effective in tests against pancreatic, breast and kidney cancers, it could well have a positive effect on a broad range of other tumours.
Know & Check Yourself:
Breast cancer if detected early, enhances chances for complete recovery. And women must know if they are susceptible to breast cancer by checking themselves periodically. The estimate of women afflicted with breast cancer is one in seven. During the initial stages, breast cancer shows no symptoms and goes undetected.
Symptoms of Breast Cancer to watch out are; More
Uterine Fibroid Treatment – HIFU
HIFU stands for High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound or High Frequency Ultrasound, this procedure is highly effective in treating uterine fibroids. HIFU is a highly precise medical procedure using high-intensity focused ultrasound to heat and destroy pathogenic tissue rapidly through ablation.