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Cancer Treatment

Cancer is a disease seen in many people. It is an unpredictable and an uncanny condition. But, today medical science has advanced so much in the different fields of cancer treatment that the cures and treatment for cancer are readily available. There are different alternatives available and the choice of a particular one depends upon the level of cancer. The different conventional treatment for cancer is radiation, surgery, hormone therapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy. These therapies are tested therapies and are proved safe, acceptable and effective.

Surgery is the very oldest type of treatment for the cancer. Surgery is done basically for removing the cancer tumors and the adjoining lymph nodes and tissues around it. The radiation therapy uses either the X-rays or the gamma rays for destroying the cancer cells. Medicines or anticancer drugs used to treat cancer are known as chemotherapy. These drugs enter the body through the bloodstream and reach all the parts of the body, where cancer has been spread. The hormone therapy uses drugs to cease the production of some hormones responsible for causing cancer in the body. The immunotherapy uses treatments for supporting and promoting the immune system of the body to respond to diseases like cancer.

These cancer treatments, no doubt are associated with certain side effects. But these side effects are temporary and they disappear within a period of time. These treatments are either used alone or in combination depending on the type of disease to control the growth of the cancer cells and to eradicate the disease completely.

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The Genetics of Alcoholism

Alcoholism Genetics

Alcohol consumption is probably as old as human civilization, and so is its abuse. The social and physiological ill effects of alcoholism are well known. What is less clear is why certain individuals are more predisposed to it. Alcohol addiction is a multifactorial phenomenon where personality traits, individual and social influences interact with neurobiology, creating….

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Young 'ignore alcohol campaigns'

Health campaigns warning of the dangers of alcohol are being ignored by many young people who see binge drinking as acceptable, researchers say. A study by Birmingham and Bath universities suggests the government must stop “demonising” young people in its attempts to promote safe drinking. Researchers interviewed 89 people in England aged 18-25 over three….

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Why Obama Isn’t Funding Needle Exchange Programs

Buried on page 795 of President Obama’s budget, released last Thursday, is a paragraph banning the federal funding of needle-exchange programs for drug addicts — an apparent about-face on his campaign promise to overturn that longstanding ban. To the further consternation of AIDS and addiction activists, a statement of support for needle exchange was recently….

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After combat, citizen soldiers turning to alcohol

National Guard and Reserve combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to develop drinking problems than active-duty soldiers, a new military study suggests. The authors speculate that inadequate preparation for the stress of combat and reduced access to support services at home might be to blame. The study, appearing in today’s Journal of….

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