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Cancer treatment-an insight of chemotherapy
Cancer is an uncontrolled growth of body cells, which can be fatal at times. Cancer is considered as one of the most deadly diseases in the world resulting in the death of large number of people every year. Though cancer is fatal, cancer can be completely treated if detected at early stages. There is no such age limit for the cancer affected people, but the risk of cancer increases with growing age. Various types of cancer treatments are practiced world over. The cancer treatments are quite common are chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy, and ue of bisphosphonates. In addition, different cancer drugs can be also given to the patient.
Chemotherapy, popularly known as chemo, is the widely and most often used cancer treatment, world over since 1950’s. “Chemo” means the use of any drug to cure any disease. The type of chemotherapy can defer from patient to patient depending up on the severity of cancer. A chemo can be a “pill or liquid” which can be taken at home but strictly following the doctor’s prescription and guidance. Mostly, chemo is administered into the veins of the patient through injection or with the help of a “tiny plastic tube”, known as the “IV (intravenous) injection”.
The cost of the chemotherapy depends on the type of chemo you are using and on the frequency and the period of its intake. Though cancer treatments are costly, they can be covered under medical insurances. The side effects of the chemotherapy vary from person to person; some may have no side effect at all, while some may experience hair loss, sores n the mouth, tired feeling and the feeling of sickness with an increase in the risk of infection.
Prescription painkiller abuse is a rapidly growing and widespread problem, recently coming into full view due to high profile stories and tragic celebrity deaths. Conflicting messaging and the degradation associated with addiction often mislead people from understanding it as a disease, caused by an imbalance of receptors in the brain. American Board of Addiction Medicine….
It’s Been two years since a drop of alcohol last passed Neil Kimberlin’s lips. But despite his teetotal lifestyle the 58-year-old openly admits he is still is, and always will be, an alcoholic. At the height of his addiction Neil downed a whole litre of whisky every single day as well as drinking 14 pints….
There may be a very good reason why coffee and cigarettes often seem to go hand in hand. A Kansas State University psychology professor’s research suggests that nicotine’s power may be in how it enhances other experiences. For a smoker who enjoys drinking coffee, the nicotine may make a cup of joe even better. And….
By JIM EGAR In early 2000, I watched as a 45-year-old African-American defendant was led out of court in handcuffs after having been sentenced to prison for possessing a tenth of a gram of cocaine. His wife, mother, employer and attorney asked the judge to send him for mandatory residential drug treatment with drug tests,….
Baby boomers made marijuana their ‘gateway’ — and some still can’t let go, a report says — but a younger generation finds prescription drugs are an easier score. It’s been four decades since the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, but aging baby boomers haven’t stopped turning on. The federal government’s National Survey on Drug….