September 27, 2016

Can Prescription Medication be Used to Treat Leukemia?

Searching for a drug to treat a medical Medical equipment stethoscope, pen and medication over documentscondition has always been a very standardized procedure. It involves looking for a set of symptoms that indicate a condition and a finding an appropriate drug to treat the condition. However, some conditions are very specific to a patient. This has been the premise of a recent branch of drugs called precision medicine.

Precision medicines are drugs that cure certain conditions and are specific for each and every case. The main idea revolving the concept of precision drugs is finding appropriate medicines that precisely cure a patient’s unique condition.

For instance, “doctors know a drug called Gleevec (Imatinib) works well in treating leukemia only when the cancer cells have one particular genetic makeup. So, rather than treat everyone with leukemia using Gleevec, doctors test people for that specific genetic mix and give the drug only to those who have it.” [1]

[1] Retrieved from: http://www.webmd.com/cancer/breakthrough-research-16/precision-medicine

 

 

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June 15, 2015

How to notice cancer symptoms—better safe than sorry

Filed under: cancer,cancer treatment — Tags: , — robertprice @ 9:31 pm

Cancer

Considering the danger level associated with cancer today, you’d probably expect people to take cancer-related symptoms more serious than ever before. But data taken from the field is suggesting otherwise. A study conducted by Dr. Katrina Whitaker showed that of the 53% of people who demonstrated warning signs for cancer, only about 2% of them actually considered them to be serious.

The study took place in the UK, in which 1,724 people over the age of 50 were asked a variety of health questions. The questionnaire was strategically designed to figure out if patients were experiencing any one of the 17 symptoms on it (10 of which were considered very serious cancer related symptoms). Some of these included change in bowel habits, changes in mole appearance, or unexplained coughs. Others like unexplained weight loss or lumps were also included, among others.

The important thing is that the people were not told which of the symptoms were considered warning signs for cancer. This helped add more credibility and accuracy to the study.

The Results

Unfortunately, only about 2% of the participants considered their symptoms to be related to cancer. Surprisingly, the study also revealed that a whopping 53% of participants reported having experienced at least one of these warnings signs within the previous three months. Why is this information important? Well, if you’re over the age of 50 (when cancer is most likely to occur), you need to start taking these warning signs seriously to help prevent the disease from spreading to a pathological level.

During the study, the most common warning sign for cancer was persistent coughing. The other equally common warning sign was consistent changes in bowel habits. Two others, problems swallowing and unexplained weight loss, were the least reported symptoms on the study. Even obvious warning signs, like changes in mole appearance or unexplained lumps, were not considered “dangerous” to the participants. It’s actually pretty frightening to think that these individuals didn’t even consider cancer being a potential cause of these symptoms.

It’s Better To Be Safe Than Sorry

Just because you’ve experienced a warning sign for cancer, doesn’t mean that you actually have the disease. However, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. If you’re experiencing any of these warning signs, it’s a good idea to visit a primary care physician to see what the problem is, especially if these symptoms remain consistent for an extended period of time. It might just save your life.

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August 13, 2009

Cancer, A Winning Battle

Filed under: cancer,cancer treatment,death,heart disease,leukemia,lymphoma,Uncategorized — robertprice @ 10:46 am

Cancer is expected to overtake heart disease as the leading cause for death in 2010, but are these kind of statistics misleading? Well to put it simply, yes. The rate of deaths caused by cancer have been decreasing steadily for many years now. Due to the new steps in prevention, detection, and treatment, we have witnessed a constant decline for the past 30 or so years. Many of the younger groups have experienced the greatest drop in deaths related to cancer. So why is cancer going to overtake heart disease as the number 1 killer?

Although the statistics are right and cancer will be public enemy number 1, the statistics can be misleading in ways. Heart disease will cease to be the number 1 killer only because the rate of deaths by heart disease are lowering even faster than the decline of cancer deaths.

Many people in the general public are unaware of this because it is not heavily publicized. Most people just watch the news which has, for the most part, changed to report the most interesting events, not always the most important events. Due to this lack of broadcasting a great number of people still believe that we are losing the battle against cancer even though we’ve been gaining ground for more than 3 decades.

Here are some interesting statistics that every should see:

  • Since the early 1950s, age-specific cancer death rates have been falling steadily, starting first with children and young adults, and then eventually across all age groups.
  • Apart from lung cancer, much of this falling trend has taken place despite the fact that numbers of cases (incidence) has remained steady.
  • From the middle to the end of the 20th century, for people born between 1925 and 1934, then between 1935 and 1944, and so on, every ten years until 1995, there has been a lower risk of cancer death in each birth decade compared to the previous decade for nearly every age group.
  • The youngest age groups have experienced the steepest decline at 25.9 percent per decade, but even the oldest groups have experienced a 6.8 percent per decade decline.

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