ISLET CELL CANCER

Islet cell cancer

Islet cell cancer, is a very rare cancer, it is where cancer cells are found in certain tissues of the pancreas. The area of the pancreas that produces digestive juices is called the exocrine pancreas. The hormone-producing area of the pancreas has cells called islet cells.

The islet cells produce hormones, including insulin. When islet cells become cancerous, they generally make too many hormones. Like most cancer, islet cell cancer is best treated when it is diagnosed early. Symptoms include pain in the abdomen, diarrhea, stomach pain, a tired feeling all the time, fainting, or weight gain without eating too much. Your chance of recovery depends on the type of islet cell cancer you have, and how far thecancer has spread, plus your overall health. The three types of treatments used are, surgery, chemotherapy, and hormone therapy.

KIDNEY CANCER

The kidney is the blood chemistry and urine producing organ necessary for life. It detoxifies the blood. Besides maintaining the body's water level, it regulates the blood pressure. You can see that the kidney is essential for the maintaining the bodies basic chemical functions. The kidneys are very resilient, but when they fail they can lead to rapid demise of the patient. It has been said, "as go the kidneys, so goes the patient." It is critical to get proper diagnosis and treatment for a kidney cancer problem, this can literally make the difference between life and death. Understanding your options with kidney cancer will give you the peace of mind knowing that you have done everything possible for a successful outcome for yourself or a loved one.

The Cancer Group Institute's material explains, in plain English, the definition, types, frequency, symptoms, evaluations, historical and latest treatments for kidney cancer. We describe surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and immune treatments and tell you their results. While we don't promise a cure, we tell you everything you need to know to make the right choices today to deal with a kidney cancer problem.

LARYNX CANCER

The larynx is made up of the vocal cords and surrounding support structures, it is essential in producing normal human voice and also helps prevent food and liquid from entering into the lungs. If polyps (bumps) form on the vocal cords, or something interferes with the muscles controlling the vocal cords, the voice will be hoarse in quality. A cancer of the larynx will first effect the voice, and eventually can block off the windpipe causing suffocation. It is critical to get proper diagnosis and treatment for a larynx cancer problem; this can literally make the difference between keeping or losing the ability to speak. Eventually, it can even make the difference between life and death! Understanding your options will give you the peace-of-mind knowing that you have done everything possible to ensure a successful outcome for yourself or a loved one.

The Cancer Group Institute's material explains, in plain English, the definition, locations, types, symptoms, evaluations, historical and latest effective treatment for larynx cancer. We describe surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy along with their side-effects and results. We tell you everything you need to know to help make correct choices today for a larynx cancer problem.

LIVER CANCER

Cancer of the liver is much more prevalent in many of the developing countries than in the industrialized world. Its incidence is highest in subSaharan Africa, China, southern Asia, and Japan (the exception among industrialized countries). China alone accounts for about 45% of the world's cases. The liver is subject to two principal types of cancer. One originates in liver cells, and a history of infection with the hepatitis B virus predisposes to this. The other originates in cells of the bile ducts. A predisposition to develop this form of cancer is caused by infestation with the liver fluke Clonorchis sinensis and related parasites.liver cancer The geographic distribution of these parasites is reflected in the prevalence of this disease. Alcoholism has not been shown to be a major predisposing factor. Other cancers in the developing world are associated with indigenous infectious agents and with cultural practices. Betel nut chewing, for example, is linked with high rates of oral cancer in central and southeast Asia and Kashmir; Bantu natives, who hold warming pans of charcoal against their bodies, are subject to cancers of the abdominal wall.

The frequent occurrence of esophageal cancer has been related to the consumption of very hot beverages in some cultures. Burkitt's lymphoma, which occurs almost exclusively in central Africa and New Guinea, is probably caused by the Epstein-Barr virus in genetically predisposed individuals. Bladder cancer is a common problem in North Africa, and especially Egypt, because infestation with the parasite Schistosoma haematobium induces the disease. The liver is a digestive organ necessary for life. Besides helping produce bile for digestion, it produces clotting factors for the blood, essential protiens, regulates cholesterol and detoxifies drugs and poisons. The liver is very resilient, but when it develops cancer can fail quickly, leading to rapid demise of the patient

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It is critical to get proper treatment for a diagnosis of liver cancer, this can literally make the difference between life and death. Understanding your options for liver cancer will give you the peace of mind knowing that you have done everything possible. The Cancer Group Institute's material explains, in plain English, the definition, types, frequency, symptoms, evaluation, historical and latest treatment for liver cancer. We describe surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and tell you their results. We tell you everything you need to know to make the right choices today to deal with a liver cancer problem.