Posts Tagged ‘Cancer’

How to Detect Initial Stages of Brain Cancer

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Brain Cancer treatment, Brain CancerIf you or anyone in your family has a history of brain tumors or cancers, you should be aware of the fact that in many cases, cancer can be genetic. Not all tumors of the brain can mean cancer but you shouldn’t take matters like brain tumor casually. Even after surgery, many patients fall prey to brain cancer. That’s why it’s always important to make an appointment with a good neurosurgeon if there history of cancer and tumors in your family.

You can understand the basic initial symptoms of brain cancer yourself if you know the right things to detect.

What are the initial symptoms of brain cancer?

  • Sudden stabbing headaches in specific part(s) of the head
  • Blurring of vision in one or both eyes
  • Throbbing pain behind the ears or at the temples
  • Trembling of hands or feet without any cause
  • Forgetfulness, loss of memory
  • Hindrance in motor and, or, or sensory reactions- most patients complain of difficulty in walking
  • Seizures, epileptic symptoms
  • Fainting spells, blackouts accompanied with nausea or vomiting
  • Speech difficulties
  • Changes in personality and behavior
  • Changes in sleep patterns or extreme lethargy and sleepiness

If you experience any of these symptoms or a combination of two or more of these, then you should immediately go check in with a specialist. Cancer is a kind of disease which becomes incurable in the final stages. A good neurosurgeon or a cancer specialist can help you get rid of a benign tumor before it becomes cancerous.h

Cancer Preventing Diet

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

cancer diet, cancerCancer is one of the most dangerous diseases in the world. If cancer is not detected and taken care of in its earliest stages it can be fatal where even surgery doesn’t help. As the saying goes-“prevention is better than cure”- we should follow this saying seriously and try to keep cancer at bay by opting for foods which help the body stay cancer free to a certain extent.

What’s included in anti-cancer diets?

 Plant based foods like fresh fruits and vegetables
 Anti-oxidants like green tea
 Omega 3 fatty acids
 Fiber rich foods
 Lower the amount of red meats in your diet
 Plenty of liquids and 10 to 12 glasses of water daily

When should you opt for a cancer prevention diet?

When you have a history of cancer in your family you should start thinking about taking anti cancer diets. Also if your immunity has always been on the weak side and if you stay in an environment where you may develop cancer-for example if you smoke a lot or if you live with smokers or work in such an environment then you might be prone to cancer. It’s a good idea to turn to anti cancer diets in such cases.
Whatever foods are given in a cancer prevention diet is advised to be stored in cool and dark places. You could also talk to a nutritionist to get a personalized diet chart. Cancer is a very deadly disease and people must try everything that’s in their hands to try and prevent it.