In the United States, colorectal cancer—cancer of the colon (large intestine) and rectum—is the third-most common type of cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer death. The vast majority of these cancers are adenocarcinomas, which usually develop from growths of tissue (polyps) known as adenomas on the inner lining of
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Patrick Swayze. Steve Jobs. Luciano Pavarotti. Michael Landon. They’re just a few of the public figures who have succumbed to pancreatic cancer. In the vast majority of people it touches—rich or poor, famous or anonymous—pancreatic cancer causes death. In fact, while mortality rates for many other cancers are declining, deaths
In the cardiology world, high blood pressure has been dubbed “the silent killer” because it produces no obvious symptoms as it damages the heart, kidneys, and other areas of the body. In the oncology world, that same label could apply to pancreatic cancer. Symptoms may not show up until a
Ovarian cancer is devious and deceptive. As it first develops in a woman’s body, it may offer up no indication of its presence. Oftentimes, it doesn’t reveal itself until after it’s progressed, and when it does, many times its warning signs still go unrecognized.
That’s because ovarian cancer symptoms tend to
Many years ago, stomach cancer was among the most lethal forms of cancer in the United States. Today, though, the disease is less common in the U.S., although it remains a leading cause of cancer death in less developed parts of the world.
Stomach cancer often begins as precancerous changes in
Cirrhosis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) are severe liver conditions with limited available drug therapies affecting thousands of people in the U.S. and abroad. In the U.S. alone, 7.3 percent of deaths are due to liver diseases. And, alcoholic liver disease is a key precursor to
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death, accounting for more than a quarter of all deaths from cancer, according to The American Cancer Society. One reason for this high mortality rate is that lung cancer symptoms usually don’t manifest until the disease has reached an advanced state.
After accounting for other factors linked to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) risk, researchers concluded loss of the Y chromosome in men is an independent risk factor for AD, and that men without the Y are almost seven times more likely to develop AD compared to other men. The study involved 3,200
The vast majority of prostate cancers originate in the glandular cells of the prostate and are called adenocarcinomas. Prostate cancer is second only to prostate cancer, it is the second leading cause of cancer-related death. Data from the National Cancer Institute estimates that 14 percent of American men will be
For both the youthful and the elderly, diseases can be a reality, and they require attention. Many different diseases can affect the human body, but certain ones rank among the most common causes of major illness in older adults. Some of these elderly diseases affect both men and women and