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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Type of breast cancer

The Types of Breast Cancer You Need to Know
Breast cancer is a disease that affects over 200,000 women in the United States alone this year. It is estimated that 1 in every 8 women will develop breast cancer.

There are several different types of breast cancer. Some types are more common than others.

Commonly diagnosed types of breast cancer are:

DCIS Ductal Carcinoma In Situ

DCIS is the most commonly diagnosed non-invasive breast cancer. The cancer is confined to the ducts of the breast, thus being referred as non-invasive. Rarely does it spread outside the ducts. If it stays within the ducts, the five year survival rate is almost 100%. There are different forms of DCIS.

LCIS Lobular Carcinoma In Situ

LCIS is not usually classified as cancer.
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It is a condition indicating a sudden increase of cells in the lobules. This can indicate a higher chance of developing breast cancer. The good news is a great majority of LCIS cases never develop into cancer. Patients are monitored closely and may be given hormone therapy to prevent cancer.

IDC Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma or Invasive Ductal Carcinoma

This type of breast cancer accounts for 80 to 85% of all breast cancer diagnoses. IDC is indicative that the cancer has broken through the ducts and has invaded neighboring fatty tissues.

IFC Infiltrating Lobular Carcinoma or Invasive Lobular Carcinoma

This is a very difficult form of breast cancer. It initially develops in the lobules (milk ducts) but spreads to other parts of the body. ILC is responsible for 10-15% of breast cancer cases.

There are other types of breast cancer which are less commonly diagnosed, such as:

Mucinous Carcinoma

Also called colloid carcinoma, this type of breast cancer is formed from mucus producing cancer cells. Although rare, it carries a better prognosis than many invasive breast cancer types.

Medullary Carcinoma:This type of breast cancer account for about 5% of breast cancer cases. It is invasive and forms a distinct boundary between healthy and tumor tissue. It is often hard to tell the difference between this type and invasive ductal carcinoma.

Tubular Carcinoma

Named after the shape of the cell under a microscope, tubular carcinoma is a type of invasive breast cancer. It has a better prognosis than most common invasive breast cancers.

Inflammatory Breast Cancer

This type of breast cancer is usually detected at advanced stages. it causes the skin to have an orange peel appearance and it may become reddened. it may be mistaken for mastitis. Inflammatory breast cancer accounts for 1-4% of breast cancer cases.

Pagets Disease of the Nipple

This type of breast cancer is extremely rare. It affects the nipple and the areola of the breast. It can be mistake for eczema because of the scaling and itchiness it produces.

Phylloides Tumor

These tumors develop in the connective tissue of the breast, making it a sarcoma, not a carcinoma. The tumor can grow to be very large, and it removed by surgery. It does not respond to treatments used for other types of breast cancer.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


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Naruto characters

Abumi Zaku
Abumi Zaku, part of a team with Dosu Kinuta and Kin Tsuchi, is an arrogant, proud genin who stubbornly refuses to give up, even at the cost of his arms.
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Aburame Shino
Behind Sasuke and Naruto, Shino is the strongest of the Nine Leaf Rookies from Hidden Leaf, yet, oddly enough, remains quite stoic and impassive.
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Akadou Yoroi
Yoroi is another participant of the chuunin exam. He has his face covered and wears occular lenses over his eyes. He makes a short appearance in the Naruto series as a spy for the Hidden Sound village.
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Akamaru is the faithful dog of Kiba, who usually sits on top of Kiba's head. Kiba uses him as a tool in combat and Akamaru has proven to be useful to do various things.
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Akasun Sasori
The scorpion of the red sand, the impatient master of puppets Akatsuki member Sasori. The one who's own body seems to be a puppet its self.
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Akimichi Choji
The big-boned Choji is a pupil of Asuma and a teammate of Shikamaru and Ino. Choji spends most of his time eating, thinking about eating, and resting. He has pretty funny jutsu.
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About Naruto

Naruto first appeared in issue #43 of Weekly Shonen Jump back in 1999. The creator of Naruto is Kishimoto Masashi, and was only 25 when Naruto was published.
Ever since Naruto appeared in Weekly Jump, it has gained worldwide popularity, and the manga was picked up in America by Viz. You can now read Naruto and many other popular mangas in the English version of Shonen Jump.
The story follows, Naruto Uzumaki, a ninja in training, who is also the reincarnation of the demon fox that destroyed his village 12 years earlier. You will be able to find out more about Naruto when I have the characters section up soon.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Did the Marlboro Man Die of Lung Cancer?

The answer is yes. The stetson wearing, rugged face of Marlboro did in fact die of lung cancer, not just once, but twice. Many men played the role of the Marlboro Man throughout the years and two of these men died of lung cancer.The first Marlboro Man to die of lung cancer was Wayne McClaren in 1992. He appeared in ads for Marlboro in 1976. He spent many years after his lung cancer diagnosis promoting an anti-smoking campaign. The second Marlboro Man to pass of lung cancer was David McClean, who succumbed to lung cancer in 1995. His family filed a suit against Phillip Morris, citing he had to smoke sometimes five packs of cigarettes a day in order to complete commercial filming and print ad shoots. These ironic deaths prove that no one is immune to the dangers of smoking and there are no benefits to smoking.

Kids & Cancer

Childhood cancer is rare. The signs and symptoms of childhood cancer can be vague and mimic that of other illnesses, so an evaluation by a doctor is essential. The chances of a child developing cancer is 1 in 330.Childhood Cancer Symptoms
Nausea that is persistent
Vomiting with or without nausea
Unexplained persistent fever, or reoccurring fevers
Unexplained weightloss
Frequent headaches, may be combined with vomiting, especially in the morning
Sudden eye or vision changes that are persistent
Excessive bruising or bleeding
Swelling or pain in the joints, bones, pelvis, back , or legs
Lump in the armpit, leg, chest, stomach or pelvis
Reoccurring or persistent infectionsIf you child is experiencing any of the symptoms for childhood cancer, please see a pediatrician. Keep in mind that the term "childhood cancer" includes children up to age 19, so it's not just smaller children that can be affected.

Male Breast Cancer

Male Breast Cancer :
Contrary to popular belief, men do get breast cancer. In this breast cancer resource for men, the disease is discussed in detail with information pertaining to men only.

There are several risk factors for male breast cancer. Keep in mind that if you have a risk factor for male breast cancer, it does not mean that you will absolutely develop male breast cancer. It only means that you have an increased chance of developing it.
Risk Factors for Male Breast Cancer
Exposure to Radiation. Exposure to radiation such as previous radiation therapy for lymphoma is a risk factor for male breast cancer.
Family History. Statistics show that at least 20% of men with male breast cancer had a close female relative with breast cancer. The mutated BRCA gene is responsible.
Klinefelter’s Syndrome. This genetic disorder is also a risk factor for male breast cancer.
Liver Disease. Having cirrhosis raises your level of estrogen within the body, which may be responsible for the development of male breast cancer.

Most cases of male breast cancer occur between the ages of 60 and 70.

Signs and Symptoms to Watch Out For :
Contrary to popular belief, men do get breast cancer. Male breast cancer affects more than 1600 men each year in the United States. Male breast cancer symptoms include:
Nipple discharge
Lump, mass or swelling in the breast, nipple or chest wall
Inversion of the nipple)the nipple has turned inward)
Nipple or skin of the breast has a red appearance or is very dry and scaly
skin dimpling or puckeringWhen a lump is found, most of the time it is a benign condition called gynecomastia. However, ALL lumps and abnormalities need to be examined by a physician. Nipple discharge and a lump are the most common symptoms detected by a patient before diagnosis. If you are experiencing any symptom, report it to your doctor. He or she can make a definitive diagnosis.