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The Use of Acupuncture as a Pain Management Strategy in Cancer Treatment
Cancer can be an extremely devastating diagnosis that is further distressing through the many complications that can follow whether one chooses to undergo treatment or not. One of the most common complications reported by individuals with cancer is pain; however, it is important to note that not all cancer is painful. Furth...
An Overview of the Rare Liver Cancer, Pediatric Hepatoblastoma, Its Causes, and Treatment
Abstract Cancer is a complicated disease affecting many people today. It is the second deadliest disease in America. Pediatric Hepatoblastoma is rare liver cancer among children. Usually affecting children under the age of three, it is very difficult to treat due to its aggressiveness and often has a poor prognosis. Common...
The Issue of the Choice between Wearing Sunscreen to Avoid Skin Cancer and Having Low Levels of Vitamin D
A beach-bronzed tan, year-round, is what nearly every teenager wants growing up in California, but it does not come without a price. Growing up in Southern California, I called the beach my second home and experienced first-hand, the dangers of achieving a sun-kissed glow. Ever since I was little, my parents always reminded...
The Detection and Treatment of Cancer Through Apitherapy
Apitherapy: detection and treatment of cancer in humans Apitherapy is the application of bee products in a medicinal setting. The word comes from the Latin word “apis,” which means bee. These bee products include bee venom, honey, pollen, royal jelly, propolis, and beeswax. Bee products have been used for thousands of ye...
An Overview of the Cancer Cases and the Treatments Used
Curing Cancer One Step at a Time In 2004, researchers at the Department of Radiation studied the five-year survival rates of chemotherapy. They came to the conclusion that 2.1% of people would survive after five years with the chemotherapy treatment. This means out of the 154,971 people they tested only 3,306 survived afte...
A Case Analysis of John's Colon Cancer Surgery and Colostomy
John, a 20-year-old male with colon cancer, underwent surgery in which a significant portion of his large intestine was removed. Because so much bowel was removed, a colostomy needed to be installed in order for his excretory system to work. The operation was successful, but it is still necessary for John to undergo chemoth...
The Relation between Microbes and Cancer: Cause or Cure?
Microbes & Cancer: Cause or Cure? As cancer is becoming a more prevalent and common form of death in America, society is beginning to explore new treatments, causes, and earlier diagnosis options for this disease. While there is this constant experimentation with new treatment and diagnosis possibilities, the scientific...
An Analysis of Julie Livingston's Improvising Medicine: An African Oncology Ward in an Emerging Cancer Epidemic
Improvising Medicine Improvising medicine: An African Oncology Ward in an Emerging Cancer Epidemic by Julie Livingston was published by Duke University Press in 2012. Dr. Livingston has her B.A, M.A, and M.P.H from different Universities but she received her Ph.D. from Emory University. Dr. Livingston is a historian traine...
The Signs and Early Prevention of Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer is a type of cancer most commonly found in women where malignant cancer cells form. This does not exclude men from developing Breast Cancer but it is very rare. In a mature female’s breast, it consists mostly of fat, connective tissue and thousands of lobules. The milk will go through the tiny ducts and deliv...
An Overview of Qigong, a Holistic Approach to Cancer
Qigong (Chee Kung) Margaret Miller one of the 14 million victims of cancer, refused to get any surgery nor chemotherapy because her husband had it before, and she knew it wasn’t the best feeling. She said she became ill every night but now she thanks God because weeks after being diagnosed, she was also introduced to Qigon...