Cervical cancer

Introduction Cervical cancer is uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells and tissue within the cervix (the neck of the uterus). The uterus is the womb where babies are grown. There is then an abnormal growth of cells presenting with hypertrophy (increase of cell size), hyperplasia (the increase of the numbers of cervical cells), anaplasia (formation of atypical…

Bladder Cancer

Definition Bladder cancer involves a group of cancers that range from non–life-threatening, low-grade, superficial papillary lesions to high-grade invasive tumors. There are various types of bladder cancer defined. What are the types of bladder cancer? The international Society of Urological Pathology Consensus had defined a mode of classification of bladder cancer as follows: Normal There…

Diagnosing and screening breast cancer

What breast cancer may resemble These non cancerous conditions may resemble breast cancer because of the presentation and on mammography examination Fibrocystic changes of the breasts Fibroadenoma Hamartoma What test are done to diagnose breast cancer The healthcare provider will perform a series of tests including taking a detailed history and physical examination from the…

Breast Cancer

Definition Breast cancer is an invasive cancer of the breast affecting both men and women. The local cells of the breast grow abnormally and uncontrollable increase in size and spread to other area s of the body. Other names Carcinoma of the breast What causes breast cancer? Various causes of breast cancer have been explained,…

Lung cancer

Definition This is primary lung malignancy that arises from the lung tissue. There are several types of primary cancer of the lung including squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, small cell carcinoma, and large cell carcinoma. Here are some of the listed types Adenocarcinomas: These types of cancers are common in North America and Japan. They tend…

Health Hazards of cigarettes

Smokes are smoked by over 1.1 billion people. While smoking rates possess leveled off or declined in developed nations, in developing nations tobacco usage continues to rise at a rate of around 3.4% per annum. (WHO SMOKING STATISTICS) According to a rating by Wikipedia of cigarette usage per capita, Kenya falls 110th with 167 smokes…