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    Tobacco?—A Deadly Foe For decades tobacco has been linked to cancer. Therefore it causes no great surprise to read the following press release: “The World Health Organization, citing a report that nearly one million deaths each year can be attributed to tobacco use, has issued a strong condemnation of smoking and tobacco use.” That item, published in The New York Times, went on to say that “smoking is responsible ...

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      OF ALL the diseases that afflict mankind, cancer is one of the most dreaded. And for good reason. It takes a staggering toll in bodily injury, heartache and death. Especially has this been the case in our twentieth century. Because of the nature of the disease, the person who finds out he has some form of it usually undergoes severe emotional stress. So do his loved ones. To some, having cancer is regarded as an a...

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        IF YOU heard a news report that a killer was stalking your neighborhood, would you take measures to protect yourself and your family? Likely you would lock and bolt your doors so as not to invite an easy entry. You would also keep on the watch for suspicious-?looking strangers and report them right away. Should women do any less regarding a killer disease, breast cancer? What measures can they take to protect them...

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          Death of a loved one...... Deeply Rooted to Survive the Storms Sometimes it rains. And then sometimes you get more rain. And when it gets really bad, you get rainstorms in which there is no visibility. The windshield wipers can hardly go fast enough. It can actually be pretty dangerous! But have you ever noticed the way a flower seems bowed down and drooped over after weathering a storm? In a way its a touc...

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            Early detection is crucial, but some studies caution that breast exams and mammograms may be less accurate in younger women, resulting in unnecessary treatment and anxiety. However, experts strongly urge women to watch for changes in their breasts and lymph nodes. Here are some signs to watch for: ? A lump or thickening anywhere in the armpit or breast ? Any discharge other than breast milk from the nipple ? Any...

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              Jaílton and Néia “We learned that our daughter had acute lymphoblastic leukemia when she was two and a half years old.” How long did the treatment last? “She underwent chemotherapy for nearly two and a half years.” What side effects did she experience? “She vomited a lot and lost her hair. The enamel on her teeth darkened. And on three occasions she developed pneumonia.” How did that make you feel? “A...

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                A number of pelvic symptoms in men are related to inflammatory or tumorous prostate disease. Prostatitis—inflammation of the prostate—can cause fever, uncomfortable urination, and sacral or bladder pain. When the prostate is very swollen, it can prevent the patient from urinating. If inflammation is caused by bacteria, the disease is called bacterial prostatitis, and it can be acute or chronic. It is usually associat...

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                  Just as blood plasma can be a source of various fractions, the other primary components (red cells, white cells, platelets) can be processed to isolate smaller parts. For example, white blood cells may be a source of interferons and interleukins, used to treat some viral infections and cancers. Platelets can be processed to extract a wound-healing factor. And other medicines are coming along that involve (at least in...

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                    “Cancer is overwhelmingly caused by where you are, what you do, and what happens to you in life, rather than by what you are, a study of almost 90,000 twins has shown,” reports London’s newspaper The Guardian. Dr. Paul Lichtenstein of Sweden’s Karolinska Institute led the research team for this study. He says: “Environmental factors are more important than gene factors.” Scientists believe that smoking causes about 3...

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                      X-ray imaging For more than 30 years, doctors and hospitals have been using what is known as the CT scan. The acronym CT stands for computed tomography. CT scanners produce three-dimensional X-ray images of the inside of our bodies. These images are helpful in diagnosing disease and examining internal abnormalities. While there is some controversy over the dangers associated with radiation exposure, medical expert...

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