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Tongue Cancer – Delayed Or Misdiagnosis

  • Posted on September 29, 2016 at 10:19 am

A delayed in diagnosis or a failure to diagnose tongue cancer can have very serious consequences, including extreme weight loss, severe pain and discomfort, and in the most serious cases a shortened life expectancy. If this has happened to you or someone close to you, it is important to seek legal advice to discuss your options.

Diagnosis of Tongue Cancer.
Tongue cancer can develop in two different areas of the mouth: either in the front two thirds of the tongue, known as the oral part of the tongue, or at the base of the tongue. Each case is different, but symptoms often include the following:-

Throat ache;
Ear ache;
Sore or lesion on the tongue;
Swelling of the tongue;
Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia);
Sensation of food sticking;
Difficulty moving the tongue.

Due to the non specific nature of the initial symptoms, tongue cancer is often misdiagnosed. In particular, tongue cancer may be mistaken for oral herpes, glossitis, ill-fitting dentures, canker sore, tongue burn, dental abscess, cold sore, and neurological problems.

In order to make a concrete diagnosis of tongue cancer, a healthcare professional should review of family and personal medical history, notably if the patient is/was a smoker or has an excessive alcohol intake. This should be followed by a physical examination of the tongue and mouth, specifically checking for signs of swelling in the lymph nodes of the neck. More advanced tests will be necessary to confirm diagnosis, including a biopsy, panendoscopy, and possibly MRI and CT scans. Once diagnosed, tongue cancer can be treated with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

Left untreated, the disease will advance to the deeper tissues of the mouth and neck, eventually spreading to the lymph nodes. At this advanced stage of tongue cancer, a patient will suffer further complications, including the inability to talk, chew or swallow. This can deteriorate to such an extent a patient may have to receive manual assistance when swallowing food. In addition to pain and discomfort, it is also highly likely that if tongue cancer is diagnosed in the later stages, a full recovery will not be made.

The need for a quick and accurate diagnosis is therefore vital, as tongue cancer is more likely to be successfully cured if caught and treated in the early stages. The effects of a misdiagnosis of cancer (or a delay in diagnosis) can be extremely serious, leading to unnecessary pain and suffering, and decreasing the likelihood of a positive response to treatment, meaning chances of survival are greatly reduced. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a delayed/misdiagnosis, it is important that early legal help is sought to ensure that the best form of treatment is now being applied and to protect your prospects of claiming compensation from the negligent doctor or surgeon.

Copyright (c) 2011 Julie Glynn

How Does Traditional Chinese Medicine Inhibit Tumor Recurrence And Metastasis

  • Posted on September 29, 2016 at 2:29 am

Some tumour has an aggressive clinical course, with a high tendency for both local recurrence and distant metastasis. Relapse and metastasis are the main causes responsible for failure of surgical operation in treating malignant tumors. Inhibition of tumor recurrence and metastasis is a very important thing during cancer treatment. Hence harmonizing the dynamic balance between yin and yang and maintaining the homeostasis of internal environment is the vital treatment principle of tumor. This made TCM Oncology become an indispensable role in the system of cancer prevention and treatment.

Cancer, the medical term that cancer, in medicine, said rock, ground control mechanism of cell growth and proliferation disorders and diseases. Chinese medicine believes that the formation of tumors is the first loss righteousness, put together by the evil, caused by a series of diseases. Local recurrences and distant metastases develop in patients with early stage NSCLC ( Non-small Cell Lung Cancer) after surgery. Traditional Chinese Medicine believe that the human body is an organic whole. Internal organs and external body surface, limbs, facial features are the same overall. On the one hand to directly kill cancer cells, On the other hand to rebuild their anti-cancer immune system, control of recurrence and metastasis. Cancer Treatment and improve the bodys immune system is at the same time.

First, the use of Chinese medicine to control and conditioning during the tumor treatment. Killi tumor cells by take Chinese medicines and Western medicine to Control progression of the disease, to improve their physique for surgery.

Secondly, during the surgery and chemotherapy, Chinese medicine can increase the effects of cancer treatment. Reduce side effects to control the chance of tumor recurrence and metastasis.

Third, after surgery, After surgery and following 2 months of rehabilitation program. Chinese medicine can consolidate the curative effect, improve the treatment success rate. Recommendation: use of traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine combined treatment under the guidance of doctors.

Western medicine also improved the immune system, But with drug metabolism, if not continuous medication, difficult to maintain immune function. After tumor surgery, Western medicine often use the chemotherapy, radiotherapy and other treatment methods, but with a lot of side effects, serious impact on the lives of patients. TCM with minimal side effects, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapy is effective in treating malignant tumor.

Hemorrhoid Medicine

  • Posted on September 28, 2016 at 9:08 pm

As more research is done on the treatment of hemorrhoids, new methods are being implemented to help sufferers. There are now many different hemorrhoid () medicines that serve a variety of different purposes. If you suffer from frequent or painful hemorrhoids, these medications are very beneficial in treating the symptoms and helping clear up the problem. While some hemorrhoid medicine will be available over the counter, there are a few that must be prescribed by a doctor.

Whenever you are suffering from hemorrhoids, it is a good idea to speak with your doctor and schedule a checkup. While most are normal and not associated with any serious health problems, there may be a chance that your hemorrhoids could be the symptom of a disease. To help determine the underlying cause of the issue, your doctor may recommend a colon cancer screening or a colonoscopy. This is typically performed at a special clinic and is quite painless and quick.

Once your doctor has determined the cause of your hemorrhoids, they will be able to recommend the right medicine to treat the problem. If you are dealing with broken skin and a very inflamed hemorrhoid, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics or other hemorrhoid medicine to reduce that inflammation. Since they occur in an area that is prone to infection, it is a good idea to seek medical assistance if you do have any broken skin or excessive pain in that region.

Most hemorrhoid medicine is topical and can be applied directly to the problem. There are specific creams, both prescription and over the counter, that can greatly reduce the amount of tenderness and itching caused by hemorrhoids. These creams are easy to apply and will provide instant relief for the area. It is always a good idea to make sure that you are following the directions for your hemorrhoid medicine and that you are applying it correctly. This will help reduce any complications and it will help you experience relief much more quickly.

Hemorrhoids are a problem for millions of people, but thankfully, there are many hemorrhoid medicines that can be prescribed. While it is possible to treat a non-serious hemorrhoid on your own with over the counter medicine, it is still important to ask your doctor for advice. They can schedule an exam that will help them determine which type of hemorrhoid medicine will be best for your individual situation at the time.

This Article is Originally Published here: Hemorrhoid Medicine ().

Breakthrough Cancer Research Presented to Naturopathic Doctors

  • Posted on September 28, 2016 at 12:08 pm

I recently presented the critical role of Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) and Polybotanicals in integrative cancer breakthroughs. My lecture was offered at The Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) Conference, November 18th-20th, in Ontario, Canada. OAND is a professional association representing more than 60 percent of Ontarios Naturopathic Doctors. The conference brings together hundreds of Naturopathic physicians, medical professionals and researchers to share the latest advancements in the treatment and prevention of disease. The most important message I shared during the presentation was the value of true integration, mind-body medicine, and the exciting new research on Modified Citrus Pectin and one of its targets, Galectin-3.

Role of Galectin-3 Molecules

I discussed new evidence on the positive effects of Modified Citrus Pectin (derived from the pith of citrus fruit peels) in blocking unhealthy levels of Galectin-3 molecules in the body. Galectin-3 is produced naturally by our bodies, but new research proves that elevated levels in the body can lead to serious health conditions like heart disease, fibrosis and metastatic cancer. MCP is the only natural Galectin-3 blocker available today. By binding to and blocking excess Galectin-3 molecules, Modified Citrus Pectin prevents Galectin-3 from wreaking havoc on our bodies. A new blood test that measures circulating levels of Galectin-3 is approved by the FDA and most health insurance. This test can also help to determine risks of cancer metastasis.

Synergistic Effects of MCP with Poly-Botanical Formulas

Another study presented highlighted MCPs positive effects against breast and prostate cancer cells, this time using Modified Citrus Pectin in combination with two of my formulas one for breast cancer and one for prostate cancer. Results show that MCP significantly boosts the anti-cancer actions of both of these formulas. This new research was led by the Cancer Research Laboratory at Indiana University Health.

MCP Activates Powerful Immune Responses

Groundbreaking research also demonstrates the ability of a specific form of Modified Citrus Pectin to greatly enhance immune function. During the presentation, I shared a study that found a specific type of MCP activated B-cells in a dose-dependent manner, and induced a highly significant dose-dependent activation of T-cytotoxic cells and Natural Killer (NK) cells. The NK-cells cancer killing activity was demonstrated against live leukemia cancer cells. The study is published in the journal, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

MCP for Detoxification

Exposure to heavy metals and environmental toxins is common, and a large number of diseases are known to be related to high levels of toxicity. To determine levels of toxicity, a heavy metal body burden analysis is often suggested by doctors. When the toxic burden is high, I recommend a gentle yet highly effective heavy metal detoxification program using Modified Citrus Pectin. MCP is clinically proven to significantly reduce dangerous heavy metals, including lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium, without lowering levels of essential minerals.

The new discoveries presented during give Modified Citrus Pectin greater potential in the prevention and treatment of many serious health conditions for which there are currently limited or no treatments available.

Pick Disease Causes Symptoms Information With Treatment

  • Posted on September 27, 2016 at 9:23 pm

Pick’s Disease is the result of a build-up of protein in the affected areas of the brain. Pick’s disease is rare. It is more common in women than men. Pick disease occurs in a younger age group than dementia of the Alzheimer type. People with Pick’s disease tend to behave inappropriately in different social settings. The accumulation of abnormal brain cells, known as Pick’s bodies, eventually leads to changes in character, socially inappropriate behavior, and poor decision making, progressing to a severe impairment in intellect, memory and speech. The changes in behavior continue to get worse and are often one of the most disturbing symptoms of the disease. Behavior modification may help some people control unacceptable or dangerous behaviors. In some cases, cognitive function may be improved by stopping or changing medications that worsen confusion or that are not essential to the care of the person. This may include medications such as anticholinergics, analgesics , cimetidine, central nervous system depressants, and lidocaine. Medication to control behaviors that can be dangerous to oneself or others. Antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may offer some relief from apathy and depression. Some patients may need hearing-aids, glasses, cataract surgery , or other treatments.

Causes of Pick Disease

Common Causes and Risk factors of Pick Disease

Longstanding high blood pressure.

Head trauma

High levels of homocysteine.

Female gender because women usually live longer than men.

Schizophrenialike thought disorder.

Signs and Symptoms of Pick Disease

Common Sign and Symptoms of Pick Disease

Lack of muscle coordination.

Brain degeneration.

learning problems.

Loss of muscle tone.

Increased sensitivity to touch.

Spasticity.

Feeding.

Swallowing difficulties.

Enlarged liver and spleen.

Treatment of Pick Disease

Common Treatment of Pick Disease

Behavior modification may help some people control unacceptable or dangerous behaviors.

Many different types of medications have been or are being tried in dementia. One group of drugs used in Alzheimer disease, the cholinesterase inhibitors.

Medication to control behaviors that can be dangerous to oneself or others. Antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may offer some relief from apathy and depression.

Some patients may need hearing-aids, glasses, cataract surgery , or other treatments.

Anti-inflammatory drugs are being tried on the premise that inflammation is one cause of the brain damage in Pick disease.

Hormone replacement therapy has been given to some women who have been through menopause and have dementia.

Education and other forms of intellectual challenge may help protect people against the disease.

High sugar content foods may need to be restricted in some patients with carbohydrate craving, which may indicate Klver-Bucy syndrome.