Types of Cancer
At Dayspring Cancer Clinic our proven treatment protocol has been effective in reversing non-responsive diseases and treating cancers such as bladder cancer for more than 30 years. In 2012 it was estimated that there were nearly 73,000 new cases of bladder cancer diagnosed. It is the 5th most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US (4th among men (after prostate, lung, and colon) and 11th among women. Early detection and treatment is the key to long term survival.
Types of Bladder CA
There a variety of types of bladder cancer. Transitional cell carcinoma is the most common type and it occurs in the cells that line the bladder (transitional urothelial cells). Squamous cell and adenocarcinoma are much less common forms of bladder cancer but are usually invasive. If the cancer grows into the bladder wall it is considered invasive, if it does not grow into the bladder wall it’s called non-invasive.
Signs and symptoms:
There are several symptoms to be aware of as early symptoms may be painless:
- Hematuria (blood in urine)
- pyuria (pus in the urine)
- Dysuria (pain in urination)
- burning frequency
Risk factors of Bladder cancer
There are several risk factors for bladder cancer which include: smoking, environmental or work toxin exposure, race, age, gender, history of chronic bladder infections, past medical history of cancer, even not drinking enough water may increase your risk for bladder cancer… if you feel you may be at a higher risk schedule an appointment today to speak with our staff to discuss healthy options to bring your body to wellness.
At Dayspring Cancer Clinic our proven treatment protocol has been effective in reversing non-responsive diseases and treating cancers such as breast cancer for more than 30 years. Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the US will be diagnosed and although it is rare, approximately 2,150 men will also be diagnosed with breast cancer. It is THE most commonly diagnosed cancer in women with 1 in 8 women being diagnosed in their lifetime. At Dayspring Cancer Clinic, we concentrate on the person as a whole, and while we are addressing the symptoms of the disease and its causal factors we also offer emotional and spiritual support for you and your family.
Types of Breast CA
Breast cancer occurs in varying types and stages. The tumors can be either benign or malignant. Some of the names of the more common breast cancers found are:
Inflammatory Breast Cancer: This occurs when abnormal cells infiltrate the skin and lymph vessels. Symptoms may begin to appear when lymph vessels become blocked and may cause the breast to become red, swollen and warm.
Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC): This is THE most common type of breast cancer for women and the type that can most commonly affect men. IDC is when the abnormal cancer cells that began forming in the milk ducts have spread beyond the ducts into other parts of the breast tissue. Invasive cancer cells can also spread to other parts of the body. It is also sometimes called infiltrative ductal carcinoma.
Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS): this type of cancer means the cancerous cells are still contained within the milk duct and has not invaded any other area.
The stages of breast cancer vary from Stage 0 all the way through Stage 4.
Risk factors include: diet (high fat and high alcohol intake), if you have been tested positive for BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes, increased age, women who had early periods, late menopause, and late first pregnancy are at increased risk. Many chemicals and toxins can be carcinogenic as well.
At Dayspring Cancer Clinic our proven treatment protocol has been effective in reversing non-responsive diseases and treating cancers such as cervical cancer for more than 30 years. An estimated 12,200 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the US. (This number used to be higher, but since the development of pap smears and education about earlier detection this number is declining!) Cervical cancer is the 5th most commonly diagnosed cancer for women. Cervical cancer is very preventable with early detection and approximately 90% of these cancers will go into remission if treated early enough.
What is cervical cancer?
Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells on the cervix grow out of control. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina. Cervical cancer can be treated very successfully when it’s found early. Pap tests should be a regular regimen in locating and preventing any pathologies.
Types of Cervical CA
Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC): SCC makes up about 80%-90% of cervical cancers. This cancer is when the squamous cells that cover the surface of the exocervix begins to metastasize.
Adenocarcinomas: Cervical adenocarcinomas make up the other most common forms of cervical cancer. These develop from the mucous producing glands of the cervix
- HPV causes most cervical cancers but not all
- Sexually active with multiple partners
- becoming sexually active at an early age
- a weak immune system
- Cigarette smoking
At Dayspring Cancer Clinic our proven treatment protocol has been effective in reversing non-responsive diseases and treating cancers such as colon cancer for more than 30 years. Among men and women combined, colorectal cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the US with over 130,000 new diagnoses per year. Typically screening is recommended at age 50 however if you have a family history or believe you may be at a higher risk, it is advisable you get screened earlier than age 50. Screening can find precancerous polyps (abnormal growths) which can be removed before they turn into cancer.
Anatomy of the Colon
When speaking of the colon we are referring specifically to the portion of the Large Intestine beginning at and including the cecum, appendix, colon (ascending, transverse, descending, sigmoid) rectum, and ending at the anus. This portion of the intestines averages about 6 feet in length and is primarily responsible for water absorption back into the body
Types of Colon CA
Colon cancer (aka: colorectal cancer) is cancer that starts in the large intestine (colon) or the rectum (end of the colon). Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer related deaths in the US. Early diagnosis can often lead to a complete remission.
Symptoms of colon cancer
- Rectal bleeding or blood in the stool
- Diarrhea, constipation or narrowing of the stool
- Stool may have blood mixed in with it
- Any changes in bowel habits
- Still feeling full or the inability to completely empty the bowel
- Gas, bloating, abdominal cramps, abdominal pain
- Any jaundice visibly present in the eyes or skin
- Older than 60
- Are African American of eastern European descent
- Eat a lot of red meat or processed meat
- Have or have had a history of colorectal polyps
- Have IBD, (Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis)
- Have a family history of colon cancer
At Dayspring Cancer Clinic our proven treatment protocol has been effective in reversing non-responsive diseases and treating cancers such as kidney cancer for more than 30 years. Kidney cancer is diagnosed in approximately 38,000 Americans annually and is typically more common in men than women. However those numbers are beginning to narrow between men and women. As the number of ultrasounds and CT scans increases so does the earlier detection rate.
Anatomy of the Kidney
The function of the kidney is to remove waste products from the blood and to regulate the water fluid levels in the body.
Types of Kidney Cancer
Renal Cell Carcinoma: This is the most common form of kidney cancer accounting for almost 85% of cancers. RCC begins in the cells that line the tubules in the nephrons.
Transitional Cell Carcinoma: is another form of kidney cancer that occurs in the renal pelvis-where the ureter connects to the main part of the kidney.
Renal Sarcoma: is the least common form of kidney cancer however because of the fact that it occurs in the connective tissue of the kidneys it has a greater likelihood of spreading to nearby organs if it’s not treated.
Wilms’ tumor: the most common type of kidney cancer in children
- Hematuria: Blood in the urine
- Pain in the side
- Lump or mass in the kidney area
- Loss of appetite
- Low-grade fever
- Cigarette smoking
- Previous radiation exposure (women who have previously been treated for cancer of the reproductive organs have a slightly higher risk of developing kidney cancer
- Positive family history
- Long-term dialysis treatment
- History of tuberous sclerosis
At Dayspring Cancer Clinic our proven treatment protocol has been effective in reversing non-responsive diseases and treating cancers such as lung cancer for more than 30 years. Each year approximately 220,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer in the US. Lung cancer begins in stealth mode as there are usually no symptoms or warning signs in the early stages. In most cases, lung cancer is not suspected until is causes symptoms like a chronic cough or wheezing. If you experience any of the signs or symptoms below please talk to your doctor about getting an x-ray or a CT scan.
Types of Lung CA
Lung cancer is the deadliest type of cancer for both men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined. There are two main types of lung cancer:
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): is the most common type of lung cancer.
Small cell lung cancer: make up about 20% of all lung cancers. Can be very aggressive and is usually associated smoking.
Metastatic cancer to the lungs: this occurs when the cancer started somewhere else in the body and spread to the lungs.
Signs and Symptoms
- Chest pain
- Cough that doesn’t go away
- Hemoptysis-coughing up blood
- Dyspnea-difficulty in breathing
- Wheezing or Shortness of Breath
- Chest, shoulder, or arm pain
- Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. The more you smoke or the earlier you start gives you an increased risk.
- Secondhand smoke can also increase your risk for lung cancer. (According to the American Cancer Society, an estimate 3,000 nonsmoking adults will die each year from lung cancer related to secondhand smoke)
- Additional risk factors include:
- Asbestos, family history of lung cancer
- High levels of air pollution
- High levels of arsenic in drinking water
- Radiation therapy to the lungs
- Radon gas
- Exposure to cancer causing chemicals such as uranium, vinyl chloride, mustard gas, chloromethyl ethers, gasoline and diesel exhaust…
At Dayspring Cancer Clinic our proven treatment protocol has been effective in reversing non-responsive diseases and treating cancers such as lymphoma cancer for more than 30 years. Lymphoma is the kind of cancer that begins in the lymphocytes (white blood cells) that circulate throughout the lymphatic system in the fluid called the lymph. These networks of vessels which make up the lymphatic system are a part of the immune system. Lymph nodes lie throughout the body along the lymphatic system and act as a filter for the lymph fluid. Lymph nodes can become swollen or tender indicating the presence of a local infection. There are two primary types of lymphocytes: B cells and T cells.
Types of Lymphoma Cancer
There are two main kinds of lymphoma cancer:
Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (aka: Hodgkin’s disease): this develops from a specific abnormal lineage of B cells
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: This form may be derived from abnormal B or T cells and is more prevalent than Hodgkin’s disease.
Signs and Symptoms
Common symptoms include:
- Swelling of the lymph nodes, this may or may not be painless
- Fever and Chills
- Unexplained weight loss
- Sweating (often at night)
- Lack of energy
At Dayspring Cancer Clinic our proven treatment protocol has been effective in reversing non-responsive diseases and treating cancers such as pancreatic cancer for more than 30 years. An estimated 44,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the US. Pancreatic cancer is one of the few cancers for which survival has not improved substantially over nearly 40 years. .
Pancreatic cancer (aka: exocrine cancer)
The pancreas is an organ located in your abdomen just below the diaphragm and just posterior to the stomach. This organ is responsible for secreting enzymes that aid digestion and hormones that help regulate the metabolism of sugars.
Signs and Symptoms
Typically there are very little early warning signs because this cancer spreads very rapidly and it’s seldom detected in early stages. However there are some vague signs and symptoms to be aware of:
- Upset stomach and heartburn-unrelieved by antacids
- Dark urine or clay colored stools
- Fatigue and weakness
- Upper left sided abdominal pain
- Jaundice of the skin and whites of the eyes
- Loss of appetite and weight loss
- Nausea and vomiting
- Overweight or obese
- Chronic pancreatic inflammation (pancreatitis)
- Family history of pancreatic cancer
At Dayspring Cancer Clinic our proven treatment protocol has been effective in reversing non-responsive diseases and treating cancers such as prostate cancer for more than 30 years. With an estimated 240,890 new cases anticipated for 2011, prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting men. Genetics and age play a role in who might develop. If you experience any of the symptoms listed below please call your doctor for a screening today.
Types of Prostate CA
The prostate is a small walnut-size organ (which is part of a man’s reproductive system) that wraps around the urethra. As men age it is common for them to have an enlarged prostate. This is called Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). This does not raise the risk of prostate cancer. An enlarged prostate can be found during the digital rectal exam.
Signs and symptoms
- Delayed or slowed start of urination
- Dribbling or leaking or urine, most often after urinating
- Slow urinary stream
- Straining when urinating or incomplete emptying
- Blood in the urine or semen
- Bone pain or tenderness, most often in the lower back and pelvic bones (only when cancer has spread)
- African-American men
- Men over 60
- Men with prostate cancer in their immediate family
- Men who’s diets are high in fat (from animals)
- Men who have been around agent orange (Vietnam war vets)
- Painters, Tire Plant workers, exposure to cadmium, and other toxins
At Dayspring Cancer Clinic our proven treatment protocol has been effective in reversing non-responsive diseases and treating cancers such as skin cancer for more than 30 years. Skin cancer will account for nearly half of all cancers in the United States as more than 2 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are found. Melanoma (the most serious type of skin cancer) will account for the highest numbers of those diagnosed with skin cancer.
About the Skin
The integumentary system (skin) is the largest organ in the body. Its sole purpose is to protect the internal organs from injury and serves as a barrier keeping germs out and preventing fluid loss. It’s also responsible for helping maintain homeostasis (temperature control and health) for the entire body. The nerves form the highways of communication from the skin to the brain to modulate temperature, touch, and pain, etc…
Types of Skin cancer
Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC): This usually occurs on the sun-exposed areas of the body such as your face, ears, and hands. Those with darker skin are more likely to develop SCC on areas that aren’t exposed to the sun such as the legs and feet. This may appear as a firm, red nodule or a flat lesion with a scaly crusted surface.
Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC): this usually occurs in the sun-exposed areas of the body (face and neck). It may appear as a pearly or waxy bump, or a flat, flesh colored or brown scar-like lesion.
Melanoma: This type of skin cancer can develop anywhere on the body (in normal skin or moles). This cancer can often appear on the trunk, head, and neck and legs. Melanoma signs can include a large brownish spot with dark speckles, a mole that changes in color size or feel, has irregular border and portions and can be red, white, blue or blue-black
- Fair skin and/or a history of sunburns
- Excessive sun exposure (whether geographical or in tanning salons)
- Family history of skin cancer
- Precancerous skin lesions
- Exposure to radiation or certain chemicals (such as arsenic)
At Dayspring Cancer Clinic our proven treatment protocol has been effective in reversing non-responsive diseases and treating cancers such as thyroid cancer for more than 30 years. With an estimated 48,000 cases of thyroid cancer reported for 2012 (a majority of those cases were women) it is actually an uncommon type of cancer. Thyroid cancer is usually caught early and responds very well to treatments.
About your thyroid
They thyroid gland is shaped like a butterfly and is located in the front of your neck near the Adams apples. It makes hormones that regulate the way your body uses energy and that help your body work normally.
Types of Thyroid CA
There are several types of thyroid cancer:
Anaplastic carcinoma (also called giant and spindle cell cancer) is the most dangerous form of thyroid cancer. It is rare, and spreads quickly.
Follicular carcinoma is more likely to come back and spread.
Medullary carcinoma is a cancer of non-thyroid cells that are normally present in the thyroid gland. This form of thyroid cancer tends to occur in families.
Papillary carcinoma is the most common type, and it usually affects women of childbearing age. It spreads slowly and is the least dangerous type of thyroid cancer.
Signs and symptoms
- Difficulty swallowing
- Enlargement of the thyroid gland
- Hoarseness or changing voice
- Neck swelling
- Thyroid lump (nodule)
- Being a woman increases your risk 3 fold.
- Age (peak risk age for women is 40’s and 50’s and for men 60-70’s)
- Having a diet low in iodine (typically more 3rd world countries have this issue)
- Exposure to radiation (Studies show if you were exposed to radioactive fallout from nuclear weapons or power plant accidents as a child there are much higher risks of thyroid cancer)
- Family history
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