Blood Cancer Types


Overiew Blood cancers affect blood cells and the bone marrow, interfering with how the blood cells behave and their functionality. This, in turn, affects the production of blood and how the body uses it. The main types of blood cells are: red blood cells which carry oxygen to the body’s tissues and carbon dioxide [...]

Blood Cancer Types2019-06-22T13:19:45+03:00

Complications Caused by Sickle Cell Disease


Overiew Over 5% of the world’s population carries trait genes for haemoglobin disorders especially thalassaemia and sickle-cell disease. World Sickle Cell Day was first celebrated on 19th June 2009 to increase awareness of the disease and its cure among the public. The day brings about active participation of various government and non-governmental organizations, health [...]

Complications Caused by Sickle Cell Disease2019-06-27T13:42:36+03:00

Cancer Link to Anaemia


Overview Does chemotherapy cause anaemia? Why is anaemia common among cancer patients? Anaemia is a condition that involves having a low level of red blood cells and in that case, the blood lacks enough haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is the part of the red blood cell that carries oxygen to body cells and therefore, when there [...]

Cancer Link to Anaemia2019-06-18T17:08:25+03:00

Blood Cancers


Overview Blood cancers are cancers that affects the blood cell and bone marrow which help in the production of blood. They can also be referred to as hematologic cancers, most of which begin in the bone marrow. There are several types of blood cancers, the major ones being, leukaemia, Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin lymphomas and [...]

Blood Cancers2019-06-11T17:13:02+03:00

Advanced Treatments for Head and Neck Cancers


Overiew Head and Neck cancers are among the rare types of cancers and approximately 80% of them are linked to tobacco use, with HPV and alcohol abuse being the other major factors that are linked to these cancers. Head and neck cancers affect the squamous cells that line the nose, mouth, sinuses and throat. [...]

Advanced Treatments for Head and Neck Cancers2019-05-13T15:28:15+03:00

Oesophageal Cancer Staging and Treatment


Overiew The oesophagus is a hollow muscular tube that is a passage way for food and liquid from the throat to the stomach. Oesophageal cancer starts in the inner lining of the oesophagus which is made up of several layers; a mucous membrane, muscle and connective tissue. As the cancer grows, it spreads to [...]

Oesophageal Cancer Staging and Treatment2019-04-09T18:08:42+03:00

Testicular Cancer and Fertility Preservation


Overview Testicular cancer has a 99% survival rate for men who are diagnosed at its early stage. This cancer is approximately more common in men from the ages of 15-45 years of age. Surviving testicular cancer could, however, mean inability to have children. Fertility is an important part of life for most men and [...]

Testicular Cancer and Fertility Preservation2019-03-28T15:11:19+03:00

Complications from Brain Tumour Surgery


Overview The incidence of brain tumours is approximately 23 cases per every 100,000 people. They can either be benign or malignant; most of them being non-cancerous (benign). They are more common among people above 60 years and children mostly below 15 years. Surgery is one of the common treatment options for brain tumours. However, [...]

Complications from Brain Tumour Surgery2019-03-28T10:28:27+03:00

Advanced Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment


Overiew Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide with over 2 million people losing their lives, every year. Approximately 80% of cancer cases are caused by cigarette smoking which can also be the case for second-hand smokers. A significant problem that is faced when dealing with cancer, is that most people [...]

Advanced Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment2019-03-29T13:35:15+03:00

Rare Types of Cancers


Overview Millions of people die of cancer every year; however, out of the over 200 types of cancers, some occur in a small number of people. These cancers are referred to as rare cancers. Rare cancers are those with an incidence of less than 6 people in every 100,000 per year and they make [...]

Rare Types of Cancers2019-02-25T09:26:14+03:00