Empowering Women’s Health: A Comprehensive Guide to Cervical Cancer

Introduction Cervical cancer is a significant health issue affecting women worldwide. It is a type of cancer that develops in the cervix, the lower part of the uterus. In this article, we aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of cervical cancer, including its causes, risk factors, early detection methods, available treatments, and the importance of ...

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Unraveling Cancer: A Journey Towards Understanding and Hope

Introduction Cancer is a complex and often devastating disease that affects millions of people worldwide. It is a term used to describe a group of diseases characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells in the body. In this article, we embark on a journey to unravel the mysteries of cancer, exploring its ...

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Melanoma. Early recognition will save your life.

Melanoma is a skin cancer that occurs when melanocytes become malignant. Melanocytes are cells found in the skin: they produce melanin – the pigment that gives our skin a dark complexion. The more melanin, the darker the skin becomes. Globally, we’ve observed a substantial increase in the number of people with melanoma. The disease affects ...

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Candidiasis. How to manage it.

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a fungus called candida. Several species of candida exist but, Candida albicans is the most prevalent. It can occur in the mouth, skin folds, oesophagus, genital region, and nails. When it happens in the mouth, we commonly term it as oral thrush. In the vagina, it is vaginal candidiasis. In ...

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Childhood Cancer: The salient facts you ought to know.

September is a childhood cancer awareness month. In commemorating it, we highlight the salient facts you ought to know about cancer in children. More than 80% of children with cancer achieve complete remission in high-income countries – yet only 15 to 45% of those in low- and middle-income countries do so. The lower survival rates ...

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Hydroxyurea dosage. Prescribe it the right way!

Hydroxyurea dosage remains a challenging phenomenon for a drug that has changed how we manage sickle cell disease. We’ve extensively discussed hydroxyurea in sickle cell disease through a series of articles on the website, including its administration and adverse effects. The drug has properties that render it a ‘perfect’ therapeutic agent for use among people ...

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We combine drugs when treating cancer. Why?

There’s no doubt cancer is one of the most notorious diseases that humans suffer. Cancer inflicts pain in all its aspects for both those who survive it and those that succumb. We rarely use a single drug when tackling any malignancy (cancer), especially when it has advanced, except in a few instances like in Burkitt’s ...

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Hydroxyurea in sickle cell disease: What You Need To Know: Part 1

It is not very common that a drug like hydroxyurea is so exceptionally incredible, yet it has not gained as much traction and attention as it should have. It may be due to several factors, the fear of the perceived side effects being one of them. In a series of articles, we shall get well ...

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Ovarian cancer: A silent killer you can manage.

Ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest gynaecological cancers because there are neither any symptoms specific to it nor any screening tests to diagnose it early. In most cases, women with ovarian cancer present when the disease has spread to other organs. Ovarian cancer is a malignant tumour in the ovary (the woman’s reproductive organ ...

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