Head and Neck Cancer

7 July 2017

Head and Neck cancers are the 6th most common cancers in the world, accounting for 6% of all tumours.

When talking about head and neck cancer we do not include brain, eye, esophagus, thyroid, scalp, skin, bones or blood cancers, as these are not classified as head and neck, the cancers head and neck refers to primarily are those in the oral cavity, the salivary glands, the pharynx, larynx, nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses.

As there are many different tissues that make up...

Esophageal cancer

28 June 2017

A cancer occuring in the esophagus, a tube that runs from your throat to your stomach.

This cancer usually beings in the cells that line the esophagus. Men are more prone to get this cancer than women. Other risk factors include being older than 65, smoking, alcohol abuse, lack of fruits and vegetables, obesity and acid reflux.

Symptoms:

Difficulty swallowing Chest and/or back pain Heartburn Weight loss A persistent cough Hoarseness Weakness Bleeding

To diagnose this...

Mesothelioma

23 June 2017

Mesothelioma is an asbestos-related cancer that develops on the protective lining of the lungs, abdomen and heart. The disease is rare, with doctors diagnosing approximately 3,000 cases each year in the U.S.

Exposure to asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral once used heavily in construction and manufacturing, is...

Testicular Cancer

19 June 2017

A cancer that develops in the testicles, part of the male reproductive system.

Testicular cancer is one of the most common cancers in males aged between 15 and 35 but it also has one of the highest cure rates when detected early.

Men are encouraged to carry out frequent self-examinations and look out for the following symptoms:

A lump or swelling in one or both testicles, may be painless Pain in a testicle or the scrotum Discomfort in a testicle or scrotum Sensation of...

Nourish the Guide

16 June 2017
After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, nourish became a defining word for Violetta. Determined to fight the disease for her family's sake she started educating herself about healthy living, discovering the best way to nourish her body and mind. 5 years later she is fitter, healthier and still in remission. While on this journey she discovered many people and places and has now shared this in her wonderful new website Nourish the Guide, a guide to health, fitness and nutrition in...

Menorcan Patients

12 June 2017

It can be a scary process for those having to travel from Menorca to Mallorca for tests and treatment.

We are happy to help in any way we can once you are here, in Mallorca, please feel free to contact us, the sooner the better so we can do what we can to arrange any support you may need.

Below is some information we have compiled, with the help of other patients who have had to travel here from Menorca, so you know what to expect.

If you feel there is any information...

Bladder Cancer

19 May 2017

Bladder cancer is not a rare cancer, in the UK it is the 7th most cancer.

However there is very limited public awareness of the disease and it has been overlooked in terms of reasearch spending.

Patient outcomes can be considerably improved by early diagnosis, up to 80% survival rate when caught early. It is not only a disease of older people, younger people can also be affected.

The bladder is a hollow muscular organ that stores urine until you are ready to urinate,...

1st European Cancer Nursing Day

17 May 2017

Tomorrow is the first ever European Cancer Nursing Day, to be held by EONS the 18th of May every year.

Here's a big thanks from us to every nurse in the different hospitals and clinics in Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza.

For more information see www.europeancancernursingday.com

Skin Cancer

15 May 2017

Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells.

There are various types of skin cancers and pre-cancers including melanoma, actinic keratosis, atypical moles, basal cell carcinoma, merkel cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, each one having a different prognosis.

The most common risk factors for skin cancer are: Ultraviolet light exposure, either from the sun or tanning beds. A chronically suppressed immune system. Exposure to radiation (X-rays) Certain...

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