Multiple Myeloma is a cancer arising from plasma cells, a white blood cell that is made in the bone marrow.
When a patient has myeloma, plasma cells become abnormal, multiply uncontrollably and release only one type of antibody, paraprotein that has no useful function.
Myeloma doesn't exist as a lump or tumor, it affects multiple places of the body where bone marrow is normally active, such as within the bones of the spine, the skull, pelvis, rib cage, long bones of the arms...
On the 19th of March we were at the St.Patrick's fair in Santa Ponsa.
We were happy to introduce our new "I love my lemons" range, thanks to Sophie from Ikat Nou. They have a lovely range of items to sell. There are 'I love my lemons' t-shirts, lemon stress ball keyrings and lemon foldable shopping bags.
Over the summer we are going to increase the "I love my lemons" range.
Lemons are a sign of life; they are great to include in our diet and they...
Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), also called acute lymphoblastic leukemia, is a cancer that starts from the early version of white blood cells called lymphocytes in the bone marrow.
Leukemia cells usually invade the blood fairly quickly. They can then spread to other parts of the body, including the lymph nodes, liver, spleen, central nervous system and testicles. Other types of cancer can start in these organs and spread to the bone marrow, but these are not leukemia.
Breast cancer is cancer that develops from breast tissue. Signs of breast cancer may include a lump in the breast, a change in breast shape, dimpling of the skin, fluid coming from the nipple, or a red scaly patch of skin.
In those with distant spread of the disease there may be bone pain, swollen lymph nodes, shortness of breath or yellow skin.
Risk factors for developing breast cancer include being female (men do also get breast cancer but it is less common), obesity, lack...
Chemotherapy (chemo/CTX or CTx) is a category of cancer treatment that uses one or more anti-cancer drugs (chemotherapeutic agents) as part of a standardized chemotherapy regimen.
Chemotherapy may be given with a curative intent, or it may aim to prolong life or reduce symptoms.
The efficacy of chemotherapy depends on the type of cancer and the stage. The overall effectiveness ranges from being curative for some cancers to being ineffective in some brain tumours and needless...