Blog: Mar 2017

Multiple Myeloma

27 March 2017

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...

Love your lemons

27 March 2017

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.

Why Lemons?

Lemons are a sign of life; they are great to include in our diet and they...

Kidney Cancer

24 March 2017

Kidney cancer, also known as renal cancer starts in the cells in the kidney.

There are different types of kidney cancer and these develop in different ways, hence the diseases have different long term outcomes and need varying treatments.

The most common signs and symptoms of kidney cancer are a mass in the abdomen and/or bloor in the urine.

Other symptoms may include tiredness, loss of appetite, weight loss, a high temperature and heavy sweating, and persistent pain...

Doctor's thought he just had jock itch

15 March 2017

Check out this article from the Washington Post , just goes to show that we should get any small change checked out.

Colorectal/Bowel Cancer

15 March 2017

Colorectal, bowel and colon cancer refer to any cancer that affect the colon and rectum. It usually grows very slowly before it starts to spread to other parts of the body.

Most bowel cancers start as benign polyps on the wall of the bowel, these are common and most are not pre-cancerous. An ademona polyp, however, can become malignant.

Bowel cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer. You can reduce your personal risk by:

Understanding the syptoms

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Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

7 March 2017

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.

The...

Breast Cancer

6 March 2017

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

6 March 2017

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...

Cancer Support Mallorca is a charity registered in Spain under number G57773749.