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...

1st volunteer's morning

24 February 2017

On February the 10th 2017, CSG held their first Volunteer Morning, this was to thank all those who have already volunteered and also to welcome new volunteers. Thanks to the publicity the event received on Radio1 Mallorca as well as in the local press, we were happy to welcome nearly 50 people to the event, this means we have a great amount of new volunteers. These volunteers will be helping at our drop in centres, at our stall when we attend fairs, and of course helping with patients,...

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