Everyone has heard of Down Syndrome, which is a chromosomal disorder that results from an extra copy of chromosome 21, instead of 2 copies of chromosome 21 individuals with down syndrome have 3 copies. This syndrome causes intellectual disabilities, unique facial/body characteristics, and high potential to develop medical conditions such as heart problems. What most people don’t know or have ever heard of is all the other chromosomal disorders. Unless you have a personal experience with these disorders, most people are oblivious.
The Statistical math provided by the Cancer Institutes present some of the harsh truths about this terrible disease. Continue reading
The cervix is the the entrance to the uterus from the vagina. Cervical cancer is cancer that begins in the lining of the cervix. All cells go through a series of changes during cell division. When something goes wrong in the process and the cell has visible abnormalities it is called dysplasia. Dysplasia refers to the level of severity in the change of precancerous cells. It can range from mild to severe and depending on the diagnosis, is what treatment should follow.
Attention new moms: Here’s your chance to stand up and get your recognition. Well, maybe just lean forward in your chair a bit, that whole standing up thing is a chore. Why is the simple act of standing up such a daunting task for new mom?
It is never too early to begin screening for cancer. Although, it is not very common to develop most cancers at an early age, you can never be too careful. There are a few different ways to get tested and screened for cancer. Checking for cancer (or for conditions that may lead to cancer) in people who have no symptoms is called screening and may be done in various ways.
Many senior citizens worry about the effect that the health care reform may have on them. Seniors use the health care system more than younger people and those living on fixed incomes may have little ability in their budgets to help if their health costs rise. Continue reading