Monday, December 17, 2012

3D Medical Animation - What is Cancer?

3D Medical Animation - What is Cancer? 


Chemotherapy - saving lives, changing lives

Family as soon as there is a crisis to learn that the child is suffering from cancer. After the initial shock aware of this diagnosis will soon spill emotional wave. Family members suffer from stress, depression and severe anxiety. However, cancer - is a complex disease. It is caused by life's challenges in the family. Lightning speed family members feel as if lost in a maze without a map. Life will never be the same as it was.Cancer effects of family and how each are handling, changing the course of treatment. There is no right or wrong way to feel. Emotions vary from moment to moment. Sometimes strong emotions can not be expressed in words. 

One of the most common ways to treat cancers is chemotherapy. Parents, for the first time išgirdusiems of chemotherapy, often alone the name itself causes fear and confusion. Most parents dutifully agrees to perform the treatment because they believe that it will be done in the child's best interest. But deep down inside we all want that this diagnosis is simply a mistake, a big mistake made by laboratory staff. 


Nevertheless, as we think of chemotherapy, this treatment is toxic and painful. It always affects people in different ways. While science and medicine can obviously see the progress, however, chemotherapy patients avoid physical side effects and various risks. Certain side effects may have long-term effects, while others disappear after a short period of time. Side effects can significantly diminish the quality of life for our children. Some side effects are stronger than the cancer itself. Often a strong cancer therapy weakens the immune system, increases infections and life-threatening complications.If the good news is chemotherapy survival This is bad - a negative influence on the child's quality of life. Like most parents learn about their child's diagnosis, I met with standard chemotherapy, but at the time did not realize the full consequences of the risk. 

Over time, I realized that the basic understanding of what the side effects can be expected after chemotherapy is necessary. Families may encounter problems outside the hospital, where ambulatory patients undergoing chemotherapy. Learning how to manage side effects means to control the patient's health. To be able to resist, it is recognized and understood. This perception may have a substantial impact on saving children's lives. 

To survive cancer and treatments, chemotherapy alone is not enough. It is vitally important to improve the 
body's tolerance to the treatment of the child, to form a positive attitude, take care to choose a proper diet and positive lifestyle. Parents need to be strong, creative and in good shape just because it is needed. Improved diet and lifestyle change positively impact cancer treatment and the healing process. Dealing with obstacles and overcome the disease, the child will greatly help him supančiųjų love, help and support.Today, I believe that the best health care system is one that looks at the patient as a whole, ie emotional, psychological, spiritual and social status of the individual, not just the physical illness. Chemotherapy is not easy to endure. Seeing children who went through the course of treatment and left the other side, often think that, despite everything, it was worth it for this procedure.

Myth 5: All tumors are cancerous

Fact 5: Not all tumors are cancerous

Tumors are benign or malignant. Malignant tumors are cancerous cells that damage and spread to other parts of the body.  

In contrast, benign tumors and tissue damage deposit.

Myth 4: Children with cancer, losing any sense of life.

Fact 4: Children with cancer can still live a normal childhood.

Children with cancer can still survive a normal childhood. Most children return to school, continue their education.

In other cases, the children and their families to adapt and adjust your lifestyle to a normal condition. It becomes much easier with family members, teachers, friends and other caregivers care, understanding and support.

Myth 3: Children's cancer - a death sentence.

Myth 3: Children's cancer - a death sentence.

Fact 3: Most childhood cancers are curable.

For example, three out of four children with acute leukemia, which is one of the most common forms of leukemia in Singapore cured with chemotherapy alone. Successful recovery depends on the contemporary standard therapy, a positive attitude and determination to beat cancer.

Myth 2: childhood cancers are inherited.

Fact 2: There is no known single cause for most childhood cancers.

At least 95% of the cancers in children occur spontaneously. Since the causative agent in most cases there is no known preventive measures are limited. So far, studies have shown that there is nothing in what the child or the parents could have done to cause cancer, and therefore do not need to take any measures to prevent cancers.

Facts and myths about cancer:

Myth 1: Cancer is contagious and can spread like a cold.

Fact 1: Cancer is not contagious.

Cancer can not be transmitted from one child to another. Children with cancer in isolation, because their immunity is weakened and vulnerable to various infections.

stage of the disease

If cancer is diagnosed, the doctor needs to know the stage of disease, ie, how the disease is far advanced.

He may suggest additional studies to determine whether the tumor spread to other parts of the body.  

Always check whether the lymph nodes near the tumor located in the cancer cells. If found, it can be assumed that the tumor spread to other organs.

child biopsy

Doctor's examination, radioscopy, endoscopy, laboratory tests can indicate the presence of lesions, but a biopsy shows whether the changes caused by cancer. A biopsy taken during the tumor tissue sample or remove all of the tumor. The doctor pathologist examines the tissue under a microscope. If it is cancer, it can often tell you what kind of origin and to assess whether cells grow quickly or slowly. Often prior to biopsy abnormal tissue punktuojamas thin needle or trocar, drawn into the syringe contents studied under a microscope looking for supiktybėjusių cells. This study simpler, but less accurate than biopsy.

laboratory Tests

Specific tumor markers than blood or urine, but for blood and urine analysis can provide valuable indirect information. If the patient has cancer, Laboratory studies show the impact of the disease on the body. In some cases, special studies, identifying certain substances in the blood, urine and other body fluids, or tumor tissue. If a person has cancer, these impurities can be abnormally high. Some body secretions such as sputum prepared specifically examined under a microscope to determine seikiant they changed the body cells. This cytological examination.


Internal body cavities images help the doctor determine whether the tumor. Such images can be obtained in several ways. Radiographic study - the most common way to see internal organs. Often, doctors use special colors - contrast media through which individual organs more visible kicked photographic or X-ray band. Colors patient has to drink or they are injected.

Specific areas of radiology, computed tomography, uses X-rays to a source connected to the computer, which helps to see the many detailed images.

In a study of radio-patient needs to take him or injected radioactive material. A special machine measures the distribution of radioactive substances in the internal organs and prints the image onto paper. According to the level of radioactivity in the organs, your doctor may identify abnormal areas.

Sonography (ultrasonography, ultrasound examination) - other proceeding, which helps to see internal organs. High-frequency sound waves (a person can not hear them) is transmitted through the body and back. Their echo creates an image that the doctor sees on a computer screen or printed on paper.

Magnetic resonance imaging - a powerful magnet linked to a computer makes it possible to obtain detailed images of various body cavities.

Endoscopy - helps the doctor to look at a particular organ through a thin fiber, called an endoscope. Physical examination, your doctor may take a sample of tissue for testing.


If you have found cancer-specific symptoms, your doctor will examine you, you study the history and refer to various studies. This could be the imaging procedure that shows the different areas of the body inside the image, endoscopy, allowing the doctor to see directly the individual bodies of the laboratory tests. Often the doctor will also perform a biopsy indicates - a procedure in which tissue is cut a live piece. A pathologist examined by the slice under a microscope to determine whether cancer cells.

child symptoms of Cancer

Although it will not have any problems, it should be a regular check-ups. You should know that cancer can be related to symptoms such as changes in bowel or bladder operations, unusual bleeding or discharge,  wound, or thickening of the breast or tubercle another part of the body, indigestion or difficulty swallowing, changes in warts or moles, bothersome cough or hoarseness . Of course, these symptoms do not necessarily indicate cancer, which may lead to a less dangerous diseases. Only a doctor can make a diagnosis, so just noticed these changes, contact your doctor immediately. Do not wait until you feel pain - Early cancer usually does not cause pain.

What is cancer?

Cancer called about 100 different diseases. Cancer occurs when cells begin to behave abnormally and begin to multiply uncontrollably. All organs of the body composed of cells, the cells multiply dalydamosis only when necessary. This process supports the objectives of the good condition of our body. When cells begin to proliferate, even when it does not need to produce excess tissue mass. This excess tissue, called a tumor, can be benign or malignant.

Benign tumors are not cancer. They can be removed and usually do not recur more. Benign tumor cells spread to other parts of the body. These tumors are usually not life-threatening.

Malignant tumors - cancer is a disease. Cancer cells escape and damage nearby tissues and organs. They can escape from a malignant tumor and enter the bloodstream or lymphatic system. In this way, tumor cells from the primary tumor blood vessels and lymphatics spread to other organs. Away from the primary tumor has expanded tumors are called metastases.

Tumors are called according to cell type or organ in which they start. When cancer spreads, the new tumor appeared composed of the same abnormal cells and is called the same way as the original tumor. For example, if lung cancer metastasizes to the liver, the cancer cells in the liver are lung cancer cells. The disease is called metastatic lung cancer (not liver cancer).

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Brain cancer drugs

England's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has removed a ban on two drugs that may help patients with rare life-threatening brain cancer.

Temodal and Gliadel may now be obtained through the National Health Service. The 2005 ban was based on cost-effectiveness.

The Times of London says the ban caused anger because Temodal was actually invented by British scientists with funding from Cancer Research UK.

Gliadel is a wafer that, when placed at the site where a brain tumor was removed, clears remaining cancer cells and keeps the tumor from recurring, the newspaper said.

Both drugs have been available in the United States and Canada.

Ella Pybus, spokeswoman for a consortium of cancer charities, said, "Everyone is relieved."

She said there is "solid evidence" the drugs help patients.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International