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Tehnologia HIFU si cancerul de prostata

Tehnologia HIFU si cancerul de prostataÎn octombrie 2015, Administrația SUA pentru Alimente și Medicamente (FDA) a aprobat primul sistem de ultrasunete pentru ablația țesutului prostatic în Statele Unite. Acest tratament nou numit ultrasunete concentrat de mare intensitate sau HIFU, este o tehnologie care utilizează unde de ultrasunete pentru a distruge țesutul canceros găsit în glanda prostatică.

HIFU funcționează prin transmiterea forței mecanice prin unde de ultrasunete care generează căldură țesutului malign. Deoarece prostata este adânc în pelvis, se folosește o sondă plasată în rect care dă un fascicul de unde ultrasunete. Acest lucru permite HIFU să direcționeze cu precizie fasciculul în zona în care se află cancerul în prostată, înlăturând tumora. Continue Reading

What You Can Do To Lift The Spirits Of Those Diagnosed With Cancer?

What You Can Do To Lift The Spirits Of Those Diagnosed With Cancer?Cancer is the one word that we do not want to hear a doctor say to us. No matter what form it is in, or how long the prognosis may be, it brings our world crashing to the ground. Understandably, many people give up and simply follow doctor’s orders failing to enjoy the time they have left. It is during these times we need to step up and be there to lift the spirits of those we love as well as let them know they are not going through this trying time alone.

This article will give some suggestions as to how you can be there for someone diagnosed with any form of this disease and allow them to enjoy the tumultuous times that lay ahead.The most important thing you can do is to be there for them during this period, whether the disease is terminal or not.

These individuals will be alone for much of their day dwelling on the unfortunate circumstance they are currently in. You stopping by to spend quality time with them and keep their thoughts positive may provide the spark their heart needs to fight for every moment of the day they have to deal with cancer. Continue Reading

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment OptionsBenign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is an increase in the size of the prostate. The condition is also commonly referred to as benign enlargement of the prostate (BEP), adenofibromyomatous hyperplasia or benign prostatic hypertrophy. The latter is technically incorrect.

BPH entails hyperplasia of prostatic stromal and epithelial cells, which leads to the formation of large nodules in the periurethral region of the prostate. When they grow large enough, these nodules compress the urethral canal and partially obstruct the urethra, which in turn affects the normal flow of urine. This condition leads to urinary hesitancy, frequent urination, painful urination (dysuria), increased risk of urinary tract infections, and urinary retention. BPH patients may present elevated levels of prostate-specific antigens due to increased organ volume and inflammation caused by urinary infections. BPH, however, does not lead to cancer nor does it increase the risk of cancer. Continue Reading