Tag: Non Hodgkin

Bone Marrow Transplant

Bone Marrow Transplant

There are a number of conditions that cause abnormal production of blood cells in the bone marrow; the treatment for which includes a bone marrow transplant. Bone marrow transplant is also known as stem cell transplant and is a procedure required when an individual suffers from a damages bone marrow. The results of damage to [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Lymphoma cancer

Lymphoma cancer

Lymphoma cancer is a disease of the lymphatic system, studies indicate that around 70% of those affected by this particular cancer are aged 50 or over; the condition appears to affect more men than women and is less prevalent amongst the African-American population than the Caucasian population. What is the lymphatic system? The lymphatic system [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Figure 1. More males than females died over an 11 year period from lung cancer. Note the steadily increasing deaths in women over the same time period.

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer, a largely incurable disease, remains the leading cause of cancer deaths among women each year in the United States, exceeding annual breast cancer mortality in women and accounting for 12% of all new female cancer cases (Table 1). Although lung cancer has always been and continues to be more prevalent in men than [...]

September 16, 2011 More