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Facts About Lung Cancer

Facts About Lung Cancer

Everyone knows that smoking is bad and leads to illness and disease, including multiple types of cancer — the most well known of which is lung cancer. However, smoking isn’t always the culprit for the second most common type of cancer (after skin cancer). Here are some facts about lung cancer.

Three different types

NSCLC, or non-small cell lung cancer, is the most commonly found cancer among American adults, appearing in 85 percent of cases. It has three common subtypes: adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and large-cell carcinoma.

SCLC, or small cell lung cancer, is the second most common and fastest growing, but it’s easily treated. Theses types of cancers have three stages. Localized cancer is only found in the lung(s); regional cancer spreads to the chest, specifically the lymph nodes and glands; distance cancer shows up in other parts of the body.

Lung carcinoid tumors are rare and grow slowly, but do not spread throughout the body. Mesothelioma commonly affects the lungs’ membrane — although technically not lung cancer, it’s similarly dangerous.

It does not discriminate by gender

Women can’t get prostate or testicular cancer, and men can’t get breast or ovarian cancer. But everybody breathes, and even in ethnic and age groups more prone to lung cancer, it does not discriminate by gender.

Older individuals and African Americans have higher risk

The youngest person ever diagnosed was 45 years old, but 67 percent of cases involve patients who are 65 or older, with an average age of … Read More

Facts About Lung Cancer

Facts About Lung Cancer

Everyone knows that smoking is bad and leads to illness and disease, including multiple types of cancer — the most well known of which is lung cancer. However, smoking isn’t always the culprit for the second most common type of cancer (after skin cancer). Here are some facts about lung cancer.

Three different types

 

NSCLC, or non-small cell lung cancer, is the most commonly found cancer among American adults, appearing in 85 percent of cases. It has three common subtypes: adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and large-cell carcinoma.

SCLC, or small cell lung cancer, is the second most common and fastest growing, but it’s easily treated. Theses types of cancers have three stages. Localized cancer is only found in the lung(s); regional cancer spreads to the chest, specifically the lymph nodes and glands; distance cancer shows up in other parts of the body.

Lung carcinoid tumors are rare and grow slowly, but do not spread throughout the body. Mesothelioma commonly affects the lungs’ membrane — although technically not lung cancer, it’s similarly dangerous.

 

It does not discriminate by gender

 

Women can’t get prostate or testicular cancer, and men can’t get breast or ovarian cancer. But everybody breathes, and even in ethnic and age groups more prone to lung cancer, it does not discriminate by gender.

Older individuals and African Americans have higher risk

 

The youngest person ever diagnosed was 45 years old, but 67 percent of cases involve patients who are 65 or older, with an average age of … Read More

How to Create One of a Kind Art with Coffee

How to Create One of a Kind Art with Coffee

Who knew that a small bean could create a such a stir? A fresh cup of coffee, known to many as “liquid gold,” gives many people an extra energy boost in the morning to propel the day forward, and comes with a side of health benefits, including a dose of antioxidants. Whether stopping off at your local coffee shop or waiting for your personalized coffee subscription to be delivered, people relish their daily caffeine infusion. But this coveted bean can also be used to create unique art projects.

Here is what you need to know if you’d like to paint with coffee.

Brewing the perfect tone

 

To begin your coffee creation, you’ll want to brew an array of shades. For example, french roasts may produce a redder tone while espresso will create browner hues. To achieve this you may want to experiment with your coffee grounds to get the right color. There are settings on your automatic coffee machine for a smaller and stronger cup or you can use a french press and squeeze out the best colors. This will help give you a darker coffee. You can also soak the grounds themselves in water to extract a deeper shade, then add water to lighten it if needed. To give your piece some contrast you can use other colors of paints in addition to your favorite coffee color.

Art with foam

Daily coffee consumption is currently the highest it’s been in years. And as more people head to their … Read More

How to Get Fair Compensation after Sustaining Injuries

How to Get Fair Compensation after Sustaining Injuries

The quality of life is significantly impacted after being a victim of an incident that leads to personal injuries. While the magnitude of injuries varies depending on the factors that led to the situation, no one ever has an easy time going through this challenging period. Across the United States, the most common cause of severe personal injuries is automobile accidents which affect hundreds of thousands each year. In most instances, the result of a road accident can easily see you lose the ability to go back to your day to day activities or develop a medical condition that is costly to treat.

In the midst of all the challenges that come with trying to heal and getting over the traumatizing experience, there is hope in seeking financial compensations from the party who was at fault. However, given the complex nature of personal injury law and the challenges of dealing with a third-party especially insurance companies who are out to minimize their burdens, the services of a legal attorney come handy during this time.  Tittle & Perlmuter has established themselves as experts in guiding victim accidents to seek justice after sustaining injuries because of another party’s fault.

The primary reason why the services of an attorney are unavoidable when making a personal injury claim is in the enormous difference attained in the final settlements. Nothing can ever replace the loss that comes after an accident, but a reality that you have to deal with is that a lot of finances … Read More

Opiates- Negative Substance For Your Body

Opiates- Negative Substance For Your Body

Being derived from opium, an opiate is a class of drug isolated for purpose of acting as a painkiller and recreational drug. Moreover, they can be highly addictive and difficult to leave even if one has to go through drug or screening tests.

There are lots of factors involved if one is going to face a drug test and wondering how long drugs may stay in our systems for health reasons. Sometimes, opiates in urine are detected which indicates the amount of opiates consumption. According to the frequency of usage, type of drug is taken and other major details are important if one is concerned for withdrawal from opiates. Moreover, most people are known to metabolize differently.

Factors on which metabolism of opium depends-

Specific alkaloids in the opium or Chinese poppy are the natural source for opiates. However, alkaloids differ in the strength, longevity and exhibit different effects. Hence your system will consist of different types of opiates for more or less time. Other factors to be considered include-

  • Metabolism- Metabolism of drugs depends on how quickly the body is able to digest and utilize them. This varies from person to person.
  • Body mass- a larger person is supposed to metabolize faster. Similarly, a muscular person is supposed to metabolize at a greater rate than a person with fewer
  • Body fat- opiates are known to be lipophilic which suggests that they will tend to deposit in the fat. So we can conclude that a person with a higher ratio
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