Tongue Cancer – Delayed Or Misdiagnosis

A delayed in diagnosis or a failure to diagnose tongue cancer can have very serious consequences, including extreme weight loss, severe pain and discomfort, and in the most serious cases a shortened life expectancy. If this has happened to you or someone close to you, it is important to seek legal advice to discuss your options.

Diagnosis of Tongue Cancer.
Tongue cancer can develop in two different areas of the mouth: either in the front two thirds of the tongue, known as the oral part of the tongue, or at the base of the tongue. Each case is different, but symptoms often include the following:-

Throat ache;
Ear ache;
Sore or lesion on the tongue;
Swelling of the tongue;
Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia);
Sensation of food sticking;
Difficulty moving the tongue.

Due to the non specific nature of the initial symptoms, tongue cancer is often misdiagnosed. In particular, tongue cancer may be mistaken for oral herpes, glossitis, ill-fitting dentures, canker sore, tongue burn, dental abscess, cold sore, and neurological problems.

In order to make a concrete diagnosis of tongue cancer, a healthcare professional should review of family and personal medical history, notably if the patient is/was a smoker or has an excessive alcohol intake. This should be followed by a physical examination of the tongue and mouth, specifically checking for signs of swelling in the lymph nodes of the neck. More advanced tests will be necessary to confirm diagnosis, including a biopsy, panendoscopy, and possibly MRI and CT scans. Once diagnosed, tongue cancer can be treated with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

Left untreated, the disease will advance to the deeper tissues of the mouth and neck, eventually spreading to the lymph nodes. At this advanced stage of tongue cancer, a patient will suffer further complications, including the inability to talk, chew or swallow. This can deteriorate to such an extent a patient may have to receive manual assistance when swallowing food. In addition to pain and discomfort, it is also highly likely that if tongue cancer is diagnosed in the later

Let’s Be Aware Of Grave’s Disease Symptoms

What is Graves disease?
Graves disease is an autoimmune ailment characterized by a metabolic imbalance resulting from overproduction of thyroid hormones (thyrotoxicosis). It is named after Robert Graves, the 19th century Irish physician who first discovered the condition. In Graves’ disease, the thyroid gland in the neck is diffusely enlarged and hyperactive, producing excessive thyroid hormones.
Graves’ disease can have an effect on many parts of the body such as the nervous system, eyes, skin, hair.
What are the symptoms of Graves disease?
There are numerous symptoms of Graves’ disease and hyperthyroidism. These include but are not limited to:
Goiter — The most popular symptom of Graves’ disease is goiter, an enlargement of the thyroid, with reactions that can include a visibly larger neck, a feeling of fullness in the neck or throat, discomfort with ties or scarves, a feeling like the thyroid is vibrating, a choking sensation, pain or tenderness in the neck or hoarseness.
Weight Changes Usually patients lose weight without change in diet or exercise, or they experience dramatically increased appetite without any weight gain. Some people lose so much weight and stop eating, or eat so little, that they may be mistaken as anorexic. Some people actually stop eating, or eat very little, and are considered anorexic. In some cases, women, especially teenagers, have actually been mistaken as anorexic, due to rapid, dramatic weight loss, when the actual problem was the onset of Graves’ disease. A small percentage of patients actually gain weight with hyperthyroidism because they increase their intake to such an extent that the increased metabolism does not compensate.
Pregnancy Problems — Difficulty in pregnancy, in particular, weight loss during pregnancy, or frequent nausea and/ or vomiting can be a symptom of thyroid problems. Rapid weight loss after pregnancy can also be a symptom of hyperthyroidism.
Temperature Problems — Some people with hyperthyroidism feel warm or hot when others are cold, or feel warm all the time. They may run a low grade fever, sweat more, or feel thirsty.
Heart and Blood Pressure Changes Symptoms

How Vibration Medicine Can Help Reduce Stress In Your Life

Vibration medicine focuses on balance. It is based on the principle that all matter vibrates to a specific frequency. When our bodies veer from their normal vibration, disease and ill effects can occur.

There are numerous types of vibrational healing. Some have been around for centuries, while others have developed in recent years. The following are the explanations of some of the forms of vibrational medicine.

Reiki

Reiki is a form of vibrational medicine that involves our Ki, or life force. Practitioners study with Reiki masters. They promote relaxation and healing by the laying on of hands.

Reiki is based upon the principle that negative thoughts exist not only in the mind, but also throughout the body and energy field. By changing the negative vibrations, Reiki practitioners open the channel for Chi to flow freely in the body, allowing it to return to its original, healthy state.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of healing the body. Over 2,500 years old, this technique involves stimulating specific points on the body using very thin needles. Acupuncture involves the same energy as Reiki, but it works on the assumption that the energy flows between two opposite points.

The stimulation of the needles on specific points on the body’s energy meridian affects the organ systems of the body. By changing their vibrations, the life force is recalibrated. This treats the illness or disorder at hand.

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a fairly common form of vibration medicine. Only 2% of people in the United States and Britain use it, but 15% of those in India have used homeopathy.

Similar to the other types of vibration medicine, homeopathy’s philosophy is based upon the principle that disease and illness are caused by a disturbance of the life force. In undiluted form, homeopathic medicine produces symptoms similar to those of the disease they are supposed to treat. But the medicines are diluted and shaken numerous times before being used by the patient, supposedly enhancing spirit-like energies in the drug.

Other Types of Vibration Medicine

New types of vibration medicine are being evaluated. One involves therapy with

Severe Breast Cancer Symptoms

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women, and one of the most common types of cancer in general. It is estimated that one in seven women that live to age 90 will develop breast cancer. It is especially prevalent in some families, making the statistics a bit skewed. If you have a family history of breast cancer, your chances of developing the disease are much greater. Its therefore a good idea to stay especially vigilant for breast cancer symptoms. Breast cancer symptoms dont often manifest themselves until the cancer is already in its later stages of growth, and may have already metastasized to other more vital areas of the body. That is why it is so important for women to regularly get checked. Mammograms may be unpleasant, but late stage breast cancer symptoms are worse.

The most clear and common breast cancer symptom is of course a lump in your breast. It is important to keep in mind that not all lumps are cancerous. Most women will develop numerous lumps in their breasts throughout their lives; they are especially common during periods of rapid hormonal changes such as puberty, and menstruation. Some women will have more lumps than others.

A more severe breast cancer symptom will be pain in your breasts. A cancer that has grown large enough to impinge on nerves will be a noticeable lump in a self check or mammogram, so hopefully youll catch anything before it gets to the point of causing pain. If one or both of your breasts are in pain, again its important to keep in mind that you dont necessarily have breast cancer. During puberty and periods of hormone fluxes, tenderness of the breasts is common. Also pregnancy, and some medications can cause pain or tenderness in your breasts.

Even though most cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women over 40, women in their teens and twenties are occasionally diagnosed as well. Most people dont know that about one percent of the cases are in men. Starting from puberty, it is a good idea to

Cancer Registrars Combat Cancer

The American Cancer Society reports that in 2010 more than 1,500 people each day will die of cancer. It is the second most common cause of death and accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths in the United States. Cancer Registrars are the cancer data management experts that review the medical records and code, classify and enter disease related data into highly specialized databases used to study cancer treatment methods, outcomes and survival.

Healthcare is rapidly evolving to take advantage of scientific and clinical breakthroughs that enable physicians to diagnose and treat cancer patients using the latest technology to deliver the best quality of life or achieve the best possible outcomes. Cancer Registrars collaborate with the healthcare team to make this possible. While cancer registrars are familiar with changes in reporting standards and guidelines, in the year 2010 they experienced an unprecedented degree of change necessary to keep pace with targeted therapies, personalized and evidence-based medicine.

After review of the Obama-Biden Plan to Combat Cancer it is evident that the cancer registrar will experience even more radical change in how they perform their data collection and analysis duties to meet these national healthcare goals. By looking at outcome measures linked to monetary rewards, physicians and healthcare organizations will need to rely on the cancer registrar, more than ever, to provide data to support compliance with best practice standards.

Cancer Registrars are positioned in the allied health field to provide the expertise, skill and clinical knowledge to perform data analysis and outcomes studies. As physicians, cancer program directors and hospital administrators become more comfortable with the cancer registry and the value they contribute to the bottom line, the cancer registry profession will grow and be recognized as a vital component to cancer healthcare and as the cancer data management experts they have become.

Careers in cancer registry, as part of the Health Information Technology industry, are already increasing in response to the demand for outcomes related data. Individuals interested in this profession should immediately seek the services of a cancer registry coach and mentor to help them discover the lifelong opportunities for employment in