Human papillomavirus (HPV)

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a viral infection that is passed between people through skin-to-skin contact. There are over 100 varieties which are passed through sexual contact and can affect your genitals, mouth, or throat. Most people get a genital HPV infection through direct sexual contact, including vaginal, anal, and oral sex.

Because HPV is a skin-to-skin infection, intercourse isn’t always required for transmission to occur. Continue reading “Human papillomavirus (HPV)”

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Hepatitis Vaccination

The term ‘hepatitis‘ means inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis can be caused by viruses, other infectious agents, alcohol, and other chemicals. There are various Hepatitis viruses which include A, B, C, D, E and possibly G. Types A, B and C are the most common. All can cause acute hepatitis. Viral Hepatitis B and C can cause Chronic Hepatitis which can lead to Liver Cirrhosis (fibrosis) and in some cases Liver cancer (Hepatocellular carcinoma). They differ in the way they are transmitted from person to person. Continue reading “Hepatitis Vaccination”

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Cancer Vaccination

Vaccination is the administration of a vaccine to help the immune system develop protection from a disease. Vaccines contain a microorganism or virus in a weakened, live or killed state, or proteins or toxins from the organism. In stimulating the body’s adaptive immunity, they help prevent sickness from an infectious disease.

When a sufficiently large percentage of a population has been vaccinated and become immune, herd immunity results which indirectly protects the non-immune population because infection transmission is low. The effectiveness of vaccination has been widely studied and verified. Vaccination is a most effective method of preventing infectious diseases. Continue reading “Cancer Vaccination”

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Could you be having Prostate Cancer?

Are you a middle aged or elderly man having difficulty urinating or recently noticed a reduced force in the stream of your urine? It might even be blood you see in your urine or semen and you are not sure what it might be and you are not really sure where to turn to? It might even be all these crowned with erectile dysfunction, not to worry, we have got some discussion to do.

You might have heard of prostate cancer but you are not sure what it is all about. Let us talk about it. Prostate cancer is basically cancer of the prostate. Continue reading “Could you be having Prostate Cancer?”

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Colorectal Cancer Overview and Indications

Colorectal cancer is a type of cancer found in the colon or rectum. It is also referred to as bowel cancer, colon cancer, or rectal cancer. The colon and rectum are in the lower portion of the digestive system. The colon is the large intestine and the rectum is the channel connecting the colon to the anus. The American Cancer Society predicts that 1 in 23 men and 1 in 25 women will develop colorectal cancer in their lifetime. Colorectal cancer remains the third most common cancer in the United States of America and is the second most common cause of deaths due to cancer.

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Testimonies from Prostate Cancer Survivors

Mr. Okorie’s prostate cancer experience started in 2009 at the age of 43. His weight loss had been complained about by his wife and she persuaded him to see the doctor. He had barely stepped into the four walls of a hospital in years, so the doctor advised him to undergo some screening upon finding nothing significant that explained his weight loss. He undertook the tests, and two weeks later he went for another blood test as the doctor summoned him. At this point, he feared something might be wrong, but his doctor reassured him that there was really nothing to fret about for the time being.

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