New Treatments That Give Hope For Cancer Patients

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The gathering of clinicians, researchers, and people with cancer themselves happened at the 2017 Cancer Conference in Liverpool. There was a discussion on cancer research and the collaboration of cancer industry representatives in order to improve research and developments about the disease. The Dragon’s Den is a popular part of the conference where there is an opportunity to meet and share knowledge between carers and patients regarding research and treatment.

Currently, there are breakthrough cancer treatments that have been proven to improve the symptoms of cancer patients that have done clinical trials and even those who were willing to pay a little more to see some improvement in their condition. Here are two popular cancer advances that are giving hope to cancer patients today.

Immunotherapy. A person’s immune system takes down and kills foreign substances that invade his body – substances like viruses and bacteria. Unfortunately, cancer has found a way to become undetected by the body’s immune system, which is why it can grow despite its efforts to get rid of it. Immunotherapy is a kind of treatment that helps one’s immune system to find these cancer cells, attack them, and kill them. it works in two ways: boosting one’s immune system and prevent cancer cells from hiding.

Some immunotherapy treatments that have been tried and proven include monoclonal antibodies, which are created to destroy cancer cell antigens. Other antibodies are intentionally attached to toxic substances that kill the cancer cells. Checkpoint inhibitors are also popularly used. They block ‘checkpoints’ on the cancer cells to assist T cells in finding cancer. These checkpoint inhibitors have been proven to treat cancers of the bladder, kidneys, and liver. Finally, cancer vaccines are some of the most commonly utilized types of immunotherapy treatments. They also help detect cancer cells in the body and have been proven to alleviate prostate cancer symptoms.

Medical staff at David Grant USAF Medical Center view monitors while performing video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery to remove the upper left lobe of a cancer patient's lung Feb. 26, 2019 at Travis Air Base, California. During the procedure, surgeons inserted a tiny camera (thoracoscope) into the patient’s chest through two small incisions. The thoracoscope transmits images to monitors, guiding the surgeons in performing the procedure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

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Gene-based Therapy. The study of the changes in the genetic makeup of one’s DNA, genomics, has given doctors relevant clues as to what kind of treatments are best for specific types of cancer. They explore mutation in cancer genes to help provide a diagnosis, predict outcomes, find the best treatment, and finally determine whether or not the treatment is actually working. Currently, scientists are continuing to discover new therapies based on these gene changes. They believe that studies on this treatment could lead to improved treatments in the coming years.

Women’s View – Gaming Addiction Can Ruin A Relationship

In our recent generation of relationship struggles, the problem with video game addiction escalated higher compared to the past few years. Though innovation is highly acceptable, the root of most relationship problems among teens and adults happens to be something we thought could never exist.

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A Gamer’s Confession: An Affair I Know I Shouldn’t Have

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My relationship with my girlfriend was almost perfect. We used to be best buddies, and we shared the same daily activities. From going to the office and spending our time in front of the computer playing League of Legends and DOTA2, everything was perfect. I could say that this was the kind of relationship I honestly wanted in my life.

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I Lost My Wife Because Of My Video Gaming Addiction

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An extreme case of video game addiction is Hawaii’s Craig Smallwood, who recently leveled a lawsuit against the makers of Lineage II, saying that he became so addicted that he had problems “getting up, getting dressed, bathing or communicating with family and friends.” — Ryan G Van Cleave Ph.D.

It was an incredible five years of marriage that ended up in a divorce recently. My wife’s ground for our legal separation was irreconcilable differences and physical assault. I honestly don’t understand why everything turned out to be uncontrolled when in fact we were supposed to be a happily married couple. It just happened too fast.

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How Video Games Almost Destroyed My Relationship

It’s common for marriage to experience its ups and downs for quite a while. As long as both of you are responsible enough to handle the situation, then there’s going to be no problem if ever. However, I have experienced a marital difficulty that somehow lasted for a couple of months now. That’s all because of me and my husband’s gaming addiction.

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How Video Gaming Addiction Can Severely Affect You

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People tend to see video gaming addiction as something that kills their relationships. Sometimes, they even consider it as one of the underlying sources of misunderstanding in communication. Apparently, there is some truth that supports the issue. But have you noticed how it single-handedly affects you? Here are considerably a few things that can happen when your video gaming addiction consumes you.

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Therapy For Gamers: Why Do They Need It?

…research shows that some small percentage of gamers are suffering psychologically in ways that at least are not helped by gaming and maybe are worsened. — Peter Gray Ph.D.

We all know that playing video games is popular with children before X-box One and PlayStation was released. There are Gameboys and family computers, for instance. So it is acceptable that most of our generations tend to appreciate the evolving styles of gaming. However, due to the enhanced graphics and simplified controls, people often spend too much time playing that it somehow becomes an addiction.

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Setting Up An Online Counseling? Here’s Your Ultimate Guide

The thought of providing online counseling can be comfortable and stressful at the same time. One should consider the essential guides that come along with the services.  The importance of information technology (IT) is a useful way to generate the kind of e-therapy that a counselor can offer. It will help in providing an advantageous method of assisting a patient that needs proper counseling.  

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Do Cyber Addicts Need Psychiatric Help?

There is a broad definition when it comes to how much people spend time on the internet. It can start by scanning photos on social media, playing some online video games, and shopping a couple of things online. Though technology is an endless source of convenience, people are advised to pay more attention to the mental health conditions associated with the use of the internet.

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A DIY Guide To Installing A New Operating System For Windows

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Microsoft has been encouraging its users to upgrade their PCs to Windows 10 ever since the version came out. They even offered a free update to people who have Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 for one year. And many of them were glad to make that decision.

From carrying out commands to downloading new apps, you can do all that in one click of a button. Gaming enthusiasts may also love the effect of DirectX12 on the graphics, audio,and video. The AI Cortana can schedule and pull up appointments, among others, for you too.

In case you’ll just obtain this operating system (OS) now, it’s effortless to install it on your own. You only need to know the steps before and during the installation process.

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