February 4 is World Cancer Day. Its goal is to raise awareness as well as to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. Sharing with you AVEGA’s February 2019 Medical Bulletin. Stay healthy!
Inflammation is the immune system’s way of biologically responding to an injury or, in some case, an infection. In fact, it is the sign of a healthy immune system, but only initially. If your immune system goes into an overdrive, it could turn into a chronic inflammation. An inflammation can be acute or chronic. When acute inflammations go unresolved, they can enter a chronic phase. Chronic Inflammations are persistent and can be linked to serious conditions like cancer, heart disease and asthma. They can also lead to small ailments that can go unnoticed. Here is how you can treat those » » » [Read more]
Our specialty is actually radiation oncology. We give radiation to treat the patients’ malignancy (cancer) together with other specialists (example, medical and surgical oncologist). Specialty: Radiology Subspecialty: Radiation Oncology Clinic Address & Schedule: UP-Philippine General Hospital Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila 1000 Philippines Phone: (0922) 812 6490 Social Network: LinkedIn
Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery deals with surgical management of both benign & malignant (Cancer) Diseases of the Liver, Gallbladder, Biliary Ducts, Pancreas & Spleen Specialty: General Surgery Subspecialty: Oncology Local Board Accreditation: Diplomate, Philippine Board of Surgery Fellow, Philippine College of Surgeons Fellow, Philippine Society of General Surgeons Fellow, Society of Surgical Oncology Fellow, International College of Surgeons Clinic Address & Schedule: Cardinal Santos Medical Center Room 215 Medical Arts Bldg. 10 Wilson St. Greenhills West, San Juan City 1502 Philippines Phone: (02) 727 0001 local 2215 Schedule: Tue: 2:00PM – 5:00PM Thu: 2:00PM – 5:00PM Social Network: LinkedIn
Asbestos is a very dangerous, yet underestimated substance in terms of a lack of awareness campaigns in the media to help others understand exactly what it can do. The dangers and implications that asbestos can have on our health if exposed to a few fibres are not taken very seriously by many. This alone could mean that there is a greater danger in regards to further unnecessary exposure. The symptoms are not apparent for years and there is no known treatment that treats asbestos related diseases. Asbestos exposure is so dangerous that there is nothing much doctors can do to » » » [Read more]
What Are Genital Warts A genital wart is a contagious wart that is often transmitted at the time of sexual activity. It is caused by a type of Human Papilloma Virus – HPV. The virus manifests itself as a rough blister like growth in the genital area. The virus can affect both men and women without much differentiation. Not everyone who has the virus will develop warts. But the virus can be transmitted to another person even when there is no visible genital wart. The type of HPV that is highly responsible for genital warts are the types 6 and » » » [Read more]
It is no mystery eating right and exercising have positive effects on our health. Many of us are perfectly aware of what we are supposed to do, and yet for the majority of the population we seem to keep falling short. As the diagnoses of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer are on the rise, it is time the culture takes a shift to a better way of life. Can what we eat reduce our risk for such diseases? There are certainly skeptics in the world that will tell you that you cannot avoid or cure diagnoses such » » » [Read more]
If you are looking to lead a healthy lifestyle in this modern world, then it is vital for you to maintain a very healthy diet along with some physical exercise. This is the most common thing that is being said by most people, but only a handful of people heed to such theories. The end result is that many of the people we see around us are either overweight or obese. If you also fall in this category, then it is high time that you gave a serious thought to a healthy body and mind in order to boost your lifespan. Eating healthy meals and healthy food is a sure shot way to your physical well being.
SURGICAL ONCOLOGIST: Specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer. Also has expertise in the use of gene therapy and other innovative techniques in the treatment of advanced cancers.
In honor of the end of breast cancer awareness month, I found it an appropriate time to discuss life AFTER cancer. For anyone who has been through the process, or knows someone who has, you know that breast cancer is not only physically taxing, but also an emotionally draining disease as well. The legacy of treatment and its side effects for a person can be huge. Treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone drugs can leave a woman with many physical and emotional changes to deal with. In a recent poll of more than 600 women conducted by Breast » » » [Read more]