To describe thinking and memory problems that can occur after cancer treatment, cancer survivors use the common term "chemo brain", which may be called cognitive dysfunction, cognitive changes or chemo fog as well.
The term chemo brain is misleading, despite the fact that it is a widely used term. Whether or not memory and concentration problems in cancer survivors are caused by chemotherapy is not understood yet. Doctors are ... more
Also called liver spots and solar lentigines, age spots are flat, brown, black or gray spots that vary in size and usually appear in the areas most exposed to the sun; such as the face, hands, shoulders and arms. Even though age spots can affect younger people, but they're most common in adults older than 40 years of age.
Despite the fact that age spots may look like cancerous growths, but they are harmless, don't need ... more
Listeria infection is a food-borne illness that causes mild symptoms, which could be easily mistaken for other illnesses, such as flu. Because of this, people could have this illness without even knowing it.
A listeria infection could be quite devastating for pregnant women and people with weak immune systems. However, most healthy people exposed to listeria don't become ill.
To help reduce the effects of a listeria infection, ... more
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer that arises in the lymphatic system, which is the disease-fighting network spread throughout the body. In this disease, tumors develop from a type of white blood cell called lymphocytes. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is five times more common than the other general type of lymphoma or Hodgkin’s disease. However, the earlier the diagnosis, the greater the chance for a successful treatment of this ... more
One form of esophageal spasm occurs when someone takes a huge gulp of a cold, carbonated beverage and they suddenly experience a severe pain in their mid-chest, which lets up after a couple of seconds. In some cases, esophageal spasms could cause chronic swallowing problems and pain.
Esophageal spasms, which could be quite painful, are an uncoordinated series of muscle contractions that prevent food from traveling properly ... more
Some people who experience polio when they are young might have post-polio syndrome (PPS) after years.
Polio was once considered to be the most dangerous disease causing paralysis and even death. Soon after polio reached its peak in the early 1950s, the inactivated polio vaccine was introduced and greatly decreased polio’s spread. Nowadays, paralytic polio occurs in few people in developed countries, and it's because of polio ... more