Treating Eye Cancer Disease with Innovative Eye Treatment Technology

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Normal cells in your body divide to make new cells. It’s a natural process wherein cells that are no longer functional generally die. Once your body matures, cells become more stabilized and divide to replace dying cells or repair them. When cells in a part of your body, such as your eye, begin to grow out of control, cancerous growths occur. During that process, cancer cells form tumors. Ophthalmologists test your eyes for abnormal conditions, including signs of cancerous growths that might be developing in your eyes. Primary Eye Cancer at Any Age Your risk of acquiring primary eye cancer can occur at any age, but your risk for developing most types of eye cancer occurs as you grow old, the website cancer.org notes. Secondary eye cancers occur more often than primary eye cancers. Secondary Eye Cancer Disease Melanomas and lymphomas in your eye more often are caused from metastatic cancer in other areas of your body. Your biggest risk for eye lymphoma is a weakened immune system, according to the American Cancer Society. Ophthalmologists and researchers are always searching for new cancer research techniques that lead them to new cancer applications to treat your eye cancer diseases. Treatment Decisions for Eye Cancer Tumor cells with patterns of gene expression are now being used by researchers to predict whether eye melanoma will spread. Scientists now assert that using these patterns enable them to identify Class 1 melanoma eye tumors, which they say has a low risk of spreading. They are thus using DecisionDx-UM testing to identify gene changes. If you are at high risk for this type of cancer, your ophthalmologist will monitor you closely with the goal being to halt the spread of cancer in your eye as soon as possible. Immunotherapy for Your Eye Cancer Disease Your ophthalmologist might treat you with immunotherapy treatments designed to rid your eye of cancer disease. The website advises that you might also be treated with cytokine proteins as well as monoclonal antibodies, which are a class of antibodies that are produced in laboratories. All of these treatments will boost your immune system’s activity. Be aware that sometimes you may require more than one type of treatment for your eye cancer. That is influenced by the location and stage of the cancer and your health status. Your ophthalmologist will discuss this with you. You may also have to be treated by other physician professionals such as an ocular oncologist, a radiation oncologist or a medical oncologist. For more information, visit sites like...

Read More

Plantar Fasciitis During Pregnancy…What Can A Podiatrist Do?

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are pregnant, you are probably already familiar with nausea, back aches and unusual food cravings. You may expect that just as your back is sore from carrying the baby, your feet might be uncomfortable as well. However, when foot discomfort turns into pain and the pain becomes more common, it is time to see a podiatrist. You might have plantar fasciitis. Pain In The Heel That Leads To The Ball Of Your Feet A common complaint of many expectant mothers is chronic and severe foot pain. One of the most common reasons for the problem is plantar fasciitis. Specifically, its an inflammation of the large ligament known as plantar fascia. That ligament is the biggest one in the foot and functions as connective tissue from the ball of your feet to the heel. As your pregnancy progresses, it is obvious that you will gain weight and have hormonal changes. Although some of the hormone changes make pregnancy easier, like progesterone that relaxes your hips to make labor successful, it also makes the ligaments in your feet loosen. That means that your feet are more prone to problems like Plantar Fasciitis. What Treatments Are Appropriate During Pregnancy? Unfortunately, many women will put off asking the doctor about foot pain, because they are concerned they will not be taken seriously. Plantar fasciitis is a serous and painful problem, but there are a variety of safe treatments for pregnant women. The good news is that surgery is rarely needed and is even less likely when you are expecting. Instead, you will typically be advised to perform a series of exercises on your ankles and feet, in order to relax the impacted muscles. Because muscles often contract in pain, you may also be advised to make a conscious effort to keep them relaxed as you do the exercises each day. Splints may also be suggested, in order to hold your foot and the affected ligament immobile at night or during periods of prolonged rest. Finally, just as your clothing wardrobe has changed with the pregnancy, so should your shoes. Refrain from heels and remember that your feet will often change size during pregnancy. Well-fitting shoes that are comfortable to wear are a good idea and you may want to speak with your podiatrist about the possibility of custom orthotics in your new, comfortable shoes for the next few months.  In conclusion, pregnancy is a beautiful experience for many women. However, you do not have to live with pain and there are options that a podiatrist can safely provide to you, throughout your...

Read More