Menorca Coffee Morning

15 September 2017

On Friday the 8th of September CSG Mallorca took the first steps to becoming CSG Mallorca and Menorca.

Up until now we have often helped patients travelling from Menorca to Mallorca for treatment and tests, we provide transportation, translators, help with accommodation, etc. But from now on we are also going to have a presence on the island of Menorca, so that patients can at all time have access to the same help as those who live in Mallorca.

To establish the first contact...

Gynaecological cancer

4 September 2017

There are five gynaecological cancers: womb, ovarian, cervical, vaginal and vulval.

They present clinically in many ways and manifest differently at different stages of the illness.

Awareness levels of these cancers are very low.

WOMB CANCER

Also known as uterine or endometrial cancer.

Most common symptom is abnormal bleeding from the vagina.

It is diagnosed using transvaginal ultrasound and biopsy.

Treatment normally involves a...

Asbestos and Mesothelioma: A Dangerous Link by Katherine Keys

28 August 2017

Asbestos and Mesothelioma: A Dangerous Link Lung cancer is a serious ailment with severe consequences if it's not dealt with in a timely manner. Many patients have certain types of cancer, including mesothelioma. Although it's a rare form of lung cancer, mesothelioma is still a disease that's seeing greater numbers over time. At the heart of mesothelioma development is a person's exposure to asbestos. Learn how asbestos and mesothelioma are linked by today's researchers and how to deal with...

Sarcoma

31 July 2017

Sarcoma is a rare type of cancer that grow in connective tissue, cells that connect or support other kinds of tissue. They are most common in the bones, muscles, tendons, cartilage, nerves, fat and blood vessels.

The more than 50 types of sarcoma and be classified as soft tissue sarcoma and bone sarcoma. They can be treated, normally by surgery.

Soft tissue sarcomas are hard to spot, often the first sign is a painless lump, as it gets bigger it may press against nerves or...

Big Andy Memorial

24 July 2017

We would like to give a massive thanks to all the great people at Hooties who have once again donated the money raised at the Big Andy memorial tournament to Cancer Support Mallorca.

A whopping €1520! This money will be put to great use helping cancer patients on the island.

Thank you so much!

Head and Neck Cancer

7 July 2017

Head and Neck cancers are the 6th most common cancers in the world, accounting for 6% of all tumours.

When talking about head and neck cancer we do not include brain, eye, esophagus, thyroid, scalp, skin, bones or blood cancers, as these are not classified as head and neck, the cancers head and neck refers to primarily are those in the oral cavity, the salivary glands, the pharynx, larynx, nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses.

As there are many different tissues that make up...

Esophageal cancer

28 June 2017

A cancer occuring in the esophagus, a tube that runs from your throat to your stomach.

This cancer usually beings in the cells that line the esophagus. Men are more prone to get this cancer than women. Other risk factors include being older than 65, smoking, alcohol abuse, lack of fruits and vegetables, obesity and acid reflux.

Symptoms:

Difficulty swallowing Chest and/or back pain Heartburn Weight loss A persistent cough Hoarseness Weakness Bleeding

To diagnose this...

Mesothelioma

23 June 2017

Mesothelioma is an asbestos-related cancer that develops on the protective lining of the lungs, abdomen and heart. The disease is rare, with doctors diagnosing approximately 3,000 cases each year in the U.S.

Exposure to asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral once used heavily in construction and manufacturing, is...

Testicular Cancer

19 June 2017

A cancer that develops in the testicles, part of the male reproductive system.

Testicular cancer is one of the most common cancers in males aged between 15 and 35 but it also has one of the highest cure rates when detected early.

Men are encouraged to carry out frequent self-examinations and look out for the following symptoms:

A lump or swelling in one or both testicles, may be painless Pain in a testicle or the scrotum Discomfort in a testicle or scrotum Sensation of...

Nourish the Guide

16 June 2017
After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, nourish became a defining word for Violetta. Determined to fight the disease for her family's sake she started educating herself about healthy living, discovering the best way to nourish her body and mind. 5 years later she is fitter, healthier and still in remission. While on this journey she discovered many people and places and has now shared this in her wonderful new website Nourish the Guide, a guide to health, fitness and nutrition in...

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