How Esophageal Cancer in Young People is Causing Death?

A recent case report by Helaleh Khoshbakht Ahmadi and her team from Iran University of Medical Sciences and Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences has described a very rare kind of esophageal cancer in young people (28 years old man in case report). The muscular tube connecting the throat to stomach is called esophagus. This 10-inch long tube is part of gastrointestinal tract.  When inside healthy cells of the esophagus grow out of...

How do antioxidants play a part in cancer prevention and treatment?

Antioxidants are molecules which slow down the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that starts a series of other reactions cause damage to cells by producing free radicals. Antioxidants play a vital role in the cancer prevention and treatment. Some examples of antioxidants are vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids and beta-carotene. Antioxidants destroy carcinogenic substances (having the potential to cause cancer) that...

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