Saturday, 18 June 2011

Cancer:: Cancer Research Charity:: Cancer Research UK

Author: shazwellyn

Cancer Research UK is a charity that focuses upon research with the aim to understanding and curing cancers.  They attempt to take the lead in areas for which are not being fully investigated. To research cancer balances and opens further opportunities for exploration.  Much of research in the field of cancer is under funded.  Where there is a lack of funding this, ultimately, could lead to missed areas of research that could provide the eureka moment in curing cancer.

Concentrating increasingly more on cell therapies, such as nanoparticles, and DNA, this charity is at the forefront of cancer research.  Cancer Research UK leads the world in researching rare forms of cancer that gains very little funding.  Donations made to the charity get redistributed to areas of need and grants are made available to individuals and organisations of all denominations.  This can be to Universities, individuals and those in the private sector.

In their terms for research grants and awards, they state:

'Cancer Research UK seeks to work in partnership with host institutions to ensure a readily understood and straightforward interaction. Our aim is to ensure the efficient administration of awards, which will in turn contribute to the success of the research activity.'

Furthermore, in the quest to beat cancer, Cancer Research UK advocate working in partnership in order to purely achieve this quest by:

  • Forming partnerships with other charities
  • Assisting with other medical research organisations
  • Advocating transparency with professional and public health bodies, pharmaceutical companies, the Government and our supporters
  • Supporting those whose dedication is essential to their progress.

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Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Deviated Septum – The Rhynoplasty Alternative

Author: Dr. Jay Calvert

A deviated septum is a result of the thin layer of skin between the nostrils in your nose being off centered. As a result of this offset one nostril is often larger than the other and being forced to compensate for the air flow. A deviated septum can be the result of an accident or broken nose healing improperly and uneven. This condition is also hereditary as well, meaning it can be a condition passed down throughout your family over the years. In many cases a deviated septum is gone unnoticed without any significant breathing problems however more severe cases of a deviated septum often requires plastic surgery to ease their discomfort. If your septum is too far over to the right or left it can block one side of your nose and prevent you from inhaling a sufficient amount of oxygen. The blockage can lead to sinus infections, throat infections and other uncomfortable infections caused by mucus buildup. This condition also restricts airflow to the lungs. Plastic surgery helps to reshape the nose and allow an even amount of air to travel through both nostrils. Severe cases can often result in chronic sinus infections, nosebleeds, nasal congestion and more.

In more serious or uncomfortable cases reconstructive nasal surgery is required to help open up the nasal cavity. This will allow the two nostrils to be equally proportioned and reshape the nose to align straighter in some cases. Simple procedures can be performed without external incisions leaving no scaring on the patient. The incisions can be made inside the nose with all work being performed away from any visual outside layers of skin. If your deviated septum is the result of an injury Rhynoplasty may be a rewarding extra step to straighten out any unwanted angles. This is a great alternative to rebreaking the nose and allowing it to reheal on its own. Rhynoplasty can manipulate the shape of the nose and remove unwanted extra cartridge and sharpen the point removing any appearance of a ball at the end of the nose.

While most rhynosplasy procedures will run you around three to five thousand dollars, most insurance companies are willing to cover the costs of this operation. 100% financing is also available for those interested in low monthly payment plans.

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Jay Calvert, MD, FACS is a board certified plastic surgeon based in Beverly Hills and Orange County, CA. He performs all types of plastic surgery and specializes in face lifts, rhinoplasty and breast augmentation. To learn more about Dr. Calvert's aesthetic surgery practice, please visit or Call 1-310-777-8800 in Beverly Hills or 1-949-644-2858 in Newport Beach to set up an appointment.